Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ever Thought About Starting a Business?

The new executive director of Lost River Economic Development, Julie Hayward, along with the staff at the Arco Butte Business Incubation Center and the Mackay Action Center  want to help you start a successful business.  You can reach Julie at 527-5900.

2013 Rexburg Business Competion Entries Due November 7th

The City of Rexburg and the Madison Economic Partners, along with a number of other businesses, sponsor an annual business competition to encourage entrepreneurs to develop and present their businesses.  Entries for this year's competition are due by November 7th.  The program incentivizes new and existing businesses through the planning, preparation and presentation process needed to obtain outside funding.  It promotes networking among the participants and finally promotes Eastern Idaho as a good place to  start or have a business.

The program offers significant financial rewards to the winners with the provision of prize money and seed money for the best presentations. Awards are made to experienced business people as well as young entrepreneurs.

The presentation will be given on November 14th.

Contact Julie at Lost River Economic Development 527-5900 for additional information.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Idahoan Finds Travel, Adventure and Family in National Service Program

Perry Point, Md.—Arco native, Reuben Allen, is an alumnus of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), which celebrates its 20th anniversary starting this week. AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based, residential national service program for men and women ages 18 to 24. Since the year 2000, AmeriCorps NCCC members in the state of Idaho have served over 112,000 hours, planted 61,000 new trees and assisted over 5,000 people with disabilities.  As of earlier this year, 350 AmeriCorps members overall were serving in Idaho across 23 projects.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Helping Small Towns Succeed: Pathways to Community Prosperity

Join us at the top of the Rockies in beautiful Leadville, Colorado, for Helping Small Towns Succeed: Pathways to Prosperity and Sustainability, on October 8-10, 2013.  This annual institute, initiated in 1992 with support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will be held this year with corporate support from Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, and co-sponsorship by Colorado Mountain College and the City of Leadville.  This is your opportunity for hands-on learning of a framework for rural community vitality and back-home, practical applications that can be implemented immediately.

Organized by the Heartland Center for Leadership Development and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, this year's institute will focus on a nationally acclaimed small town development approach known as HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC), designed to make your hometown competitive in a fast-paced, global economic marketplace.  The HTC framework has been employed in 14 states nationwide and has been become known as a turn-around strategy for rural communities facing population and business decline.  It focuses on four inter-related priorities known as the HTC Pillars, which are designed to:
" Build Local Leadership
" Energize Entrepreneurship
" Engage Youth and Young Adults
" Expand Community Philanthropy
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  About the Heartland Center
The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is an independent nonprofit organization developing local leadership that responds to the challenges of the future.  The Heartland Center is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska with a field office in Kerrville, Texas.
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
3110 N. 40th St. Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 474-7667

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Butte Chamber to Meet September 11th at Lost River Medical Center

September 6th  2013

RE:          Regular September Meeting at Lost Rivers Medical Center September 11th

The September meeting of the Lost Rivers Medical Center will be held Wednesday September 11th beginning at 8:00 AM in the conference room of the Lost Rivers Medical Center.  Attendees should go to the “Lab Entrance” on the ground floor on the west side of the building.  The conference room is immediately inside the door to the right.

Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Brad Huerta, Chief Executive Officer of the Lost Rivers Medical Center.  Mr. Huerta will be discussing the hospital bond that will appear on the November ballot.  He will outline the need for, and benefits of the  bond and the  impact on tax obligations.  A tour of the recently renovate clinic will be included.

Breakfast for those who desire it will be provided by Lost River Medical Center. 

Chamber meetings are open to everyone, and chamber members, interested citizens and local businesses are encouraged to attend.

Chad Cheyney- Communications