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!

This Blog Will Be Back Soon!

Its been over 2.5 years since we used this blog! I will be bring it back soon! Look for more consistent updates coming in 2011!

1681 130th AVE- Ogilvie, MN 56358

The Discovery Team — RE/MAX Associates Plus Team of Minnesota Realtors in Elk River 

Here is a great listing in the country on nearly 10 acres south of Ogilvie.� Beautiful inside and outside see photos and tour on the link below. 


via The Discovery Team — RE/MAX Associates Plus Team of Minnesota Realtors in Elk River


Chuck Carstensen – The Discovery Team – REMAX – 612-290-3809 or 

via 1681 130th AVE- Ogilvie, MN 56358.


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.


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.


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.