THIS WEEK AT THE CHAMBER,  January 10   
 
As a tourist destination, the Wood River Valley's economy is dependent on our visitors coming and having a great experience and each of us is responsible, to some degree, to help. For example, the holiday season is a popular time for people to fly in or drive in to our pretty, little valley hoping to see a winter wonderland.
 
In an effort to boost everyone's participation in helping the Valley get festive, The Chamber is releasing the results of our first annual Holiday Lights Report Card to highlight the towns and business communities in our Valley and how well they stepped up to help make this a very festive Christmas season.
 
Holiday Lights Report Card 2017
 
City of Bellevue - Grade C.
Bellevue Business Community - Grade B - special mention to High Country Motel.
 
City of Hailey - Grade A
Hailey Business Community - Grade C - remember, we can't let the city do all the work. Main Street Looks great, but that's not a reason to not dress up your spot.
 
City of Ketchum - Grade B
Ketchum Business Community - Grade B+ - there were several great displays of lights.
Honorary mention to the large tree on Sun Valley Road - what a sight. We are told that this tree is taller and has more lights on it than the tree in Rockefeller Center.
 
City of Sun Valley - Grade C
Sun Valley Company - Grade A - well done this year. There was even a chair you could sit in, made entirely out of ice. That is some pretty cool detail.
 
And the winner of our Ketchum Business Holiday Competition is The Colonade - this building, on Sun Valley Road, houses Bellisimo and Gilman Contemporary. Our Secret Santa judges felt this building really represented the spirit of the season and had very nice displays whether you saw them at night or during the day. 
 
Congratulations to The Colonade - the winner of this year's Ketchum Holiday Lights competition. We have some airline vouchers for you to use towards a couple tickets from Friedman Memorial Airport.
 
A special thanks to our friends at Visit Sun Valley for helping make this year's Holiday Lights Competition possible.

CHAMBER NEWS
 
Community Awards Nomination Form, Return by Jan 19, 2018 
 
The Chamber Annual Dinner and Community Awards, Feb 7   Reserve your spot  
 
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Reserve Your Space in The 2018 Guide
 
In May, The Chamber will publish its Award-Winning 2018 Membership Directory and Community Guide.  As part of The Chamber's new valley-wide focus, the guide has expanded to include information about businesses from Bellevue to Sun Valley.   
 
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2018 NRCS Idaho Water Supply Outlook Report   
 
Wake Up Hailey at DL Evans Bank, Feb 13   
 
Business After Hours at The Grange, Feb 22   
 
Facebook Feature, Live with Kristy  brought to you by Sun Valley Auto Club 
 
Do you have an upcoming event?   Add it to our calendar here  
MEMBER NEWS
 
Square & Contra Dance
 
 
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Resilient Landscapes for Resilient Communities Series
 
 
 
 
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The Advocates Presents:  Sexual Harassment Demystified  
 
 
 
 
 
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Ski for Air Service Day 

 
 
 
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8th Annual Empty Bowls
 
   
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Open Enrollment for Syringa Mountain School,  Jan 8- Feb 21    K-6 Registration...

11th Annual Idaho Pond Hockey Classic, Jan 13 & 14 Space is limited...
 
ERC Winter Tracking Workshop, Jan 13   Workshops...
 
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Kid's Garden Camp, Jan 15   Grade 1-3... 
   
Community Discussion with Immigration Alliance of Idaho, Jan 25  We're ready to listen... 
   
Galena & the Trails Winter Benefit, Jan 27   Please join us....
 
Dark to Light Teen Workshop: Storytelling with Cinema, Jan 27 & 28   At The Center.... 
 
The Diary of Anne Frank, Jan 27 & 28   Get your tickets...
 
Share Your Heart Ball, Feb 17   Save the Date...  
 
The month of January brings a new theme
to the Heart of the Valley Contest!

 
 

Do you have photos that fit this month's theme? Submit your photos to entry@hovwoodriver.org for your chance to win some fun prizes.  
 
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