Fall River seeks board of director candidates

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is seeking people interested in serving on the co-op’s board of directors.

This year three seats are open for election on the nine-member board including:

• District 2: the west Victor area (west of state Highway 33 and north to the Bates Road), which is currently represented by Jay Hanson.

• District 3: east Victor (east of Highway 33 to the Wyoming border and north to Ski Hill Road), which has been represented by Boyd Bowles. Bowles has reached his term limit and is not eligible for re-election.

• District 8: northern Island Park (north from Macks Inn to the Montana border), currently represented by Ralph Burton

Potential candidates must live within the boundaries of the district they are seeking election to and must file a petition containing at least 15 signatures of other owner-members who live in the same district, a Fall River news release said.

Petition forms are available by calling the co-op’s member services staff at 800-632-5726 during normal business hours. Qualified candidates will receive a packet of information about the election process and their names will appear on the official ballot, which will be mailed to all owner-members of the co-op in early June. The deadline to file is May 5. The election will be finalized at the co-op’s annual meeting scheduled for June 24 at North Fremont High School in Ashton.

Fall River is a customer-owned, nonprofit electric utility providing over 16,000 connections in portions of three states including Idaho, western Wyoming and southwest Montana. For information visit, fallriverelectric.com.

Fisher’s to host leadership seminar

Fisher’s Technology CEO Chris Taylor will present a leadership seminar “Strategy to Survive, People to Drive, Culture to Thrive,” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 25.

The seminar will be held at Fisher’s Technology, 804 Pancheri Drive, and a complimentary lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

Taylor will explain the “Culture Model” he cultivated at Fisher’s that “quadrupled the size of the 80-year-old company.” In 2016 Fisher’s was recognized as a Top 100 Privately Owned Company in a special publication by the Idaho Statesman. Next month, Fisher’s be recognized as top 10 finalist at the Best Places to Work in Idaho awards ceremony, marking the ninth straight year of receiving the recognition as voted by employees, a Fisher’s news release said.

To register, visit fisherstech.com/mostrequestedseminar or call 208-947-3595.

Rue 21 to close Rexburg store

Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business, the Associated Press reported.

The privately held company is shuttering nearly 400 stores, leaving it more than 700 stores in 48 states.

The company is based in Cranberry, Pa., north of Pittsburgh. In a Facebook post , it called the decision to close the stores “difficult but necessary.” Like many brick-and-mortar retailers, it has been battling declining mall traffic amid strong competition online, the AP reported.

The company didn’t say how soon the stores will close.

Teton River Village, 485 N. 2nd East, in Rexburg is among the stores closing, according to the company’s website rue21.com.

ISP unveils virtual reality

recruitment app and videos

The Idaho State Police has partnered with 360 Immersive for a virtual reality recruiting app.

State Police spokesman Timothy Marsano said the app will mean broader searches and greater engagement by potential employees.

The app will allow recruits to “discover and experience ISP’s culture as well as other benefits that living and working in Idaho offers,” an ISP news release said. The app is available on both iOS and android devices and are available in the app store.

Chamber networking lunch is May 2

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Out of the Box Networking Lunch will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 2 at Catered Your Way, 2161 E 17th St.

Attendees can build their professional network and learn more about businesses in the community. The May featured businesses are the EITC Foundation and CableOne.

To register go to idahofallschamber.com.

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