Tuesday, June 21, 2011

King Mountain Car and Tractor Show This Weekend

The King Mountain Car and Tractor Show will be in Moore, Idaho THIS weekend!  Friday night is cruise night with slow races and poker runs.  Saturday is the car and tractor show with a huge variety of interesting vehicles.  There will be food and music as well as vendors.  Don't miss it as only comes around once a year!

Click here for more information.

Click here to see the televsion add featuring Susan!

Chamber Sponsors Raffle to Support Atomic Days

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce and Andy’s Gun Shop are sponsoring a raffle to help fund some of the Atomic Days events, advertising and activities. This year’s raffle is for a Ruger 10/22 with a 4X Simmons scope. This rifle is perfect for “plinking” and target shooting. Tickets for the raffle are available at the East Idaho Credit Union and the BIC during business hours, or at the Saturday Market from 4-8. The drawing will be held at the Atomic Days Rodeo on Saturday July 16th. You need not be present to win.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Arco Saturday Market Opens on June 18th

The Arco Saturday Market, a joint project of the Horizons community development program, the Butte County Chamber of Commerce and the Lost River Economic Development will open for the 2011 season on Saturday June 18th at 4 pm.  The Market is located on the corner of Front and West Grand Avenue.  Volunteers have recently completed planting the flower beds for 2011, and they are beginning to look pretty good.

Market space is inexpensively priced, and fees help support advertising and provision of facilities, etc.  The Market has been rescheduled to the afternoon to reduce competition with the Mackay Market, as well as give sojourners who are staying over in Arco on a Saturday evening something to do.

Vendors are welcome.  Booths must be set up by 4 pm, and "walk-ons" are currently welcome, but the committee would prefer a "heads-up" if you can.  Rules and information are available at the links below.

Welcome Letter
Market Rules
Market Application - PDF format
Market Application - MS WORD Format

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Atomic Days Has it Own Facebook Page

Melinda started a Facebook page for Atomic Days and it now has enough participation to get its own url!  Check it out


Building a Flourishing Community: How can a community ‘grow its own’ philanthropy? June 17th

Join us for a free/interactive webinar hosted by University of Idaho and Montana State University Horizons.
June 17, 2011, 11:30-12:45 pm (Pacific) / 12:30-1:45 (Mountain)

Building a Flourishing Community: How can a community ‘grow its own’ philanthropy?
Community-based giving strategies are a growing trend in community development. Giving Circles bring people together to pool their funds so they have a greater impact on local causes. Community foundations provide local permanently endowed funds. Both strategies can establish granting programs to support local charities and projects, and strengthen a community’s sense of empowerment and self-reliance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Atomic Days on the Way

Atomic Days is organized and promoted by the Butte County Chamber of Commerce.  It is the  the biggest retail event of the year for many hospitality businesses.  It is a major time for class and family reunions. So much to do, so few people to do it, and help is appreciated, since the Chamber has no paid staff!

Atomic Days planning is underway, and we hope to have the poster and the website up next week....

Melinda Shodin of the Absolute Therapy has agreed to be the the Atomic Days chairperson this year, and has a number of the event contact people lined up...

Melinda has arranged for A&B productions to be at Atomic Days with a mechanical bull, jousting, a slide, jumphouse, and bungie run. Some of these sound competetive so maybe team competitions are a possiblity....Melinda is working on a ticket/bracelet pre-sale arrangement...

The Valley Insurance will again organize the Fun Run, and Rhonda Morris has agreed to organize the softball tournament.  Stan Blattner will head up the horseshoe tournament.  John Danz of Pickle's Place will organize the food vendors and Vicki Northrop will organize the non-food booths for the benefit of the Butte High Student Council.  The Saturday Market will keep its NEW regular hours of 4 pm to 8pm.  A volleyball tournament, parade, motorcycle show, Breakfast in the Park and ping pong ball drop are in the works.  We hope to have all the contact information available by next week.....

The Atomic Days Rodeo is planned for Friday and Saturday night, headed up by Brad Remer and Crystal Carpenter.  The Chamber will handle the in-arena advertising, and the committee will handle the show and the concession.  The Chamber is planning a riffle raffle to help backstop the rodeo in case of inclement weather.

If you can help with Atomic Days please call Melinda (mshodin@hotmail.com) or Chad (ccheyney@uidaho.edu).  We are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atomic-Days-2011/208933162472521.

The next regular Chamber meeting is Tuesday June 14th. The featured business is Mia and Kevin Hays' screen printing business.  Meetings are at 8 AM at a local restaurant...June's location is pending...