Friday, 09 January 2015 16:57

Community Partnerships of Idaho

Community Partnerships of Idaho (CPI) began in 1995 as a dream of a few friends who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children, teens and adults with disabilities. They were committed to "creating opportunities for people to learn and achieve their goals." This vision for services and adhering to their company values of Personal Dignity, Integrity, Innovation and Relationships, continues to guide their company to this day.

Community Partnerships of Idaho's largest office is the Emmett office. They have an adult center located at 608 S. Washington Ave. and a children's center at 315 S. Johns Ave. They have been serving participants in Emmett and surrounding areas since 1997.

Their 120 member staff serve and support 113 clients including 36 children and 50 adults in a number of programs. They also provide in-home supportive living services to 27 adults. They have expanded their services over the years to include providing employment services allowing adults an opportunity to work and build relationships with employers in the community.

Adult services were also added that allow adults with disabilities options to participate in community events and interact with peers. CPI offers supported living services for adults who want to live in their own homes and need assistance in their everyday life. They also have family trainings offering assistance to those who care for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

A Few of their current services and support include:
• Intensive Behavioral Intervention
• Habilitated Intervention and Supports
• Respite
• Family and Interdisciplinary Training/Education
• Developmental Therapy

Community Partnerships of Idaho's Director, Tonya Heimbuck, has been with CPI for 17 years. Tonya and her staff are active Chamber members serving as Ambassadors and participate in many community events such as the Annual Cherry Festival, Harvest Festival, and Adopt a Highway Program. They also serve on many community advisory boards, Relay for Life, and American Legion events. CPI thanks the Emmett community for their support over the past 19 years and look forward to continuing to create opportunities for people to learn and achieve their goals.

For more information on Community Partnerships Emmett, visit or contact them at 365-5781.

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.


Friday, 19 December 2014 18:05

Emmett's Restoration Station

Emmett's Restoration Station was founded in 2012 by Michael and Rosemary Ball. They opened the shop because restoring old cars was a childhood hobby Mike did with his father. It had always been a dream of Mike's to make a living off of making true beauty come to life.

Originally, Emmett's Restoration was opened to restore the beauty of classic cars. Since the opening in 2012, they have expanded to all automotive/diesel needs to new and used vehicles. They provide a full line of truck, car, off road, tractor, and trailer tires. Their business also includes a motorcycle section that offers a full line of repairs off street, ATV, snow, watercraft, and motorcycle repairs. With a full line of Western Power Sports (Fly Racing) gear, parts, and accessories.

Michael and Rosemary's goal is to purchase an alignment rack and paint booth to help in completing the restoration of classic vehicles. Emmett's Restoration Station is all about customer service and having the shop complete with all of the right equipment helps in keeping customer service at the top of their list. "Customers come first with full and flexible options," says Michael. Customer services is such big a part of the business that they do their best to meet or beat all local competitor's prices, including tire prices.

If you haven't been to Emmett's Restoration Station to have your car needs met, Michael and Rosemary would be glad to see you. For the rest of the month of December, Emmett's Restoration Station will be offering a 15% – 20% discount on their full line of Western Power Sports. You can visit them at 910 S. Washington Ave. here in Emmett. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Stop in today or call them at 365-8840.

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