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Local Opportunity for CARES Act Small Business Relief Grants

Attention all businesses and non-profits…. emergency CARES Act Small Business Relief Grants are being offered by the local governments of St. Francis, Minnesota as well as other cities and counties in our area. Full details along with the application process available at the links below, check with other local cities for their respective programs:

Contact these agencies directly with any questions.

2020-08-07T05:35:39-05:00Chamber News|

St. Francis City Wide Garage Sale

SAVE THE DATE – August 22nd, 2020


Welcoming all residential and business participation.

The SFACOC is hosting this as a community event. Food trucks will be found at the Community Park. While there, feel free to drop off your child for free small group activities, while you shop, provided by local churches. All state distancing and safety guidelines will be practiced. Please note, play at your own risk because of health concerns with COVID-19.

A map of garage sale locations will be provided online on the Chamber website and its Facebook page. Visit our website to participate for a fee of $7 per sale.

Details and Signup available at

2020-07-21T21:34:31-05:00Chamber News|

Bike Safety Rally & Parade

Are you a business/organization that would like to participate in this amazing, one of a kind parade on June 25th? The St. Francis Police Department is looking for businesses/organizations that want to connect with residents and have a little fun. Get creative, decorate your table “float” and be a part of this first ever reverse parade. Contact the St Francis Police Department to reserve your FREE spot @ 763-753-1264

2020-06-11T08:01:27-05:00Chamber News|

Coloring the Community Chalk Contest


The St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a community Chalk contest.

The Chamber will be purchasing up to $1,000 in Gift Cards from local businesses who are currently chamber members (minimum $50 each business; business can decide what denomination those gift cards are in)!

The first 25 businesses who respond will be contacted to coordinate the purchase of the gift cards.  Please respond by April 24th .  Please contact Michelle Anderson if you would like to participate at 763-568-0038 or

WATCH for MORE details to come out very soon to the community on this fun activity! Thanks for participating…. #inthistogether


Coloring the Community CHALK CONTEST! In an effort to bring the community together and promote a little fun during the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a social distancing chalk contest for anyone interested in the St. Francis area.

The rules are simple…. Grab some chalk and create whatever masterpiece comes to mind! Inspirational quotes and feel-good designs are encouraged. Then snap a picture of the work, tag the St Francis Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or email it to St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce at

The St. Francis Chamber will post photos on the St. Francis Chamber Facebook Page.

Entries can be submitted April 24 to May 11. Winners will be chosen on May 14. The Chamber board members will then choose the top three chalk designs to be awarded with gift cards from our local chamber member businesses.

Paid for by the St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce

  • First place $250
  • Second place $175
  • Third place $100

All participants will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes from local businesses!!

The following information should be included on each submission;

– Name of Artist:
– Address where art is located, and is it visible from the street?
– If the art has a theme or a story please include:

The St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce would like express our sincere appreciation to our area residents who have continued to support our local businesses as we continue to navigate through these unsettling times.

Any questions should be directed to the St. Francis Chamber Facebook page, via messenger or the St. Francis Chamber email at

Thank you to the Brainerd Community Action, the Brainerd Jaycees and Delano Jaycees, who put on a similar events in their communities, and have allowed us to use the same guidelines.

2020-04-17T11:48:13-05:00Chamber News|

Business Resources for COVID-19

Business Resources for COVID-19. Please see the information in this PDF file.

Also, refer to this message from Anoka County Economic Development Specialist Jacquel Hajder:

Good Morning,

Anoka County Regional Economic Development, along with our County Job Training Center, have been working hard to ensure we can provide the latest information to business owners about what resources are available to help with COVID-19 impacts.

Attached is the most current list of business resources we are sharing.  Keep in mind that this is a live document that changes daily.  You can also find the latest information on the ACRED webpage here: Please use this resource to educate yourself or others on what we can do to help our business community survive the impacts of COVID-19.

Finally, our County Lobbyist Paul Miller, will be hosting a 30 minute webinar 4/6 alongside CMDC to explain the recent CARES Act and how businesses can take advantage of the relief programs.  If you would like to sign up for this webinar, please contact

Best Regards,

Jacquel Hajder | Economic Development Specialist
2100 3rd Ave. STE 700 | Anoka, MN 55303
(c) 612-358-8925 | (d) 763-324-4609

COVID-19 for businesses
2020-04-01T13:36:11-05:00Chamber News|

Chamber Member Business Availability

This is a list of our SFACOC Member Business Availability during the mandated quarantine time period. Please support our local businesses and organizations during this difficult time. If you have updates or changes to what is listed here, email Thank you for your patronage to our community.

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Ace Solid Waste, Inc. 763-427-3110 OPEN
Advanced Automotive Care, Inc. 763-753-8282 OPEN
American Family Insurance Mary Dresch Agency 763-753-9268 OPEN
Anoka Hennepin Credit Union 763-422-0290 Drive thru Open, Lobby Closed
Anoka Ramsey Community College 763-433-1100 Closed
Anytime Fitness 763-753-3399 Closed
Barna, Guzy & Steffen, LTD 763-780-8500 OPEN
BTO Signs 763-274-8195 OPEN
Casey’s General Store 763-753-0544 OPEN
City of St. Francis 763-753-2630 Lobby Closed – See Website for Details
Collision 2000 763-753-0002 OPEN
Connexus Energy 763-323-2600 Lobby Closed
County Market 763-753-3334 OPEN
Crown Electric 763-444-5079 OPEN
Dairy Queen Orange Julius 763-954-9340 OPEN
Destination Academy, LLC 763-753-9906 CLOSED
ECM Publishers, Inc. 763-712-3516 OPEN
Edward Jones Investments 763-753-2988 call for information
Elaine M. Mustari, CPA, LLC 763-772-5094 OPEN
Freedom Strategy Group 763-421-9456 call for information
Gold Star Kennels 763-753-5450 call for information
Goodrich Pharmacy 763-753-0222 OPEN
Hakanson Anderson 763-427-5860 OPEN
Healthy Hangout 952-484-3648 Open M-F 8-4 Sat 10-2,  Carryout and Curbside,  Delivery 10a-2p M-F
Hidden Haven Golf Club 763-434-4626 Hidden Haven—Restaurant is Closed, Pro Shop open for calls Tues thru Sat 12-6
Highland Money Management, Inc. 763-753-6614 OPEN
Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being 763-780-3036 Telehealth Available – NO in-clinic services
Mansettis Pizza and Pasta 763-753-4577 OPEN Curbside Pickup and Delivery SUN-THUR 12p-8p FRI & SAT 12p-9p
McDonald’s 763-753-4713 Drive-thru OPEN 5a-11p
Minuteman Press Ham Lake 763-422-1059 OPEN
North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf 763-434-7685 OPEN – Visit WEBSITE
Northstar Outdoors 612-710-7710 OPEN
Opp Family Chiropractic, P.A. 763-213-0615 OPEN
Patriot Lanes Bar & Grill 763-753-4011 CLOSED
Premier Specialties 612-412-9079 call for information
RE/MAX Results~Michelle Anderson 763-568-0038 AVAILABLE – Virtual Tours, listing appts via phone and electronic signing
ReMax Associates Plus, Larry D. Anderson 763-360-4551 AVAILABLE
Rum River Tree Farm 763-753-4595 call for information
Sara Sauer, CPA, LLC 763-413-3390 OPEN
St. Francis Area Schools 763-753-7040 CLOSED
St. Francis Bottle Shop 763-753-2660 OPEN Tues-Sat 11p-7p
St. Francis Collision & Glass 763-753-6116 OPEN
St. Francis Dental Care 763-753-1900 CLOSED – Call of Emergenies
St. Francis Fire Department 763-753-2334 OPEN
St. Francis Insurance Agency, Inc. – Gary Zimmerman 763-753-3595 OPEN – Call or Email for Hours
St. Francis Lions Club 763-200-6473 Events Cancelled until April
St. Francis Physical Therapy 763-753-8804 PT avail -No Massage until 27th – Accepting New Patients – Call For Hours
St. Francis True Value Hardware 763-753-1265 OPEN
St. Francis United Methodist Church 763-753-2273 call for information
St. Francis Veterinary Clinic 763-444-9359 OPEN – Curbside Service
Steve’s Collision 763-753-5288 OPEN
Subway – St. Francis and on the App 763-753-8511 Remote orders and take out
Taco Johns Drive Thru M-F 9a-8p & S-Su 8a-8a
T. Bryce & Associates, Inc. 763-449-9900 OPEN
TC Net-Works, Inc. 612-747-4357 Any remote office help available.
The Bridge Church Live streaming services at & on 763-753-2134 YTH Wednesday 6:30p, Live Worship Thurs 6:30p, Morning Service Sunday 10:30p -Call for Prayer
The Oaks of Lake George 763-753-8385 By Appointment Only
The Ponds Golf Course & Restaurant 763-753-1100 Restaurant Closed – Some menu items avail after Golf Season Opens
The Refuge Golf Club & Restaurant 763-753-8383 Hoping to open Golf Season week of 3/23 – Waiting for Government Approval
TJ Associates 763-323-8717 Open
Trinity Lutheran Live streaming services at 763-753-1234 Closed – including Manna Market
Village Bank / 763-753-3007 Lobby is Closed; Drive Thru is Open Safe Deposit Boxes and large transactions by appointment only
2020-07-01T08:20:05-05:00ALERT, Chamber News|

Open House at Virtual Reality Arcade

Virtual Reality ArcadeSaint Francis Chamber of Commerce Members

We invite you to attend an open-house Virtual Reality experience

Virtual Reality offers endless possibilities, from immersive games, to breathtaking sightseeing. Virtual Reality has even become an invaluable teaching tool both in the classroom, and in corporations.

Please join us on:

Wednesday, November 6th
From 3:00pm to 6:00pm

We are located in the Saint Francis City Centre shopping center

VR Arcade
23168 Saint Francis Boulevard NW, Suite 100

Light refreshments will be available

2019-10-28T06:05:14-05:00Chamber News|

Last Chance to sign up for Business Trick or Treat

The Chamber will sponsor its 11th annual Business Trick or Treat Thursday, October 31st, 3-5 pm.

Contact the Chamber if your business would like to open its doors to hand out treats and/or promotional items to area families on Halloween day. A list and map of participants is available here.

This is a great opportunity to get potential customers through your doors.

Email if you would like to participate.

Event Details
2019-10-23T11:56:31-05:00Chamber News|
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