Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free Extension Webinar Friday---Retirees and Local Economies: Just how old are we and so what?

The average age of Butte County, and many other rural communities is getting higher all the time. Farm owners are getting older and are not being replaced by their children or other young farmers. What does this mean for buisnesses and for our communties in the future—This webinar will examine this trend in the Northeast, which has implications for all of us. Chad

(A featured preview event for What Works! 2011: The future of entrepreneurship and community development in the Northeast)

Professor Judith Stallmann, University of Missouri-Columbia
Friday, February 25, 2011

11:00 – 12:15(Eastern Time)

About the webinar:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chamber Minutes from February, 2011

Butte County Chamber of Commerce
February 8, 2011

Present Chad Cheyney, Ernie Tate, Colette Atwood, Melinda Shodin, Sheri Partyka, Tyler Victor (won the early bird gift), Todd Victor, Richard Dean, Vince Bush.

Chad called the meeting to order at 8:05am

Colette read the January minutes. A motion to approve by Ernie and Sheri seconded; approved.

Spotlight Business: Vince Bush from Northwest computer has been building websites since 1995. Worked with a business in Oxnard California and was responsible for a website with over 20,000 pages. He knows technical hosts and email end of programming. He has helped develop the chamber web page and can create a page for each chamber business. When someone is looking to move to a town, their usual contact is from a

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chamber Brings Back 2Bro Hypno Show March 19th

The 2 Bros Hypno Show will be returning to Arco on Saturday, March 19th. One family show will be presented at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door. Kids under 5 are free. Kids 5-7 are $7.00, Middle and High School students are $10.00 and adults are $12.00. All tickets will receive a $2 discount with a donation of 2 cans of food for the community emergency food bank.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Economics of Regional Meat: A National Good Food Network Webinar (free) Feb 17

Beef production is something that we can do in Idaho, and specialty beef production is something that we could do in the central Idaho.  This webinar will provide some insight to to barriers to expanding lcoal and regional meat production.  Go to to get the whole story on this webinar.

The Economics of Regional Meat: A National Good Food Network Webinar (free) Feb 17 at 12:30 Pacific time.

Its a Long Way--But "What Works! 2011: Entrepreneurship & Economic Development in the Northeast" Might be Worth the Trip

If you are passionate about helping our communities thrive, growing new jobs, sustaining working landscapes and local economies, you should make plans today to attend the What Works! 2011 Conference scheduled for March 30 - April 1, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. Hosted by the Northeast Center for Rural Development, a highlight of the conference will be the opportunity to be an author of an exciting new regional plan of action for entrepreneurship in the Northeast. Registration is now open at

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Free Webinar: Getting Down to Business with Social Media Marketing February 10, 2011

eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - Second in the ON-LINE PRESENCE Series 2011

February 10, 2011
Getting Down to Business with Social Media Marketing
The eXtension Entrepreneurship webinar series airs monthly on the second Thursday at 2:00pm (ET); 1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT); 11:00am (PT). Webinar access at

February 10, 2011
Getting Down to Business with Social Media Marketing

Social media and on-line tools have changed marketing forever. The good news is that you already know the hard parts of succeeding with these tools, it's just that no one told you how. We'll look at the ROI for real small businesses, then we'll go through a four step process to create a living and working plan that brings social media marketing right into the heart of your business.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chamber Meeting Tuesday February 8th, 8 AM at the Deli

To:         Butte County Chamber of Commerce and     Lost River Businesses

From:    Chad Cheyney,
              Vice President 

RE:         Regular February Membership Meeting

The regular membership meeting of the Butte County Chamber of Commerce, held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, will take place
Tuesday February 8th at 8:00 AM at the Deli Sandwich Shop.

Our featured business for this month is Northwest Computer Professionals.  We expect Vince Bush will be at the meeting to tell us about his current business and plans for the future.  Vince is also the Chamber’s webmaster and did a great job on the new Chamber site at  If you have upcoming events or activities, they can be posted to the calendar. Besides computer equipment sales and repairs, Northwest Computer Professionals also offers website construction and hosting. Check out their website:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chamber General Meeting Tuesday February 8th

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly regular membership meeting on Tuesday, February 8th at 8:00 AM.  This month we will meet at the Deli Sandwich Shop.  Our featured business for this month is Northwest Computer.  The minutes of last months meeting follow.