News from the Mora Area Chamber of Commerce

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All School Reunion. June 23
3:00 ish – Midnight

Entertainment from MHS Alumni and a few from OHS as well. 

Reserve a table for you class or group.  Bring memorabilia from you graduating class or get updated addresses.  We’ll have evening meal specials as well as drink specials.  

Entertainment in the following order. (Subject to change)
3:00 ish Tawni Stark VanVleet 
4:15 ish Cody Brown
6:00 ish. Jeff Bertilson, Ron Raines, Vinnie Anderson and possibly more
7:30 ish. Chris Gmahl, John Paulson, Zeke Black, Lynn Olson, Ruthann Telander, Peggy Erickson 
9:00ish  THE Groove with David Olson, Scott Mattson and Job Gorham.

What a line up of local talent!!!

Mike’s Last Meat Raffle Party  June 29
4:30 pm

Join Mike and Deb as they say good bye to the Crystal (on a daily basis only) and Mike sells his last meat raffle.  

Random appetizers and cake will be served. What a bittersweet evening!

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Upcoming Car Show information

August 11, 2018 – Downtown Mora

Online Registration available: click here!
$10. Registration Fee – Payable on the registration link.

Event Sponsorship Levels:
   $500 sponsor – your logo on all printed material plus a feather flag/stand with your logo – for you to keep – which will be standing at the event.
    $200 sponsor – your name on all printed material plus a 4′ x 8′ banner for you to keep – which will be hung at the event.
    $100 sponsor – your name on all printed material.
Please email Karen at: if you are interested in a sponsorship!

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Jodi Schultz Retirement Party!

Come join us in wishing Jodi well and congratulate her on 39 years of banking in Mora!

Thank you Jodi for your commitment to our community ~
Love and Thanks from all of us at the Chamber,
the Board of Directors past and present & all of the Chamber Members!

Tomorrow (Friday) from 4:30 – 7pm at The Crystal Bar & Grill ~

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Entrepreneurs – Opportunity for Interest Free Loans ~

New DEED Pilot Program Offers 
Interest-Free Loans
for Startups

~Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs 
accepting loan applications through July 16~

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting loan applications through a new program designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs (MILE), is a pilot program that will provide interest-free loans ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. Businesses approved for loans under the program must have a 1-to-1 match from another funder and repay the loan within four years, with no payments required in the first year. The program is an initiative of the Minnesota Investment Fund.

“MILE will encourage the growth and sustainability of startups throughout the state,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “The program will assist startups through the next ‘mile’ of their evolution, which is critical to the creation of quality jobs and sometimes the survival of the business.”

MILE funding may be used for working capital, intellectual property development, proof of concept activities, commercialization planning, prototype design, market feasibility studies and other startup activities as approved by DEED.

Businesses applying for loans must employ no more than five people and have their headquarters in Minnesota or plan to relocate here. They must have been in business for five years or less, completed a recent business plan, and have debt or equity investments not exceeding $1 million.

Eligible businesses include but are not limited to the following: aerospace, agricultural and food processing, biotechnology, energy efficiency and conservation, information technology, materials science, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, process control, telecommunications or similar sectors.

Businesses whose primary activity is brick-and-mortar retail sales, professional or consulting services, direct financial or insurance services, medical or legal services, or real estate sales or development are not eligible.

The loan application period is June 4 to July 16. Late applications will not be accepted. The DEED website has more details about the Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs programincluding application materials.

Contact: Shane Delaney, 651-259-7236

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.




Upon request, the information in this news release can be made available in alternative
formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Communications Office
Phone 651-259-7149 or 1-800-657-3858




Questions? Contact Us


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Dala Business Women – News ~

Dala Business Women
DBW Nice!
Warmest greetings.  As we start our new year, some thoughts, hopefully to inspire and to ponder.

Our theme this year for is.. DBW Nice!  Wow!  How did that come about?  In a nutshell, while listening to WCCO radio, (in my car) the topic was, Minnesota, not so nice..

 Thinking ,  this is interesting!  The discussion revolved around a book out now about Minnesota.  It deals with transplanted people, moving here.  The author stated, that transplanted people, for the most part, never fit in.  Their friends are mostly other transplanted individuals. As the discussion continued.. many agreed.  My mind wandered to DBW!  Thinking, and pondering, you know what, DBW Nice! In my most humble opinion, everyone feels welcome, loved, important, you  have a voice, and are equal.  DBW lives up to it’s standards! You all have a big piece of that good pie!  A Big Thank-you for enriching my life personally!

And, meeting others  from many chapters, WOW!  Everyone lives up to that Nice!  So, each time you attend your meeting, you will be greeted by DBW Nice!  It is an authentic -given.

Looking so forward to your nice ….enriching everyone…at our next meeting.


Sue Hallin President

Click here to register for June 25th!
Please Join Us 

It’s time to plan for our 2018-2019 Year!
Come one, come all, with your great big ideas
for program speakers and goals!  President Sue invited Cilla to stand up and speak to “Did you know…”  and this is Cilla’s first women’s group that appealed to her because it was not in  a supporting or auxiliary role.

 Everyone is welcome!

Monday, June 25th
5:00 – 7:00
Freddie’s Pine Room

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Don’t forget the Coborn’s Brat Stand is: 

11:00 am – 6 pm  

10:00 am – 5 pm
Make sure you stop and have a Brat or a Hot Dog to support our fundraiser for Scholarships!

DBW Membership
Is your name missing?

June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018

Pamela Mattson
Chris Randt
Linda Laitala
Wanda Lamprecht
Lisa Krahn
Leona Dressel



2018-2019 Officers

                   Sue Hallin                   President
                   Cilla Moseley              Vice President
                   Lisa Krahn                  Secretary
                   Leona Dressel             Treasurer
                   Wanda Lamprecht
                                  State BPW Representative


Women working together to promote personal empowerment, professional development and Political awareness.


Upcoming events

June 15th – 16th – 
                      Coborn’s Brat Stand
                      Scholarship Fundraiser

June 25th – 
                      Planning meeting for                              2018-19 year

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Learn about co-existing with bears and more at Mora Library

The Mora Public Library invites people of all ages to a special presentation that might change your perception of bears from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 28.

The presentation by the Bear Interest Group includes photos, videos and time for questions and answers. Discussed will be helpful techniques for co-existing with bears, the language of bears, bear behavior, territory, denning, cubs and more. The Bear Interest Group has been working with wild and captive bears for more than 23 years. They consult as needed with wildlife officials, residents and tourists.

Find the library at 200 W. Maple Ave. in downtown Mora. For more programs and events, visit the events calendar at or check us out on Facebook and Twitter (@ecrlib).

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Midsommar Festival on Friday, June 22 – Mora, Library Park

No matter what nationality you are, you are invited to participate!
A beautiful event for the entire family ~
Please scroll down for the Event Schedule ~

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Classic Car (Custom Bikes, Classic Trucks…) Show & Street Dance – August 11th

Hosted by the Mora Area Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Annual Show –
Downtown Mora!
A fun afternoon & evening. Games & activities, music & dancing.
Vehicle Eye Candy! Food & Beverages – Beer Garden.
Come downtown and pick your favorites!
Co-hosted by Amy & Karl of the Crystal Bar & Grill!
Looking for sponsors and registrants!
Sponsored by the Grand Casino Hinckley!
Online registration will be open very soon!! Stay tuned to

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Summer’s Here and the Living is Easy!

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Mora Aquatic Center to OPEN Tomorrow (Saturday, June 2nd)!

The Mora Aquatic Center is looking forward to a great season in 2018.
Open swim is scheduled to begin Saturday, June 2nd through Sunday, August 12th from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM daily.

The MAC accepts cash, check, Discover, VISA and MasterCard debit and credit cards for all purchases. A government issued ID is required for all check and credit/debit card purchases.

Below are the program details for this season.

Attached Document or FileCity of Mora Web Store Click to enter our web store.
Attached Document or File2018 MAC Swimming Schedule Click on the link to view the document.
Attached Document or File2018 MAC Swim Lesson Schedule Click on the link to view the document.
Attached Document or File2018 MAC Program Fee Schedule Click on the link to view the document.
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Child Care Summit June 13th

An invitation to you (please share with others who may be interested too) from
First Children’s Finance and the Initiative Foundation.
Click on image to be linked to the program.

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