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  • Prado House of Cookies

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    About Us

    Prado House of Cookies is a Registered Cottage food producer with Minnesota Department of Agriculture (These foods are homemade and not subject to state inspection)

    Custom Decorate Sugar Cookies
    Vanilla, Lemon, Funfetti - Special orders available

    A bit about the baker: Karen Martinson shares, ''I met my husband in my country in El Salvador when he was a missionary in my country and I have 2 beautiful boys Jacob (9) and Mason (2). And I love to cook/ bake.''

    When I asked Karen how she came up with the name, Prado House of Cookies, I knew I had to share her reply. It is a heart warming story of resilience. Karen shares, ''Its a long story about why I put the name Prado House of Cookies but ill try to make it short. I was born and raised in El Salvador by my wonderful parents in a little town. My dad decided to run a farm that he named Prado, that means (Meadows, field) then he decided to put the name on a gate (entry on the farm) around the 1980's , in those years there was a civil war in my country, where people who had little were targeted for kidnapping , getting killed for money or political views and if you had a small business or some kind of income it was easier for those kind of people to come after you as a target, so my dad decided to tear down the letters from the entry gates with the Prado name on it. But my dad was still operating as a farm without a name so i decided to put that name on my business to honor my parents for them to know that the name is there and to thank them for all the hard work they did for our family through those year''

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    Rep/Contact Info

    Karen Martinson
  • Q: I received Chamber Bucks - How do I use them?

    Use them like cash at participating businesses. See the list of businesses here.

    Chamber Bucks certificates must be used in full at time of purchase.

    TAKE ME TO THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING CHAMBER BUCKS BUSINESSES

    Q: How do I buy Chamber Bucks?

    Please email saukcentrechamber@gmail.com or call 320-352-5201 to order. Pick up at our office at 524 4th St S, Suite 1, Sauk Centre, MN 56378 

    Q: My business takes Chamber Bucks, how does my business get reimbursed?

    Businesses can contact the Chamber by phone or email to drop off/pick up a check or you can mail the chamber bucks to us and a check will be mailed back to you. There are no fees to our member businesses to accept them, there are no handling fees passed on to customers to purchase them. This is a benefit of our members and an effort to further promote the importance of keeping our dollars local in support of our small businesses. 

    What happens when you shop local?

    1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy: For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

    2. You embrace what makes your community unique: You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?

    3. You create local jobs: Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.

    4. You help the environment: Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.

    5. You nurture community: Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

    6. You conserve your tax dollars: Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!

    7. You create more choice: Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wid­er array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.

    8. You took advantage of their expertise: You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do. Why not take advantage of it?

    9. You invested in entrepreneurship: Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business en­sures a strong community.

    10. You made your community a destination: The more interesting and unique you community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!

    *Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.