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 La Vintage Paperie at 1240 Oakley Avenue in Burley, to commemorate their grand opening.  The business is owned by Katie Bunn, who is pictured cutting the ribbon. Katie was the owner of Keepsake Cottage, and with the help of Kristy Abrams Design team, they remodeled a building that was built in the early 1900’s. She is now able to open a unique and inspiring Scrapbooking & Paper Arts store. Business hours are 10:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday and 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday; their business number is 208-878-8942. Like them on Facebook.com/lavintagepaperie and check out their blog, lavintagepaperie.blogspot.com

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Rhapsody Day Spa located at 1432 Overland in Burley to commemorate their grand opening. The business is owned by Teresa Zemke, Massage Therapist. Holding the scissors together from the left Briana Sanders, Esthetician, Brittney Bailey, Professional Massage Therapist and Teresa Zemke. Rhapsody Day Spa offers several types of Massages: Swedish, Prenatal, Couples, Tandem, Hot Stone, as well as Paraffin Dip and Sugar Scrub, Facials, Waxing, Hair and Nail care.

Business hours are 9am – 8pm, Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Their business number is 208-670-3068.

Wells Fargo

130 East Main
Burley, ID 83318

(208) 678-1192

Blake Hollingsworth, who was named manager for Wells Fargo’s Burley store in March 2012, leads a nine- person staff with more than 36 years of combined experience in financial services, including six team members who speak fluent Spanish. Our vision is to satisfy our customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Wells Fargo, Idaho’s largest bank in deposits, has been part of the Idaho landscape for more than 150 years and opened its first Burley office in 1972.  The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortage and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs and the Internet (wellsfargo.com) and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global econcomy.

Wells Fargo is much more than a “bank.”  We are a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Community-based distinguishes us from every other large bank.  By “community-based” we mean we’re not just a bank that happens to be in the community; we are a community bank.  We’re “in and of” every community in which we do business, including the Mini-Cassia area. Since 2010, Wells Fargo has invested more than $1.7 million in Idaho nonprofits and schools and our Idaho team member have volunteered over 66,000 hours to make a difference in Idaho communities.

Wells Fargo’s Burley store is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pictured left to right: Katie Belnap, Sheryl Stevenson, Shel Telleria, Sheryl Koyle, Will Brown, Janice Rice

Rocky Mountain Real Estate Brokerage was established in 1988 when Sheryl Koyle purchased the business and changed the name at the current location in Rupert. They are a full service brokerage and their well-rounded agents can assist you with all your real estate needs: Residential, Commercial, Farm & Ranch and Property Management.  Agents love the community which they live in and they participate in community events and would like to build a relationship with clients and become their family realtor.

As a Seller & Buyer you can trust them, expect loyalty and excellent customer service. In addition, as a seller, your listing will be added to MLS, Intermountain MLS, realtor.com and other real estate websites as well.  There is never pressure to do business with Rocky Mountain Real Estate Brokerage, and with the combined 101 years of experience they will find the best solution for each client.  You can reach them at 436-9429. Find them on the web www. Rockymountain-realestate.net and also Facebook.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Ginger’s Java to commemorate their grand opening.  They are located at 106 South Main Street in Paul. Ginger’s Java is owned and managed by Virginia Rasmussen who is pictured cutting the ribbon surrounded by her friends and family. They offer cold and hot drinks and Ging attributes their tasty drinks to her niece Andrea Gomez who trained them and made up the menu. She thanked her mother Molly for babysitting her children to help her get started and her husband, her older brothers and church members for their support.

Their hours are 7am – 5pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday till noon, their business number is 438-Ging.

Playa Azul Mexican Seafood Restaurant

502 Scott Ave

Rupert, ID  83350

208-436-6713

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of Playa Azul Mexican Seafood Restaurant located at 502 Scott Ave in Rupert.  The business is owned by Maria and Saul Bedolla, who both cook at the restaurant. They have been in the kitchen for 23years and serve authentic Mexican food. Business hours are 10am – 9pm Monday thru Saturday and 10am – 7pm on Sundays and they are closed on Tuesdays. Their business number is 436-6713. Maria is pictured cutting the ribbon, with Saul next to her.

Approximately 500 Mini-Cassia residents toured the New ER at Minidoka Memorial Hospital for the first time on July 25th.  Refreshments were served in the Ambulance Bay with Chef Jeff Stromire serving Hamburgers and Costco serving Yogurt Creamies.  The Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors supervised a ribbon cutting for the new construction with several speakers describing the efforts exerted in completing Phase #1 of the $7 Million Dollar upgrade.  Phase #2 began immediately with a 5 month calendar.  Then on to the completion planned for the summer of 2013.  “The Mini-Cassia community has embraced this improvement with open arms”, stated COO Joel Rogers, “the first patient to utilize the new ER actually arrive 4 hours before the planned opening of 12 Midnight.” Chairman of the Board Ted Garcia is pictured above cutting the ribbon that celebrated the opening.

Being one of the few remaining independent hospitals in southern Idaho allows Minidoka Memorial Hospital to quickly adjust to community and directed medical needs.  MMH has access to multiple air ambulance services and a selection of secondary trauma and treatment centers in Idaho and Utah.  Along with many specialists that utilize Minidoka Memorial Hospital for medical procedures and patient rehabilitation we can offer our local residents excellent medical care with a community atmosphere.

Minidoka Memorial Hospital is here for the Mini-Cassia community and invites you back in 2013 to see the completed renovation.

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Sunrise Cleaners Dry Cleaning & Laundry to welcome the new owners. It is located at 714 F Street in Rupert, next to the Post Office.  The building it’s in was Carter’s Cleaners in 1927.  The business is owned and managed by Tammy and Coy Parton who are pictured cutting the ribbon, next to the Coys on the left is Sherri Miles, Community & Economic Development Director from the City of Rupert and to her left is Tammy’s mom, Betty Gibson. The City of Rupert’s “Operation Face Lift” project recently painted around the doors and windows of the business.

Sunrise Cleaners is your neighborhood dry cleaner. They offer onsite dry cleaning and rush orders too. They can dry clean your clothes, quilts, draperies, sleeping bags, comforters, wedding gowns and launder your shirts. Their business hours are from 8am – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday and their business number is 436-3430.

Mad River Laser Engraving

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Mad River Laser Engraving located at 700 S. Oneida Street in Rupert, to commemorate their grand opening. The business is owned by Nicole and Alex Pratt.  Nicole is pictured cutting the ribbon with her family, friends and members of the Ambassadors. Not pictured is Alex who was out on kayaking on the Snake River not on Mad River. They offer a unique style of engraving with laser technology which can be utilized on variety of products and surfaces such as crystal, plastic, wood, stainless steel and acrylic. They specialize in missionary plaques, awards and trophies, vinyl lettering for store fronts and custom T-shirts. Business hours are Monday thru Friday 9 to 5 and phone number is 436-2293. Check them out on the web www.madriverlaser.com.

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