Happy New Year to you all and welcome to 2018.  I hope that the New Year will bring us all great success.  Part of that success will come by making sure that you find ways to support your fellow Chamber Members.  Doing business within the community makes us all stronger.

As we look forward to the New Year you need to place one fantastic event on your 2018 Calendar.  February 2nd will be the date for the 14th Annual February Fantasy Mardi Gras at Carnival, 6:00 pm at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel & Event Center.  Last year’s attendees of the event had a wonderful time with great food and entertainment.  In addition to this being a night to dress up and mingle with friends, you will also have the opportunity to bid on some fantastic auction items donated by Chamber members.  Our Premier Sponsor this year is the Fort Hall Casino, so you know we will have a great time.  Watch for additional information coming out soon and if you would like to donate an auction item or get tickets please call us at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce at 233-1525.

Don’t forget to come out to the 40th Annual Simplot Games from February 15th through the 17th.  One of the highlights is the Breakfast with Fosbury and Friends on February 16th that will feature Gold Medal Olympian Butch Reynolds. Contact the Simplot Games at 235-5604 for breakfast tickets.  Another great event that is coming up is the Gate City Brewfest scheduled for March 10th in Downtown Pocatello.  For more info go to www.gatecitybrewfest.com.

This year the Chamber is continuing our sponsorship program called “One Ask”.  It is designed so that we can meet with you one time and take care of your sponsorship needs for the Chamber for the full year.  If you would like to discuss this, please give me a call at the Chamber at 233-1525.