Chance Meeting is Monday

The next Chance Meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at The Rose. Along with networking the event will include a program,“Developing and Retaining Effective Teams,” with speaker Jake Urban, founder of the Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute Inc. “Teamwork is a vital ingredient of any successful business,” event host Silicon Couloir said in the invitation. “How do you get employees, investors and customers to buy into your vision, product and purpose? Jake Urban, local entrepreneur and educator, will share the techniques and practices that have made his teams so successful.” Silicon Couloir is a nonprofit that promotes entrepreneurship. Chance Meetings are open to all, and there is no charge to attend.

Breakfast talk

Business Over Breakfast will convene at the newly reopened E.leaven, at 175 Center St. (see story on page 10C) from 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 6. Teton County commissioners and staff will talk about things the county is working on, including the budget, according to the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event. Business Over Breakfast costs $16 for chamber members and $25 for others. RSVP to

Unemployment is at 3.8%

In an April labor force of 13,909 people, there were 532 people in Teton County who were unemployed, according to preliminary figures from the state. That put the county’s unemployment rate for the month at 3.8 percent. In March, when ski season was still going, the county’s unemployment rate hit 2.4 percent. In April 2018, the county’s labor force was about the same size as this past April, but the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent.

Mixer moves to Teton Village

Hotel Terra and Spur Catering will host a Chamber Mixer in Teton Village from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. “Join us in the Hotel Terra ballroom for a spring mixer in Teton Village,” the announcement says. “Enjoy neck and shoulder massages provided by Chill Spa and SpaTerre, food from Spur Catering, who is introducing new Executive Chef Troy Batten, drinks from Jackson Hole Still Works and Roadhouse Brewing Co., and the chance to win a variety of raffle prizes.” The prizes include stays at Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge, spa treatments, dinner at Spur and a complimentary meeting with catered lunch at Hotel Terra. Chamber Mixers are held throughout the year. They are free to attend and open to all.

Healthy celebration

A Chamber Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. June 11 will spotlight the expansion of Simply Health and the new location of JH Backcountry Health in Smith’s Plaza. You can expect food, adult beverages and raffle prizes at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce event. The drinks sponsors are Grand Teton Distillery and Bomb Beverage. Raffle prizes include new therapies by Simply Health of Jackson Hole, myofascial release and chiropractic treatments by JH Backcountry Health, two 60-minute massages by Jenn Hitch, a $150 gift certificate for Teton Airbrush and Crafts and a $200 gift certificate for bike rentals with Wheel Wranglers. The event is free to attend and open to all.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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