Monday, June 29, 2015

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in eight Idaho counties and neighboring county in Montana 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 in the following primary county that began April 28, 2015, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center - West.
Primary Idaho county:  Jefferson;
Neighboring Idaho counties:  Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Lemhi and Madison;
Neighboring Montana county:  Beaverhead.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Valley Community Center Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

Front Row (kneeling): Gaven Knighton, Barb Bode, Terry LaBounty, Nadean Brinton Back Row: Ron Lechelt (CHC Foundation Board Member), Arlene Pearson, Millie Zediker, Cleve Hymas, Ron Pearson, Merlin Waddoups, Clyde Hymas, Hamm Brinton, Lin Pearson (Mayor, City of Moore)

The Valley Community Center, constructed by the Moore Community Association, held an open house and community auction on  Saturday June 6th.  The community center is open for business and has very reasonable rates for the use of their "great room" and the "board room".

Janet Thornock Retires from Chamber

Janet Thornock, long time treasurer of the the Butte County Chamber of Commerce, retired from the East Idaho Credit Union, and resigned as treasurer of the Chamber to pursue a new chapter of her life in Oregon, Janet was a main stay of the Chamber and helped keep it alive in the "lean years".

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Idaho's State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grants Workshop June 30

Boise District Office

Idaho STEP Grants & Export Express


Join us for an overview of Idaho's State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grants.
Presentations from Idaho Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Boise District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Time is running out to take advantage of 2015 STEP International Market Access Grants. Idaho Commerce still has funds available for funding STEP International Market Access Grants.

Friday, June 12, 2015


All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast @Park Sat. 7AM by Lost Rivers Medical Center
Cruise In- Shelly Shaffer Thurs. 6:30 PM 208-589-0261
Fun Run- Richard Hansen 208-527-3494 Sat. 7:30 AM
Horseshoes- Jake Hansen 208-867-2388 Fri. Evening
Parade/Ping pong ball drop- Tara Parsons 208-589-5386 11 AM Sat.
Rodeo- Crystal Carpenter 208- 589-6979 Fri. & Sat. 6:30 PM Pre-show
Softball - Chandos Gamett 208-680-9689
Pickles Place Steak Fry- Fri. 5-8 PM @Park
Vendor/Food/Craft Booths Jaci Hill 208-403-9011
Volleyball- Mindy Gamett-208-554-2034

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Butte County Chamber to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday June 10th at 6:30 PM

The Butte County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual meeting on Wednesday June 10th at the Mountain West RV Park Cafe.  The objective of the meeting is to socialize; elect officers; hear about the opportunity to expand and re-brand the Chamber as the “Lost Rivers Valleys Chamber” ; and to install the new officers.  Members, interested businesses and citizens and their guests are invited to attend. Please RSVP to or 527-3060 so that we can assure adequate seating.