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Bitterroot Business News

406-363-2400 - fax 406-363-2402 105 East Main - Hamilton MT 59840 QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER -- January 2017

Chamber Officers for 2017

The 2017 Bitterroot Valley Chamber President is Chris Edwards. Chris is Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer of TrailWest Bank in Hamilton. Fenn Nelson, co-owner o Higherground Brewing, is out-going President. President-elect is Dr. Lucas Pernsteiner. Lucas is owner of Bitterroot Chiropractic in Hamilton and Treasurer is Darci Parsons. Darci is CEO of Ravalli County FCU.

Congratulations to our newly elected officers!

Chris Edwards

Fenn Nelson

Lucas Pernsteiner

Darci Parsons

In This Issue Letter from Director .............. Page 2 Letter from President .............Page 3 Chamber Banquet ................. Page 3 Ribbon Cuttings .................... Page 4 Ambassadors ......................... Page 5 Chamber Directory ................ Page 6 Member In The News ............ Page 6 New Board ............................. Page 7 Calendar of Events ................. Page 8

Board Members

The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome our newest Board Members for 2017: DeDe Adams - DeDe was born and raised in a small rural town in northern North Dakota. Formal education was in Elementary Education and Curriculum Development. She knew that business networking would help her understand consumer needs, the economy, and the needs of other businesses, so she joined the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce and soon became active in Leadership Bitterroot, Leads and the Ambassadors. DeDe will be a great asset to our Chamber Board. Eric Elander - Eric has been involved in Marketing and promoting the Bitterroot Valley, the Bitterroot Chamber, the museums, the downtowns, the events, recreation opportunities and non profits organizations for over 10 years – publishing “From River to Ridge” magazine. He said he will assist the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, in anyway he can, to help make everyday a beautiful day in the Bitterroot. Welcome Eric! Levi Dunn - Levi Dunn, a devoted family man, is a Field Engineer for Ravalli County Electric Coop and has worked in the electric cooperative industry since 2009. He has a degree in Elementary Education and is a US Navy Veteran having served for 6 years. Levi supports positive community, local businesses and economic growth in the Bitterroot Valley.. We look forward to his ideas.

2017 Chamber Board of Directors


Letter from Director . . . Al Mitchell Welcome to 2017!

Greetings and Welcome to 2017! We’re off to a chilly start, but remember that only a few months ago, our beautiful valley was ablaze and we were all praying for cooler temps and precipitation. As our folks used to tell us – “be careful what you ask for!” As a sixty year resident of the valley, I know that we may soon have a warm Spring and Summer teeming with activity and anxious tourists looking for their adventure of a lifetime. In the meantime, we can all enjoy our upcoming Annual Banquet on February 4th and back to back basketball tournaments a few weeks later. And if you are a ski buff, head out to Lost Trail or the cross country trails for a little fun and exercise. With the New Year we welcome new board members De De Adams, Levi Dunn, and Eric Elander. We are sad to see the terms of Ann Bethea, Bobbi McEwen, and Sherri Williams come to their official close. All three will be missed at our board meetings, but I have been reassured that they will all be available when called upon for sage advice. Thank you to all three folks for their efforts and especially to Sherri, who by no fault of her own, got to serve five years on the Board, as Treasurer, two terms as President, and Past President. Sherri is the last of my original Board and I truly appreciate all the support and guidance she has given over the past five years. Our Board held its annual retreat on January 13th. It was a chance to meet our new board members and discuss our plan of action for the upcoming year. We are always looking for ways to better serve our valued members. Pat and I are looking forward to working with our new officers. – President Chris Edwards (Trail West Bank), President Elect Lucas Pernsteiner (Bitterroot Chiropractic), Treasurer Darci Parsons (Ravalli County Federal Credit Union), and Past President Fenn Nelson (Higherground Brewing). Here is wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year! And remember Spring is just around the corner. All the Best for 2017! Al Mitchell, Director

Leadership Bitterroot

Members Helping Members

Phillipsburgh Session

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the Leadership Bitterroot class will be traveling to Helena for our Helena Capitol Trip. If you are interested in joining us, please give Pat a call at 363-2400. We will be taking a bus and leaving from the Chamber office, time to be determined. It will be an all day trip, so if you would like to join us please let us know. We will have approximately 20 available seats and there will be a $35 charge to cover transportation and lunch.

Ravalli Electric Co-op

Corvallis, MT - (406) 961-3001 - wwww.ravallielectric.com A Touchstone Energy Partner

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SAVE The Date -

The 1101th Annual Chamber Banquet has been set for Saturday, February 4th at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton. This year’s theme will be ‘A Black & White Affair, with Denim.’ Looks like this year’s event will be sold out once again. So make sure you get your invitations back to us as soon as possible. During our Annual Banquet we also recognize businesses that are making a difference in our valley. We recognize Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, New Business of the Year, Economic Development, Volunteer of the Year, Unsung Hero, Spark Plug Award and the Laurel Award, plus a few more.

Letter from our President ...

Chris Edwards

On January 13, the Board of Directors met at Skalkaho Steakhouse for a day-long, annual retreat. Not a re-tweet. Chamber President Edwards does not tweet, unlike President Trump. The morning of the retreat was spent getting to know one another and bringing new board members up to speed on Chamber business. New board members: DeDe Adams, Eric Elander, and Levi Dunn are all wonderful additions to the well-rounded board. Often times at a day-long retreat, big lunches and repetitive subject matter make the afternoon session a little “yawny”. Not this one. Right after a delicious sandwich and salad bar lunch, the meeting started to sound more like a strategic planning session than an ordinary retreat. The conversation heated up as the board discussed “the effectiveness of the Chamber’s website”. Enthusiasm peaked as the board grappled with the question: “What is the mission of the Chamber of Commerce?” Before Director Al Mitchell had an opportunity to put out the fire, a white board was produced and Debbie Gantz scrambled to take notes. Pat Easley was seen wadding up the meeting agenda and tossing it on the floor as the group brainstormed. Eric Elander fanned the flames with terms like: “objectives”, “vision statement”, “quality of life” and “tactics”. After 100% board participation, the group’s ideas were distilled down to a single statement: Enhance the Economic Vitality of the Bitterroot Valley. When the smoke cleared, listed on the whiteboard where three primary stakeholders to be served by our Chamber of Commerce: Businesses, Tourists, and Community. Also listed was every activity in which the Chamber is involved (we came up with twenty-six things). This year’s retreat truly was a fun and productive experience.

Throughout my term as President, the Board will participate in all Chamber activities. We will do our best to ensure that Chamber resources are used to enhance the economic vitality of the Bitterroot Valley. I am asking all Chamber members to be just a little more involved in the Chamber this year than last. Come to an extra Business After Hours, Ribbon Cutting or Community Luncheon. Attend Superhost, ABC Clinic or Bitterroot Leadership. Post the calendar of events email in a place where it can be easily seen by employees, customers and tourists. Stop by one of our two Visitors Centers and say “hi” to Al, Pat and our wonderful volunteers. The Bitterroot Valley is fortunate to have an active Chamber of Commerce. There are many ways for members to get involved and reap the full benefit of membership. Now, re-tweet that, if you can. Chamber President, Chris Edwards

Updating Calendar

The Chamber is in the process of updating their 2017 Calendar for our in-house calendar and web site. If you have any upcoming events that you would like us to list, please give us a call and make sure we have your information. The Chamber receives numerous calls every day requesting information regarding the Valley’s events and we do our best to keep an updated listing of all events throughout the Valley. Help us help you promote your events by giving us a call 363-2400 or email us at localinfo@bvchamber.com. Newsletter - Page 3


Ribbon Cuttings . . .

Valley Veterans Service - Hamilton

Ribbon Cuttings and Business After Hours are some of the things that the Chamber Ambassadors are in charge of. It helps expose your business to other businesses throughout the Valley. The Ambassadors help you host these events and encourages other businesses in the Valley to attend. The photos are some of the Ribbon Cuttings held recently. If you are interested in joining the Chamber and having a Ribbon Cutting or Business After Hours, please give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Connecting Businesses Valley Wide

Geriatric Care Management - Hamilton Yours, Mine & Ours - Hamilton

BackRoad Cider and Higherground Brewing Receiving Microwbrew Awards

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Marcus Daly Hospital’s South Valley Clinic in Darby


Ambassador Updates ... Ambassadors Committee - Dr. Lucas Pernsteiner

Do a search on the Internet for the survival rates of small businesses and you will find results that can be very sobering. The SBA results will tell you that nearly 50% of businesses will close within 5 years. I remember first reading similar sobering statistics in the book “The E Myth” by Gerber, a book I would highly recommend. He stated that 20% of businesses will close their doors within the first year! It made me very careful when I decided to start my business. I knew I needed to do it right if I wanted to survive. I also learned a few things that really helped me make the long trip to 15 years in business. One of those things was that every detail, no matter how small, matters. So if you have a burned out light bulb in the office and there

Membership Benefits

The one thing most people ask is ‘What Does The Chamber Do For Me?” Since working at the Chamber - this being my 21st year - I have had to answer that question more times that I care to count. So for all of you who are new as well as those who have been with us for several years, here are some of the many benefits that you receive by being a Chamber member. 1) Display of brochures and business cards in our lobby and at our Information Center in Darby. 2) Rotating business to business referrals. Chamber members like to shop with Chamber members. 3) Listing in the Chamber Membership Directory. Many of our members look in the Membership Directory before the standard phone issue telephone directory. This is an excellent way of networking and shopping local. 4) Chamber sponsored business seminars. The Chamber hosts seminars designed specifically for our Chamber members to better help you operate, manage and expand your business. 5) Ribbon Cuttings. As a new member, you’re entitled to have a ribbon cutting at your place of business when you join the Chamber. You can also have a Ribbon Cutting for a new location or remodel. 6) Attendance to the annual Membership Barbeque. Every year the Chamber hosts a free picnic for our members and their families. 7) Chamber Monthly Luncheons. Every month the Chamber hosts a Community Luncheon up and down the valley. Businesses are invited to attend and bring along a guest. This is an opportunity for you to let us know what is going on with your business as well as your community. 8) Business Referrals to visitors and phone traffic. Our office staff and volunteers greet thousands of visitors every year and not all of them are tourists. In addition, they field thousands of telephone calls inquiring about businesses in the valley. Chamber members are always referred first. 9) Business After Hours. This is a great way for you to network with other businesses, meet people and hand out business cards. Our Business After Hours are hosted by our Ambassadors. 10) Free event driven membership emails. If your business is hosting an event for the community or having a grand opening

is any possibility that a customer will see it, you need to fix it or be willing to live with the consequence of losing business. You may argue that it isn’t fair to judge you on such a trivial detail but I am sorry to say it is just the way it is and you are not going to change the customer. So get used to it and then fix the light. Then, once that is done, celebrate. Seriously. If you are still in business it is no small accomplishment and you really should celebrate. The Ambassadors have been working hard on the Chamber Banquet to be held on February 4th and we want you to come party with us. Put on something Black and White with Denim and come join us and the rest of your fellow business men and women to who will be taking a small reward for doing something truly amazing. You did it, you likely even sacrificed for it and now you deserve a reward. But like your business, you won’t get it unless you make it happen. See you there. etc. you will receive a free email blast to our entire membership, listed in our calendar of events and posted on our Facebook Page. 11)Free Chamber website listing. Our website gets a tremendous amount of traffic every month. As a member you are listed on our website in the membership directory. 12) Committee participation. As a member you are welcome to attend and be a part of our committees in action. We have a listing of various committees where you can participate. 13) Leads Group Participation. This group is made up of different types of businesses that meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 14) Listing in the “Chamber Recommends” brochure. Since we have so many different types of businesses inquiries, we have published a few ‘categorized’ brochures of our larger categories. Real Estate, Contractors/Builders, Restaurants and Lodging are the four we have in our office. 15) Hospitality bags. These are a favorite among people who are visiting our valley and are here for a convention, tournament or other events. The Chamber helps promote our valley by helping organizations with an assortment of various coupons, brochures or novelty items that welcome visitors to our valley and encourage their business. 16) If you are reading this article then you are receiving one of the benefits of being a Chamber member. Our Newsletter comes out quarterly and is emailed to our entire membership and posted online. These are some of the benefits of being a Chamber member. Think about them and realize the many opportunities for your advantage. There are also effective advertising opportunities that you can purchase to help your business. If you know of a business that would benefit from being a Chamber, please have them give us a call 363-2400. We will be more than happy to help their business become a part of our Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. Or if you are already a member and need more information regarding any of the benefits listed, please let us know. We are here to help you in any way we can.

Thank you ... Pat Easley

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2017 Membership Directory

The new 2017 Membership Directory should be arriving at your business in the next few weeks. Please make sure you keep them handy - they list all of our current Chamber members in alphabetical order as well as categorically. The Directory will mirror our Web Site Categories, which will help you find the business you are looking for quickly and easily. The Chamber Directory will also include your new 2017 Membership Plaque for you to display at your business. We hope you will use your Directory as your main source when looking for information and help us keep our local businesses strong! If you do not receive yours in the mail, please give us a call here at the Chamber office 363-2400.

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Stateroom Category

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At Sea

Welcome reception: Silks at Sea cocktail party

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Category C: Ocean View

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Category VD: Verandah

$899

3 December

10am-6pm

Cabo San Lucas

4 December

8am-6pm

Mazatlan

5 December

8am-6pm

Puerto Vallarta

6 December

1-4pm

Silk painting class I

7 December

1-4pm

Silk painting class II

8 December

7am

Arrive San Diego

Rates*

Category VC: Verandah

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Category VB: Verandah

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SILK PAINTING CLASS: $59 PP Includes supplies, personalized instruction (classes limited to 8 people each) “create a unique souvenir of your journey”

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PROTRAVEL I N T E R N A T I O N A L

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W W W. P R O T R AV E L I N C . C O M

AGRI-BUSINESS Call for meeting place and time.

AMBASSADORS meet 1st Wednesday of every month at 12noon. Call for location.

CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5 pm. LEADS meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 12-noon at Big Sky Builders on Meridian Road.

On board Holland America’s MS Westerdam Escorted by Montana silk artist Georgine Forgatch / www.lasilks.com

ITINERARY

Chamber Meetings

TOURISM/MARKETING meets 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m., except July and August. Call Chamber for meeting place. Civic Club Schedules CORVALLIS CIVIC CLUB meets 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Corvallis High School lunchroom. Tonia Bloom 363-3485. SOUTH VALLEY CIVIC GROUP meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 at the Darby Library. Call Annie Edwards 381-8302 FLORENCE CIVIC CLUB meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Fire Hall in Florence. Call Ann Bethea 403-6491 STEVENSVILLE CIVIC CLUB meets 2nd Thursday of every month at 12-noon at St. Mary's Mission Visitor Center. Robin Holcomb 777-7804. Regular Luncheon Meetings KIWANIS - Wednesdays at 12-noon at BJ’S Restaurant LIONS - Tuesdays at 12-noon at BJ’s Restaurant ROTARY - Mondays at 12-noon at BJ’s Restaurant SOROPTIMISTS - Thursdays at 12-noon at BJ’s Restaurant


Welcome Your 2017 Board of Directors

Chris Edwards President TrailWest Bank

Fenn Nelson Past President Higherground Brewing

Dr. Lucas Pernsteiner President-Elect Bitterroot Chiropractic

Susan Wetzsteon Wetzsteon Electric

Mike Kibler Habitat for Humanity

Debbie Sesa-Gantz Hamilton High School

Eric Elander SP2M Marketing

Levi Dunn Ravalli Electric Co-op

Cal Ruark Elite Bull Connection

Draci Parsons Treasurer Federal Credit Union

DeDe Adams Montana Basket Bistro

Victoria Howell Bitterroot Star

STAFF:

Al Mitchell Director

Pat Easley Office Manager

Committee Chairs: u

Ambassadors: Dr. Lucas Pernsteiner, Bitterroot Chriopractic

u

Agri-Business:

u

Tourism & Marketing: Marie Christopher, Townhouse Inn

u

Government Affairs: Fred Thomas, Payne West Insurance

u

Membership Outreach: Chamber Board

u

Natural Resources: Pat Connell, Timberland Forestry

Bitterroot Valley Chamber Volunteers

Marvin Edstedt - Bert Bove - John Trangmoe Ruth Hazelton - Myrna Wolf - Donna Haley-White Mary Kay Browning

& Teri Polumsky, By Owner Real Estate

& Wayne Hedman, Retired.

u

Leadership Bitterroot: Pat Easley

u

Leads Group: April Weeks Ruskauff, Stewart Title of RC

u

Tournaments: Al Mitchell, The Paper Clip

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January & February Events 2017

Monthly Activities at the North Valley Public Library call 777-5061 Monthly Activities at the Bitterroot Public Library call 363-1670 Stevensville’s First Friday every month. Stores open late, special guests and bargains. Call 777-3773 for more information Bitter Root Brewery holds various events every month. Call 363-7468 for a listing of bands every Thursday and Saturday 6 to 8:30 pm. It is always FREE. Hamilton Downtown Association hosts 2nd Fridays every month. Call 360-9124 for more information.

JANUARY 24 Workshop on Contracting with the Forest Service presented by RC Economic Development Authority at the RCEDA Conference Room, 274 Old Corvallis Road in Hamilton, from 1 to 3 pm and is free. Call 375-9416 or www.rceda.org for more information. JANUARY 25 Vesta Simatrix is having a Job Fair from 1 to 4 pm at the Bitterroot Job Service, 274 Old Corvallis Road in Hamilton. For more information call 375-6042. JANUARY 26 Bitter Root Brewery, located at 101 Marcus Street in Hamilton presents Captain Wilson Conspiracy from 6 to 8:30pm. The Conspiracy plays jazz from all eras. For more information call 363-7468. JANUARY 27 Bitter Root Brewery, located at 101 Marcus Street in Hamilton presents Hawthorne Roots from 6 to 8:30pm. For more information call 363-7468. JANUARY 28 Bitter Root Brewery, located at 101 Marcus Street in Hamilton presents Lochwood from 6 to 8:30pm. “These boys know how to pick” with years of experience!. For more information call 363-7468. JANUARY 28 Bluegrass Concert with Mike and Tari Conroy. Call 360 489-7114 for more information. JANUARY 28 Scandinavian Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church in Hamilton, 171 Lewis Lane. Tickets available in advance Paper Clip or at the door. 3 t 7 pm . Tickets Adults $17, Children 16 and under $5. Call 363-2964. JANUARY 28 Burns Night Dinner at The Catered Table. $45/ person, tickets available at The Catered Table, Hidden Legend or www.gcgg.org. OR call The Catered Table 777-7090 for more information. FEBRUARY 2 Bitter Root Brewing presents Andy Sydow Band from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 363-7468 for more information.

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FEBRUARY 3 Bitterroot Performing Arts presents Sierra Hull, virtuoso mandolin player, at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center in Hamilton beginning at 8 pm, Information/tickets 363-7946.

in the door, $5 for students and kids under 5 are free. Reserve a table for 8 guests - $150 includes entry and drink tokens. We also offer “sweetheart tables”, reserved tables for 2 including drink tokens for $50. For more info – fairgrounds@rc.mt.gov or 363-3411.

FEBRUARY 3-4 BBIA Home Expo to be held at First Interstate Center in Hamilton. Showcasing products and services for the home, DIY, remodels and new home construction. Call 375-9411 for more information.

FEBRUARY 14 Bitter Root Brewing presents Gallatin Grass Project from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 363-7468 for more information.

FEBRUARY 4 111th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet to be held at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton from 6 to 9 pm. Silent Auction, Awards, Dinner and lots of fun. Call 363-2400 for more information regarding this event. FEBRUARY 4 Bitter Root Brewing presents Radio Static from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 3637468 for more information. FEBRUARY 7 Pasty Night from 4 to 8 pm at MineShaft Pasty Co. The first Tuesday of each month is Pasty Night. A portion of all proceeds are donated to Hamilton Players. FEBRUARY 9 MDMH continues with Heart Health and Nutrition Matter series from 5:30 to 6:30. www.mdmh.org for more information. FEBRUARY 9 Bitter Root Brewing presents Britchy from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 363-7468 for more information. FEBRUARY 10 Hamilton Downtown Association presents ‘Hamilton Tonight’ from 5 to 8 pm. We Love Hamilton is the theme for February. Shop downtown for your sweetheart, or just to stroll and dine, let us shower you with our appreciation. Call 360-9124 for more information. FEBRUARY 11 Bitter Root Brewing presents Night Blooming Jasmine from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 363-7468 for more information. FEBRUARY 11 Hart to Heart, The Place in Hamilton presents Movie Night at 6 pm at City Hall (Bedford Room), presents ‘Finding Normal’. Free family event with free candy, popcorn, cheese nachos and pop. Call 350-2360 for more information FEBRUARY 11 6TH Annual Bitterroot Cowboy Ball Grab your sweetheart, round up your friends and join us February 11th for the 6th Annual Bitterroot Cowboy Ball. Russ Nasset and the Revelators will be playing great dance music at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton, food & beverage will be available for purchase, feed buckle raffle, live auction, games of chance and calf-pie bingo will benefit rodeo grounds improvement projects. It all starts at 5:30 pm and goes till the cows come home! Just $10 gets adults

FEBRUARY 14 Valentine’s Day Dinner, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 pm at Sapphire Lutheran Homes Dining Room. Proceeds benefit Sapphire Lutheran Homes. $60/couple. Garden salad with breadsticks, entrée – ‘Taste of Italy’, combination of Chicken Parmesan, beef lasagna and Shrimp Alfredo. Dessert and wine included. Seating is limited, call 363-2800. FEBRUARY 16 Bitter Root Brewing presents Andy Sydow Band from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 363-7468 for more information. FEBRUARY 17-19, 24-26, MARCH 3-5 Hamilton Players presents The Mystery Of Edwin Drood. Friday and Saturdays performance at 8 pm Sundays at 2 pm. Adult content, not appropriate for young children. Call 375-9050 for more information. FEBRUARY 18 Bitter Root Brewing presents TopHouse from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 3637468 for more information. FEBRUARY 18 Backstage Benefit for Stevensville Playhouse with Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Entertainment by Kendal Norris, Christian Ackerman, Josh Farmer and Jenn Adams, live and silent auction. Call 360-489-7114 for more information. FEBRUARY 18 Hamilton Downtown Association presents, Ragin’ Cajun Crab Feed and Low Country Boil at 6 pm. Annual Crab Feed is always a blast for the whole family. Join us for live music, awesome food, drinks, and raffles! Call 360-9124 for more information. FEBRUARY 23 Bitter Root Brewing presents Tom Catmull Solo from 6 to 8:30 at Bitter Root Brewing in Hamilton. Call 363-7468 for more information. FEBRUARY 24, 25, 26 An Affair of the heart at the Masonic Hall, 115 S. 3rd St. in Hamilton. Fri., 5-8 pm; Sat., 10 – 4 pm; Sun. 10 to 4 pm. $3 admission for information call Sue Anne 360-0658. FEBRUARY 25 Hart to Heart, The Place in Hamilton presents Movie Night at 6 pm at City Hall (Bedford Room), presents ‘Hungry Hippo’. Free family event with free candy, popcorn, cheese nachos and pop. Call 350-2360 for more information

See bitterrootchamber.com for more events

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