Category Archives: Elk River Arts

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


More On 365 Things To Do In Elk River

If you have an event you want to promote on the 365 Things to do around Elk River, MN Facebook page please let me know.  We can spotlight Elk River Area Business, Elk River Area Events, Elk River Area Arts and more. Just let us know what you have going on!

Contact:  Chuck Carstensen at 612-290-3809 or  Chuck is Realtor with the Discovery Team at RE/MAX and Local Business Online Marketing Consultant for more info click here.

Good turnout at the Elk River Business Expo

Close to 180 booths filled the Elk River High School today at the Elk River Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Business Expo. When I arrived at 10:30am, the foyer and gym was filling with attendees.

In the foyer, I browsed the water fountains, talking to Glenn Koppin from Aqua Par Lifestyles. I chatted with Molly Nadeau-Peterson when I went over to the Town Mortgage booth. I picked up some information from Elk River Parks and Recreation, because I was interested in their summer music series. Plus I spent a little time talking to David Long and Dan Scherer from Bakken Building and Remodeling.

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Heading into the gymnasium, the aisles were filling quickly. I chatted with Marcy VanValenburg, the owner of Elk River Travel.  It was fun talking to my friends… Clayton from Clayton’s Appliance Repair and Wendy from the Elk River Arts Alliance.

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I grabbed a slice of Sarpino’s pizza (my favorite local pizza) and headed out, just as the masses started arriving. Another successful expo…hats off to the Elk River Chamber for organizing a good event.


Chris Mitchell is the President and Founder of 25-8 Marketing, Inc, a full service advertising agency in Elk River, Minnesota. He plans and implements marketing programs for small to medium-sized businesses. Mitchell is a consultant, speaker and author and has worked with hundreds of companies. He has over 20 years of real-world advertising experience, and understands the marketing challenges of the small business owner.