Jackie Larson is the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Office Administrator.
Well, hopefully the sun is here to stay and we are done with snow for a while. Although my kids loved watching our spring snow showers we had last month, I think it's safe to say we are all ready for some warmer weather to stick around for a while.
Solution Focused Counseling & Human Resource Testing
658 Overland Avenue Suite 2
Burley, ID 83318
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Solution Focused Counseling & Human Resource Testing to commemorate their grand opening. The business is owned by Susan Koepnick who is pictured cutting the ribbon. She is an LPC (Licensed Profession Counselor in the State of Idaho) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She specializes in ADD/ADHD, Depression, Brain Health, Codependency, & Marriage counseling. Sue is officially an AMEN-AFFILIATED EDUCATION CENTER and offers Complimentary Alternative Medication (CAM) as with supplements, cognitive behavioral therapy and EST.
Business hours are 9am – 5pm on Tuesday and Friday and by appointments on Saturday; their business number is 878-5677.
What a wonderful turnout we had at the Annual Installation Banquet!! Despite the first real blizzard of the year, you turned out in good numbers and I'd like to thank you for the support they showed that Thursday night.
I had the honor of being officially installed as the chamber president for 2013 and I was very grateful for the support I felt from the members. Darrin Preece, the immediate past president, did a great job conducting the majority of the meeting and we had some good participation. I particularly enjoyed Wally Studer's account of the blending of two chambers that took place 20 years ago. From his report it wasn't all roses, but through hard work and perseverance, he and his board were able to bring the two communities together in a way that had never been done before. Now 20 years later we are still reaping the benefits of their efforts for which I say thank you. Granted, we are still working on keeping those bridges strong. And because people are still people, it will likely always be a challenge--but one that the Chamber of Commerce is up to.
Haskin Insurance Services, Inc
629 Fremont Avenue
Rupert, ID 83350
Pictured left to right: Dawn Zunino, Mike Haskin, Terri Gish
Haskin Insurance Services, Inc was established 13 years ago by Mike Haskin. Born and raised in Rupert, Mike Haskin has been in the insurance business for 26 years. One of his agents, Dawn has been working with Mike for 24 years. Mike handles Small Business, Farm, and Personal insurance while Dawn handles Commercial and Bond insurance, and Terri handles Personal Line, Home and Auto insurance. Haskin Insurance is a full-service agency and they strive to help their clients obtain the best possible insurance coverage. For all your insurance needs, please give them a call to see what they have to offer. Their business hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at McDonald’s of Burley, located at 394 N. Overland Avenue to commemorate their grand opening after their extensive remodel. The business is owned by the Kyle family. Darren & Ryan is pictured cutting the ribbon, the Burley McDonald’s General Manger is Mike Nelson. Bill Kyle first opened his McDonald’s in Twin Falls 40 years ago in January and opened his Burley McDonald’s 34 years ago.
This restaurant has re-landscaped most of the property, resurfaced the patio and some walkways, added new patio furniture, refreshed the outdoor playland and repainted the building. They have also added a second order point in the drive thru to help speed customer service. This is what they call tandem ordering where they can take two orders at the same time, one behind the other.
Inside the restaurant, they have remodeled the entire dining room with new and expanded seating everywhere and new colors. New tile wainscoting and walls also add to the restaurants upscale contemporary look and feel. Both bathrooms have also been refreshed. It’s a very nice upgrade and they want the Mini-Cassia area residents to come and enjoy the newly remodeled McDonald’s.
We all enjoyed our 20th Annual Installation Banquet on January 10th, 2013. A major snowstorm did not keep many away while we celebrated 20 years being the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce. A slide show was presented showing the highlights of the last year followed by another slide show showing the last 20 presidents of the Mini-Cassia Chamber. The new president, Dr. Ron Christensen of Complete Chiropractic was sworn into office by the outgoing president, Darrin Preece of On The Spot Cleaning and Restoration. Dr. Ron then swore in the Board of Directors: Darrin Preece, Past President, On The Spot Cleaning and Restoration; Julie Coffman, First Vice-President, Land Title and Escrow, Inc.; Tammy Hanks, Second Vice-President, Minidoka Memorial Hospital; Jennifer Cutler, First American Title Co.; Steve Stokes, Stokes Fresh Food Market; Rod Barton, Cassia Regional Medical Center; Kaylyn-Peterson Jones, D.L. Evans Bank; Mary Bauscher, First Federal; Chet Jeppesen, Idaho Department of Labor; Bert Stevenson, John A. Stevenson Farms; Curtiss Peterson, United Electric Co-op.
Retired Board of Directors; Chimene Smith, D.L. Evans Bank; Curtis Stoker, Condie, Stoker and Associates; and David Hruza, Hurza Insurance Agency were presented plaques for their service to the Chamber. Ben Nelson, President of the Ambassadors presented a plaque to Pat Campbell for Ambassador of the Year. Unfortunately, Pat was not able to attend. Jackie Larson presented plaques to George and Nanci Lincke for Volunteer of the Year. Joyce and Chuck Reas were also selected but were unable to attend. Kae Cameron presented a plaque to Shauna Kraus on behalf of Park View Care and Rehabilitation for Chamber Member of the Year.
Drs. Garrard & Wayment, DDS.
301 Scott Ave. Suite 3
Rupert, ID 83350
Pictured left to right: the front row: Marcella Bean, Beatriz Leon and the back row: Lee Ann Peterson, Dr. John R Garrard, Dr. Robert P. Wayment, Karen McManus, Laurie Perotto
Not pictured: Suzanne Jones, Carol Fowler
This Dentist office has been serving patients for 40 years. Dr. Howard Toevs and Gerald Woodworth started the practice in the 70’s. When Dr. Toevs retired, Dr. Charles Warren joined the practice, and in 2001 Dr. Garrard joined. Dr. Wayment came on board when Dr. Woodworth and Dr. Warren retired in 2007.
Dr. Garrard and Dr. Wayment practice general dentistry, root canals, tooth extraction and they perform cosmetic work as well, such as crowns, bridges and veneers. Both dentists also place implants and restore them. Their office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 8am to 5pm; closed for lunch from 12 to 1pm. On Wednesdays they are open from 8am to 5pm and closed for lunch from 12pm to 1:30pm.
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Harley’s Trading Post located at 415 F Street in Rupert to commemorate their grand opening. The business is owned and managed by Harley Sanders and Fern Kimber. Harley is pictured cutting the ribbon. Their merchandise is from storage auctions in the area. If you are looking for an antique or bargains, come to Harley’s Trading Post in Rupert for treasure hunting. Business hours are 9am – 5pm, Friday through Saturday; 12pm – 5pm on Sundays.
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Nancy’s Rupert Floral, 508 6th Street Rupert, to celebrate new ownership. The business is owned and managed by Korena Redder and Leslie Garner who are pictured cutting the ribbon. They make floral arrangements for all occasions and also make cookie and fruit baskets. Check out their gift items, green and blooming plants. Their store hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday; 9am - 12pm Saturdays and their business number is 436-5335.
The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Magic Cuts located at 407 East Main Street in Burley to commemorate their grand opening. The business is owned and managed by Drew Arausa who is pictured cutting the ribbon. Magic Cuts specializes in male haircuts only, at the low price of $8.00. Their business hours are 11am – 8pm, Monday through Saturday and their phone number is 208-219-9873.