The Payette Chamber of Commerce is fortunate to welcome a new Executive Director. Chelsea Costner comes to us eager to promote business and grow our membership. Chelsea is a Payette native who just graduated from EOU in Elementary Education. While she plans to obtain a full time teaching position next fall, she feels like she can take on this project and continue it after she accepts other work. Our past president is working closely with her to bring her up to date on past projects and current tasks.
The Chamber met the first Tuesday of January, voting on a change to our bylaws. Our fiscal year had a start date of July 1st since we began our new Chamber approximately three years ago. By a quorum vote of members, our fiscal year has changed to a standard January 1st start date. Letters to current membership to request dues have been mailed and we look forward to visiting with other businesses to encourage growth to that membership.
Please join us in welcoming Chelsea Costner as our new Executive Director. As you see her about town, please show your support with a handshake and encouraging words. She brings to us youth and a superb knowledge of social media. This should help us as we grow our organization. Our next general meeting is the first Tuesday of February at the Payette Senior Center.