Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

From the Intern’s Desk: Fourth of July Week in Jackson Hole

This summer has been full of adventures.

I spent last weekend at my aunt and uncle’s cabin near Moran. On Saturday we spent the day boating on Jackson Lake, following by a Sunday of four-wheeling. I just keep falling more and more in love with the Tetons every day.

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce traditionally presents the Fourth of July Parade. This year, I helped with setup by making sure floats were lined up in the correct numerical order down Snow King Ave. At approximately 10:31, I got the signal to start the parade and informed the Color Guard they could begin walking. I walked along with the parade taking photos and feeling very professional with the Nikon I’m borrowing from Casey. I spent the rest of the holiday enjoying my day off around town, ending the night by watching fireworks from the patio of The Lift and then Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

I attended the People’s Market for the first time this Wednesday. Presented by Slow Food in the Tetons, the summer markets are held every Wednesday evening. They feature fresh food, local artists, live music, and more.

In addition to organizing community events like the Fourth of July Parade, the Chamber hosts a number networking events every month. Business Over Breakfast (BOB) for the month of July was held this Thursday at American Legion. The veterans were very welcoming and the program featured presentations about energy conservation. I also enjoyed hearing about the awesome new START Bike program. Biking is my most common form of transportation here in Jackson and of course a great way to help out our planet.

For my Humans of JH Chamber project, this week I featured John Frechette, owner of MADE. He has an awesome story and I think I could spend all of the money I’ve made this summer in one trip at his store. I also chatted with Jessica MacGregor, owner of Hole Bowl, which is definitely the coolest, swankiest bowling alley I’ve ever entered. Read about these incredible individuals and the stories of their businesses here and here!

Tanya, the Intern