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Friday, 23 January 2015 20:30

H&R Block

As the world’s largest tax service provider H&R Block looks at your life through tax and finds ways to help, having prepared more than 650 million tax returns since 1955.
H&R Block has approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, and on U.S. military bases around the world. A branded retail office is located within five miles of most Americans. In fiscal 2014, H&R Block prepared 24.2 million tax returns worldwide.

H&R Block stands behind their history of excellence. Founded in 1955 by brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard A. Bloch based on a culture of providing superior client service and a pledge to stand behind their work. The company has not forgotten its Main Street roots as it has grown from a hometown company to a leading consumer tax company.

Employing 80,000 highly trained tax professionals nationwide, staffed primarily by CPAs, Enrolled Agents, tax attorneys, and former IRS agents. Each professional progresses through a 14 level certification program, gaining master tax advisor status and must complete at least 15 hours of continuing education annually. A typical client is served by an H&R Block tax professional with more than a decade of experience and hundreds of hours of training.

H&R Block is currently serving taxpayers with more than 12, 000 retail offices and digital tax solutions. Also, proudly serving the military located on 100 U.S. military bases around the world. More than 1,300 military spouses took H&R Block’s Income Tax Course for free, which enabled them to pursue careers as H&R Block tax preparers.

The H&R Block Emmett office has been serving our community since 1976. Open late 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday; and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Also by appointment during tax season. They are ready to serve you and your needs.

Friday, 19 December 2014 18:17

Gem County

The Gem County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the partnership with the Gem County. The Chamber believes that Gem County is such a big asset and carries much importance to our community. The Gem County offers a wide variety of services needed by the public to allow our community to thrive.

The Gem County is made up of several entities which are:
Adult Probation, Animal Control, Assessor, Auditor, Auto License Office, Clerk, Commissioners, Cooperative Extension Agent, Coroner, Development Services Department, Disaster, Services, District Court, Driver's License, Emergency Services, Extension Agent, Fair Board, Historical Society, Jury Information, Juvenile Probation, State of Idaho Health, Department, Landfill, Magistrate Court, Planning & Zoning, Prosecuting Attorney, Public Defender, Recorder's Office, Recreation Districts, Road & Bridge, Sheriff's Office, Treasurer, Veterans' Service Officer, Weed Department

The Gem County is mandated by state statue and is known as a Government entity. The different departments that make up the County Offices strive to provide essential public services at the most effective and efficient level.
The Gem County Courthouse, which houses the County Clerk's office, Commissioners, Recorder's office, and the County Auditor, just celebrated their 75th Anniversary in September 2014. The courthouse was built in 1938 to give the small county a government building, since the previous courthouse burned in 1920. Architect Frank Hummel of Tourtellotte and Hummel designed the Art Deco building. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1982. The County Courthouse hosted the partnership between the GCCC and the Gem County with a Ribbon Cutting which was held on Monday, December 15.
The partnership between the GCCC and the Gem County is a big step in making our Valley and our County known.

 

Thursday, 06 November 2014 18:08

Payette River Technical Academy

Payette River Technical Academy (PRTA) is a Professional Technical Education school authorized by the State of Idaho to deliver relevant and rigorous career training. PRTA is a school of choice that offers education to kids 7th through 12th grade. The school and its staff wants to enable their students to become self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners that are equipped with the proper academic standards as well as the technological and problem solving skills necessary to become contributing members of society. The school has three fundamental areas 1) Career Development; 2) Using technology to provide student choice; and 3) Providing advanced academic opportunities.

The traditional classroom experience is not for every student. Where some thrive, others never engage. They grow impatient because the pace is too slow for them or they need more time and fall behind. At PRTA the students can complete their high school curriculum and begin their post-secondary training in less than four years. PRTA's digital curriculum is designed to support academic success for all students, including those who have not been successful in traditional programs. Foundations courses meet the needs of students who are not prepared for grade-level academic challenges and need to develop basic skills in math, reading, and writing before tackling high school academic courses.

PRTA has been accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission as an Idaho Public High School. Students may choose Payette River Technical Academy to fulfill all of their academic needs to acquire a High School Diploma.

Payette River Technical Academy's goals are to improve the academic performance of all students. They want to be able to close the gap between better and poorer performing students and support the mission of the Idaho Public Schools. PRTA wants to build and develop a personalized learning experience focused on 21st Century skills, content knowledge, and expertise; as well as, provide career development opportunities.

To find out more about Payette River Technical Academy you can visit their Website at PR2TA.com or visit them at 721 W. 12th St. here in Emmett. Their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and you can reach them at 365-0985.

 

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