Jerome Chamber E-News October 18, 2018
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Promoting Your Business Through Donating to Local Nonprofits
We are entering in the busiest time of the year. Businesses a receiving request daily to donate to one cause or another. Focusing on charitable causes and nonprofits can boost your company’s image. Research shows that small business charitable contributions can help companies connect with their customers and their community.

It does not matter what kind of business you have, you can always find a way to incorporate charitable donations into your business plan. Donating to a charity or local nonprofit builds relationships and shows people that you’re giving back to the communities that support you.

Companies do not need a huge marketing budget to give back. Rather than writing checks or donating food to good causes, it is more beneficial to companies to sponsor some of the charitable events. This could be in the form of a check written as the main sponsor, the benefit you get is that your company name and logo will be associated with that event. If you have a smaller budget, consider donating items for a raffle or sending employees as volunteers. There are so many ways to get involved.

How do you decided which nonprofit cause to support when you have daily requests? I had a CEO tell me that he only invested in causes that were employee driven. He found that by supporting causes that were near and dear to his employees lead to increased employee morale and employee retention.

Be sure the charity or nonprofit mirrors your company’s goals. If your clothing company, you may consider sponsoring the t-shirts the volunteers will wear. By getting involved it not shows community support and builds trust with consumers. Another great benefit is that donations are a tax deduction. Making regular charitable giving as a part of your business plan can have a great impact on your business.

Don’t forget your local Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit and we offer many opportunities to sponsor and donate throughout the year. Contact us today to learn more.

Take care of the community and the community will take care of your business.” (
Chamber Events
November 9 - Holidayfest
December 8 - Christmas in Jerome
Seize the opportunity to host Business After Hours

Reserve your spot for 2019
Community Events
October 2 - Sing
All voices welcome to Sing!

No musical experience necessary. All ages. Join any time!

Building a choir to tell the story of the birth of Jesus! Performances will be on December 8th @ "Christmas in Jerome"

Choir Practices:

Tuesdays @ 7 pm
Jerome Public Library Community Rooms

Sundays @ 6pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Next to Jerome High School

For more information contact
Anneli Crouch (208) 280-2610
Awesome Socks #fatcosocktober
October 19 - Leadercast
October 23 - Business Basics free class
Start your business off on the Right Foot
An Introduction to:
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Income Tax Withholding
  • SBA New BUsiness Checklist

Sherry Briscoe (208)332-3539
Irene Gonzalez (208)334-1673
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9 - 11 am
Twin Falls City Hall
203 Main Ave East

1 - 3 PM
Con Paulos Chevrolet
251 E Frontage Rd, South Jerome
Topics covered include:
Starting a new business • Registering your business • Applying for permits • Income tax withholding • Employer filing requirements • Definition of a "sale" • Definition of a "retailer" • Sales Price • Exemption certificates • Contractors • Record keeping • E-filing • Consequences of not filing • Communicating with the Tax Commission • Value of a business plan • Choosing a business structure • Identifying financing • Basic accounting • Marketing • Human Resources

Both session will cover the same material

Presented by: Idaho State Tax Commission & SBA U.S. Small BUsiness Administration
October 26 - Boo Fest
2nd Annual Boofest
October 26
6 - 9 pm
Comfort Inn & Suites
379 Crossroads Point Blvd, Jerome

Costume Contest for ages 2 - 12 years

Free indoor trick or treating and carnival
October 29 - HEAL Regional Meeting
Healthy Eating, Active Living

Monday, October 29, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Herrett Center, Twin Falls
October 31 - Main Street Trunk or Treat
The Jerome Spirit Committee is looking for businesses to participate.
Contact Will Ritter
(208) 731-7700
Register today
November 1 - Thanksgiving Boxes
Jerome Food Ministry will be giving away Thanksgiving Boxes on
Thursday November 1
11 am - 12:30 pm

Register at Martha & Mary's Food Pantry
October 15 - Oct 26th
Card will be required when picking up the box. One box per household
Limited number of boxes will be available
Volunteers will be appreciated at 9 am

The Jerome Food Ministry Annual Thanksgiving Box distribution will be during the Idaho Food Bank Mobil Pantry. As in past years we distribute the boxes in time for Thanksgiving and earlier than Holiday food drives held throughout the community. We are in need of financial assistance so we can purchase some of the items needed. We anticipate providing over 220 boxes with estimated cost of $1,500 to $2,000.00 in addition to the meat donations already received. Please consider making a donation to the Jerome Food Ministry care of Rexroat Harberd & Assoc or by contacting Jeff Schroeder 208-404-6610.
November 1 - Business Basics
November 10 Paramedic Soiree
4th Annual Paramedic Soiree
November 10, 2018
at Canyon Crest Event Center
330 Canyon Crest Dr.

Proceeds go to S.O.R.T and Paramedic Association

Doors open @ 5:30 pm
Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Dinner, Raffle Prizes, Dancing & More
Attire: Semi-formal
Get your tickets at:
285 Martin St. (208)604-4660
MV Paramedic FB

Sponsored by:
Magic Valley Paramedics • ST Luke's Magic Valley Health Foundation •
Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team
November 14 Jerome Community Kitchen Thanksgiving Dinner
Come enjoy a free thanksgiving dinner
Wednesday November 14
Saint Jerome Catholic Church
216 2nd Ave E, Jerome
5:30 PM

*Are you interested in preparing food & serving please contact Jeff Schroeder (208)404-6610
November 16 - 19 Festival of Giving
Gala of Giving - Friday November 16 @ 6 pm
(Limited number of tickets available at the Jerome Chamber office)

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday November 17 @ 9 - 11 am

BBQ, Brews & Bids - Saturday November 17 @ 7 pm. (Limited number of tickets available at the Jerome Chamber office)

Family Day - Sunday November 18 @ 12 pm - 5pm

Senior Day - Monday November 19 @ 10 am - 4pm
All festivities will be at Fleur de Lis Ranch
December 6 - Light Up A Life
Annual Light Up A Life event on December 6 th at 6pm in the Oaks Rooms. This is an event for people who are lost someone and are grieving to help them get through the holidays. 
December 8 - Festival for Children
If you would like to participate, have a game, giveaway, craft or activity contact us. No charge to participate as a vendor. Terry Rowe at or 208-814-0045.
December 15 - Wreaths Across America
Beginning Dog Obedience
Discover the many benefits and joys of training with your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with; they respond well to household routines and have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. You and your dog will learn the 10 Steps from the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program, designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
Monday, Nov 5 – Dec 10 6 – 7 p.m.   
Jerome County Fairgrounds – Messersmith Building
Instructor: Brittany Triner
Advanced Dog Obedience
This comprehensive 6-week class will expose dogs and their owners to a variety of training scenarios and prepare them to enjoy off-leash reliability in distracting environments. Owners will enjoy relationship based training methods that allow them to better communicate with their pets, and the dogs will thrive in the fun learning environment. This class is taught by a certified professional dog trainer and behaviorist with over 7 years’ experience working with hundreds of dog/owner teams. Advanced Dog Obedience will prepare your dog for real-world distractions as well as outdoor adventures with emphasis on off-leash reliability in any situation. Participants must have completed a basic obedience course.
Monday,   Nov 5 – Dec 10 7 - 8 pm
Jerome County Fairgrounds – Messersmith Building
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Memory Wire Bracelets
Just String! Mix it up and string endless memory wire bracelets that take the place of a whole stack of bangles. Using different beads and spacers, this is the perfect gift for someone special or even yourself! You will also learn to make wire wrap dangles to add to your bracelet and give it movement. Mixing shapes and colors adds to your creativity. Great for beginners!
Tuesday, Nov 6 6 – 9 p.m. 
Jerome Center
$25 Plus $25 supply fee paid directly to instructor
Instructor: Diane Gause
Member Hot Deals
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%
High Noon - Promotional Products
Costco now does logo products
Costco now does logo products! Promote your brand Choose from more than 1,000 top-selling, quality products and take advantage of instant online image upload and product preview. 

Plus, Executive Members save 50% on typical setup fees. For details and pricing Call 1-866-748-5188, or visit
Book your Business Holiday Party @ Mountain View Barn Today
The holidays will be here before you know it.

Book your Company Holiday Party @ Mountain View Barn.

Don't Delay book your date today!
Cable one Digital Advertising Campaign
As a Jerome Chamber Members if your purchase a digital advertising campaign you will get a matching Cable TV schedule dollar for dollar with this investment.
For example, spend $800 on a digital campaign and get $800 of matching TV spots.

Call or email Page Geske , your media consultant @ (208)420-6244 to schedule an appointment for a FREE marketing analysis of your business.
Chamber Mondays @ Renew
Chamber Mondays!

Renew is offering a lunch special every Monday from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Any employee from a Chamber Member qualifies for this amazing deal.
Tell the cashier what business you represent and ask what the Monday special is.

111 E. Main St
Monday - Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Gathering 5 - 7 PM
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Chamber Chats
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  • HOT 100 FM Wednesday @ 7:50 AM
A special thank you to Lee Family Broadcasting for sponsoring this program.
Job Postings
Are you seeking talented individuals to join your team?
Chamber Members can post your employment opportunities on our website.
New Job Posting:

  • Idaho State Department of Agriculture is seeking Inspector 1 position
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Thank you for your support
Board of Directors:
  • Carl McEntarffer , Jerome Rec District- President
  • Randy King, D.L. Evans Bank - President Elect
  • Soyna Haines, United Way - Secretary
  • Cindy Morgado, Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Angela Hickmon, ICCU
  • Brian Bridwell, Jerome School District
  • Kim Lee, Lee Family Broadcasting
  • Anna Dovenmuehler, CSI
  • Lisa Burkhart, St. Luke's Jerome
  • Ben Crouch, Northside Journal
Ambassador Committee Officers:

  • Debbie Schvaneveldt, D.L. Evans - President
  • Markus Lively, Farmers Bank - Vice President
  • Marty Kuhn, Washington Federal - Secretary
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