Saturday, May 21, 2011

First Draft of Butte and Central Idaho Roll Out on Monday May 23rd

Dr. Abelardo Rodriguez will in in Arco on Monday May 23rd to preview the first draft of the Butte County and Regional Economic model.  There will be a meal and presentation at 12:30 PM and at 5:30 PM in the Arco BIC so that anyone with an interest can attend.  Dr. Rodriguez will present the model as it currently is formulated and we will discuss the implications and and possible flaws.  This is the second step in a Participator Social Accounting Process which permits community members to participate in construction of the economic model and aids in their understanding and use of the product.  Everyone is welcome.  Please RSVP to or 527-8587 (leave a message) by 10 AM Monday, May 23rd.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spot Light on Business: Lost River Growers

By Butte County Chamber of Commerce

NaDean, Hamm and Jared Brinton
Lost River Growers, one of the newest businesses in the valley, recently had their grand opening in Moore. Lost River Growers is family owned and operated by Hammond (Hamm) and NaDean Brinton, their children, and grandchildren. Hamm and NaDean are excited to be providing the valley with greenhouse products and eager to share their love and knowledge of gardening with their customers. Hamm hopes local residents will support them and says, “We are local growers hoping to provide our customers with an option that keeps them in the Lost River Valley.” Hamm and NaDean both are very interested in the future and local economy of the Lost River Valleys.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Idaho Export Excellence Program

The Idaho Department of Agriculture is offering the Idaho Export Excellence Program, a three day workshop with instruction and coaching, September 14, October 12 and November 9, 2011.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Seniors and Instructor Recognized for Accomplishments by Chamber

The Butte Chamber of Commerce Academic Awards Luncheon was held Tuesday May 10th in the Butte County High School Library.  The Chamber recognized 5 seniors for academic excellence, 2 of academic improvement and dedication.  A teacher was selected by the students as "most influential".  Each winner will received a plaque, sponsored by a local business or individual. 
(back left) Zack Hansen, Nathan Davies, Jason Hnasen, Titus Wilson, Chelsea Pope
(front left) Sadie Andreason, Ben Isham, Madison Potter Aird

Monday, May 9, 2011

“Open for Business: Building a Small Enterprise in Idaho”

A Small Business Workshop in Idaho Falls
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bennion Student Union Building
1784 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Butte County Chamber Holds Academic Recognition Luncheon

By Chad Cheyney, Butte County Chamber of Commerce

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Academic Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday May 10th and Noon time. The luncheon is planned to be held in the large room of the Business Incubation Center, pending removal of the magistrate court to its new home in the remodeled Memorial Building. If this does not happen, the luncheon will be held on the High School Campus.

The Chamber will be honoring the 5 graduating seniors with the highest academic standing, as determined by their grades. In addition, the High School teachers were asked to select a senior(s) who has made the most academic improvement, and two tied. Finally, the top academicians were asked to select the most influential teacher.

Each winner will receive a plaque, sponsored by a local entity. The selections and their sponsors are: