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The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is a progressive, membership-driven organization wherein members cooperate to advance their common interests to build a sustainable, thriving community.

The Mission of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber
is to serve, connect and promote our members.


The Vision of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber is to be recognized as a successful, influential champion for members; ensuring their individual success and prosperity for the community at large.

Our Impact


“I consider the Park Rapids Lakes Area chamber of Commerce to be a valued partner in our success. Our team has utilized many of their business-to-business services with results every time. Our community and businesses are better and stronger because of the tireless efforts, passion, and advocacy of the Chamber.” – Butch De La Hunt, De La Hunt Media



Our History



The organization was established
A new Chamber Visitor Center was built on Hwy 71 South
Opened new Wayside Rest building, the Gateway to our community
Heartland Lakes regional brand is launched

1918

1958

1969

2003

2005

2013

2018

The Chamber of Commerce merged with the Resort Association.
Rebranded as the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. All Veterans Memorial was built on the Chamber grounds.
Hosted the Governor’s Fishing Opener

Board of Directors


Dan Pike - Chair

Edward Jones
718 1st Street E
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-237-6735
daniel.pike@edwardjones.com
Elected 2021, First Term
Term Expires: 2024

Missy Hendrickx - Vice Chair

Camp Wilderness
29984 Journey Trail
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4674
missy.hendrickx@scouting.org
Elected 2021, First Term
Term Expires: 2024

Nikki Clancy

Vacationaire/Clancy’s Restaurant
26333 Icon DR
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-5670
vacationaireresort@gmail.com
Elected 2018, Second Term
Term Expires: 2023

Justin Mitteness - Secretary/Treasurer

Lamb Weston
3704 Park Avenue S, PO Box 552
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-2150
justin.mitteness@lambweston.com
Elected 2016, Third Term
Term Expires: 2024

Marie Luetmer

Marie Luetmer State Farm
301 1st Street E
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-7294
marie@insurewithmarie.com
Elected 2022, First Term
Term Expires: 2025

Debbie Tostenson

Citizens National Bank
300 1st Street W,
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-3393
debbiet@cnbbank.com
Elected 2016, Third Term
Term Expires: 2024

Bryan Hirt

Aunt Belle’s Confectionary
110 Main Ave S
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-7019
auntbellespr@gmail.com
Term Expires: 2025

Molly Luther

Good Life & Molly Poppins Gourmet Snacks
220 Main Ave S
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-237-4212
thegoodlifecafepr.com
Term Expires: 2025

DeeDee LeMier

Dorset Candle Co.
2403 State HWY 226
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-699-3842
pour@dorsetcandle.com
Term Expires: 2026

Brandon Gartner - Gartner Team – Keller

Williams Realty Professionals
601 1st St E
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-237-7653
gartnerteam@kw.com
Elected 2021, First Term
Term Expires: 2024

Kayla Daigle

Two Inlets Resort
32240 CO HWY 50
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-699-3632
vacation@twoinlets.com
Term Expires: 2026


Chamber Staff


Derek Ricke - President/CEO

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
1204 Park Avenue S, PO Box 249
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4111
president@parkrapids.com

Tina Burkman - Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
1204 Park Avenue S, PO Box 249
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4111
marketing@parkrapids.com

Shayna LaCroix - Bookkeeping

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
1204 Park Avenue S, PO Box 249
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4111
accounting@parkrapids.com

Pam Miller - Member and Guest Services

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
1204 Park Avenue S, PO Box 249
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4111
Pam@parkrapids.com

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