Optimism mounts for ‘best year ever’

By John Waller III, president 

Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce 

Whether you were a business owner, employee, customer or an individual, 2020 was a tough year for us all. 

This year in 2021, I encourage you all to consider becoming a member of the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce and make this the best year ever for the city of Pelican Rapids and the surrounding area that includes the Erhard and Dunvilla area. You may ask yourself why should I become a member of the Pelican Rapids Chamber?

The answer is simple, you want to help make Pelican Rapids area the best that it can be in 2021 and beyond. When you become a member of the Pelican Rapids Chamber, you will be helping to promote the great area that we call Pelican Rapids.

Membership fees are quite affordable: $200- Business Member, $100 – Sole Proprietor or individual (non-business), and $50 for non-profits (churches, clubs, organizations) 

With your paid membership, your business or organization will be listed and promoted on our Chamber Website and all so promoted on the chamber Facebook page. Also, along with your paid membership the Chamber allows you to use their mail permit to send out your mailing. Also, when we are asked about a service or business in the Pelican Rapids area, we suggest a paid chamber member first.

What could be better than to help promote the area that you live, work, and recreate in? NOTHING!!!

The Pelican Chamber invites you to be an active member as well. The Chamber meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at a different chamber business.

I would encourage you to attend these meetings so that you can keep up with what is going on with the chamber and so that you can also give your input on the things we are doing. The more people that are actively involved in the chamber, the better off we all are. Also, with all the members being active members (volunteering to help with events), things will be easier to accomplish.

So, when you want to join the Pelican Rapids Chamber, just head over to Bell Bank and fill out and application and pay your membership and you will automatically be a member of the Pelican Rapids Chamber. Even if your business is  service business, we would love to have you as a member. 

If you have any other questions about being a member of the Pelican Rapids Chamber or would like to help with the events that we have, just check out the chamber website for the contact information of the current board members.

Pelican Chamber member update for early February Pelican Rapids Press, The Muddy Moose, Garden Pleasures, The Welcome Place, Cornfield Cafe, Roses Gallery & Art Studio, Dairy Queen, Rapids Brake & Alignment, Dean Nelson Sales, Big John’s Pelican Pizza, Pelican Power Sports, Bell Bank, Brown Eyed Susan, Dog House Boarding Kennel, Ballard Sanation, Birchwood Golf Course