With the heat of summer in full swing, both the Hailey Chamber of Commerce’s monthly events in July saw large and festive crowds. Festivities kicked off on the second Tuesday of July with the monthly Wake Up Hailey (WUH) at Giddy Up Coffee and Kitchen on Main Street in Bellevue. A few dozen folks stopped by to enjoy their breakfast burritos—which have a cult following—as well as other tasty breakfast treats and their delicious organic and Swiss-process coffees and teas.

OJuly WUH 3wner Shandyn Blakely and his staff were happy with the turn out, and several members of the Bellevue Chamber stopped by to show their support as well.

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July WUH 1Hundreds of locals and visitors alike came on the third Thursday of July for what turned out to be one of the biggest Business After Hours (BAH) ever! Goode Motor and Sun Valley Title hosted the event, which featured live music, food from Mahoney’s in Bellevue, and another terrific business card raffle.

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Of course the biggest draw was the selection of the winner of the I Love Hailey Truck Raffle. The lucky winner was former Hailey resident, DeEtte Lindberg, who now lives in Boise. She has decided to keep the truck—and not trade it in for a vehicle or credit of similar value—and was thrilled to be the lucky winner.

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The August WUH will be held at The Connection on Tuesday morning the 11th and the next BAH will be held at Webb Garden Center on Main Street on Thursday, August 20th. US Bank and Wood River Dental Care will co-host the event with Webb. Hope to see you there!

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By Mike McKenna


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