Next Salmon Meeting

Date: September 18, 2011

Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

To Be Held At:
Salmon Valley Business & Innovation Center
803 Monroe Street
Salmon, Idaho 83467

Wayne Talmadge

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The Montpelier RIOP Group Met on June 3rd, 2009.


The group discussed what businesses are located in the Bear Lake area and possible connections that could be made with larger regional businesses, such as Premier Technology and others.  Amy Bishop, will provide Matt Morse from Premier with a list of all licensed businesses in Montpelier, as well as a link to the area listing provided by the Chamber of Commerce.



The group is still interested in a business after hours mix and mingle event.  The purpose of the event would also be to help businesses connect with others who may be in need of their goods and services.  The Chamber of Commerce has expressed some interest in assisting in hosting such an event.  However, the group agreed that fall would be the best time for the event.


The group viewed a short version of a video about the Bridges Project which has been completed in Salmon. 


Discussion then took place regarding what kind of project could be feasibly completed in this area with the same learning objectives.

Projects discussed included:

·         Demolishing a substandard house and constructing a new one.

·         Welding and selling wrought iron decorative fixtures.

·         Forming a landscape design and landscaping business.

·         Recycling green waste such as tree branches or Christmas trees and selling it as mulch.

·         Designing and construction a tubing hill.

Lee Hollingsworth reviewed some of the vocational courses that the High School offers that might support such an effort.  Classes include: welding, green house, floral and landscaping design, forestry and wildlife, business management, electricity, ag mechanics.  She is surveying the students to determine their interests.



The students would need to have full responsibility, buy-in, and control of any project undertaken.  The role of the school and the community would be to mentor and assist the students.