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  • September 18, 2019 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    The Argus Observer shares this,

    "For small towns, community gatherings can be a big deal. This proved true for the 20th annual Fruitland Family Fun Day at Fruitland Community Park on Sept. 14.

    Activities for kids included a giant inflatable slide, a carousel ride, fishing games, an obstacle course face painting and laser tag among others.

    Lining Southwest Third Street were more than 50 vendors, including local businesses seeking to drum up new business and several food trucks keeping fun seekers fed.

    Kimberly Burgess, executive director of Fruitland Chamber of Commerce, described Family Fun Day as a means of giving back to Fruitland residents.

    “Fruitland Family Fun Day is the chamber’s main event that we give back to the community,” according to Burgess. “It’s an all-free event that features entertainment throughout the day. Vendors, food trucks, activities for the children from young ages all the way up to teens. All of our activities are free and it’s a way for us to give back to the community and say thank you for your support that they’ve given the chamber of commerce every year.”

    Burgess says Family Fun Day’s roots trace back to the 1970s, when the original Chamber of Commerce started it. After they disbanded, an organization called Fruitland Community Events took over organizing the event before handing it back to the Chamber when they re-established themselves in 2017.

    Burgess describes the difference between this and a county fair event as refreshing.

    “I think the thing that’s kind of exciting is that when people come down to like a fair or something, they think, ‘Oh I’m gonna have to spend a lot of money.’ So when our children come down and people from our community come down to Fruitland Family Fun Day, unless they’re buying food… or buying something from a vendor, all of the other activities are free.”

    One key difference is the bubble balls which were present. Burgess cites those as costing $20 elsewhere to check out. At Family Fun Day, it’s no cost to patrons.

    According to Chamber Chairman Matt Frye, the event draws thousands of people throughout the day. He said the additional food trucks this year were meant to keep them there longer.

    “Usually we have a couple thousand come in and out throughout the day,” said Frye. “On average there usually a couple hundred here, but people come, they leave …”

    Several hundred volunteer hours went into setting up this year’s Fun Day, including upwards of 40 hours of Frye’s own time.

    “Between everyone involved, between getting vendors set up and different activities for the kids, we’ve got tons of activities. We couldn’t have done this without our sponsors.”

    The chamber thanks St. Alphonsus and St. Luke health organizations as presenting sponsors, as well as the 40 additional sponsors contributing a total of over $14,000 plus all the volunteers for making this year’s Family Fun Day possible.

    The next big event on the Chamber’s list is Christmas on Main Street, originating at Fruitland Community Park on the first weekend of December."

    To keep up with Chamber events, visit

    Corey EVAN  is a reporter at the Independent-Enterprise and Argus Observer. He can be reached at (208) 642-5258 or by emailing To comment on this story, go to

  • September 08, 2019 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    FRUITLAND — The city of Fruitland is bringing fun for the whole family to the Fruitland Community Park with Fruitland Family Fun Day on Sept. 14. To say there’s something for everyone is somewhat of an understatement. Fruitland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kimberly Burgess explained that this one-day event has been something that the Chamber has taken over from Fruitland Community Events and has been putting on for the past couple of years.

    Burgess emphasized that this event is free to the public and it’s a chance for the Chamber to “give back to the community for supporting us.” The committee that oversees Fruitland Family Fun Day is made up of local business members working with community volunteers Dawn Callaham, Nancy Lopez and Lucinda Day in bringing this event to the public. Burgess described these three as being the “powerhouses behind the committee” and said how all three brought so much to last year’s event that she would be remiss in not mentioning their contributions.

    Lopez organized the entertainment, Day assembled the vendors and Callaham served as event organizer. Burgess explained that she was away from town for an extended period of time and this group of volunteers, along with the committee, were able to bring this event to life.

  • August 30, 2019 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    Fruitland, ID— Wednesday, August 28 The Fruitland Chamber of Commerce celebrated with Snake River Veterinary Center as they welcomed their new owner Dr. Alicia Ewing. About 150 guests joined together at the clinic to enjoy food, games, face painting and tours of the clinic all while getting to know Dr. Ewing and her staff.

    Fruitland Chamber of Commerce President,  Matt Frye,  welcomed Dr. Ewing with kind words filled with support at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Followed by Dr. Ewing herself addressing the crowd and her staff with overwhelming gratitude. A great time was had by all!

    Snake River Veterinary Center is located at 401 S Whitley Drive. They can be reached at (208) 452-7950.

  • January 09, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

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  • August 09, 2018 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Disaster Field Operations Center West

    Release Date: Aug. 9, 2018 Contact: Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500,

    Release Number: OR 15633-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Oregon Small Businesses

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 18 Oregon counties and neighboring counties in California, Idaho and Nevada are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began May 22, 2018.

    Primary Oregon counties: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur and Wheeler;

    Neighboring Oregon counties: Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wasco;

    Neighboring California county: Modoc;

    Neighboring Idaho counties: Adams, Canyon, Owyhee, Payette and Washington;

    Neighboring Nevada counties: Humboldt and Washoe.

    “SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses directly impacted by the disaster,” Garfield said.

    Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

    “Eligibility for these loans is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 3.61 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years and are available to small businesses and most private nonprofits without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship,” Garfield said.

    By law, SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. The Secretary declared this disaster on Aug. 1, 2018.

    Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the Secretary’s declaration. However, nurseries are eligible for SBA disaster assistance in drought disasters.

    Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    The deadline to apply for economic injury is April 1, 2019.


    About the U.S. Small Business Administration

    The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

  • April 04, 2018 2:17 PM | Anonymous

    During a recent Fruitland Chamber of Commerce luncheon, University of Idaho Professor Dr. Esmaeil “Essie” Fallahi spoke about the unique climate of southwest Idaho, and how it favors the production of high quality fruit crops, promoting the University of Idaho’s research for advancement and viability of Idaho fruit during the past three decades.

    Click here for the full article.

  • February 21, 2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    Fom the Independent Enterprise: 

    If your website can’t be found, does it really exist? It’s certainly not helping you get more customers.

    There are ways that you can easily get people to find your website, according to Kim Sherman-Labrum, an associate business consultant with the Idaho Small Business Development Center. Sherman-Labrum, who is also a Certified Google Partner, introduced attendees of a recent Fruitland Chamber of Commerce luncheon to easy tips and tricks to help their businesses get found on the internet.

    Click on the following for full article:

  • January 24, 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    Independent Enterprise:

    The January Fruitland Chamber of Commerce luncheon topic was on the new Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TC&JA) presented by Anton Neff, CPA, The Nichols Accounting Group. Click on the link below for the full article. 

  • July 27, 2017 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    Since 1949 the Campo and Poole families have been providing fuel services in and around the Treasure Valley. The two families combined in 2009 to create Eastern Oregon’s only bio diesel blending facility, PC Energy. In 2012 the two companies merged creating a lower priced fuel service reaching from Burns, Oregon to Pocatello, Idaho, and beyond.

    Campo & Poole Distributing provides bulk fuel delivery, bulk and packaged lube distribution, bulk and packaged diesel exhaust fluid services, over 1.5 million gallons in bulk fuel storage, cardlock fuel sites, and fuel management services. 

    We at Campo & Poole Distributing strive to show our patrons more respect and concern than they expected; to serve our patrons quickly and courteously; to operate with safety, cleanliness, and environmental care; to provide superior quality products.

  • July 27, 2017 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Silverhawk Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate offices in southern Idaho. We now have 5 offices and 80+ Real Estate Professionals throughout the entire Treasure Valley to serve all your real estate needs. Our service areas include Ada, Canyon, Washington, and Payette Counties in Idaho, as well as Malheur County, OR and beyond.

    We have been privileged to play a role in helping thousands of individuals and families enjoy the rewards of homeownership. Our services, philosophies, and giving now touch the lives of those people every day. All of this, coupled with the doors that we have helped open for our investors and developers, has given Silverhawk Realty the reputation of a Real Estate Powerhouse — a Powerhouse represented by ethically and highly respected Real Estate Professionals.

    We credit our strength to a consistent approach to managing our business, and to the character of our valued agents. Our Silverhawk Realty Family has a deeply held set of values that serves as the strategic and moral compass for our agents and employees. We are committed to providing long-term careers by delivering the leadership, technology, tools, and training that support their highest goals.

    Above all, our success can be credited to our ability to put first the needs and well-being of the people we serve. It also speaks to our responsibility to our employees, our agents, and the communities in which we live, work, and play. We believe our philosophy is a blue-print for long-term growth and sustainability that is as relevant today as it was when our doors first opened in 2001.

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