The city of Pocatello was recently ranked third in the nation for career opportunities in 2016.  According to a study done by the financial technology company, SmartAsset, Pocatello is a community with great job prospects.  The study ranked 355 of the largest cities on a number of items including the unemployment rate, annual employment growth, median income and cost of living.  Pocatello was ranked 15th in the 2015 study.

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 26th 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 grills 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 am looking forward to The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 2016 Conference in Savannah, GA next week.  I will attend some great sessions at this conference and look forward to implementing some changes that will make our chamber better.

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.