Wake Up Hailey, Bringing The Community Together


By Andrew Reed

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to businesses in a unique way and it's working!

The chamber is seeing an increase in memberships.
Wake up Hailey, it's a time for business leaders to come together to share ideas and enjoy a cup of coffee.

"It's an opportunity for different businesses to host and talk about their business and what they are doing. It's a time for other community members to announce what they have going on. It's a time for people to shake hands and introduce one another,” said Kristy Heitzman, Hailey Chamber of Commerce.

Morning gatherings takes place once a month and is hosted by chamber members.

This time, mark Balcos hosted, he's been a member for more than a year and says it's the best thing his company has done.

"It's all about relationships and I think a great way to start is with the chamber. They are focused on that aspect and they also help the community out. It's both relationships and community involvement and it makes most sense,” said Mark Balcos, Wood River Insurance.

Balcos recently took over wood river insurance as owner.

"It's gotten the word out that I'm the new owner and that's been a big help. We put this together a year ago and the chamber has helped getting the word out a little bit,” said Balcos.

Networking means new memberships.
"We are defiantly growing. We have seven new businesses this month and it keeps growing and we are having a lot of fun,” said Heitzman.

Bringing the community together while building relationships.

You can attend the next wake up Hailey on March 11th at Wood River Mattress.

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