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The Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization representing business and industry, working together to advance the economic well being of its members and the community.

Where you have to be…when you have to be there and why!
April 8th – Membership meeting – location Running Aces Harness Park
11:30 am – 1:00 pm $20/members and $25/non-members
Topic: Identifying opportunities to help your business save money through waste reduction, recycling and resource conservation
Presenter Name: Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation, Hannah Swee and Mike Weitekamp
Three presentation take-aways:

  •  The Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation has been delivering strategic environmental sustainability consulting services for over 20 years. Through partnerships with Anoka, Washington and Ramsey County, Waste Wise can provide these valuable services to your business at no-cost!
  • Waste Wise offers free on-site consultations, technical assistance, employee education and training programs and waste bill analyses, and through those services in 2014, helped businesses save over $55,000 on waste disposal costs.
  • While savings can vary depending on the location and type of business, recycling should save you money, not cost you money.  Click here for more information.

April 10th – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm LAWIB 2nd Annual Extravaganza at Vannellis by the Lake $5.00 and the first 50 people receive a free wine glass
May 13th – Membership meeting – “Grow” your Business with Liz Uram 11:30 am – 1:00 pm location Vannellis by the Lake
May 31st – June 7 - Lake Fest – Forest Lake’s own summer festival go to the Lake Fest website to download the schedule of events
June 10th – Membership meeting – topic and location The Lodge of Forest Hills



The FLACC has some exciting ways to promote your business by being a sponsor for various events throughout the year.

2014FLACCSponsorship Infobullet list

Thank you to the following businesses who are taking advantage of this unique advertising opportunity:

TEFFLA for sponsoring the Build-a-Boat and the Hall of Fame event at LakeFest.
Johnson and Turner, Attorneys at Law for sponsoring the Hall of Fame Social hour.
Xcel Energy for sponsoring the Light up our City event and the Chamber’s Annual Meeting
Forest Lake Area School District for sponsoring the Light up our City event
Olson’s Sewer Service/Olson’s Excavating Service for sponsoring the Hall of Fame Appetizers
First State Bank of Wyoming for sponsoring the Bald Eagle Water Ski Show
Olson’s Sewer Service/Olson’s Excavating for being a Snowflake Sponsor
Grand Casino Hinckley for being a Snowflake Sponsor
Roberts Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services/Forest Lake Floral Gift and Garden Center – FLake Fest Event Sponsor
Running Aces Harness Park – Snowflake Sponsor
Prefer Paving and Ready Mix -  Snowflake Sponsor
North Lakes Academy – Snowflake Sponsor
American Legion – Snowflake Sponsor
Polaris Industries – Snowflake Sponsor
Lake Area Bank – Snowflake Sponsor
Vannellis by the Lake – Snowflake Sponsor
Forest Lake Area Schools  – Snowflake Sponsor
Jesse and Bruce Johnson State Farm Agency – Snowflake Sponsor
Bolton & Menk Inc. – Frosty Sponsor
Johnson and Turner, Attorneys at Law – Snowflake Sponsor
Car-X – Snowflake Sponsor
The Bitworks – Button Sponsor
Rapid Press Printing and Copy Center – Button Sponsor


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