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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday will be on Saturday November 26th 2022 and you will want to catch some of our special deals that are available at participating Chisholm businesses! There will also be a gift certificate exchange at  participating locations, and all you need to do is show up for the possibility of winning one for yourself!

Don’t forget your special Small Business Saturday coupons if you picked them up at the Chamber Expo last weekend! If you shop local more of what you spend stays in the local economy than what would if you shopped at a ‘large’ business. Shopping small is more important than ever; 78% of business owners surveyed say holiday sales will impact their ability to stay in business in 2022. The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce is a Small Business Champion and will be giving out FREE promotional items to local shoppers! Every time that you buy local, whether it’s a cup of coffee, a T-shirt, or a burger, YOU are making a difference to the community.

Want to learn more about the impact of shopping local? Visit the Small Business Saturday webiste for more info! 

Shop smart this season, shop local

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Chisholm Cash

Chisholm Cash

Want a great way to shop local at a discount? With Chisholm Cash you spend $25 for the price of $35 in cash certificates, and just in time for the holidays too! Get all of your gifts in town for an easy discount and make the holidays a breeze this season. 

 

Useable at any Chisholm business and spend smart, shop local! And if you are unable to use them by the end of the season, no worries, they don’t expire until the end of December of next year! So feel free to hold on to them for some early summer gear once the season rolls back around again. Certificates will also be available for purchase in-person during the Chamber Holiday Expo, so stop by and see us as we are around town and grab some certificates from us as you do some shopping downtown!

 

Purchase $25 and get an additional $10 in certificates FREE! These cash certificates can be used at any participating Chisholm business. Limit (2) $25 certificates per individual. Certificates will be mailed to you to the address you provide or you may pick them up at our Chamber office.  

Purchase Chamber Cash HERE.

Visit our Chamber store and purchase your Chamber Cash while supplies last!

 

 

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Family Flu Shot Clinic

Say BOO to the Flu at Casey Drug in Chisholm  from 9am – 2pm at the Family Flu Shot Clinic! Why make getting your annual vaccinations a chore when it can be fun? Bring the family out for a day of treats, prizes, and crafts (and, of course, getting your family vaccinated too).

Games will help your kids learn about germs and make sure to stop by their photo booth as well! Flu vaccines are always available of course and Casey Drug provides both high strength and regular dosage flu vaccine shots. Casey Drug takes walk-ins during all open hours, so even if you can’t make it to the Family Flu Shot Clinic you can still get your flu shot!

Casey Drug also carries lots of fun gifts, clothes, and decor that you might love as an addition to your home or wardrobe, make sure to take a peek at their wares while you’re out with the family to see what they like too!

If you would like to know more about Casey Drug, the services that they provide, or to even follow them on their socials (their Instagram account is actually pretty impressive) visit them on their website

 

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Bridge of Peace Memorial

The Chisholm Community Foundation has planned a Bridge of Peace Memorial in honor of the late Senator David J. Tomassoni for his 30 years of service in the Minnesota legislature and the many ecnomic initiatives he directly and indirectly championed.. A memorial arch and recreational plaza will be built on the Bridge of Peace located on the Longyear Lake causeway , the memorial will also honor Iron Range veterans of all military conflicts, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The project is is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2023. As the fiscal intermediary for the project contributions should be made out to the Chisholm Community Foundation (CCF). Contributions are tax deductible and donors will be provided with a tax receipt from the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation. The CCF, an affiliate of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation, is a permanent, philanthropic endowment for the enduring benefit of our community. It secures, manages and allocates investors’ gifts for charitable purposes in the Chisholm area, working to improve the quality of life for local residents.

To make a donation for the Bridge of Peace Memorial for Senator David J. Tomassoni send a check directly to CCF or visit them on their website!

 

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Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation

Stop in to Valentini’s Super Club on October 24th at 6PM for the ISD 695 Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation concerning costs and consolidation! Presented by the Referendum “Yes” Committee.

The ISD 695 Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation will answer questions you may have such as: 

  • What is included in the $32 million referendum?
  • How does this affect tax payers?
  • What would be the financial impacts of consolidation?

The presentation will be by Michael Hoheisel who joined Baird in 2014 and has over 40 years of public finance expertise. He understands serving as your financial partner requires not only a complete and detailed understanding of your goals and priorities but the expertise and resources to tailor financing solutions that are both comprehensive and long term.

His primary focus over the last decade is providing financial services to school districts in the upper Midwest, specifically in Minnesota and South Dakota. In addition, he has assisted clients across the nation with their particular financing needs. Hoheisel is affiliated with the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials and the Minnesota Rural Education Association. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance from St. John’s University.

 

There will also be two other meetings taking place on Thursday, October 20th at The Balkan Community Center at 6PM & Tuesday, November 1st at Tom & Jerry’s Bar at 6PM. These presentations will be held by Superintendent Adrian Norman and are also opportune times to further learn more about what the Referendum is, what consolidation would mean for Chisholm, and why the issue is important for all Chisholm residents.

Please come out and be prepared to make an informed vote in November. We will also try to film meetings in order to provide the information to those who won’t be able to attend, but if you are able these will be important meetings to listen in on as well as have your questions answered.

 

Visit the Bluestreak Pride page for more info!

 

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Halloween Trunk or Treat

 

 

Dress up your little ghouls and join KIDS PLUS on Sunday October 30th 2022 for the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event being held in the fenced in lot at Chisholm High School. Games, Prizes, and Candy Galore! 1pm-3pm.

This event made possible with help from 30 West, United Way of NE MN, Chisholm PD, Voice in Prevention, Chisholm Fire Department, Chisholm Kiwanis, Chisholm Ambulance, & Chisholm School Groups.

We hope to see everyone out and dressed up in some awesome costumes for Halloween Trunk or Treat, a fun & safe community event for candy GALORE and so much more! On October 30th Chisholm Highschool will be the spookiest spot on The Range and you absolutely won’t want to miss out! And feel free to show off your costumes as well, because Halloween is NOT just for kids (we adults fell in love with the holiday first!) 

 

With any questions feel free to reach out to KIDS PLUS and start getting your costumes ready for a community celebration of all things spooky, scary, fun, and uniquely festive! (And make sure to make extra room for candy! There’s nothing sweeter than Halloween!) 

To RSVP use the link HERE to visit the FB page!

 

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New Member Martin Motors

We would like to welcome Chisholm Chamber’s New Member, Martin Motors!

Martin Motors is a Used Car Dealership located in Grand Rapids, MN that offers repair and service. With years of industry experience, they have become familiar with certain makes and models and determining which ones tend to be built to last. Although they can help you find anything your heart desires, they specialize in trucks/suv’s, economical/budget cars, and sports/muscle cars.

Martin Motors, Inc. offers a great selection of reliable, used vehicles from many of the leading auto brands. Their knowledgeable sales team can answer your questions as well as provide a vehicle history report to help you buy with confidence. They invite you to stop by the lot today and let them connect you with a great vehicle.

If you’ve been struggling to get financing on your next vehicle, Martin Motors, Inc. will go to work for you. They specialize in financing customers with imperfect or no credit histories and are focused on helping you repair or rebuild your credit while putting you in a reliable, newer model vehicle.

Once again, to Chisholm Chamber’s New Member Martin Motors, Inc., we’re happy to have you here in Chisholm!

Visit their website to see what vehicles they currently have available or to grab a quote!

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Chisholm Candidate Forum

The Chisholm Candidate Forum for School board candidates, Mayoral candidates, and Chisholm Council candidates will be taking place Thursday, October 27th at 6pm. The Forum will be held in the Chisholm Senior Citizens Center at 319 West Lake Street. The Forum will be hosted by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce & Chisholm Community Foundation. All residents are invited to attend the forum and we hope to see everyone there! The vote will be held on November 8th, and now is your best opportunity to gauge the candidates to determine which platform YOU feel serves the Chisholm area best!

 The forum will take a few hours and will cover several topics of great importance to our city and it will be exciting to hear where our candidates stand on each of them, why they do, and to hear their plans moving forward!

The moderator is Steve Potts and the candidates for the Chisholm Candidate Forum are as follows:

 

Schoolboard Candidates:

  • Incumbent Jaclyn Corradi Simon
  • Incumbent Cynthia Rice
  • Incumbent Shelly Lappi
  • Mark Casey

 

City Candidates

Mayoral Candidates:

  • Branden Fiedler
  • Adam Lantz

 

Council Candidates:

  • Dillon Anderson
  • Jedediah Holewa
  • Incumbent April (Larson) Fountain
  • Felicia O’Connell

 

Read a little bit more about the candidates in this article by The Mesabi Tribune.

May the best candidates win!

 

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October Buddy Backpack

October Buddy Backpack packing sessions will be on Tuesday, October 4th & Thursday October 20th. The Buddy Backpack program is designed to help children in the area who are in need or at risk of going hungry.

UWNEMN hopes to provide a safe and fun Buddy Backpacks experience for everyone, and we appreciate your cooperation in the following for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • We are looking for up to 50 people per packing session. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before the session.
  • Upon arrival to the UWNEMN building, volunteers will drive through the gate and park in the parking lot. Volunteers will enter through DOOR #4
  • Volunteers will be asked complete a volunteer release form, unless completed online before arriving. This form will be completed once per school year, as in the past.  They will also receive their name tag with table number and job duty.
  • Volunteers are asked to not touch any items on their tables before the staff kicks off the session.  This means there will be no opening of boxes, stock piling additional items, or starting to pack any bags.
  • Job duties will be pre-assigned. If you have any concerns, please contact michelle@unitedwaynemn.org.  
  • Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes or boots.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness on the day of your packing session, please contact us to reschedule.

Thank you for volunteering to pack this critical food for local children and your understanding of the guidelines put in place. UWNEMN will continue to do our very best to keep our volunteers, staff, and local children safe!

Volunteers for Buddy Backpacks must be 12 or older.

Join the October Buddy Backpack session(s) and make a difference in the community!

To apply or to read more on the program visit United Way of Northeast Minnesota on their website!

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United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor

Applications are currently being taken to become a United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor! The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s Lunch Buddies Mentoring Program currently serves grade school students at Cherry School, Keewatin Elementary, Merritt Elementary, Northeast Range School, and Vaughn-Steffensrud Elementary who would benefit from additional support, encouragement and a positive & caring adult mentor. 

Mentor Role

  • Serve as a positive role model and guide
  • Focus on building a positive relationship with the young person
  • Supporting the young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Participate in school-based activities together
  • Help identify and encourage mentee strengths

Time Commitment

  • Make a school-year-long commitment (October-May)
    • One lunch break/week
  • Must be able to attend the majority of meetings. In the event that you are unable to attend a meeting you may notify UWNEMN to pair your mentor with a temporary replacement.
  • Communicate monthly with the program specialist
  • Attend an initial 1.5 hour training session
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events and program recognition events

Participation Requirements

  • Is interested in being a positive role model for a young person
  • 18+ years of age
  • Have transportation to the school where you are mentoring
  • Complete the screening procedure
  • Agree to attend mentor trainings as required
  • Pass the criminal background check
  • Be willing to disclose and/or discuss any mental, chemical, or physical health condition which may impact your role as a mentor
  • Access to internet with an email account 

Become a United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor and be a positive influence on the youth of our community! If you would like to know more about UWNEMN, the program and other programs that they run visit their website. And if this is something you are interested in you may apply now! Applications are due on October 10th.

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