Coming up this week on Friday February 5th is our 12th Annual February Fantasy Chamber Ball and Auction.  We are pleased to have the J.R. Simplot Company as our Premier Sponsor again this year.  We have added a few new items this year including a Champagne Toast.  Dinner entertainment will be provided by Dan & Heather and you can dance the night away to The Kyd J Band.  Prime Time auction will once again be sponsoring our Live and Silent Auctions this year.  If your company has something they would like to donate for the auction there is still time to get that into the chamber office.  Tickets are available by calling the chamber at 233-1525

On Friday February 19th the Stimplot Games will once again hold “Breakfast with Fosbury and Friends”.  This is an opportunity for the business community to interact with the Olympic Athletes that attend the Simplot Games each year.  The event will be held at the Red Lion Hotel at 7:30 am on February 19th and will cost $20 per person.  Our speaker this year will be Olympian Steve Hooker who is the 2008 Gold Medalist in the Pole Vault.   Please plan on attending the breakfast and the Simplot Games.  You can purchase tickets through the Simplot Games at 208-235-5604 or online at  Thanks for your support of the Simplot Games.

I just returned from a week in Boise where we did our annual Chamber Days at the Legislature event.  It is always great to be there and see the action up close.  After Chamber Days I stayed on for meetings as Southeast Idaho’s representative on the Idaho Travel Council.  I look forwarding to serving the region and the state in the area of tourism.