Only a few weeks away from the Chamber's annual Community Celebration on January 27. Comedian Roger Radley will be here to entertain everyone after a great meal by The Rock. The menu will include their delicious ribs , chicken breasts and all the fixings to go along with it. This is a major fundraiser for the Granite Falls Chamber and a fun night to celebrate Granite Falls. Tickets are available at the Chamber office or from Chamber board members. It's also a great way for businesses to reward your special employees by providing a ticket to this event.

It's not too early to think about upcoming events this summer. Riverside Market and Muse will continue every second Saturday of the month beginning May 12. I haven't scheduled all the entertainment for these events yet so if any musicians, poets, artists, short theater productions or vendors are interested in participating, let the Chamber office know before March 15 - phone 320-564-4039. These dates are a perfect time for local shops to also have specials and sales. 

Planning is also underway with Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization and the Chamber for a new 1940s-themed event the day before the Ray Fagen Memorial Air show on Friday, June 15. With all the people pouring into Granite Falls, it's a great time to take advantage of this to bring customers into our shops and restaurants and show off our town. We're looking for more partners and ideas to help with this event. We have already booked The Echos, a" big band" from New Ulm for an outdoor concert in early evening. The Granite Falls Historical Society is planning an exhibit of local WWII veterans that will be open at the Volstead House that weekend and beyond. I'd love to hear from more organizations and businesses about ideas for this weekend. 

Chamber Member of the Week series will continue alphabetically with Member of the Week and Community Celebration sponsor, Aus Floors and More. We're fortunate in our small town to have a full service design and flooring company which is locally owned . Aus Flooring is your one stop shop for your flooring needs. Whether it is plush carpet in your living room, ceramic tile in your bathroom, or hardwoods in your entry way, we have the right product for each of your flooring applications. Gail says, "Your flooring will be installed by Aus floorings own professionals , always with a smile on!"