Dec 012011
 

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND CHILDREN’S MOVIE

Friday, December 2nd

Children’s Movie:

“Cars 2” will be playing at the Gunport Theater, inside the Old Montana Prison, at 6 pm. Entrance will be via Tower 1 by the Main Entrance to the Museums. FREE

Christmas Festival:

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation is once again sponsoring the Annual Christmas Festival at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street. FREE of charge, everyone is welcome.
Whilst the kids visit with Santa from 5 pm till 7 pm, the adults can enjoy the Happy Hour and Icebreaker at 6 pm, holiday cheer and snacks with a no-host bar.
The main festivities start at 7 pm, with auctions (including the Community Christmas Tree, decorations, art object, etc.), 50/50 raffle, live music from Wes Harr and ‘Short Notice’, food and drinks.
At 9 pm the drawing for the winning ticket for the 1964½ Mustang Raffle Car will take place. This evening is your final chance to buy that winning ticket!

Nov 282011
 

WorkSafeMT: creating a safer tomorrow for all MONTANA workers


Registration NOW OPEN for

SafetyFestMT: Missoula 2011

Classes fill quickly!

More workers are injured or die on the job in Montana than in most any other state. Join us in creating safer workplaces for you and your co-workers by planning to attend SafetyFestMT: Missoula 2011.

You can go online & register now for FREE high-quality safety training Dec. 5-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

 Click here to see the full agenda.

 Classes (70 +) fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who register in October qualify for the Early Bird prize drawing. Early Bird Prizes include: 1) dinner for four at the Blue Canyon restaurant; 2) a custom golf bag donated by Sun Mountain Sports; and, 3) gifts certificates from DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula – Edgewater.

Classes include First-Aid/CPR/AED; ATV Safety; Decision Driving; HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher; Fleet Safety; Hotel & Restaurant Safety; OSHA 101; Workplace Wellness; Roadway Safety Training; Cranes; Forklifts; OSHA 10- & 30-hour cards; plus many more.

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Learn more about SafetyFestMT

Learn more about WorkSafeMT

 

Additional info

 What : SafetyFestMT: Missoula 2011

When: Dec. 5-9, 2011

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

 Why: Learn how to prevent workplace injuries for yourself and your co-workers

 CE credits: Pending

SafetyFestMT is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, exhibitors and instructors. It is an educational outreach of WorkSafeMT whose goal is to raise awareness of Montana’s poor safety record and engage employers and employees in changing it.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2011 WorkSafeMT, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
WorkSafeMT
PO Box 7209
1625 11th Avenue
Helena, Montana 59604
Nov 252011
 

With just over a week to go before the Deer Lodge Christmas Stroll, Buttons are now available.

Costing $2 each, Stroll Buttons are limited to 1000 and provide over 100 opportunities for the wearer to win prizes and Gift Certificates. During the Stroll on December 3rd, button wearers can visit local businesses in Deer Lodge, 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.

Button numbers will also be called out during the Christmas Stroll, giving you FIVE chances to win Chamber Gift Certificates valued up to $100!

Stroll Buttons are on sale at:

  • ACE Hardware

  • J & J Variety

  • Keystone Drug & Gifts

  • Greany’s Dry Goods

  • MRC Main Street Services

  • Old Prison Museum Gift Shop

  • Valley Foods

Don’t forget, you have a better than 1 in 10 chance of receiving a winning number. So, if you buy 10 buttons for $20 you are almost guaranteed at least one Winner!

For a list of Christmas Events going on in Deer Lodge next weekend, please follow this link or visit our website

 

Nov 142011
 

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 22nd 2011

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

NEW MONTANA STATE PRISON WARDEN

– LEROY KIRKEGARD –

* 50/50 Raffle * Door Prizes *

TICKETS – $25 EACH

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY – LIMITED NUMBERS AVAILABLE

Available from Valley Foods and Keystone Drug & Gifts

or contact the Chamber Office on 846-2094

Nov 072011
 

MONTANA SUPERHOST

– Talking When It’s Tough –

FREE Webinar on November 10th

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/162904225
This training is FREE OF CHARGE, sponsored by the Montana Office of Tourism Montana Superhost program!
Do you feel your palms get sweaty and your heart rate rise when you encounter conflict? Have you ever stammered when you meant to speak clearly? Have you walked away from a conversation thinking, “I wish I would have said. . .” If you say “yes” to these questions, you need to learn to “talk when it’s tough!” In this webinar we will identify the seven options you have when facing conflict. We will discuss costs and benefits of each response. And, we will consider strategies for responding to tough situations more effectively. You will leave with a better understanding of your reactions as well as options for improving your responses in the future.
Kristin Donahue, owner of Employment Dimensions Consulting Services, is an enthusiastic champion of employee engagement and retention. She is a skilled trainer, experienced consultant, and results-driven coach. With over 10 years experience in the human resources field and consulting independently for the last 4 years, she has worked with businesses of all sizes and in all industries including health care, banking, non-profits, community action, and education. Her goal is to provide training or consulting that maximizes profit and effectiveness while also emphasizing the value and importance of skilled staff members. Kristin has a wealth of knowledge in creative engagement strategies and effective human resource structures. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member of the Continuing Education Department of Flathead Valley Community College teaching supervisory skills and business development workshops, Kristin holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development and has attained the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Title:
Montana Superhost – Talking When It’s Tough
Date:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time:
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/162904225
Nov 012011
 

THE POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 2011

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

NEW PRISON WARDEN – LEROY KIRKEGARD

* 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

Oct 272011
 

This weekend the Old Montana Prison in Deer Lodge will be having their 7th Annual Haunted House.

TERROR IN THE CELL HOUSE

October 28, 29, 30 – 2011

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

$5.00 per person

NOT recommended for children under 10 years of age

KIDS HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

PEN CONVENTION CENTER

October 28, 29, 30 – 2011

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

FREE for children under 10 whose parents are in the HAUNTED HOUSE

FOOD * PRIZES * GAMES * ETC.

OLD MONTANA PRISON, 1106 MAIN STREET, DEER LODGE, MONTANA 59722
Oct 132011
 

 Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge will be celebrating Pumpkin Sunday, October 16, 2011.

 The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and offers activities that include a tractor-drawn hayride, hay maze, popping popcorn over the bonfire, pressing apples into cider, and a variety of craft activities from wheat weaving to pumpkin painting and making soup.

 There will also be carnival games, guided tours of the ranch house and free pumpkins while they last.

 Admission is free, but please bring a canned food item for the Powell County Food Pantry (boxes will be located through out the ranch).

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

The Powell County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor this popular event.

Oct 112011
 
As we approach the hunting season, and winter sports activities will soon be drawing us towards the mountains, please remember the volunteers who selflessly give of their time and resources to help those in need, any time of day or night, in all weather conditions.
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Powell County Search and Rescue (an all volunteer not-for-profit organization) is in dire need of equipment in order to assist us in our searches and rescues.  We need help from the community in order to raise funds to purchase the equipment.  Donations should be sent to the following address:

POWELL COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE
c/o Powell County Sheriff”s Office
313 4th Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Attn: Daniel P. Dulewski
Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
DANIEL P. DULEWSKI
Business Development Officer, Powell County Search and Rescue
Sep 222011
 
Deer Lodge Billboard

Deer Lodge Billboard

A new sign is welcoming visitors to Deer Lodge. Paid for by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, the billboard is located at the south entrance to Deer Lodge, on property that is part of Arrowstone Park. Designed by Therese Hunt of Lickety Print, this bright and colorful sign entices tourists to ‘Renew Your Friendship With The Past’ and points them towards the Chamber website at www.powellcountymontana.com

The vinyl banner was printed and erected by Tillo Graphics of Butte.

Deer Lodge Billboard

Deer Lodge Billboard