Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Idaho Falls / Pocatello Best Places to Find Jobs

CNN’s partner CareerBuilder.com ranked Idaho Falls # 3 in the nation in their list of the 25 Best Cities to Find a Job.  Pocatello also made the list, coming in at #24.



Friday, November 21, 2008

Interview with Hard Hat Steakhouse and Grill Owner James Billman

Hard Hat Steakhouse and Grill is a successful restaurant and catering business, owned by James Billman. Check out this interview about how he got started and the plans for his new location under construction in Idaho Falls that is set to open in early 2009:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Envision Lending Grand Opening

Envision Lending Group, Inc., located at Snake River Landing, will be opening its doors on Thursday, November 20th for a Grand Opening event. Beginning with a ribbon-cutting by the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors at 4:30 PM, the event is scheduled to last until 7 PM and will feature food, free gifts and a grand prize drawing. The event is being held in conjunction with the Chamber Business After Hours, hosted by Snake River Landing in the Snake River Landing Discovery Center.

Envision Lending Group, Inc. is a unique mortgage company in southeast Idaho because it is a branch of a nationwide company with over 1400 loan officers offering a vast multitude of mortgage services. Because of this, you get local personal service but nationwide power for the best possible loans! Some of Envision's services include free consultations for home buyers, refinancing mortgages, and utilizing home equity resources.

For more information, visit their web site at www.envisionlendingidaho.com

Monday, November 17, 2008

Snake River Landing Hosts Chamber Business After Hours

Envision Lending will be hosting their Grand Opening during the Business After Hours from 5-7 PM at the Snake River Landing Discovery Center, 901 Pier View Drive, Suite 202. There will be desserts, free gifts, and a grand price drawing for Chamber members. Take this opportunity to learn more about Snake River Landing, tour the 901 Pier View Drive building, hear about what is planned for the development, and network with other area professionals. NAI Commerce One brokers will be on hand along with Snake River Landing representatives to answer questions about the development.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Snake River Landing Seeking “Coats For Kids”

Snake River Landing has partnered with Pacific Empire Radio, Head Start, Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP) and several other local businesses to provide over 300 local children with cold-season coats.

Snake River Landing is asking the community to bring gently used or new coats (toddler to teen sizes) to the Snake River Landing Discovery Center, located at 901 Pier View Drive in Idaho Falls, to be donated to families in need. Each person who donates will also receive a $10 gift certificate to Perkins and the opportunity to win a one hour massage at Massage Envy.

Help make this winter warm for a local child by donating a gently used or new coat! Questions? Please call 208-557-5300.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NAI Global Featured in Leading Industry Publications

NAI Global President & CEO Jeff Finn provided perspective and market trend analysis in Real Estate Forum’s October issue. “The Places to Be… And Not to Be” provides a look at which markets are growing and where investors and corporations can find the greatest opportunities in the next few years. Click here to read the entire article (the article is on page 51 in the digital issue).

David Berger, NAI Global Managing Director of Latin America & the Caribbean, was interviewed by Site Selection magazine on investment opportunities in Brazil. David provides his perspective on infrastructure in Latin America, and where foreign investors can find the greatest opportunity. Click here to read the entire article.

NAI Global recently formed a new venture with Bluestone Real Estate Capital to create a new service offering providing debt equity financing to clients. President & CEO Jeffrey M. Finn was interviewed by a Real Estate Finance & Investment and Institutional Investment & Finance reporter about the strategy behind NAI Bluestone Real Estate Capital. Click here to read the article.

Congratulations to Teresia Knight, Senior Vice President with NAI Capital, for being included in this year’s Real Estate Southern California Women of Influence feature.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Center for Commercial & Entrepreneurial Training FREE Seminar

(CCET) seminar, sponsored by Technology Ventures Corporation, BYU-Idaho/E-Center, Department of Energy, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Grow Idaho Falls, Inc., Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Small Business Development Center, Idaho State University – Idaho Falls, Idaho techconnect, Partnership for Science & Technology, and Regional Development Alliance, Inc is scheduled for:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

CCET Seminars are held at Idaho State University – Idaho Falls (University Place)

Center for Higher Education Building, Room 213 - 1770 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls

The topic will be:

Operations Startup, Monitoring,

And Human Resources

This session describes the business organization development process and the essential legal, accounting, taxation, and record keeping processes. We also discuss the critical areas of staffing, recruiting, and educating and training personnel.

Featured presenters at the seminar include:

Donald W. Lindsey, Chief Operating Officer - TRACKMETRIX, INC.

Beau C. Ward, CPA, CVA - Source Capital & Consulting

Ingrid Baker, Director, Recruitment Resources - TVC

There is no cost, but registration is Requested – Please RSVP to:

Margaret Speer, TVC at (505) 843-4202, (margaret.speer@lmco.com) or

Garrick Martin, TVC at (208) 524-2582, (g.martin@techventures.org)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Parcel Express Location

Parcel Express will open a new location on Monday, November 10th at 939 South 25th East, Suite 108 in The Shoppes in Ammon next to the east side Wal Mart. Randy Waters and Steven Frei with NAI Commerce One assisted with the lease of the new space.

Founded in 1994 by Madge Ager, Parcel Express offers a full range of mailing, packaging and worldwide shipping services with well-known carriers including the US Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, Airborne Express, DHL and Yellow Trucking. The company takes pride in custom packaging, with the motto: “We ship any-thing, any-shape, any-where.” Parcel Express also offers private mailbox rental, laminating, digital image transfer, business services, and fax and copy services. They carry a wide range of office supplies and moving supplies.

Ager opened the first Parcel Express location in Blackfoot in 1994. The second location was opened in 1998 on West Broadway in Idaho Falls. Marge is the mother of four children and is a former INL computer operator. Contact Randy Waters or Steven Frei at 208.525.8088 for information regarding the site.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pocatello Chamber of Commerce To Hold November Membership Meeting

The Pocatello Chamber will hold their monthly General Membership Meeting on November 7th and the Red Lion Hotel.  J.R. Simplot will sponsor the program by the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho.  The topic will be “Military Members and Families, Keeping Pace With the Changing Military”. 

The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family. Military members can have peace of mind knowing that when they are on a mission, in training or stationed far from home––and leaving cell phones and e-mails behind––they are still connected to home.

While providing service to 1.4 million active duty military personnel and their families, the Red Cross also reaches out to more than 1.2 million members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families living in nearly every community in America. Red Cross workers in hundreds of chapters and on military installations brief departing service members and their families regarding available support services, and they explain how the Red Cross may assist them during the deployment.

Both active duty and community-based military can count on the Red Cross to provide emergency communications that link them with their families back home, access to financial assistance from the military aid societies, counseling, referral to community resources and assistance to veterans. Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) personnel from a global network in more than 700 U.S. chapters, 58 military installations worldwide and in forward deployed locations in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Trade Tables open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and the meeting begin at Noon at the Red Lion Hotel.  Those interested in attending should RSVP to the Chamber office by calling 233-1525.