Chamber

Nov 272012
 

The POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presents

DEER LODGE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

November 30th to December 2nd 2012

Santa’s Visit: Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st

Santa will be appearing at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street from 5 pm till 7 pm on Friday. On Saturday, Santa will hand out candy on Main Street during the Christmas Stroll.

Children’s Movie: Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st

A children’s movie, “Madagascar 3”, will be shown at the Rialto Theater, at 7:30 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday. FREE of charge. Sponsored by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Rice Properties of Anaconda & Missoula, Mark & Holly Hansen, and the Rialto Community Theater.

Christmas Festival: 6 pm Friday, November 30th

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation will be holding their annual Holiday Festival Celebration at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street. The preview starts at 6 pm with beverages and snacks. At 7 pm there will be silent and live auctions and raffles (including decorated trees, table decorations, liquor basket, kids stocking, etc.),  live music from Wes Harr and ‘Short Notice’, food and drink, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Santa will appear at 9 pm when he will draw the winning ticket for the 1971 Corvette Stingray Raffle Car. FREE of charge.

Stroll Buttons

Stroll Buttons will be on sale at ACE Hardware, J & J Variety, Keystone Drug & Gifts, MRC, Old Prison Museum Gift Shop and Valley Foods. Buttons cost $2.00 each, are limited to a maximum of 1000, and provide over 150 opportunities for the wearer to win prizes and Gift Certificates. During the Stroll, button wearers can visit local businesses, and if they find their button number matches the number in the store they receive a prize. Some merchants draw extra button numbers each week in the run up to Christmas, so be sure to visit them often. Don’t forget, button numbers will be called out during the Christmas Stroll, giving you FIVE chances to win Chamber Gift Certificates valued up to $100!

Christmas Stroll: 2 pm till 7 pm Saturday, December 1st

The Christmas Stroll will take place on Main Street between 2 pm till 7 pm. There will be two drawings for Chamber Gift Certificates, based upon Stroll Buttons purchased by participants. The first drawing will be held in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30 pm, the second will be held at the Community Christmas Tree in front of the Post Office, directly after the Parade of Lights. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Three blocks of the central business district (300, 400, 500) will be closed to vehicular traffic. There will be live music, book signings, sales and other events at many of the businesses in Deer Lodge. Join the High School Choir as they sing Christmas Carols at 5:30 pm.

DEER LODGE BUSINESSES WITH WINNING STROLL NUMBERS (From 2 pm December 1st)
BUSINESS ADDRESS
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street
Ask the Meat Guy 901 Main Street
Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 103 St. Mary’s Ave
Deer Lodge Liquor Store 303 Main Street
Greany’s Dry Goods 329 Main Street
J&J Variety Store 421 Main Street
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C
Montana Bar 412 Main Street
Montana Massage 308 Milwaukee
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street
MRC 520 Main Street
New To You 501 Main Street
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street
Pizza Hut 202 N. Main Street
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland
The Chicken House 502 Main Street
Trashed (Just Things & Teri’s Tea Rooms) 416 Main Street
Valley Foods 711 Main Street
Wild Iris 413 Main Street

Parade of Lights: 6 pm Saturday, December 1st

This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Bling’, so let’s make it bigger and brighter, with lots of lights, glitter and sparkle! Open to everyone, individuals and businesses, big or small, no need to sign up just join in. The Parade will form on Second Street by NAPA at 5:30 pm and enters Main Street on Cottonwood Ave at 6pm. It will proceed south along Main Street ending at Montana Ave where it will disband. NO THROWING CANDY FROM THE FLOATS, please. Elves will hand out candy from baskets whilst walking alongside the Parade. Trophies will be awarded to the entrants judged to be the in the TOP 3, handed out to winners at the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 1st

The official Lighting of the Deer Lodge Christmas Tree will take place immediately following on from the Parade of Lights beside the Post Office. The second drawing for Chamber Gift Certificates will take place after the lighting of the tree.

Chamber Gift Certificates Draw: Saturday, December 1st

A draw for $25 & $50 gift certificates will take place in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30 pm. The second set of drawings, for $25, $50 and $100 Chamber Gift Certificates, will take place after the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Post Office, following the Parade of Lights.

Gift Certificates may be spent at any Business that is a member of the Chamber (listed on the back of the certificate). Remember, YOU MUST HAVE A BUTTON AND BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Grant-Kohrs Ranch Victorian Holiday: 1 pm Sunday, December 2nd

This year’s theme is ‘Let It Snow!’ The 1862 Kohrs family ranch house will be decorated and open for tours from 1 pm till 4 pm. Activities include Kids crafts, Horse drawn wagon rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Refreshments, Bonfire, Blacksmith Shop, Exhibit on historic snow falls in Montana, and Gloria Clark playing the piano in the main ranch house. Call (406) 846-2070

Christmas Cash

Interest free loans of up to $2,000 will be available from Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan and First Security Bank. A $15.00 fee is due at the time of application. Christmas Cash loans will be available from banks starting November 1st.

Customers presenting Christmas Cash for a purchase MUST sign the front of the cash where indicated. Cash may be used at any participating business. Merchants will need to endorse the back of the Cash and deposit with their bank. The Cash is then redeemed with a 3% discount.

Chamber Members are eligible to join the program and accept Christmas Cash free of charge. Businesses that are not Chamber Members are invited to participate in the Christmas Cash program for a fee of $25, which helps cover the expense of printing the money and advertising.

DEER LODGE BUSINESSES ACCEPTING CHRISTMAS CASH
COMPANY ADDRESS
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street
Ask the Meat Guy 901 Main Street
Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 103 St. Mary’s Ave
Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 3707 N Frontage Rd
Cutler Brothers Productions 301 Main Street
Deer Lodge Family Dental 712 4th Street
Deer Lodge Medical Center 1100 Hollenbeck Lane
Deer Lodge Valley Therapy 310 Main Street
Greany’s Dry Goods 329 Main Street
J&J Variety Store 421 Main Street
Joan’s Unique Hairdesigns 305 Missouri Ave
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C
Military Surplus, Mercantile & Pawn 414 Main Street
Montana Bar 412 Main Street
Montana Massage 308 Milwaukee Ave
Mount Powell Tire Center 217 Main Street
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street
MRC 520 Main Street
New To You 501 Main Street
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street
Pizza Hut 202 N. Main Street
Premier Physical Therapy 600 Main Street, Suite 1
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave
Ryan Heating & Plumbing 820 Montana Ave
Serenity Salon & Nails 549 Main Street
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave
Teresa’s Mane Attraction 515 Main Street
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland
The Chicken House 502 Main Street
Today’s Image 407 Main Street
Trashed 303 Main Street
Treasure State Auto NAPA 201 Cottonwood
Valley Foods 711 Main Street
Victory Lanes 514 4th Street
Wild Iris 413 Main Street

CHRISTMAS CASH – BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEER LODGE BANKS

AND POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Download the Christmas Cash Application Form HERE


Nov 132012
 

Tickets available from Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts
or contact the Chamber Office on 846-2094

THE POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13th 2012

at the

BROKEN ARROW STEAKHOUSE

317 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

NO HOST COCKTAILS AT 6:00 PM

PRIME RIB DINNER AT 7:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKER

DEER LODGE CITY MAYOR

– MARY ANN FRALEY –

“State of the City”

* 50/50 Raffle * Door Prizes *

TICKETS – $25 EACH

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY – ONLY 125 AVAILABLE
Available from Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts
or contact the Chamber Office on 846-2094

Download and print the Banquet poster  HERE

Nov 052012
 

 

THE POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13th 2012

at the

BROKEN ARROW STEAKHOUSE

317 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

NO HOST COCKTAILS AT 6:00 PM

PRIME RIB DINNER AT 7:00 PM

GUEST SPEAKER

DEER LODGE CITY MAYOR

– MARY ANN FRALEY –

“State of the City”

* 50/50 Raffle * Door Prizes *

TICKETS – $25 EACH

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY – ONLY 125 AVAILABLE
Available from Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts
or contact the Chamber Office on 846-2094

Download and print the Banquet poster  HERE

Oct 222012
 

Haunted House 2012

The Old Montana Prison Presents

The 9th Annual

“Terror in the Cell House”

Friday, October 26th

Saturday, October 27th

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 Admission – $5.00 per person

Not recommended for children under 10 years

Entrance at the Visitor Center, Old Montana Prison, 1106 Main Street, Deer Lodge MT 59722

 Special Appearance by “Butte Magic

Fire-eating, Sword Swallowing and More!!

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 Kids Halloween Festival

(For Kids Under 10 Years)

The Pen Convention Center

Parents Attending The Haunted House!!!

Enjoy the Haunted House while your little ones enjoy the Kid’s Halloween Festival!!

Sep 072012
 

The first Clark Fork River Celebration will be held on Saturday September 29th, 2012 at the Old Montana Prison.

Events start at 9 am and include interactive programs (in the Prison Yard and Arrow Stone Park), vendors (in the Prison Yard), a film festival (at the Rialto), a Brew Fest, a BBQ Competition (at The Pen) and a Live performance from Wylie & The Wild West.

This Celebration is organized by the Watershed Restoration Coalition who are asking for sponsors for the various events, plus donations for a silent auction.

If you are interested in sponsoring the BBQ Competition, the Film Festival at the Rialto, or are willing to donate items for the auction, please contact Ted Dodge on (406) 579-3762 or email ted.dodge516@gmail.com

The BBQ Competition is looking for amateur BBQ’ers. Contact Sandra Salisbury on (406) 846-9619 or email salisburymt@hotmail.com

It’s also not too late for Arts, Crafts and Commercial vendors to be part of the fun. Contact Ted Dodge on (406) 579-3762 or email ted.dodge516@gmail.com

More information about this event can be found on the website www.deerlodgefun.com

Aug 242012
 

Headwaters RC&D Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Montana SBDC Network are bringing Bruce Baker, a nationally renowned marketing expert, to western Montana this September 24th-26th. Baker has a motto of “change or die” and will be sharing his survival philosophy with small retailers and the business community.

“We are excited to bring someone with Baker’s expertise to work with our small business owners in southwestern Montana,” said Marilyn Ross, Headwaters RC&D Interim Executive Director. “He provides practical suggestions that can help strengthen our downtowns and Main Streets.”

In a humorous and motivational manner, Baker will provide small business owners the tools they need to thrive in the current economy. Baker will be visiting Deer Lodge, Ennis and Butte.

DEER LODGE

Sept 24th: 8-11am – Seminar – Curb Appeal Reinvented/Marketing & Merchandising –  Community Center on Cottonwood
Learn how to pull customers off the sidewalk and into your store. See the good bad and ugly of retail merchandising. Create terrific displays on a tight budget.
Sept 24th: 1-5pm – Local Retail Business Visits in Deer Lodge (Individual businesses may pre-register with Headwaters for a 30 minute time slot $25.00)  

You can attend any of these sessions for $25.00 per session. The personal one-on-one coaching visit is an additional $25.00.

For more information on these opportunities contact Julie Jaksha at 406-533-6780 or jjaksha@headwatersrcd.org.

Click HERE to download the Bruce Baker poster with all dates and locations.

Aug 162012
 

DEMOLITION DERBY

Tri-County Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge

Sunday 19th August 2012 at 6 pm

Gates open at 5 pm

Admission

ADULTS – $8 (13 and over)

CHILDREN – $6 (6 to 12)

FREE for 5 and under.

NO COOLERS – BACKPACKS SUBJECT TO SEARCH

Come rain or shine to the Deer Lodge Demolition Derby, brought to you by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce. See the drivers battle it out in the Main Event and Herby Derby for over $4,000 in cash prizes and Trophies. Fun and games with Crash The Clown.

Tickets available on the gate or in advance from MRC, Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts.

Have a vehicle and want to enter? Registration is from 3 pm to 5 pm at the junction of Prairie Lane and Sagebrush Lane. Cost is $40 or $35 in advance (prior to 5:30 pm on Friday 17th) at the Chamber Office at 1109 Main Street.

Rules & Regulations available from the Chamber Office or online at http://www.powellcountymontana.com/images/Demo-Derby-2012.pdf

It’s going to be a great evening, so come along and cheer for your local favorites.

Photos and videos from last years event.

Jul 062012
 

The Deer Lodge Development Group wants to hear from YOU!

Listening Sessions are scheduled for next week at various locations in Deer Lodge, for all groups, residents and the general public.

Please see the attached agenda for times, dates and locations.

 

www.DeerLodgeDevelopmentGroup.org

Jun 212012
 

Just one click could mean the difference between winning and loosing a $10,000 check for the Rialto Theater.

Safeco Insurance is running a Community Hero competition, and Steve Owens from the Rialto Theater is one of the 15 finalists. If he wins the vote, which ends on June 25th, the Rialto receives a further $10,000 on top of the $5,000 already received.  Anyone may vote, once every 24 hours, so please help by clicking on the following link and give your vote to Steve.

Vote For Steve and the Rialto

$83,000 is required to complete the Rialto’s restoration, and this $10,000 prize would be a big help.

 

Jun 142012
 

TERRITORIAL DAYS – DEER LODGE

Powell County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to Honor our Veterans as they march along Main Street during the 23rd Annual Territorial Days Celebration Parade this Saturday,16th June 2012 at 11:30 am

This year, the Grand Marshals in the Parade will be All Veterans. If you  are a Veteran yourself, we would love to have you join the Parade. If you know a Veteran, please invite them on our behalf. Rides will be available for those unable to march in the Parade. For further information, please call Cecil Neckels on 846-0029. Please assemble by Scharfs Restaurant at 819 Main Street at 11:00 am

Following in the Parade behind the Veterans will be our Show & Shine participants, with their Hot Rods, Classic and Antique cars and other Special Vehicles. Registration for the Show & Shine takes place in the Old Prison Yard from 9:00 am till 11:00 am. It costs $18 for your first vehicle, $5 for each extra vehicle you enter.

Once the parade has passed, the Pioneer Power and Tractor Association Antique Tractor Show, Jaywalkers Jamboree, Texaco Country Showdown, Live band and Street Dance continue throughout the day until 11 pm. More details on the Poster below, or on our website at www.deerlodgemt.info

Come One, Come All to the 23rd Annual Territorial Days Celebration.

Show your support for OUR VETERANS!