Welcome to spring in Idaho. We had a good winter and hopefully we stored up all of the moisture needed to get us through the remainder of the year. Even if we didn’t get enough, I wouldn’t worry about moisture, it will probably snow and rain for the next three months ie: Springtime in Idaho.

One of our kickoff events for spring is the Gate City Brewfest which you should all come out and attend on Saturday March 12th from 1pm to 6pm in Old Town Pocatello. I want to thank all of the volunteers in advance for coming out and helping us put on this wonderful event. I especially want to thank our partner Stephanie Palagi with Old Town Pocatello for all her hard work and John Azzola from the Chamber for doing much of the Chamber heavy lifting on this event. We also have a great group of sponsors for our event including the Idaho Travel Council, Visit Pocatello, Clarion Inn and McDonalds. I would also like to thank our media partners, distributors, locations and brewers for all of their help. For the last few years we have continually grown the number of folks from outside the area that are staying over.

The legislature is going strong and is hoping to be done by the end of the month. They still have some work to do on education, health care, tax credits and urban renewal. We will see if they can get it done. The Chamber’s Legislative Council works diligently throughout the session to make sure that you are represented. If an issue comes up that you need help on please let me know.

This year the Chamber is bringing back an event we haven’t done in a few years. Come join us on April 1st for our Fools Bowling Tournament. This is a great opportunity to network with your fellow Chamber members.

Give us a call at the Chamber at 233-1525 if you would like to discuss any of these activities or if you would like to meet with any of us at the Chamber to discuss your business.