Trim Your Waste Line – Elk River EnergyCity

We are not talking about joining the gym, however that’s that a good way to trim your other wasteline….its time to trim your BUSINESSES BOTTOM LINE…yes that waste line!

Thursday, January 27th from 7:30am-9:30 AM FREE EVENT at Great River Energy, North of HWY 10, RSVP to 763-635-1000

Learn how your business can save money, reduce waste and conserve water. Refreshments will be served and attendees will receive an Energy City High Five award.

Topics Include:

  • How 30 million lbs of metal turned into $7 million dollars of savings
  • Green Step Cities – Elk River is the model example cities are following
  • Turn your trash into someone else’s treasure
  • The life size pop bottle…what’s it all about?
  • Water conservation through irrigation
  • ‘Recycle Your Holidays’ update
  • And more!

Sponsored by Great Reiver Energy, Caribou Coffee and The City of Elk River

Post by: Chuck Carstensen with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX Results in Elk River. Social Media/Online marketing at Prosper Online.


Elk River ISD 728 “Out of Work Series”

Elk River’s ISD 728 Community  Education is presenting the “Out of Work Series” to be held at Rockwoods Bar & Grill. Began yesterday and will have 4 mores series, Feb 1 & 15,  and then March 1 & 15th.

Appetisers and pop provided along with a menu to order from. Gathering from 6:00-6:30 pm with Program beginning each night at 6:30. 

Helping you with the everyday stress and resourses made available to you when losing your job and feeling overwhelmed. All presented to you Free with no preregistration needed, come to one or all series. 

Next Presentation will be Feb 1st  with “Living on Less…20 Ways to Save More and Spend Less” Presented to you by John Ewoldt, Dollars & Sense, Colomnist, Star Tribune.

Posted by The Discovery Team of Re/Max Results in Elk River.

365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN Tuturial

Go to 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN Facebook Page

Contact: Chuck Carstensen at 612-290-3809 or

Marketing your Business on Facebook – Live Event!

Marketing In Motion

Find Out The Secrets To Marketing Your Business Online


  • Looking to gain hands on experience with Facebook?
  • Want to better understand how to market your business on Social Media?
  • Ready for an easy system to use to gain more visibility and credibility with your clients to grow your business????
  • Learn Facebook’s ins and outs to confidently be able to use the #1 social media tool personally and professionally.

If you answered YES to any of the above, join us for MARKETING IN MOTION.

Date: February 11th from 8:30 – NOON at the Sleep Inn in Rogers
Sleep Inn – (763) 428-3000 – 20930 135th Ave N, Rogers, MN
Cross Streets: Near the intersection of 135th Ave N and Commerce Blvd in Rogers

Early Bird Special


More Information at and Registration at the website:

Presented By:


Jane Morrison, a savvy Business Coach who teaches her clients how to use marketing systems and strategies to grow their business.

Presented By:


Chuck Carstensen, a real life savvy user of social media and online marketing who has gotten REAL RESULTS!


Contact Chuck Carstensen at 612-290-3809 or

FREE Community Foreclosure Forum

More Than 1 in 7 Mortgages Aren’t Being Paid

Nationally, more than one in seven mortgages aren’t being paid.  If you or someone you know is struggling with an unaffordable mortgage, understand that you’re not alone.  Unfortunately, most homeowners facing foreclosure proceed without knowing all of the options.

FREE Community Foreclosure Forum

Date: Saturday January 15th

Time: 9am to 11 am

Location: Elk River YMCA,

Address: 13337 Business Center Drive NW, Elk River

Topics will include:

  • Most recent local Foreclosure Statistics
  • City Foreclosure Strategies
  • FREE Foreclosure Avoidance Programs
  • Life After Foreclosure
  • Avoid Foreclosure Scams
  • Investment Opportunities
  • And Much More

Pass along this information to help someone learn how to avoid foreclosure and start a secure financial future.

*Free Onsite Child Care!  Free YMCA Passes To all who attend!

Seating is limited Please RSVP to: or call 763-635-1042 ….Please provide your name(s), phone and number of attendees.


Blog Author: Chuck Carstensen – Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX.  For online/social media marketing help go here.


Elk River Business Spotlight: Flowers Plus

Today we are starting what we feel we will do about once a week through this blog and on 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN on Facebook; which is to spotlight a local business!

Today’s business is Flower Plus of Elk River. Your Elk River local florist shop changed owners ship moving into 2011 and the new owner is Samantha Schulze.  Samantha has worked at the shop since she was 15 years old and brings her passion, energy and experience as the new owner!

On the 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, MN page there will soon be a video posted to tag along with this blog post (most of you probably watched the video before clicking on this link).

Promotion 1: Now through Jan. 31st for $20 you can purchase a coupon card which will get you a free flowers and discounts.

Promotion 2: For those who see this blog or see the video on Flowers Plus Facebook page or our 365 Things To Do Around Elk River, Mn page – You can stop in the store for a free flower in the next 24 hours!!  Call 763-441-2598 if you have questions.

Flowers Plus is located at 518 Freeport Ave. NW in Elk River. Click here to go to there website!


Author: Chuck Carstensen, Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX…Online Marketing Specialist –

If you have an event or business you would like spotlighted call Chuck at 612-290-3809 or email

Elk River’s “ICE BREAK 2011” on Lake Orono!

Buy your ticket this year for the Elk River car plunge 2011.  The Chamber of Commerce in Elk River is giving you a chance to pick the time of the day the car will plunge through the ice on Lake Orono.  The winner of this years Elk River “ICE BREAK 2011” will win $2011. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more details!  763.441.3110

Visit the 365 Things to do Around Elk River Page at this link!

Posted by Chuck Carstensen – Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX and Social Media/Online Marketer. Contact Chuck at 612-290-3809 or to get your Business or Event spotlighted!