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PHOTO GALLERY: Big crowd convened for economic networking breakfast at Four Rivers Cultural Center

ONTARIO - A crowd of at least 100 people converged on Four Rivers Cultural Center for a breakfast regarding economic development sponsored by the Snake River Economic Development Alliance, the Small Business Development Center at Treasure Valley Community College, and the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce.

The session was designed to allow area officials and merchants to network while they listened to a briefing from Craig Shaul, of the Idaho Department of Labor, and Matt Borud a marketing and innovation administrator for the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Jane Padgett, community development coordinator for the Oregon Department of Human Services in Ontario, writes notes during the economic breakfast at Four Rivers Cultural Center March 31. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

Audience members at the economic breakfast forum listened intently during the presentation by two Idaho state officials March 31. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)