The Eclipse is almost upon us.  August 21st is the big day and I would encourage all of our businesses to be ready to be busy.  It is expected that our hotels will be full which should generate a lot of business for our restaurants, gas stations and retail attractions.

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 all of 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 25th from 11 am to 2 pm for our annual membership appreciation BBQ.  This is a fun event where we provide a complimentary lunch for all of our members.  I would like to thank a number of 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 back from The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 20176 Conference in Nashville, TN.  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 of your support.