Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce congratulates Sandpoint Sports as Business of the Month for their involvement and generosity in the community.
Opening their doors in 1998 as a consignment sporting goods store, Sandpoint Sports quickly evolved into a retail bike and ski shop within three years. In 2007, they completed construction and moved into their new retail space in Ponderay, next to Taco Bell.
They offer professional gear fitting, a full service repair shop as well as bike, ski and snowboard rentals. The repair shop staff are certified experts having completed training from the United Bicycle Institute, Specialized Body Geometry and Master Fit University.
In addition to providing quality gear and expertise they quietly behind the scenes support and donate to many community events and charitable organizations including:
Chafe 150 Idaho-Montana Bike Ride raising money for Panhandle Alliance.
Race Across America raising money to battle autism
24 Hours for Hank, Bike and Ski Race
Pend Oreille Pedalers
Community Cancer Services
Kaniksu Health Services
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor Sandpoint Sports as the recipient of the Business of the Month and wishes them continued success.
For more information, call (208) 265-6163 or visit www.sandpointsports.net
Friday, October 8, 2010
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce recognizes Ponderay Garden Center as Business of the Month for their involvement and generosity in the community.
Now in their 3rd year and managed by Kevin Mansoor, the Ponderay Garden Center has seen rapid growth which has been achieved through establishing a relationship with the community and involvement in many of the local activities. Michael states, “We’re not just part of the community, but a participant in the community.”
They’ve hosted a number of events, such as barbecues and pancake breakfasts. They have also donated plants and trees to beautify the Long Bridge and enhance local events such as the Chamber’s own Health and Wellness Fair. Ponderay Garden’s most current project, and one they are deservedly proud of, is the $5000 “Free” Home Make-over that was given to a deserving local family.
The Ponderay Garden Center has also received national recognition by landing the feature story in the current issue of the Garden Chic magazine. “To be featured in Garden Chic is an incredible honor,” says Kevin.
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor Ponderay Garden Center as the recipient of the Business of the Month and wishes them continued success.
For more information, call (208) 255-4277 or visit www.ponderaygarden.com.
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce would like to acknowledge and thank the volunteers and organizations who received little recognition yet worked behind the scenes to donate time, decorations, equipment and services to the Sept 18, 2010 Community Health and Wellness Fair.
Bonner County Fairgrounds
Bonner County Emergency Medical Services
Bonner County Marine Patrol
Bonner County Sheriff’s Labor Program
Inland Northwest Blood Mobile
Kootenai Medical Center – Donated 10 infant car seats
Pfizer, Inc - Donated lipid tests, screenings
Ponderay Police Dept. - Performed infant car seat checks
Sandpoint Fire Dept.
Sandpoint Police Dept – Provided free helmets, organized bike rodeo, infant car seat checks, beer goggles
Studio One – Provided a kid’s activity center
Additional thanks to:
Co-Op Country Store
Ponderay Garden Center
Because of the generosity of these volunteers, the 3rd annual Health and Wellness Fair was a great success.
Rodeos, events, 4H exhibits and judging competitions – it’s all happening at the fair! For these and many other contributions to the community, The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce recognizes the Bonner County Fairgrounds as the Business of the Month.
With the tireless efforts of Rhonda Livingstone, Fair Manager, and Robert “Bob” Snider, Head Groundskeeper, the Bonner County Fairgrounds provides a free educational opportunity for the residents of Bonner County to display ideas and articles from their areas of expertise as well as allowing local organizations and businesses an opportunity to present their products to the public.
Rhonda has been the Fair Manager for 10 years and volunteered her services for 7 years prior to becoming manager. Robert just recently oversaw the completion of their new RV Campgrounds this past May 2010. With 33 campsites, restroom facilities, showers, electric and water hookups and covered pavilion, the new campground provides comfortable RV stays whether camping or attending a horse show.
With the Bonner County Fair and Rodeo just around the corner, the new campground facilities will be well received. This year’s theme is “Fiesta at the Fair” and proves to be fun and educational for the entire family. From Tuesday, August 24 through Saturday, August 28 be sure to plan a day at the fair and see all there is to offer. There will be livestock exhibits, demolition derby, Horsin’ Around Expo and more.
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor the Bonner County Fair as the recipient of the Business of the Month and wishes them continued success.
For more information, call the Fair office at (208) 263-8414.