Get Your Table for the 2014 Buy Local Expo!

The Buy Local Expo is one of the best ways to showcase your local products and/or services. This year’s expo will be held on May 3rd from 9AM – 2PM at the Twin Bridges Fairgrounds. This opportunity is only open to Ruby Valley vendors and Chamber members. Chamber members also get a discounted price of $20 for a table. Non-Chamber members who have a business in the Ruby Valley may also sign up but the cost for a table is $30. The fee includes a 6-foot display table plus chairs. Power is available for your table upon request. Based on prior year turnouts you can expect to reach 150 to 200 potential clients. This event is advertised throughout Madison County and there are customer cash door prizes offered to incentivize attendance as well as free lunch. The number of available tables is limited to 45 so get yours NOW before they’re gone! To reserve your table please contact Bob Reimard at 842.7900.

Ruby Valley Chamber 2014 Membership Drive

Don’t forget to join us for our annual membership meeting on February 11th at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Twin Bridges! The meeting starts at 5:30 PM and everyone is invited. If your business hasn’t been a chamber member in the past, now is a great time to join. We’ll be going over the highlights from 2013 as well as the planned activities for 2014. There will be refreshments, entertainment from Twin Bridges and Sheridan students, and we will be giving away $150 in Chamber bucks (must be present to win). More details about the meeting can be found by clicking here.

This year the chamber will be holding three quarterly meetings and we are looking for volunteer businesses to host these meetings. If you have a business that you’d like to showcase to other members and are interested in hosting one of these meetings please contact us.

If your annual chamber membership renewal form gets lost in the mail or If you are joining for the first time, you can download and print off a 2014 membership form here:  2014 Membership Application Form. Remember to send in your membership form with payment by March 15, 2014!

Ruby Valley Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Ruby Valley Foundation is receiving applications for grants to Ruby Valley Organizations
The Foundation makes grants in the areas of education, health and nutrition, services for youth and elderly, those living with special needs and poverty, and projects related to the arts and the environment.

  • Grant applicants must show how their project will improve the quality of life for citizens in the Ruby Valley.
  • Grants up to $10,000.
  • Applicants must be a 501 (c) 3 organization in the Ruby Valley or local government entity.
  • Deadline for applications is October 30 & awards announced by December 1, 2013.
  • Please submit applications electronically to mtaakers@3rivers.net, plus one paper copy to:. Ruby Valley Foundation, PO Box 746, Sheridan, MT, 59749
  • Information and forms available from Jerry Aaker at 406 842 7837
  • Please find guidelines and application form on the Ruby Valley Foundation page.