Friday, May 30, 2014

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in 17 Idaho counties and neighboring counties in Montana and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began on April 1, 2014, in the following primary counties,” announced Tanya N. Garfield, Director of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

Primary Idaho counties:  Butte, Clark, Custer, Jefferson and Washington;
Neighboring Idaho counties: Adams, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonneville, Elmore, Fremont, Gem, Lemhi, Madison, Payette and Valley;
Neighboring Montana county:  Beaverhead;
Neighboring Oregon counties:  Baker and Malheur.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thanks to Chamber Supporting Members!

The meetings and  activities of the Butte County Chamber of Commerce are open to all, but we particularly appreciate our supporting members who help finance Chamber activities though their membership!

The following Businesses, Entities and Individuals are supporting members (so far)  for  2014:

Dr. Helen Merrill
The Irrigation Center
Butte County Sheriff's Department
ATC Communication
University of Idaho Extension Office in Butte County
The 4-Winds Roadhouse and Grill
The Arco-Butte Business Incubation Center

Last Chance to Order Advertising on Atomic Days Event Poster

May 22, 2014 Greeting Chamber Members and Local Businesses: As you know, the Butte County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Atomic Days Celebration the third weekend in July. This year the dates is July 17th-19th.

This year’s activities are bigger and better than ever, including dances and concerts, as well as the traditional parade, rodeo, softball, horseshoes, and fun run etc. The Chamber is putting together two posters. One will be the theme poster, and the other will be a list of times and places for events. The Chamber is selling “squares” of advertising around the post to help defray the cost of the poster and provide exposure for our local businesses. This will be similar in format to the high school athletic poster. Each square is $10 for chamber members and $50 for non-members.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Developing Your Food Product Idaho June 13th

The June 13 session of Developing Your Food Product Idea is rapidly approaching. We still have seats available for those hoping to get started with us this season. You can find course applications on-line at the UI Food Technology Center website. If you can’t join us in June we will be offering the class again in November.
Follow this link for more information: