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BLACKFOOT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

About Us

Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce

Organized in 1952, the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to add value, to create a positive business climate, and to enhance the quality of life for the people of the Blackfoot area.  We promote general business prosperity and support life excellence through economic, civic, agricultural, cultural, industrial, educational, and recreational interests.

 To fulfill our mission, we host a variety of business networking and community events. These foster goodwill, celebrate our heritage, and build and strengthen relationships among the residents of the area.  Our quarterly community events include The Easter Egg Hunt, Celebrate Blackfoot, the Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, and the President’s dinner. 

We provide to our chamber members indispensable networking opportunities at our monthly luncheons; this event has attracted a surge of growth. New members from nearby cities, including Idaho Falls and Pocatello, esteem the work we do and are eager to be involved.

The Chamber champions members in their new-business Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, Business After Hours events, and provides low-cost advertising via three, strategically placed marquees. 

The Chamber is maintained by a 17-member volunteer board and three ex-officio members, as well as a director who manages the daily functions of the office.

Blackfoot Area Facts

Current Population

The City of Blackfoot’s population as of 2017 is 11,922 and continuing to grow all while maintaining it’s small town values. Blackfoot is part of Bingham County which has a population of 45,558. 

Unemployment Rate

Blackfoot has an umemployment rate of 2.7%. the US average is 3.9%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.6% which is higher than the US average of 33.5%

Weather

Blackfoot gets to enjoy all four seasons. Warm sunshine in the summer. Nice cool evenings in the fall. A beautiful snowy wonderland in the winter and then a warmer spring with some rain.  Average high temps around 86 degrees with lows near 15 degrees.  

Climate

The Best Places Comfort index rates Blackfoot at 6.8 out of 10 which means it is more comfortable than most places in the state. June, July & September are the most pleasant months, while December and January are the least comfortable due to winter conditions.

Our Vision

The Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to be a value adding organization promoting general business prosperity and supporting a positive quality of life through economic, civic, agricultural, cultural, industrial, educational, and recreational interests.