Jackie Larson

Jackie Larson

Jackie Larson is the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Office Administrator.

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The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at a new Veteran’s memorial at Kiwanis Park, next to the airport in Burley.

The Kiwanis Club of Burley and the Mini-Cassia Veterans recently recruited help from local businesses to replace a stone monument that had fallen into disrepair. Zane Gillette of Streamline Precision was kind enough to donate a new stone with engravings that honor all branches of the military and all who have served and continue to serve. Concrete was also donated by Kloepfer Concrete and labor was donated by Thompson Concrete.

With the help of students from the Mini-Cassia Tech Center and their instructor Casey Jones, the Sherman Tank was repainted using paint donated by Pro Paint in Burley. Both of these projects were a nice improvement to the Park.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Gertie’s Brick Oven Cookery located at 424 Oneida Street in Rupert, to commemorate their grand opening.  The business is managed by General Manager Joe Sonius, who is pictured cutting the ribbon with his restaurant staff. Gertie’s Brick Oven Cookery is famous for its “Pizza Extravaganza”; All-You-Can Eat Pizza, Salad Bar, Garlic Bread, Pasta and Desert Pizzas. As you enjoy your meal, servers bring the Pizza Buffet directly to your table. They have take-out and also offer catering and invite you to call them for your next pizza party. The business hours are Sunday through Thursday 11am - 9pm and Friday through Saturday 11am - 10pm; their business number is 208-436-1888.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Blue Dane Coffee Co. 632 5th Street in Rupert, to commemorate their grand opening after a remodel. 

Blue Dane Coffee, formally Forever Friends, has been open almost fifteen years. The proud new owners are Jenny and Sam Fife. We proudly serve Full Circle coffee and Tea Guys loose leaf tea.  Both are all organic and free trade products. We have a wide variety of specialty drinks. Ranging from hot or cold lattes, steamers, chai tea, loose leaf teas, smoothies, hand-scooped milkshakes, Italian sodas, and gourmet coffees.  We also offer a variety of bakery items. Bagels, flavored cream cheeses, muffins, breakfast bars, and homemade cookies. You can find an array of coffee/tea pots, mugs, cups, loose leaf teas, gourmet coffees, hand-made cards, and jewelry.  You can sit down inside the coffee shop or go out back and enjoy our back patio. We have a courteous and friendly staff, happy to serve up your favorite drink! Book your parties, events, or fundraisers with us.

Business hours are 7:30am – 6pm Monday through Friday and 7:30am – 2pm on Saturdays; their business number is 208-436-3681.

Mary Lou’s Flower Cart

1550 Oriental Ave

Burley, ID  83318


Pictured left to right: front row; Marvella Martinez; back row, Jonni Whitaker, Sara Bortz, Leroy Funk, Keely Richman, Joyce Hoffmann

 Mary Lou’s Flower Cart in Burley was opened in 2005 by the current owners LeRoy, Ronda and their daughters. The business was formerly known as Klink’s Florist and the new owners thanked Albert for his encouragement and help.

LeRoy doesn’t think of this as a business, but more of a community service as he always hires high school students to help out in the green house and give tours through it.

They make floral arrangements for any occasion, offer custom potting services, landscaping services and even carry fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths. They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements for any occasion backed by service that is friendly and prompt.

The store hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am to noon on Saturdays and always closed on Sundays. Check them out on the web www.marylousflowercart.com.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Intermountain Homecare after their move to 1031 East Main Street in Burley. The business is managed by Helene Andrew who is pictured cutting the ribbon with her staff and their hospice medical director Dr. Michael Klett on the left with a stethoscope.    

Intermountain Homecare shares the mission of Intermountain Healthcare and is driven by the same vision, values and clinical best practices. They offer Home Health and Hospice Care and have nurses on call 24 hours.  Their office hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday, closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm and business number is 678-8844.

Grease Monkey

517 2nd Street

Rupert, ID  83350

(208) 436-9274

Pictured left to Right: David Chard - Store Manager, William Rigbey, Esteban Palomo, Nathaniel Wyatt, Josh Anderson.

Grease Monkey in Rupert is managed by David Chard and they service most makes and models of vehicles, and you never need an appointment. They have highly trained technicians that keep you informed of your vehicle's needs in accordance with manufacturer specifications. They provide most warranty-required services for less than most dealership prices. They offer oil changes, tire rotations, fuel injection cleaning, transmission and radiator flushes, brake service, serpentine belt replacement, and along with this they also keep a complete maintenance history for you. Their business hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturdays 8am to 5pm and closed on Sundays.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Title Cash located at 744 Overland Avenue in Burley to commemorate their grand opening.  The Burley location is managed by Denise Heyler, who is pictured cutting the ribbon. Title Cash has been serving consumer’s short-term financial needs since 1994 and there are over 300 locations in 10 states. Their business is making Title and Payday Loans to help with those tight moments between pay days. If more time is required, an installment loan can be made using your car title. Business hours are 9am - 6pm, Monday through Friday, 9am -2pm on Saturdays; their business number is 208-678-6035.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Tires 2 Go located at 524 B Street in Rupert to commemorate their grand opening after the move.  The business is owned by Victor Ruiz and he is pictured cutting the ribbon.  They carry and fix tires and wheels for farm, industrial and commercial vehicles. They offer emergency road services 24 hours a day and they also carry batteries. Business hours are 7am – 7pm, Monday through Friday and7am to 5pm on Saturdays and their number is 208-434-2102.

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