The annual Membership Drive for Star Chamber of Commerce was a complete hit. The Heron River Clubhouse is a beautiful, simply appointed location with adequate room for our growing membership. We had 50 or more businesses and 65+ people attending to represent them, the Chamber board, and a live band, Smooth Avenue with JT Tyler (a chamber member). JT has such a versatile band and we so appreciate his talents.
The restaurants around Star, including Sully’s, Asian Wok, Pizza Hut, Westside Pizza, The Merc and for dessert fudge from Sandee’s Candies was displayed for a short while until the hungry crowd converged upon it. The food was great, as always. The Chamber was offering this dinner free of charge to all members and those seeking membership.
Loni Trude, an ambassador from Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, made her presentation on “Searching for Eagles” and the audience was set in suspense for 15 minutes. This is a must hear presentation for any leader or someone wanting to be a leader. Also, Loni’s balloon artistry is well known throughout the Treasure Valley and beyond. This lady is talented!
There were dozens of raffles and Silent Auction items to help defray the cost of the night’s expenses. Our highest bid was on a painting done by our long time member and Chamber advisor, Jeanne Bangham-Nail.
Lastly, but most importantly, the special drawing for the night to one of the nine businesses in attendance out of 12 businesses who decided to join that evening, went to Debbie from Clarity Credit Union. We are so happy to hear that the credit union is considering a branch in Star soon. At this point, Star has no Credit Union services.
Star is growing in homes, families and businesses. The new Hwy 16 Corridor has begun and is planned to extend to I-84 at some point, but is finished between Chinden and Hwy 44, the largest bridge span in the Treasure Valley. Our small town has growing pains and as a Chamber we are here to help promote the current businesses and encourage new businesses into the area. There is a need for more services and room for commercial and small industrial product businesses. There is availability to leading edge technologies to make your transition to Star an easy one. We like our small town feel and hope to keep it that way for the near future, but with enough services to keep people in Star, using Star’s local businesses. Contact the Chamber for more information if your business might be interested in relocating to our town or becoming a new startup and look into joining the Star Chamber. We are an all volunteer, virtual Chamber with no brick and mortar office, however we do have a simple and easy to peruse website. See us at: www.StarIdahoChamber.com. Expect small town hospitality from our Chamber and its growing membership!!!