Upcoming Chamber Member Recognition Gala – November 9th at Freddies Pine Room

The chamber board is encouraging all members to attend.
You voted!
Now it’s time for all those nominated to be recognized & award recipients announced. 

Those who have been nominated for specific awards are listed below. 
Tickets are available for purchase online at: MoraMN.com
Dinner and Gala – $25.00 per person. 
Social Time: 5pm
50/50 Raffle Sales throughout the evening.
Recognition and awards event will begin promptly at 5:30.
Please pass this message on and share, as not everyone looks at their emails –
from what I understand!

Nominated for
Chamber Member Business of the Year:

ACE Hardware
Freddies Family Restaurant
Glen’s Tire
Hohn’s Auto Body & Glass
Joan & Marian’s Antiques
Johnson’s Hardware
Made of MORA
Mora Chevrolet/Buick

Nominated for 
Chamber Member with the Greatest Community Involvement:

Coborns Superstore
Kanabec History Center
Neighborhood National Bank
Refuge Network
Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (S.A.C.K.)

Nominated for
Outstanding Individual Chamber Member(s) of the Year:

Debbie & Jim Morrison
Deb & Mike Hallin
Dre Atchison, Abby Pendzimas, Tricia Otto
Joe Mulford
Karl Gottfredson
Myron Belford
Steve Froelick
Terry Salmela

Nominated for
al Community Volunteer Organization:
(need not be a chamber member)
Mora Area Youth Recreation Association (MAYRA)
Mora Food Shelf
Mora Lions
Vasaloppet USA


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Meet Mr. Green! He’s so proud of his Spacious Green’s Acres!

Come to a place for reflection, a place to be happy, a place to live a much simpler life……but Mr. Green isn’t so happy this night. Come and find out why!
Follow the Clues!
Saturday, March 24th at the Fish Lake Pavillion!
Tickets available here:  CLUELESS tickets
18th Annual Mora Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Kanabec Area Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program

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East Central Business & Community Expo Booths are Available!

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If you are interested in showcasing your business, please consider joining us. We invite you to exhibit at the East Central Business & Community Expo. Now in our 35th year, we moved to the warm and inviting Grand Event Center last year and have room for 30 inside booths.

The event runs from noon until 6pm on Friday, April 13th and 8am to noon on Saturday, April 14th. The cost is $200/booth for members of the Mora Area Chamber and $250 for non-members. Your piped and draped booth comes with a complimentary 8′ table and 2 padded chairs. 

More information to come – email Karen if you are interested in more right now! Karen@MoraMN.com 

2018 Rules & Regulationss a
    2018 Options form a 
but remember, you will receive a complimentary plain 8′ table and 2 padded chairs included with the cost of your booth.
2018 Expo Applicant Letter a
2018 App & Contract for Exhibit a



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Fish House Coffee Shop

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Dala Business Women Meeting – Meet Local Author Rachel Norby

Monday, February 26, 2018

Renowned local author at
February Meeting

Rachel Norby, avid reader, writer and runner will be our speaker in February.
Rachel grew up in a family of six where reading was an escape from her ever-scheming two older brothers.
Writing is in her genes; her father is also a published author and passed his love for writing and storytelling down to his children.
Laura has written three books and is currently in the process of writing her fourth.  
There will be copies of Rachel’s books available to purchase – buy yours and have it signed by the author.

Monday, February 26th 
5:00 – 7:00
Freddie’s Pine Room
Reserve your spot today – Click below.

Click here to reserve your spot!

Time to find
new books to read!

Do you love discovering new books and sharing favorites with others?  We will be hosting a free book exchange as part of our meeting on February 26th. Bring books you’re willing to part with and exchange them for new adventures in reading. 

There is no charge – all books exchanged are free!  


Register Today

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Emma’s Specials this Week!

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The Night BEFORE the Oscars!

Prepare for an Extra Fun Night!
Come as Yourself or your Favorite Movie Star! Dress up if you wish!
You never know who (or what!) you may run into ON THE RED CARPET!



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Family Pathways Barn Bash Fundraiser!

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Apprentice Summit

A message from Jordan Zeller, East Central Regional Development Commission:

Addressing our future workforce needs, an Apprentice Summit is scheduled for March 7th in Brooklyn Center. The Summit will showcase best practices and explore strategies to expand apprenticeship to build Minnesota’s 21st century workforce.

For more information or to register, please see: Apprentice Summit

Please feel free to pass this along to those that might be interested.

Jordan Zeller | Economic Development Planner
East Central Regional Development Commission
100 Park Street South, Mora, MN 55051
Direct: 320-679-4065 #29


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Memories of Murder Mysteries Past and the Reason Why We Do It…

Each year the Chamber (Kanabec Area/Mora Area) of Commerce has put on a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre fundraiser. Each year the Chamber board solicits all of you for items that we can set out for bids so that we can raise money for scholarships.
In the past it was for students at the High School.
It is now very different.
Because we are an Organization of Businesses, what better than to give back to those who support us – YOU! Our Business Development Education Scholarship Program through the Kanabec Area Chamber Foundation gives you the opportunity to obtain a scholarship to train your workers, train yourself, get updated!
You choose, You apply, and the Chamber will help make it happen.
For more information about the Scholarship Program, please click here.

It’s because of YOU that our community is successful and thriving. Your generosity and spirit of giving comes around one hundred fold. This is what makes our region so special – As we heard from all of our international guests who were here for the Vasaloppet.
This community is so friendly and so welcoming.
This wonderfulness is what they will take with them to their own countries to emulate. Because of YOU!

Our Current Board Members Are:
Pres.- Rose Tomlinson – (Northern Lts. Realty)
V. Pres.- Toni Fulton – (BetaBFit Training)
Rose Ryan – Treasurer (NorthPost)
Kathy VonBank (formerly Bassetts)
Jack Cole (Town & Country Insurance)
Matt Pfankuch (Tread Company)
Lia Hass (Quality Disposal Systems)
Tre Stenstrom (Stenstrom Collision & 1881)
Sam Paquin (Neighborhood National Bank)
Kevin Schiferli (Elite Septic Maintenance)
Sara Engblom (Spire Credit Union)
Eric Hoppe (soon to be!) (Mora Chev/Buick)

We are currently in the process of procuring items for our Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser and we hope that you will consider donating. Each of our board members are donating and will be asking you to do as well.
The Kanabec Area Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit so any donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

What to give? Items from your business, gift certificates and powerball tickets, from baked goods, arts and crafts, to themed baskets, booze, lunch or dinner with you. Tickets to a nice place to eat or see a show. A golf outing, an invitation to go out on your boat or plane or snowmobile. Lounging with wine or beer on your deck – these are all ideas for auction items!  One item that was quite a hit was the opportunity to wave the flag at the Ogilvie Raceway start! Priceless!

The 2018 Murder Mystery will be held on Sat. March 24th at Fish Lake Resort & Campground.
Titled: Clue-Less (a.k.a. A Pinch of Colonel Mustard)
Set in the 1950’s in an old Mora Mansion, (okay, use your imagination here!) you have been invited to dinner at the Odelmyer Estate.
Why were you invited? Who are these people? Do we have something in common? Who is this Odelmyer chap?
Come and find out! Tickets are $40. each, 2 for $75. A table of 8 costs $280.
Available for purchase online here.
Email: Karen@moramn.com
or call 320-679-5792.
If you need space for more friends, please let us know so that we can get you all seated together – or at least near one another.

We hope to see you at the show – if you need to drop off items for the auction, you can bring them to Neighborhood National Bank, the Chamber office or to Northern Lights Realty. 

My cell is 612-269-4090, please be sure to leave a message and I will return your call.

Thank you!

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An Unusual Passion for a Certain Mud Beetle…

The elusive Kanabia Ogelvio flying mud beetle. A rare specimen of insect found only in the ponds and waterways of Kanabec County – specific to the more populated areas, Mora has the largest population of these intriguing creatures in the world.

Dr. Palmer Plum has been studying the mating rituals of the Kanabia Ogelvio for his life’s work through the famed Brunswick University.  Professor Plum is a respected educator there at the University, though the world of Flying Mud Beetles are his focus, his passion…

Will the fury of flying mud bugs be unleashed tonight?
Will the fine Doctor find what he is so desperate to learn?

Come and follow the Clues! Find out for yourself!
Saturday, March 24th at the Fish Lake Pavillion!
Tickets NOW available here:  CLUELESS tickets
18th Annual Mora Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Kanabec Area Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program

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