Friday, November 26, 2010

Innovation Engineering: Knowledge, Tools & Inspiration for Young Entrepreneurs Dec 9th

Mark your calendars! The eXtension Entrepreneurship webinar series airs monthly on the second Thursday at 2:00pm (ET); 1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT); 11:00am (PT).

On Thursday, December 9, 2010 we return to our youth entrepreneurship theme with a presentation on Innovation Engineering: Knowledge, tools and inspiration to become an innovator and entrepreneur. Our presenter will be Renee Kelly, Co-Director of Programs, Operations and Outreach, at the Foster Center for Student Innovation at the University of Maine. Tune in to learn about the work that is incubating our next generation of entrepreneurs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dinner Theater and Recognition Program Tonight

There are still a few tickets left for the Butte County Chamber of Commerce Dinner Theater and Recognition Program scheduled for 7:00 pm this eventing, Friday November 19 at the Arco Elementary School.  Besides a great meal, terrific Vaudeville program, recognition of the citizen and business of the year, there will be six drawings for Wish Upon A Star raffle tickets!

Supper will be roast beef, baked potato with all the fixings, green salad with ranch dressing and cake for desert. Supper will  be served by high school drama class member.  The Vaudeville show will be presented by Mrs.Nelsons middle school drama class.

Tickets are available at the Eastern Idaho Credit Union, by calling 527-8587.  Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Webinar on Rural Entrepreneurship Nov 18th, Noon MST

AFRI -Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities Program
Topic: Rural Entrepreneurship.
Date: November 18, 2010 (TOMORROW)
Time:2:00 to 3:30 pm EST

Dr. Charles Tolbert, Baylor University,
Nascent Employer and Their First Employees: Hope for Development in Rural America

Dr.Peter Schaffer, West Virginia University,
Collaborative Research: Evaluation without Bias: New Performance Measures for Business Incubators in Rural America

Dr.Catherine Keske, Colorado State University,
Using Mountain Ecosystem Services to Provide Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Development in Rural Communities

Dr. Frank Farmer, University of Arkansas,
Entrepreneurial Development Targeting Rural Hispanic Immigrants: A Collaborative Research and Extension

Friday, November 12, 2010

Citizen and Business of the Year Nominations

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who recognized the contributions of businesses and individuals to our life in the Lost Rivers Valleys, and who took the time to nominate them for this awards process.

The selection process will be a combination of public input and the deliberations of a select committee. Each portion of the evaluation will be equally weighted numerically and the final score computed to determine the successful nomination for 2010. If you wish to participate in the public input, please send a signed post card or letter to the Chamber of Commerce at POB 837, Arco, ID 83213. Simply write the name of the nominee you prefer for citizen of the year and for business of the year and sign your name. If you prefer, you may send your vote by email to Please put “RECOGNITION” in the subject line of your email. Points will be allocated to the nominees based on the total number of votes cast. All votes must be in the hands of the Chamber by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 17th. All voting is intended to be confidential.

Monday, November 8, 2010

eXtension Webinar: Culinary Tourism November 11

eXtension, then electronic arm of the Cooperative Extension System, offers free on-line learning activities called webinars.  These can be accessed on most internet capable computer equipment.  The next one in economic development is the last in a series on culinary tourism.  Follow the link below to find out more about the webinar and a link to attend it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chamber Meets Tuesday November 9th

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular monthly general membership membership meeting on Tuesday, November 9th at 8 AM at Pickles Place.

Vaudeville: A Dazzling Display of Heterogeneous Splendor November 19th

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce’s dinner theater will be held Friday 19th for fellowship, entertainment and to honor the Citizen of the Year and the Business of the Year. The program will be held at the Arco Elementary School. The evening will showcase students from Mrs. Stephanie Nelson’s junior high drama class with the “Vaudeville Variety Show”. The show is in the tradition of old time Vaudeville entertainment with skits, and other exhibitions of talent designed to “educate, edify, amaze and uplift”! The evening will culminate with the announcement of the Business of the Year and the Citizen of the Year.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chamber Seeks Nominations for Citizen and Business of the Year

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations of for Citizen of the Year and for Business of the Year.  Nominations and letters of support are due by the close of business on Monday November 8th.  Selection will be made on the basis of a combination of public input and the deliberations of a select committee.  The winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Dinner Theatre on Friday November 19th.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Idaho Weed Control Association College Scholarships

The Idaho Weed Control Association offers scholarships every spring for University of Idaho and Treasure Valley Community College students. Preference is given to students majoring in plant or crop sciences, entomology, range resources or other associated fields.

Deadline to apply is December 10, 2010.
Please forward to all who might be interested.