Strengthen Payette’s Chamber of Commerce
The Payette Chamber of Commerce needs to strengthen its role in promotion, advertising and fund raising to more effectively compete in the region’s changing marketplace. The chamber can also assist in the expansion of existing businesses by sponsoring business motivation seminars in advertising and retailing, possibly conducted by the Treasure Valley Community College or the Boise State University Business Development Center. The chamber also needs to continue to play a role in encouraging new businesses to locate in Payette. Along with assisting the yearly calendar of events the chamber is an ideal group to coordinate city-wide advertising, promoting the city and its businesses. The chamber, working closely with the city, should take advantage of the IDA-ORE Planning and Development Association’s “Main Street” program in assisting downtown Payette.
Francois Payette was noted for his kindnesss to Oregon Trail emigrants who found him exceedingly polite, courteous, and hospitable. It is in the same spirit that the city’s merchants need to rekindle their relationship with the regions who will patronize them for their continued friendliness and good service.