Promote. Engage. Collaborate.

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is the region’s largest membership-driven organization representing the interests of over 300 businesses and individuals.

History

History of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 1918 – The organization was established
  • 1958 – The Chamber of Commerce merged with the Resort Association merged
  • 1969 – A new Chamber Visitor Center was built on Hwy 71 South
  • 2003 -We became the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and The All Veterans Memorial was built just south of the Chamber.
  • 2004 – Construction began on the new Park Rapids State Wayside Rest Building
  • 2005 – Chamber moved into the new Wayside Rest building, the Gateway to our community.
  • 2013 – Hosted the Statewide Governor’s Fishing Opener bringing the community together
  • 2015 – Hosted the inaugural Minnesota Bike Opener
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