Jerome Chamber E-News November 14, 2019
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Chamber News
Value of Providing Good Employee Training
It can be difficult to dedicate the time needed to properly train and new employees. Training isn’t just important it is vital to any company.’s article said “Well trained employees are essential to any business. When employees have all the training, skills, and knowledge they need … they can perform their jobs with greater competency, serve your customers better and have fewer errors or accidents.”

Benefits of good training include:

  • Improved employee performance
  • Improved employee satisfaction and morale
  • Addresses weaknesses
  • Greater consistency
  • Increased innovation
  • Reduced employee turnover

It is important for businesses, to make sure there is adequate training and resources available so that your staff can be successful with all their duties.

  1. Have a plan for each different job
  2. Host Regular Training Sessions
  3. Use Employees as Trainers
  4. Cross Train Workers
  5. Set Training Goals

On the blog you will find a link to a New Employee Training Checklist which is a great resource to use. Knowing how to train new employees effectively means happier employers and better retention rates.
The Jerome Chamber Board of Directors and Ambassador Committee want to thank all the Servicemen and women who have served and who are serving. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. A special thank you to the families that sacrifice for these warriors to serve the country.
Are you Passionate about Jerome?

The Jerome Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals who are interested in participating as Chamber Board Members on our 10 person Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position and we would be happy to discuss the duties of a board member, then add you to the list of candidates for membership vote for the 2020-2021 term. Contact us at 208-324-2711 or email:
Chamber Events
Thank you to all our Sponsors.

Idaho Central Credit Union • Jerome County Fairboard • Eric May •
Sorans Catering • Music Magic Events

Agropur • Amalgamated Sugar Company • Beans & Brews Coffeehouse • Best Western Sawtooth Inn • Cactus Pete's • Canyon Trail Realty • Sandra Capps • Central Equipment • Claude Brown's Carpet Cleaning • Chick fil A • Comfort Inn & Suites • Con Paulos Chevrolet • Crossroads Point • D & B Supply • D.L. Evans Bank • Demaray's Jerome Memorial Chapel • Domino's • Edward Jones Chapin/Clelland • Elison Dentistry • Falls Brand • Falls Orthodontic • Family Health Services • Farmers Bank • First American Title Company • First Federal Savings Bank • Fishers Technology • Galaxy Awards • HilexPoly/Novolex • Idaho Milk Products • Intermountain Gas Company • Jerome 20/20 • Jerome Recreation District • Joe Mama's Car Show • Kenworth Sales Company • Lee Family Broadcasting • Mountain View Barn • North Side Journal • NorthPointe Realty • Oasis Stop N' Go • Pioneer Federal Credit Union • Prescott & Craig Insurance • Redfish Lodge • Rexroat Harberd & Assoc • Safari Hospitality - Holiday Inn Express • SIRCOMM • St. Luke's Jerome • Title One • Today's Dental Care •Triple S Landscaping • Twin Falls / Jerome KOA • Urgent Care of Jerome • Valleywide Cooperative • Washington Federal • Watkins Distributing Sales & Service • Western Waste Services • Williams, Meservy & Larsen •

A special thank you to: Jerome Chamber Ambassadors • Mike Pohanka (Emcee)
December 7 - Christmas in Jerome
Sponsor an Arch or Light Parade Float register online
December 11 - Business After Hours
Business of the Week

on being named
#Business of the Week.
New Members
Help us welcome our newest Chamber Member

Angel's Construction Custom Homes

Community Events
Heritage Academy is seeking Community Partners
Mary and Martha's Food Pantry in need of Non-Perishable Food
1ST Federal Grant - Application Deadline November 15
First Federal Foundation Grant - The First Federal Foundation program is accepting grant applications from October 21, 2019 to November 15, 2019. 𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘔𝘜𝘚𝘛 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 November 15 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥.

Visit our website for more information and to download the application.
November 20 - Hire a Veteran Job Fair
November 22 - Coats for Kids Fundraiser
November 23 & 24 Shop Day at Costco
November 27 - Black Wednesday
December 5 - Healthy, Delicious Holidays! Free Cooking Demonstration
Washington Federal & Heritage Academy Fundraiser
Washington Federal & Heritage Academy want to thank the community for helping them raise funds for a water station for the school. Thank you for your generous donations on the silent auction.
January 11, 2020 - Cabin Fever Day
January 16 - University of Idaho Preserve @ Home
Member Hot Deals
Urgent Care Jerome & Twin Falls
Urgent Care of Twin Falls, and Urgent Care of Jerome, have flu shots available that are free with most insurances, or just $25 without insurance, get them while they last!

Fighting illness? Don't forget we have short wait times and R&R Pharmacy located in both of our buildings for fast prescriptions to get you home and recovering quickly!
Mountain View Barn
Newly Renovated main floor meeting room now available for functions and Meetings
Jacob's Meeting Room and Spanbauer Loft - open 7 days a week for events and catering. Great business meetings, conferences, classes, parties, reunions and clubs. As well as Dances, weddings and large parties. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Includes audio/video connections and microphone.(HDMI & USB connection to Smart TV, projector with screen. Handicap access, privacy, restroom nearby.
Holds up to 800 people. 392 E 300 South, Jerome ID 208-969-0784
Jerome Senior Center
You are invited to join the seniors at the Jerome Senior Center for their daily lunches.
Email Marketing Discount
The Jerome Chamber is proud to partner with Constant Contact and to offer our members a discount on a email marketing platform. Save up 25%

Did you know that Constant Contract can also help you build a website and designed a logo.
Job Postings
Chamber Members can post your employment opportunities on our website.
Press Releases
Chamber members can add Press Releases to the Chamber Website by using the member login.
Contact me for more details.
Thank you for your support
Board of Directors:
  • Randy King, D.L. Evans Bank - President
  • Annie Dovenmuehler, Idaho Milk Products, Vice President
  • Brian Bridwell, Jerome School District, Treasurer
  • Angela Hickmon, ICCU
  • Kim Lee, Lee Family Broadcasting
  • Ben Crouch, Northside Journal
  • Mary Slim, Valley Wide Country Store
  • Gus Peterson, D & B Supply
  • Mike Young, Les Schwab Tire
  • Carl McEntarffer , Jerome Rec District- Past President
Ambassador Committee Officers:

  • Markus Lively, Farmers Bank - President
  • Luis Valadez, Idaho Central Credit Union - Vice President
  • Mariann Schiewe, SIRCOMM- Secretary
  • Annie Dovenmuehler, Idaho Milk Products
  • Curtis Maier, St. Luke's Magic Valley Health Foundation
  • Esmeralda Chavez, City of Jerome
  • Christy Newlan, Claude Brown's Carpet Cleaning
  • Jamie Rupert, Jerome County Fair Grounds
  • Julie Dewolfe Arroyo, NorthPointe Realty
  • Loralee McKee, First Federal Bank
  • Maria Heredia, La Lider 100.3 FM
  • Marty Kukn, Washington Federal Bank
  • Nancy Chapin, Edward Jones
  • Randy King, D.L. Evans Bank
  • Saniesa Bartlome, Western Waste
  • Silvia Roasales, City of Jerome
  • Teena Tolman, First Federal Bank
  • Tina Miller, 4H / University of Idaho
  • Tracy Cox, First American Title
Newsletter Submission Deadline
Please have all submission in no later than Wednesday each week.
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