JULY 29, 2010

Orofino Chamber of Commerce

City water plant update

   Rick Laam, City Administrator, was the guest and keynote speaker at the chamber luncheon held July 21. Mr. Laam gave a presentation on the city water improvement plans and an update on the coming Water Bond Election to be held Aug. 3.

   People must be residents of the city to vote in this election.

   Mr. Laam gave a report on the participation for recent public educational meetings. Two informational meetings were held July 20 at city council offices. Many articles and legal notices have been in the media, educating residents on the critical need for a new water facility, the costs and funding associated with the project and informing voters about the interest-free loan for which the city qualifies.

   Following the bond election, another public meeting will be held on August 11; notifications will be posted.

Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament

   The Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament held July 22-26 was very successful; out of 26 teams participating, 24 teams were from out of town with participants coming from four western states.

Legislative tour

   A legislative tour will be held November 6-8 at Coeur d’Alene Inn. More information will be available as the Northern Idaho Chamber publishes its upcoming website.

Lumberjack Days

   Volunteers are needed to help in the beer garden which the chamber sponsors each year at Lumberjack Days.

   The beer garden netted approximately $550 over the 4th of July celebration to help offset the costs of the firework display.

Social Media Committee

   A Social Media Committee is being formed for the chamber and needs members who wish to serve in promoting businesses and events through enhanced technology.

Business after Hours

   The next Business after Hours get-together will be will be held at Edward Jones Investments, Thursday, Aug. 12, between 5 and 7 p.m. at 106 Michigan Ave.

Next meeting

   The next regular meeting is scheduled for August 4, at 12 noon, at the Ponderosa Restaurant. Tom Atkinson of Orofino Show & Shine will give an update.