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.

Friday, 19 December 2014 18:03

Gem Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Mark Howlett, the owner of Gem Veterinary Clinic, came to Emmett in 2006 to take over the successful practice owned by the retiring Dr. Gerald Wilkins. He thought Emmett was the perfect place for him to practice his progressive high quality veterinary medicine and has been here ever since. Dr. Howlett's goal for Gem Veterinary Clinic is to serve the needs of the people of Emmett, the Gem County, and their pets. He wants to fully educate the community on quality veterinary care as well as helping to manage the stray pet population.

Gem Veterinary Clinic focuses on small animals and livestock. They offer wellness/comprehensive exams, puppy and kitten vaccine packages, spays and neuters, senior wellness programs, dental programs and treatments, soft tissue orthopedic surgery, in-house laboratory testing, and radiology (digital x-ray); Dr. Howlett and his Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Jaime Paeschke, also make house calls. Gem Veterinary Clinic is unique in the fact that they not only care for small animals but also for livestock. They offer general livestock care, vaccinations, preg. checks, and offer Coggins/Health Certificates.

The services provided by Gem Veterinary Clinic are one of the many reasons we enjoy their presence in our community. Alongside their care for our community's animals, they also do a lot of charity work and sponsor some of our major community events. Dr. Howlett and his staff at Gem Veterinary Clinic do veterinary work for the Pet Adoption League of Gem County and Simply Cats of Boise at a very reasonable discount. They are also one of the top sponsors of the Gem County Relay for Life and the Love at First Walk. They are actively involved in supporting the community with a High School student mentorship program.

Besides providing outstanding support to our community, Gem Veterinary Clinic's mission is to treat your pet as a part of their family. You can always be sure that your pet is in good hands. If you mention reading this ad, you can receive $20 off of your pet's wellness exam and vaccines. Visit Dr. Howlett, Dr. Paeschke, and the rest of the staff of Gem Veterinary Clinic at 703 S. Washington Ave. They are open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They look forward to your visit!


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