Jun 012015
 

“BRING OUR FAMILIES BACK”
June 4th, 2015

GREG GIANFORTE, POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER BRINGING 30 EVENT “BRING OUR FAMILIES BACK” TOUR TO DEER LODGE, THURSDAY TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUTING IN MONTANA

Powell County Chamber set to host the event at Muriah’s Family Restaurant at 9:30 a.m., Thursday June 4th

DEER LODGE, Mont.,— Greg Gianforte will discuss his 30-event “Bring our Families Back” tour to discuss the opportunity of telecommuting from Montana. The event will be hosted by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce.

What: “Bring our Families Back” tour to discuss Telecommuting Announcement
When: Thursday, June 4th, 9:30 a.m. (Will last approx. 45 minutes to one hour)
Where: Muriah’s Family Restaurant, 819 Main St., Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Who: Members of the media, public and business community
More Information: better montana jobs
Contact: Mitch Staley (for Gianforte) 406-660-0059 or David Williams (for Powell County Chamber), 406-846-2094

Dec 012014
 

POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DEER LODGE CHRISTMAS EVENTS
December 5 to 7 2014

Dee Lodge Christmas Events

♦ Santa’s Visit: Friday and Saturday, December 5th and 6th

Santa will appear at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street from 5 pm till 7 pm on Friday. On Saturday, Santa will be at City Hall from Noon and will hand out candy during the Christmas Stroll from 2 to 7 pm

♦ Children’s Movie: Friday and Saturday, December 5th and 6th

A children’s movie, “Frozen” (PG), will be shown at the Rialto Theater, at 7:30 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday. There will also be a movie, “The Santa Claus” (PG), shown at 7:30 pm on Saturday. All movies are FREE but canned donations to the Deer Lodge Food Pantry will be welcomed. Sponsored by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Services (MRC/Calumet) and the Rialto Community Theatre.

 ♦ Christmas Festival: 6 pm Friday, December 5th

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation will be holding their annual Holiday Celebration at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street. The preview starts at 6 pm, main events start at 7 pm. There will be free food and drink, live auctions, door prizes, raffles (including 50/50, decorated trees, table decorations, liquor basket, etc.) plus live music. Santa will appear at 9 pm when he will draw the winning ticket for the 1966 Mustang Raffle Car. FREE of charge.

2014b♦ Stroll Buttons

Stroll Buttons will be on sale at ACE Hardware, Keystone Drug & Gifts, MRC (Calumet), Old Prison Museum Gift Shop and Valley Foods. Up to 900 Buttons are available at $2.00 each, and provide over 150 opportunities for the wearer to win Store Prizes and Gift Certificates. During the Stroll, button wearers can visit local businesses, and if they find their number matches the number in the store they receive a prize. Some merchants draw extra 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 lots of chances to win Gift Certificates valued up to $100! Over $350 in Gift Certificates must be won.

♦ Christmas Stroll: 2 pm till 7 pm Saturday, December 6th

The Christmas Stroll will take place city wide between 2 pm till 7 pm. Please support all our Local Businesses. Three blocks of the central business district (300, 400, 500) will be closed to vehicular traffic. There will be carol singing, store sales and other events throughout the day. Don’t forget the two drawings for Gift Certificates, based upon Stroll Buttons purchased by participants, where you can win up to $100! The first drawing will be held in front of Quilter’s Corner, Etc. at 3:30 pm, the second will be held at the Community Christmas Tree in front of the Post Office, after the lighting of the tree. YOU MUST HAVE A BUTTON AND BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Check your Christmas Stroll Button Numbers at the following businesses after 2 pm on December 6th:
Ace Hardware – 506 2nd Street, Broken Arrow Steakhouse – 317 Main Street, Browsing Bison Books – 515 Main Street, Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn – 818 Main Street, Deer Lodge Liquor Store – 303 Main Street, Keystone Drug & Gifts – 407 Main Street, Lickety Print – 600 Main Street Ste. C, Montana Bar – 412 Main Street, Mountain Man Trading Post – 403 Main Street, MRC (Calumet) – 520 Main Street, Muriah’s of Montana – 819 Main Street, New To You – 501 Main Street, Olde Crow Primitives – 501 Main Street, Old Prison Gift Shop – 1106 Main Street, Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge – 430 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, Valley Foods – 711 Main Street

♦ Parade of Lights: 6 pm Saturday, December 6th

This year’s theme is ‘Night of 50,000 Lights’, so let’s make Main Street viewable from space! Everyone is welcome, individuals and businesses, big or small. For information, please call Rocky on 846-3545. The Parade will form on Second Street by NAPA at 5 pm and enter Main Street on Cottonwood Ave at 6 pm. 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 during the Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 3, handed out to the winners at the Christmas Tree. Parade sponsored by MRC (Calumet) and the Deer Lodge Banks.

♦ Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 6th

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 Gift Certificates will take place after the tree has been lit by Santa. Win up to $100!

♦ Gift Certificates Draw: Saturday, December 6th

The draw for local business gift certificates will take place in front of Quilter’s Corner, Etc at 3:30 pm. The second draw, which includes a $100 Chamber Gift Certificate, will take place after the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Post Office, following the Parade of Lights. Remember, YOU MUST HAVE A BUTTON AND BE PRESENT TO WIN!

 We thank the following businesses for kindly donating Gift Certificates for the Stroll: ACE Hardware, Keystone Drug & Gifts, Valley Foods, Main Street Services (MRC/Calumet), Broken Arrow Steakhouse, Browsing Bison Books, Lickety Print, Muriah’s of Montana, R&C Home Improvements, Territorial Antiques & Uniques and Quilter’s Corner Etc.

♦ Grant-Kohrs Ranch Holiday Open House: 1 pm till 4 pm Sunday, December 7th

The Kohrs family ranch house will be decorated in late 1880’s Victorian style and open for tours from 1 pm. Activities include holiday crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, Santa, Refreshments, roasted marshmallows at the Bonfire and more. The open house is free, but canned donations to the Deer Lodge Food Pantry will be welcomed. Call (406) 846-2070

♦ Christmas Cash

Interest free loans of up to $2,000 are available from First Security Bank, Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge and Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan. A $15.00 fee is due at the time of application.

Loans are paid back over 10 months starting January 2015.

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 can join the program and accept Christmas Cash free of charge. Businesses who are Non-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.

CHRISTMAS CASH – BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEER LODGE BANKS AND POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BUSINESSES ACCEPTING CHRISTMAS CASH
COMPANY ADDRESS TELEPHONE
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street 846-2461
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street 846-3400
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street 846-3288
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 818 Main Street 846-7540
Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 3707 N Frontage Rd 846-1925
Deer Lodge Family Dental 712 4th Street 846-1216
Deer Lodge Medical Center 1100 Hollenbeck Ln 846-2212
Joan’s Unique Hairdesigns 305 Missouri Ave 846-1610
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street 846-2120
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C 846-3455
Lynn’s Hairstyles & Wild Iris 124 Milwaukee Ave. 846-3702
Montana Bar 412 Main Street 846-2895
Mount Powell Tire Center 217 Main Street 846-2205
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street 846-2700
MRC 520 Main Street 846-3545
Muriahs of Montana 819 Main Street 846-4181
New To You 501 Main Street 846-2176
Olde Crow Primitives 507 Main Street 560-7138
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street 846-3111
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street 846-2400
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street 846-3096
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave 846-2858
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave 846-1100
Ryan Plumbing & Heating 820 Montana Ave 846-2007
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave 846-2424
Starr Family Dental 1101 Maryland Ave 846-3532
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street 846-3311
Sun-Up Fitness 1010 Carter 846-7575
Teresa’s Mane Attraction 515 Main Street 846-2862
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland 846-1400
Valley Foods 711 Main Street 846-2684

The Deer Lodge Christmas Lights are sponsored by: Bandy Appraisals, Jim & Megan Thompson, Clawson Insurance Agency, Deer Lodge Family Dental, Eastside Greenhouse, Keystone Drug & Gifts, Lloyds of Deer Lodge, Neil Owens Carpentry, Mountain View Retreat, Quilter’s Corner, PayneWest, Deer Lodge Family Dental, Steele’s Furniture & Appliances, Powell County Title Company, Premier Physical Therapy, Pioneer Federal Saving & Loan, Rialto Community Theater, The Scrub Tub, Teresa’s Mane Attraction, Territorial Antiques & Uniques, Old Prison Museum Complex and the Powell County Chamber of Commerce.

Powell County Chamber of Commerce, 1109 Main Street, Deer Lodge MT 59722

 www.powellcountymontana.com    ♦    (406) 846-2094    ♦    chamber@powellcountymontana.com

Nov 242014
 

As we approach Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events and the Christmas Season, please give a thought to spending your hard earned cash here in Deer Lodge. Many local stores are opening early at 5 am on Friday November 28th and you can make some great savings and support our local businesses at the same time. Another way of supporting Deer Lodge this year is by using Christmas Cash. This is a scheme set up by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Deer Lodge Banks. Loans of up to $2,000 are available, with 0% interest and a $15 application fee. Payable in 10 monthly installments from January, Christmas Cash can be spent at the following Deer Lodge Businesses;

BUSINESSES ACCEPTING CHRISTMAS CASH
COMPANY ADDRESS TELEPHONE
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street 846-2461
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street 846-3400
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street 846-3288
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 818 Main Street 846-7540
Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 3707 N Frontage Rd 846-1925
Deer Lodge Family Dental 712 4th Street 846-1216
Deer Lodge Medical Center 1100 Hollenbeck Ln 846-2212
Joan’s Unique Hairdesigns 305 Missouri Ave 846-1610
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street 846-2120
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C 846-3455
Lynn’s Hairstyles & Wild Iris 124 Milwaukee Ave. 846-3702
Montana Bar 412 Main Street 846-2895
Mount Powell Tire Center 217 Main Street 846-2205
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street 846-2700
MRC 520 Main Street 846-3545
Muriahs of Montana 819 Main Street 846-4181
New To You 501 Main Street 846-2176
Olde Crow Primitives 507 Main Street 560-7138
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street 846-3111
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street 846-2400
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street 846-3096
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave 846-2858
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave 846-1100
Ryan Plumbing & Heating 820 Montana Ave 846-2007
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave 846-2424
Starr Family Dental 1101 Maryland Ave 846-3532
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street 846-3311
Sun-Up Fitness 1010 Carter 846-7575
Teresa’s Mane Attraction 515 Main Street 846-2862
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland 846-1400
Valley Foods 711 Main Street 846-2684

If your business is not on this list, and you wish to join, please contact Dave at the Chamber of Commerce on 846-2094, or email chamber@powellcountymontana.com.

To find out more about Christmas Cash, or to apply for a loan, please visit Pioneer Federal, First Security or Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge. Application forms are also available from all businesses that accept Christmas cash.

For a list of the local stores taking part in the Black Friday events, visit the FaceBook page on this link

Nov 182014
 

Don’t leave it too late, tickets are selling fast.

Tickets are $25 available from Valley Foods or Keystone Drug & Gifts.

THE POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2014

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

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MAYOR

– Zane Cozby –

“STATE OF THE CITY”

* 50/50 Raffle * Door Prizes * Cat/Griz Tickets Auction *

TICKETS – $25 EACH

available from Valley Foods or Keystone Drug & Gifts.

Oct 172014
 

PUMPKIN SUNDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2014

Pumpkin Sunday at Grant-Kohrs Ranch in Deer Lodge, Montana

There will be something for everyone at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge during the annual Pumpkin Sunday event from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 19.
Children ages 12 and under can venture into the pumpkin patch to seek out the perfect pumpkin to paint. Teenagers and adults can drop by the blacksmith shop and learn how to make traditional corn husk dolls or a non-traditional braided rattlesnake.
Wagon rides for young and old will be offered throughout the event. It’s harvest time, and cider and candle making provide a fun hands-on traditional activity for kids.
A hay maze, a bonfire for roasting marshmallow, a children’s craft, and an activity book will add to the fun.

Admission is free. Boxes will be provided for visitors to drop off canned goods for the local Food Pantry.

For more information, call (406) 846-2070 x240 or visit www.nps.gov/grko

Oct 032014
 

A Project Status Meeting regarding the Main Street Bridge replacement project in Deer Lodge will be held on Thursday October 9, 2014 at the Elks Lodge at 230 Main Street, from 2 pm.

This meeting is convened by Bauer & Buck Construction of Missoula.

Sep 082014
 

The 19th Annual Big Sky Draft Horse Expo

is this weekends’ BIG EVENT in Deer Lodge.

The weekend starts with a Barn Dance at Grant-Kohrs Ranch at 6 pm on Friday, September 12.

Enjoy Hot Dogs and s’mores around the campfire whilst listening and dancing to the group ‘Hay Wire’.

Saturday and Sunday the 13th and 14th September 2014

The Weekend is full of Old-Time Horse Power in action at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Events start at 8 am on both days.

>Draft Horses

>Working Classes

>Singles

>Light Driving Horses

>Mules

>Big 6-Horse Hitches!

>Expo Quilt Show

>Vendors

>Prize Drawing (with an Event Button)

>MT Draft Teamster Hall of Fame

>Pioneer Power Assoc. Tractor Display

Admission is $10 per adult per day ($5 per day for 11-18 year olds)
Event Buttons are $18, and this includes entry into the Expo on both days, plus admission to the Old Montana Prison Museums and entry into the Prize Draw.
Family Tickets are $25 per day (2 adults with up to 4 kids up to 18) or $40 for the Weekend.
More information is available on the website at http://www.drafthorseexpo.com/

Leading up to the Draft Horse Expo is the

8th Annual Montana Academy of Living History.

From 10th to 12th September, various events, local tours and workshops will be held. More details on the website at http://www.academyoflivinghistory.com/

 

Aug 122014
 
Deer Lodge Demolition Derby 2013

DEMOLITION DERBY

Tri-County Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge

Sunday August 17, 2014 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

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Come rainstorm or heatwave, the Deer Lodge Demolition Derby will take place this Sunday. Brought to you by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce.

Watch the drivers battle it out in the Main Event (Classic Cars) and Herby Derby for over $4,400 in Cash Prizes and Trophies.

Tickets available on the gate or in advance from Calumet (MRC Main Street Services), Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts.

 

Have a vehicle and want to take part? Registration is from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the junction of Prairie Lane and Sagebrush Lane.

Cost is $45 ( $40 in advance prior to 5:00 pm on Friday 15th at the Chamber Office at 1109 Main Street).

Rules & Regulations available from the Chamber Office or download HERE

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

The Classic Event is Sponsored by NorthWestern Energy and Steele’s Furniture, TV, Appliances.

The Herby Derby is sponsored by Chiate, McMahon, Mayer & Doyle Collision Repair.

Brought to you by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce.

www.deerlodgemt.info

Jun 102014
 
Territorial Days Rod Run

Territorial Days Celebrations in Deer Lodge

June 13 – 15, 2014

  Events start with the 2nd Annual Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Barrel Race on Friday 13th. This Fundraiser for Tina’s House starts at 9 am at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Saturday’s events start at 10 am and there is a BBQ and Auction from 5 pm – 7 pm in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion, $35 for a family. Sunday events start at 11 am. Admission is Free for all 3 days.

 The Main Territorial Days Events start on Saturday 14th June with the Prison Break Run, a fun run, walk and road race sponsored by the Deer Lodge Athletic Association. All runs start at 8:00 am with registration beginning one hour before race time at Newland & Company at 212 Missouri Ave. (just off of Main St.)

 A Radio Control Aircraft Flying Display will take place from 9 till 10:30 am out at the Deer Lodge Airport. Organized by the Butte Plane Nutz Radio Control Aircraft Club.

 The Show and Shine registration takes place in the Old Prison Yard from 9 am till 11 am. Entry is $20 for your 1st car, $5 each for your 2nd and subsequent cars. Entrants receive a goodie bag plus a chance to win one of our TOP 20 AWARDS. All Show N Shine participants leave at 11:20 am from the Prison Yard to join the parade.

The Territorial Days Parade starts at 11:30 am from outside the former Scharf’s Restaurant, with the Pioneer Power and Tractor Association Antique Tractor Show taking place on Main Street after the Parade.

 Jaywalkers Jamboree will start after the parade, with vendors along Main Street selling everything from food and drink to jewelry, clothing, toys, art and craft items, etc. Rides will be available for kids and those young at heart.

 The Country Showdown starts at 1 pm on the stage on Missouri and Main.

 The Live Band “Short Notice” will be on stage at 7 pm for our Free Street Dance, which runs until 11 pm.

 Other events are also taking place in Deer Lodge on Saturday, including special sales, book signings and other events at local stores. Check local paper and flyers for details.

 On Sunday, the Annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament takes place at the Deer Park Golf Course.

 Saturdays MAIN EVENTS are presented by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce and we wish to give a big THANK YOU to all of our SPONSORS:
Band sponsored by: Zip Beverage, Broken Arrow, Montana Bar and the Corner Office.
Show N Shine Awards sponsored by: Ace Hardware, Boomerang Bakery, Broken Arrow Steakhouse, Circle H. Growers, Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic, Clawson Insurance Agency, Deer Lodge Family Dental, Deer Lodge Liquor Store, Deer Lodge Medical Center, Deer Park Golf Course, Eastside Greenhouse, First Security Bank, HedgeWorks, Hogan’s Rancher Ag Supply, Indian Creek Campground, Keystone Drug & Gifts, Lickety Print, McDonalds, Montana Auto Museum, MRC Main Street Services, Newland and Company, NorthWestern Energy, Old Prison Museum, Olde Crow Primitives, PayneWest Insurance, Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan, Powell County Title Co., R&C Home Improvement, the river radio, Silver State Post, Starr Family Dental, Steele’s Furniture & Appliances, Sun Mountain Logging, Sun Up Fitness, Territorial Antiques & Uniques, Treasure State Auto Parts, Valley Foods.

May 082014
 

“ROCKIN’ TO THE RHYTHM OF SERVICE” CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING COMING TO DEER LODGE ON MAY 12TH

Deer Lodge SuperHost 2014

Deer Lodge, Mont. — Representatives of local convenience stores, lodging properties, visitor information centers, museums, outfitters, restaurants and any business greeting visitors to the area are invited, free of charge, to attend the popular “Rockin’ to the Rhythm of Service” seminar in Deer Lodge on Monday, May 12, 2014. The Powell County Chamber of Commerce will host the training in the Pen Convention Center, 925 Main St., Deer Lodge from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Business owners, managers, and front-line staff are encouraged to attend together. Brought to your community by the Montana Office of Tourism and their Tourism Development Program, this fast-paced customer service and tourism training program is custom-designed for Montana hospitality providers. New this year is a special focus on advanced questioning techniques. These techniques help engage and guide your visitors, probe for more information, clarify needs, and lead to productive relationships with your customers. Combining efforts to focus on customer service ensures the viability of Montana’s economic success and its $3 billion tourism industry.

Attendees are encouraged to bring brochures, flyers, or information to share about area businesses and attractions. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required. Please contact session host David Williams at 406.846.2094 or chamber@powellcountymontana.com to register.

Seminar trainer Becky Henne is a talented facilitator who will motivate attendees to value their role in our tourism industry, expand their knowledge, connect with customers and take a fresh look at ways your business can not only attain rave reviews from visitors, but also keep them returning again and again. With strong connections to the Montana tourism industry, her service examples and suggestions will prompt thoughtful discussions and provide practical skills and tips which can be put to use immediately. Previous participants appreciated learning about the wealth of travel resources available, hearing stories to share from others in their community, obtaining new customer service perspectives and tactics, and experiencing the group interaction.

 

For anyone unable to attend “Rockin’ to the Rhythm of Service,” a free online, self-paced program, “Lost and Found in Montana,” also is available. For more information, visit http://montanasuperhost.com.