Elves are taking over Granite Falls shops starting December 9! You'll find these little guys in the shops with a coupon from the store or giveaway from the Chamber attached to them and you can keep the elf when found! Watch for the larger elf walking around town causing mischief and reporting back to the big guy at the North Pole!

Pick up your Elf Shopping Pass at participating businesses or the Chamber office and return it when it's filled for a chance to win a total of $500 in chamber bucks on December 21. The Chamber is sponsoring "Shopping with the Elves" on December 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. Children can shop for gifts for their family members at a minimal cost at the El Nido Birth and Family Ministry building, 667 Prentice St. Gift wrapping is also included. If you would like to donate items for this event, please drop them off at the chamber office.

Also on December 17, don't miss the live reindeer and Santa at the Volstead House 1-4 p.m, sponsored by the Granite Falls Historical Society. The sleigh flanked by two tame reindeer make a great Christmas photo opportunity, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be inside taking orders for Christmas delivery. It's a great time to visit the Andrew J. Volstead House Museum and learn about the connection to Carl Lomen - the Alaskan Reindeer King, Santa Claus and Granite Falls history. The event is free and open to the public. 

Ole and Lena Days will be here before you know it, the Chamber is again hosting it's annual Community Celebration on January 27, 2018. This year, comedian Roger Radley will be providing the entertainment after a great dinner provided by The Rock.

Tickets will be available soon at the Chamber office or from any Chamber board member.

The Chamber wants to hear from the community and our members on December 12, 6-8 p.m. at our Chamber Strategic Planning Session at The Rock. A community worth living in is a community worth improving!

This week's Chamber Member of the Week is the American Legion Post #69. In addition to managing a restaurant and bar which is open to the public with many special events, the American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.