I am excited about the start of the new school year on August 20th at Idaho State University.  It’s always great when the students come back to town.  Let’s all make sure that we welcome them with open arms.  Show your support by painting your business windows or putting up signs.

While Pocatello is experiencing a strong recovery, it is still so important that you get everything that you need for your business and personal life right here in the Pocatello-Chubbuck area.  Please remember to do your shopping locally.  With your support we will continue to see our community grow and prosper.

We look forward to seeing you all at our office on August 24th from 11 am to 1:30 pm for our annual membership appreciation BBQ.  This is a fun event where we provide a complimentary lunch for all our members.  I would like to thank several sponsors that help us with this event.  Intermountain Gas Company provides the grilles and gas for grilling.  The J.R. Simplot Company will be bringing fryers and potatoes to make french fries again this year.  Also, thanks to Old Town Pocatello for the use of their chairs and tables.

I just got back from The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 2018 Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.  It was a great week and I attended some great sessions at the conference and we are already working to implementing some changes that will make our chamber The Greatest Chamber in Idaho.

I am always interested in meeting with our membership.  If you would like to schedule a meeting with me, please call me at the Chamber office at 233-1525.  Thanks for all your support.