Category Archives: Elk River Events

Marketing your Business on Facebook – Live Event!

Marketing In Motion

Find Out The Secrets To Marketing Your Business Online


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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


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!

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.

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.


Presented by Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW

Friday, December 10th
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Elk River High School

The festivities start with a soup, supper and silent auction. Once we are full and have spent our money, we will board the charter buses for our tour of homes decorated for the season!

All proceeds from this event will benefit Elk River
High School, Young Life (Elk River), the Three Rivers
Community Foundation, & the CAER food shelf

So bring your friends & families and get ready for a great time!

Cost: $15 per ticket
(please bring non-perishable food donation for CAER)

Purchase your tickets at:
Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW
17205 Yale St NW, Suite D
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 441-2248

Or order online:

Submitted by:Joan Ruprecht
Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW
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. Like our page:
365 Things To Do Around Elk River, Mn by clicking the link below!


The BIG LAKE AREA PRAYER BREAKFAST is scheduled for April 19 from 8:00-10:00 am at the Big Lake High School Lunch Room. 

This years event features Keynote Speaker MACK McCARTER. McCarter is the Founder and Coordinator of Community Renewal International.  Community Renewal International works to restore the foundation of safe and caring communities by rebuilding the system of caring relationships. Founded in 1994, after more than a decade of planning, CRI is today an international model for all cities looking to bring renewal to their communities.

This event, much like the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington, D.C., is a time of prayer for our city, state, nation, leaders, and a time of reflection and rededication of individuals to God.

FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION:  Call 763-263-3900 …$120.00 for a table of 6 ($20.00 per person). Tickets will be available at the door. 


Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX; helping buyers, sellers, and investors of residential real estate in Isanti, Anoka, Sherburne and Wright County.  He is a speaker and co-author in the best selling book series Wake Up…Live the Life You Love: Your Wake Up Moments (available soon). Carstensen is also a personal development mentor with Success University…where he helps people discover how to be more successful in business, life and health.


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.