Category Archives: Elk River Dining

Visit Rockwoods Grill This Weekend!

If your looking to have some fun in the Elk River Area this week Rockwoods Grill could be the place for you!  Look at what is lined up there this week:

Live Music is scheduled Tonight through Friday!

Tonight from 8:30 to 11:30pm its Thunderheads Duo. On Thursday from 9pm -midnight you can be entertained by Saggy Botton Boyz! They feature female vocalist Alena Sheldon singing some Patsy Cline favorites, plus other classic country and country rock songs.

On New Years Eve live musics starts again at 9pm and goes until midnight.  Local Favorite Shane Martin performs more county rock hits.

For more info on what Rockwoods Grill offers visit them at

To check out what is happening around Elk River go to the 365 Things To Do Around Elk River Facebook Page!

Blog author: Chuck Carstensen with The Discovery Team at REMAX. If you have an event coming up in the Elk River Area please contact me at or call 612-290-3809.


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.