Sunday, May 23, 2010

Customer Service is a Key to Buisness and Community Success!

David Burele, who hosted the Horizons Vision 2020 for Butte Communities, commented that during his extension work in community development in Australia, they discovered that a customer with a favorable customer service experience will tell 10-12 people, while a customer who has a poor experience will tell over 70 people how bad it was! THAT IS POWERFUL ADVERTISING FOR GOOD OR FOR BAD!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vendors Sought for Arco "Satuday Market" to Start June 19th

Arco will have a "Saturday Market" this summer from June 19th until Memorial Day. The market will be located on the corner of Highway 93 and US 20-26 where more than 2,000,000 vehicles pass every year!

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce, the Lost River Economic Development and the Butte Communities Horizons Community Development program are sponsoring a street market on Saturdays begin June 19th and ending Memorial Day.  The sponsors are supported in their efforts by the Butte County Commissioner and the Arco City Council.

Vendor interested in utilizing the "Saturday Market" may download the necessary information below, or contact Michel at 208-527-3060.  Space is limited and preference may be given to local merchants, craftsmen and artisans.  Food vendor are welcome. 

Vendor Information
Market Schedule and Agreement
Market Application

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Custom Service Training May 20th

Lost River Economic Development has teamed up with the Idaho Department of Commerce to put on a customer service training for folks in the Lost River Valley.  The program begins at 3:45 PM on Thursday May 20th in the Business Incubation Center in Arco.  The program is appropriate for all kinds of buisnesses but is most appropriate for those working in retail and tourism.

Research shows that customer service has a huge impact on word-of-mouth publicity.  People who have a good customer service experience are likely to tell 10-15 people about it, but those who have a bad experience are likely to tell 70-80 people why they should not darken the door of the offening establishment!

Participate in Community Forum on the Roles of Elected Officials

Lost Rivers Leadership Academy Presents: Understanding the Roles of Local Elected Officials, Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Mackay High School Auditorium.

County Commissioners, Assessor, Clerk, Treasurer, Sheriff; City Mayor and Councilpersons: As citizens you are tasked with electing local officials to represent you and conduct the business of running our Counties and Cities, but do you really understand exactly what those positions entail? This is your opportunity to educate yourself.

The Saturday Market Opens June 19th – Vendors Wanted!

The Arco Saturday Market opens June 19th, rain or shine and continues each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. until August 28th at the corner of Grand Avenue and Front Street. The Market may continue into September if there is adequate participation.

Organizers want to:
• Provide a visually appealing taste of local culture that encourages tourists to leave their vehicles and experience our community.
• Provide an opportunity for local growers, producers, artisans and crafters to showcase and sell their goods.
• Provide an opportunity for store front businesses to promote their businesses through coupons & specials that will be handed out to visitors at the market.

Always looking for new faces!

Great ideas and great minds are not so hard to find in our community. We have experienced a great success so far achieving many goals and implementing projects that have come from these great minds. Do you have great ideas? We want to hear them! Would you like to be a part of a successful group and see “THINGS” happen? Then you are just what we are looking for! Come to our community Horizon’s celebration on May 19th and join with many others in our community committed to making our community a beautiful and thriving community! Dinner will be served beginning at 6pm free to anyone who would like to come. Your local Horizon’s committees have great news to share with you about accomplishments and things that will be happening in our area soon. DON’T MISS IT! Arco City Park on 5-19-10 at 6pm. (Butte High School if bad weather.)