Calendar of Events - White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
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August 2020

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Virtual Lunchtime Networking!
8/13/2020 - 8/13/2020
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6th Annual NOT Your Typical Golf Tourney
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Leaders in Local Government 2020 Nominations Now Open!

We invite you to submit a nomination for the 2020 Leaders in Local Government Awards.

The Leaders in Local Government Awards honor leading non-elected individuals and local government departments or programs in the East Metro* that exemplify and demonstrate innovation, excellence, and success in local government. Nominees will be selected based on their contributions with respect to innovative initiatives and public policies that advance the public good and demonstrate a commitment to efficient and effective government in one or more of the following areas:

Organization Categories:
*Business Retention and Expansion
    Economic Development activities or partnerships that result in attraction or expansion of a particular business or industry
*Communications & Marketing
    Outward facing initiatives or campaigns to inform the public
    Projects or partnership in the fields of environmental policy, technology, community engagement, or workforce
*Planning, Land Use and Public Works
    Efficient or creative approach to development or redevelopment of a particular project
*Public Safety
    Outstanding response to a particular emergency situation or preventative approaches by Police, Fire, DSI and/or Medical Services
*Elected Official of Note
    An elected official who exemplifies and demonstrates innovation, excellence, and success in local government

*For award eligibility, the local government footprint must include at least a portion of Dakota, Ramsey or Washington County.

Nominate an organization or individual by 5pm on Monday, August 17. 

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If You Are Hiring, Press Publications is here to help!

Our COVID-19 Employment Ad Special offers you a 4th week of advertising FREE if you commit to three weeks (same size ad). Additionally, you would commit to publishing your ads on our website ($25/per week), and this addition is a true benefit for the cost.
Your ad is given to Google for premium search advantage and aids you in finding top local job candidates … which guarantees future success for your business!
Below, please see the COVID-19 Help Wanted Ad flyer for more information about our most common ad sizes / rates. Also below is our Total Circulation Map. Your ad will appear in all six Press Publications’ newspapers, delivered to more than 42,000 homes which equals 225,000+ print & digital readers. 
If you’re hiring, Press Publications is here to help … We look forward to working with you!
Lynda Banta & Nicki Hyser
Ph. 651-407-1250
Email Contact:

Increase your exposure
Press Publications publishes six independent newspapers and one magazine. The Press Publication family of products, serving White Bear Lake and surrounding communities, is also available online for its readers with photos, community calendar, news, editorials and sports links.
Delivered to more than 42,000 homes each week – 225,000+ print & digital readers – Press Publications newspapers offer the best local news coverage and opportunity to reach prime targeted audiences. We’ve been helping companies with marketed advertising for generations and have gained a solid reputation for effectiveness, dedication and utmost professionalism. We work hard with our customers to provide the best and most reliable services possible at an affordable price.

If you’re hiring, Press Publications is here to help!  We’ve had some responses to our message, but I know there are more companies like yourself that have hiring needs. The good news is  you’re not too late to get on board with this great offer.  Please consider placing an employment ad with us.  

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Dislocated Worker Program - CareerForce

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Farm-to-Table Camp

The Maplewood Area Historical Society welcomes campers entering grades 4-6 to ADVENTURES in agricultural history and contemporary agriculture. Learn where your food comes from--explore the science of butter, ice cream, cheese and bread by making and eating your products! This four-day camp also gives campers the opportunity to play old-time games like townball (a perennial favorite!) and to have fun with arts and crafts. All activities take place at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm and are tied directly to Minnesota Education Standards.

WHERE: Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood

Week Two: 9am to 4pm, August 10-13 (Entering grades 4-6) 

COST: $160
DEADLINE to apply: July 20

Download registration forms form our website at
--Go to "Events & Exhibits" tab, then click on "Summer Day Camp" on the left tab bar.

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Farmer's Market at 7 Vines Vineyard

We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting summer farmer's markets at the vineyard!

Managed by Folks in the Dirt, This market is local food at it’s finest! Locally grown fare ready to shop from the vineyard!
We’ve worked hard to gather a special group of growers and vendors to give you the widest variety of fine foods in an intimate setting. Details of vendors coming soon!

We will be going above and beyond the current MN Dept of Agriculture’s guidance for Minnesota Farmers’ Markets and Vendors. We will update with current info as the COVID 19 guidance changes.

Visit our 7 Vines booth where you can sample and purchase local, hand crafted wines produced from our estate winery. 7 Vines is a proud member of Minnesota Grown with 10 acres of grapevines, a state of the art production facility and award winning wine!

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Virtual Lunchtime Networking

Virtual Lunchtime Networking
August 13th, 2020

Location: Wherever you are!
11:45am - 1:00pm
Times are changing, so are we! We invite you to support your local member restaurants by ordering-in or picking-up lunch and join us in a virtual Lunchtime Networking! Now is the time that we need to stay in communication, share ideas and tell your stories to fellow Chamber Members. Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you. Why join us for Virtual Lunchtime Networking? Here's just a few reasons to put this date on your calendar!  
  • Get ideas and learn innovative marketing tips during these challenging times
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Great Visibility for you and your business
  • Gain new contacts and referrals
  • Stay current in the ever-changing business climate
  • Form new friendships with like-minded people
  • This is the self-proclaimed FUN Chamber group
  • Enjoy a fabulous take-out lunch
  • And there are many, many more! 
I invite you to check-out our updated website where we have added two more pages: White Bear Area Chamber.  For our virtual Lunchtime Networking meeting, please visit the OPEN FOR BUSINESS tab where you will find a whole host of area restaurants that have adapted their businesses to include take-out and delivery. 

The White Bear Area Chamber is very grateful for your membership and please know that we are here for you and will continue to support you in every way possible. A link to the event will be sent to you one day prior.

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Marketfest Presents Music in the Park!

Spread the word...Thursdays just got a little more fun! 
Grab some takeout and beverages from your favorite White Bear Lake restaurant, and join us at the picnic tables for Music in the Park! Or you are welcome to bring your own chairs/blankets and sit in front of the Gazebo Stage.
Thursday, August 13, 6-8 pm
Ember Island
Sponsored by Rudy’s Redeye Grill/Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn
And watch for live pop-up theater performances by Children’s Performing Arts on Thursdays, August 20 & 27! 

The health and safety of attendees and volunteers is our top priority. We will encourage in social distancing, hand washing, and mask-wearing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our events.

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The Pilllars Presents Live Jazz with Twin Cities JAZZFEST


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White Bear's Notorious Gangsters - Online Program

FREE online program offered by the Ramsey County Library using Zoom communication software.
The White Bear area was a haven for the 1920s and ‘30s era gangsters who wanted to get away from it all. Join us to learn some gangster lingo while you hear the tales of infamous visitors such as Ma Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis and Baby Face Nelson.
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This program is presented by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.  Questions:

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