October 2023 Business and Education Committee

October 2023 Business and Education Committee

201 E. Fourth Ave. Post Falls, ID  83854

Phone: 208.773.5016

www.postfallschamber.com

Business & Education Committee Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

8:30am

Committee Members ☒ Brett Cummings ☒ Reann Capaul ☒ Colby Mattila ☒ Kim Young- Chair ☒ Suzanne Knutsen ☒ Roxane ☒ Trina Cottee ☒ Linda Benson ☒ Maren Maier ☒ Camey Yeager- Secretary ☒ Christina Petit  Guests Present   ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐
TopicLead
Welcome, InstructionsAll
Unleash Your Future Recap from Suzanne at NIBCA Suzane attended Unlock Your Future in September.  Located in Liberty Lake for all middle school students from Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley.  Introduce apprentice opportunities and career opportunities to middle schoolers. Different bays with companies set up to discuss their trade (healthcare and constructions). Teachers offered 1.5hr lecture before students so they received education on the trades.   Grants available to help fund itIdea: All chambers (Hayden, Post Falls, CDA) involved in the area and have it at the fairground.New Idaho requirement for Middle Schoolers and job development Sub Committee Created: Suzane, ReAnn, Christina, Trina to meet and come back to committee next month with recommendations.Suzanne Knutsen
Business and Education Award for NovemberNominations:Walmart- judging actives and supplies at costCDA Inn- Volunteers DECA DECEMBER River of Life Church- Snacks and clothing donationsNew Hope Fellowship- Donated snacks and clothing and helps with the holiday gift programCommunity Library Network– Summer Reading, STEAM, Discovery bus, NOVEMBERS Christina: send out list of who has been nominated in the last year  Kim Young
Reverse Job Fair Committee Leads neededRegistration Leader: VacantJudging Team Leader: Vacant Public Relations leader:  Kimberly YoungChristina: send more information to Brett and MarenChristina Petit
Good of the OrderDECA needing volunteers 11/29 at the CDA Inn 745 -145 Should we host a Career Job Fair so students look at careers How many businesses would be interested.Christina: send out survey to members What do students what this year?Juniors or Seniors?During school? Fridays? May? December? More to come   
Adjourned 

     Minutes submitted by: Camey Yeager

NEXT Meeting – November 28th, 2023

Meetings are scheduled monthly / 4th Tuesday of the Month / 8:30am

Business and Education Committee June 2023 Update

Business and Education Committee June 2023 Update

The Business and Education Committee enjoyed an excellent University of Idaho Extension Campus tour.  The University of Idaho Extension provides research-based programs responding to local issues and needs, helping citizens improve their social, economic, and environmental quality of life.  The committee enjoyed Idaho STARS, Forestry, Home Horticulture, Eat Smart Idaho, Wagyu Beef, and Idaho 4-H Development presentations. 4-H is looking for donations from local businesses or community members to help keep the remarkable program open and available to our youngest community members. 

Business and Education Committee will take a two-month break for the summer and resume meeting on September 26 at 830am. 

Business and Education Committee Update February 2023

Business and Education Committee Update February 2023

Author Camey Yeager, NWSH

Business and Education Award Discussed for Feb and Volunteers to present the award

  • January 2023 Award: Mountain West Bank
  • Discussion on top 3 businesses submitted
  • Winner will be announced at the Feb Connect 4 Lunch

Secretary & Vice Chair Volunteers

  • Decision: Camey Yeager volunteered to be the committee’s Secretary
  • Vice Chair is still vacant speak to Christina if interested

Reverse Job Fair

  • Date set for March 22nd at Real Life Ministries, from 11:00-1:30
  • Discussion on changing the name of the scholarships provided to the students. Some students are not needing to attend higher education and do not have a need for the scholarship but could use the funds towards supplies and certifications for trades
  • A comment was made that we need to keep scholarships in the title for some organizations to donate
  • Decision: Retitle Awards and Scholarships
  • The Reverse Job fair committee is looking to fill two roles
    • Public Relations Leader
      • Prepare and release press releases regarding this event.
      • Develop relationships with the press to assure firm contact.
      • Manage Reverse Job Fair fact sheet.
      • Archive press coverage.
      • Assist with the creation and publication of community thank you letter
      • Email Christina if interested
    • Interviewer Assignment Leader
      • Maintain a Roster of Interviewers
      • Electronic document management of current/past rosters.
      • Collaborate with Post Falls Chamber, committee members, BEWD members, educators, and Post Falls High School parents to recruit interviewers.
      • Update interviewer assignments.
      • Collaborate with Registration Leader for interviewer packet assembly.
  • Save the date, reminder communications, thank you communications
  • Note: After meeting Camey Yeager volunteered

H4 Updates

  • The committee is moving along, string backpacks for students needed
  • Discussed logo re-design, KTEC students will revise
  • Save the Date Flyer coming soon, H4 set for April 14th
  • Day of volunteers needed

Good of the Order

NEXT Meeting – February 28th, 2022

Meetings are scheduled monthly / on the 4th Tuesday of the Month / at 8:30 am

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