Category Archives: Elk River

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!

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

If you have an event or business you would like spotlighted call Chuck at 612-290-3809 or email chuck@thediscoveryteam.com

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 chuck@thediscoveryteam.com 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@thediscoveryteam.com.  Chuck is Realtor with the Discovery Team at RE/MAX and Local Business Online Marketing Consultant for more info click here.

18th annual HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

18th annual HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
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:
www.ElkRiverHolidayHomeTour.com

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 chuck@thediscoveryteam.com or call 612-290-3809. Like our page:
365 Things To Do Around Elk River, Mn by clicking the link below!

Suburban Northwest Builders Associaton forging ahead

SNBA Suburban Northwest Builders Association

I attended the April 8th membership meeting of the Suburban Northwest Builders Association, and left with a sense of renewed optimism.  Over the last few months the SNBA hit a “speed bump” when the housing market slowed.  However, if this meeting is any indication of the near future, there will be many positive things happening from the SNBA to promote building, remodeling, and real estate in Sherburne and Wright Counties.

Over 60 members in attendance at the Elk River Country Club listened to SNBA President Gene Eckstein from Eagle Builders outline the SNBA’s strategic plan for 2008.  Included in the plan was a detail of the SNBA’s goals and activities.  Eckstein shared plans for a Fall New Home and Remodeling Tour, a Spring 2009 Home Tour and Home and Remodeling Show, and a renewed emphasis on member events that will make the most of member’s time and networking advantages.

Eckstein said that SNBA membership meetings would focus on education and builder issues, and also introduced the following new board members:

Dan Scherer – Bakken Building

Jason Heinen – Heinen Homes

Brad Kadlec – Kadlec Construction

Ken Geroux – Ken Geroux Construction Corporation

Chris Butala – Legend Homes

Brad Fitch – Monarch Homes

The next membership meeting for the SNBA is scheduled for May 27th.

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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.


Faith In Action Community Needs

Every human being has a basic need to CONTRIBUTE.  Some of you may know this already, well others might not be so sure.  However, isn’t it true that to be the GREATEST you must find a way to SERVE.  Jesus said, “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be serve, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:26-28)

These next few moments you have a chance to find a way to CONTRIBUTE.  There is a great needs in the community.  There are elderly people that are not able to get out of their home to get groceries, who need drivers to get them to medical appointments and who need handymen and women to help them maintain their home.  Do you want to be GREAT today and serve someone in need?

Great River Faith in Action has a list of needs that you can help with.

1) Pray! Pray for wisdom, protection and guidance for us-the staff, volunteers, operations, finances, the board.

2) Support!

$100/mo will cover the phone bill

$1000 will cover the cost to coordinate 100 rides

$1250 will pay the commercial/liability insurance for the year

$500 will cover software needed to help them operate more efficiently and effective

3) Other Needs:

A Truck to help with service projects

A laptop for the volunteer coordinator

To work alongside the business community with client needs such as car repairs, job searches and fiscal literacy.

Support teams to come around individuals and families with high needs…mobilize your small group from church to respond to the needs of family with a sick child…mobilize your employees to join a support team to help an older person who needs rides, help with chores or homemaking, organizing bills and prayer.

 You see there are many ways for you to serve and impact the lives of those in need right in your community.  Be GREAT for someone today! For more information or to make a contribution visit: http://www.fia-sc.org/index.htm or call 763-263-4277.

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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.

Pray Elk River Business Roundtable

Many people around Elk River aware of spiritual presence and activities in the city.  For business people looking to touch peoples lives through their business/career here is your invite to meet with other like professionals one time a month.  The PRAY ELK RIVER BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE will have its next meeting Wednesday, April 2nd from 11:30-1:15 at La Roses.  (A lunch Buffet is available for $7.50)…La Roses is located at 508 Freeport Ave. in Elk River near the Movie Theatre.

David Monroy, the Vice President/General Counsel with Rivers International and Ripka Enterprises leads the meeting.  Monroy stated in an email to the group today, “Please feel free to bring a friend and be ready to encounter God!”

Perhaps someone reading this blog is looking to connect with other business people of faith in the community.  You’re welcomed to attend.

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX; helping buyers, sellers, and investors of residential real estate.  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.