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JUNE 2020 monthly newsletter Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. Despite the COVID-19 challenges we have faced - we have faced them together!

BITTERROOT STRONG! Let's start planning for our valley visitors and newcomers. All chamber members are encouraged to display your collateral at no additional cost in our lobby. Stop by anytime with brochures, business cards, rack cards, menus, etc. We are happy to help!


A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR Al Mitchell Maybe it's because I'm an old

Bitterrooter, but I hate the term "new

normal ". It is new, however, there is very little normal about it. True - we have been practicing CDC Guidelines here at the Chamber: Cleaning all areas, sanitizing, trying our best to maintain a six foot distance, and there is nothing wrong with washing your hands with soap and water. We probably should have been doing that all along. Today is June 1st, the beginning of Phase II and hopefully we are on the path to some of the "old normal " or just "plain normal " as I like to call it. To this end, the Bitterroot Valley Chamber Board of Directors has made the decision to move ahead with our 26th Annual Bitterroot Brewfest. There will be challenges to overcome and we must exercise caution. The Chamber leadership and the majority of our members are looking for some relief to the current situation. We are blessed to live in a beautiful state with an abundance of space to practice social distancing. If we are wise and make good choices we feel that this will be a safe and much needed Community event.

welcome NEW MEMBERS - Al

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B & E REPAIR

RAVALLI COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

112 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hamilton

310 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton

406.381.1950 |

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ravalliccoa.org

BACKYARD TAP HOUSE

REMOTE POWER SYSTEMS

281 Rodeo Drive, Florence

171 Fite Lane, Stevensville

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CLEARWATER CREDIT UNION

SPEAR INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SVCS.

107 Main Street, Stevensville

170 South Second Street, Hamilton

406.523.3300

406.363.1544

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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1220 West Main Street, Hamilton

TOUCH POINT DIGITAL MARKETING & DESIGNS

406.363.1232

274 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton | 406.369.5884 digitalmarketinganddesigns.com

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chamber EVENTS BITTER ROOT BREW FEST 2020 We are planning on it! We are working on the logistics. More details to come. Stay tuned!

FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS

RIBBON CUTTING Wednesday, June 24th / 12:30pm 1591 N First Street, Suite 1 - Hamilton Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate the new location and ownership of Re/Max Advantage with an Ice Cream Social and Ribbon Cutting!

LEADERSHIP BITTERROOT

Congrats to our 2020 graduating class! Graduation will be held on June 30th. If you have never been a part of our Leadership class, we highly recommend it. Please go to the link below for more information. Recruit a friend!

LEADERSHIP BITTERROOT


community EVENTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD JUNE 13TH - SATURDAY Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market 40th Annual Bitter Root Day Festival 4pm - 6pm at the O'Hara Commons 369.6451

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111 S 4th St, Hamilton

Hot Rod Show 5pm - 8pm at the Hamilton Pizza Hut 363.1502

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1002 N 1st St, Hamilton

JUNE 4TH - THURSDAY American Red Cross Blood Drive 11am - 4pm at the Bitterroot College Gym 375.0100

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103 S 9th St, Hamilton

JUNE 6TH - SATURDAY Hamilton Lions Club Golf Tournament

9am - 1pm at the Ravalli County Museum 363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton

JUNE 15TH THRU JUNE 19TH Vacation Bible School Hosted by the Hamilton Assembly of God 363.2510

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601 W Main St, Hamilton

JUNE 16TH - TUESDAY Intro to Small Business Planning 10am - 1pm at RCEDA / Instructed by John Schneeberger (Limited to 6 participants) 375.9416 | 274 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton

8am Check-In / 9am Shotgun Start at the Hamilton Golf Club 369.3655

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1004 Golf Course Rd, Hamilton

JUNE 10TH - WEDNESDAY Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market 4pm - 6pm at the O'Hara Commons 369.6451

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111 S 4th St, Hamilton

JUNE 11TH - THURSDAY "Google My Business" Class Presented by Touch Point Digital Marketing

JUNE 17TH - WEDNESDAY Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market 4pm - 6pm at the O'Hara Commons 369.6451

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111 S 4th St, Hamilton

JUNE 18TH - THURSDAY "Modern Day Marketing" Class Presented by Touch Point Digital Marketing & Designs 9am at RCEDA (Limited to 6 participants) 369.5884 | 274 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton

& Designs / 10:30am at RCEDA (Limited to 6 participants) 369.5884

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274 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton

JUNE 12TH - FRIDAY Downtown Hamilton Culture Crawl

JUNE 24TH - WEDNESDAY Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market 4pm - 6pm at the O'Hara Commons 369.6451

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111 S 4th St, Hamilton

5 - 8pm / Every 2nd Friday of the Month 369.5884 | Downtown Hamilton

Check out bitterroot365.com for more local event listings & submit your own!


may PHOTO BOARD Thank you, Pat! Cheers to 24 years! On Friday, May 15th we celebrated Pat's last day at the chamber. Thank you all who attended and reached out with well wishes! She will be dearly missed.


WHAT'S NEW In partnership with the Ravalli Republic and TrailWest Bank, the Bitterroot Valley Chamber is excited to help spread the word of our local businesses reopening! Look for the red “Yes, We’re Open!” signs around the valley like this one!

YES, WE'RE OPEN! #bitterrootstrong Call Jodi at the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce if you would like a sign for your business!

BITTERROOT 365.COM New Events Website Our new events website is a stand-alone site that populates events submitted by the community! If you have any upcoming events, please submit them at bitterroot365.com.

WWW.BITTERROOT365.COM


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IMAGINATION LIBRARY IS HERE! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ravalli County is here! In partnership with Sapphire Community Health, all children from birth through five residing in Ravalli County are eligible to receive a free high-quality, age-appropriate book mailed to their homes each month until their 5th birthday. Thanks to donations from the Elks Club Lodge 1651 and Bitterroot Law we were able to have a soft start with Head Start Children in April. And a big shout out to First Security for just announcing they will be our title sponsor! We immediately opened the book gifting program yesterday and already have over 200 children registered!

Click here to register.

PROJECT 59870

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Project 59870, a newly formed charitable organization in Stevensville that raises money to address critical community needs, set up the Stevensville Business Relief Fund. of $11,295.

To date, they have raised a total

So far - ten businesses have applied for assistance and

all ten have been funded!

HAMILTON BUSINESS RELIEF FUND With collaboration from Hamilton city partners, the Hamilton Downtown Association created the Hamilton Business Relief Fund and raised close to $55,000 to help out local businesses in need!

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Bitterroot Valley Currents - June 2020 Newsletter  

In this newsletter - the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce highlights new members, shares photos from previous chamber events, note-able...

Bitterroot Valley Currents - June 2020 Newsletter  

In this newsletter - the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce highlights new members, shares photos from previous chamber events, note-able...

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