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.