Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2015 Snowscapes Competition Seeking Artists

Driggs, Idaho – October 20, 2014- The Downtown Driggs Community Association invites both expert and beginner snow sculptors to apply to transform snow in to art as part of Driggs Snowscapes 2015. The 4th Annual Snowscapes event will showcase talented teams creating incredible large scale art from snow as part of the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest this January.

Artists are invited to submit their proposals for consideration in the competition that begins with sculpting January 19th – 23rd followed by showing and judging on January 24th.  Prizes will be awarded in various categories with the Grand Prize winners taking home the $1000 cash prize.

Submissions are due December 1st with application information and details available online at

Lauren Bennett

Event Coordinator
Downtown Driggs Community Association

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chamber Met October 8th: Draft Minutes

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce
October 8th at 8 AM at Jack's Travel Plaza on US 20-26.

Draft Minutes for October 8th
Attending: Chad Cheyney, Mea hays, S. Rupp, Brad Huerta, Clay Condit, Shelley Shaffer, Richard Dean, Katie Brownlee, Helen Merrill, Melinda Shodin, Candice Larson, Rose Bernal
Call to order
The meeting was called to order by Melinda at 8:02 AM in Jacks Travel Plaza.

Agenda approval/additions
Torch Light parade discussion was added
Helen Merrill / Katie Brownlee/ approved
Approval of minutes
Mea pointed out several corrections to the minutes concerning the variety show, which Chad corrected in the file
Katie  Brownlee moved to accept w/corrections /Helen Merrill/ approved
Treasurer’s report
Janet reported the treasury balances by text.  $2839.23 total with $240.50 reserved for the rodeo

Discuss ribbon cuttings for optometrist/”Hand Me Downs”
Optometrist will have his open house and ribbon cutting –October 21st at 5 PM

“Hand Me Downs” will have theirs on  Friday October 10th at 10 AM—
Shelly R is the lead on the optometrist

Shelly S. is going to contact the Advertiser, and members are encouraged to attend.

Annual Chamber Variety Show November 6th

By Cheri Maynard

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce and the Lost River Arts Council announce the Fourth Annual Variety Show, November 6th at 7 pm in the Butte High School Auditorium.  This show is being organized under the direction of Mea Hays and Cindy Jardine. The show features local talent and is also the venue to recognize the Business of the Year as well as the Citizen of the Year.  Citizen of the Year will also be honored as the Grand Marshal of the Atomic Days Parade held in July. If you are interested in nominating a business or person whom you feel has done an outstanding job in serving our community you are welcome to nominate that person or business. Nomination sheets can be found at the BIC office, East Idaho Credit Union or Heidi’s Tip and Toes.  If you have a talent you would like to share, contact Cindy Jardine at 527-8933. The show has in years past proved entertaining and well attended by the community, so mark your calendar and plan to attend on Nov. 6th

Friday, October 10, 2014

4th Annual Variety Show Seeking Talented Performers

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce in Association with the Lost Rivers Community
Arts Council are planning this years Variety Show.   The organizers are seeking local talent to perform. The event will be held Thursday, Nov 6th at 7:00pm. If you are interested in participating please contact Cindy Jardine at 527-8933

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chamber Meets October 8th at Golden West

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular October meeting on Wednesday
October 8th at 8 AM at Jack's Travel Plaza on US 20-26.

Agenda for October 8th
Call to order
Agenda approval/additions
Approval of minutes (Minutes of the previous meeting are available on this blog)
Treasurer report
Discuss ribbon cuttings for optician/hand me downs
Does chamber want to help with PTAs haunted spook alley?
Discussion about judges for person/business of the year by Brad
Mia hays report on talent show posters/Cindy Jardene
Helen to head up turkey bucks?
Christmas lights for trees along Front Street?
Helping hospital with the lighting of the tree/date? Organize if possible the businesses that wish to help with participation.
Discuss next meeting time and place.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Chamber Hears from Optometrist, Plans for Ribbon Cuttings and Recognition Programs

September 10th 2014

Mia Hayes, Clay, Helen Merrill, Mary and Richard Dean, Melinda Shodin, Janet. Brad Huerta, Dr Cody Jones, Chandace Gammett, Katie Browlee
Meeting called to order at 8.15 by Melinda
Agenda approved moved by Brad 2nd Janet
Previous minutes were read by Melinda; Janet made a correction to the financial report. $1000.89 profit added from the Atomic Days with $500 being from added sponsorship not in previous calculations

No other corrections were made to minutes moved to approve minutes as corrected by Janet, 2nd Helen

Financial Report given by Janet
Melinda mentioned the advertising on the poster if members and advertisers had paid, questions were asked by members that there was no billing sent out so confusion about where to pay or who to pay., Janet offered to bill out advertisers if a list was provided. Melinda had a copy of the poster. The chamber offers members a reduced rate of $10 per square.
Janet also collected $235 from booth holders

Chandace mentioned that parks and rec had a meeting tonight and she would mention this topic there.

Dr Cody Jones a new Optometrist who has a main office in Blackfoot will now have a new office in the hospital right next to the Bengal Pharmacy and will be starting practice there next Tuesday; his offices hours in Arco will be Tuesdays from 8-6. opening up the opportunity if he can find a local person to staff another half a day a week without him present for billing and adjustments and pick up of prescriptions etc.