• D & M Property Management is proud to announce new employees to the office staff. Jessica Sheady was hired as the new Advertising Assistant for D& M Property Management. Jessica brings with her 3 years of experience in marketing and customer service. Jessica is responsible for advertising both D & M rental properties, as well as SKE Realty Group, LLC listings. Brandi Henkes was hired in August as a receptionist at D & M. A student at NIC studying to become an LPN, Brandi also has experience in collections. Brandi is responsible for answering phones, preparing work orders, scheduling property showings and application processing.
• D & M Property Management is proud to announce recent promotions within the current staff. After five years with D & M Property Management, Evadyne Borst has left her position as Office Manager to retire. Debi Gewecke has been promoted from her former position as Executive Assistant to fill Borst’s position. Gewecke has been an asset to the D & M team for five years. Cynthia Primrose-Johnson was promoted from her position as Leasing Coordinator to become Executive Assistant at D & M. Cynthia has worked at D & M since 2008, and has been recognized by Management as an important part of the D & M team.
• Monte Mindt has joined the graphic design department at Blue541, a full-service advertising, PR and design firm in Coeur d’Alene. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle. Mindt has won numerous gold and silver Addy awards, and worked for brands including Simms Fishing Products, Pita Pit, Sterling Savings Bank and Airborne Express.
• Karen Corcoran, real estate brokerage managers for Resort Properties by The Lake, 221 E. Sherman Ave.,
was awarded the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers.
• John & Karen Corcoran, owners of Resort Properties By The Lake, announced the addition of several real estate agents to the company.
Janice Carr has joined from Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty, Michael Green, formally with Century 21 Whitewater/Clark in McCall, Glenda Marneus, formally with Century 21 Hilltop in Simi Valley, Calif., and LeAnn Howell, formally with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson.
• Craig Wilcox, financial consultant with D.A. Davidson & Co. in Coeur d’Alene, was recently awarded a 2010
Idaho Transportation Department I-way Leadership Award for his work on the North Idaho Benches project.
• Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian W. Ness announced Friday the selection of Paul Steinman as the department’s new chief of operations.
Steinman, 45, will lead 1,300 employees that work in the department’s highway operations, maintenance, construction and planning programs. He will assume his duties in December.
• Kootenai Electric Cooperative has added two new members to its management staff. Chris Kastella, manager
of member services and Terry Robinson, manager of finance and accounting, both joined the staff recently.
Kastella has nearly 30 years in the utility industry and most recently worked for Homer Electric Association in Alaska. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business management.Robinson has worked in the telecommunications industry for nearly 30 years and most recently worked as a consultant for TCA Consulting.
• The Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation honored local attorneys at its annual Resolution Meeting on Nov. 9 at the Coeur d’Alene Hampton Inn & Suites. It also honored retiring judges.
The Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners has selected Honorable James R. Michaud as a winner of the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award for performing exceptional volunteer legal work.
Dennis M. “Denny” Davis earned the Idaho State Bar’s Professionalism Award for his outstanding courtesy, cooperation, respect, diligence, candor and competence.
Retiring judge Charles W. Hosack, First District, Coeur d’Alene, has served 11 years on the bench and was also honored by the foundation.
• Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. announced that the Alaska Miners Association has awarded Coeur CEO Dennis E. Wheeler its distinguished service award at its recent annual conference, noting his efforts and leadership in bringing the Kensington Gold Mine near Juneau into production.
The 40-plus crowd is going to battle by getting ‘beautiful’
To some, aging gracefully is part of life. To others, aging may seem like a career suicide and something that must be avoided.
But how far is too far when it comes to looking younger?
“As we age, unfortunately we remember how our skin and appearance from our younger more youthful state looked,” Tammy Schneider, owner of Zi Spa, said. “Then with the forces of gravity and time we experience drooping and sagging and even lack of collagen production which can change our overall appearance or so it seems to us. And then we start comparing ourselves as we are all constantly surrounded by the image of perfection.”
Being a successful business owner, one would think the pressure to look a certain way wouldn’t be quite so pressing, however Schneider said the pressure to stay young looking impacts even her.
“Being in the beauty industry I find it hard to suggest and guide women in a specific direction if I don’t look and feel the part myself,” Schneider said.
Dr. Kevin Johnson, owner of Advanced Aesthetics, said he’s had several consultations with clients that are worried about competing with the younger crowd for jobs.
“They want to stay on top,” Johnson said. “We’ve seen a 10-15 percent increase in clients, specifically for work related reasons, in the past 18 months.”
Gail Laferriere, coordinator of career services at North Idaho College, said earlier this year there was a job fair in Portland, Ore., that had a booth giving Botox injections along with the other booths teaching valuable job skills.
“The pressure is definitely out there,” Laferriere said. “We’re told that a person is summed up in the first few seconds of a job interview, and looks are a big part of that.”
Dr. Johnson said the SmartLipo body sculpting, Botox/other fillers, and the SmartSkin CO2 laser resurfacing are some of the top-selling fixes. Some of these procedures can be pricey, the average SmartLipo procedure ranges from about $1,500 up to several thousand. However, smaller less invasive procedures, like Botox, fall in the few hundred dollar range.
“Everyone has their own specific reasons for wanting to improve their appearance,” Johnson said. “I tell them there is nothing wrong with wanting to look better and feel better.”
Schneider said you don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to look good; what’s important is being healthy and happy with yourself.
“If you are comfortable with aging gracefully and happy with yourself then that is wonderful,” Schneider said, “but for those who want to turn back the hands of time there are minor little things that we can do without breaking the bank. For example, you can have a complimentary skin consultation with your favorite Esthetician to help you with the right home care regimen or having regular facials or peels which can make all the difference in the world.”
Improving your appearance can be as simple as wearing the right shade of lipstick or foundation to brighten you up. Or even having the right hair design to help complement your face and features. Schneider said to always remember to wear sunscreen to protect against sun damage year-round.
Laferriere also said there are basic changes a person can make to look more professional and even a bit younger.
“The ‘Dress for Success’ tips are the way to go,” she said. “The best tip is to dress one level above the position you are interviewing for.”
Dressing appropriately not only makes a person look more approachable, Laferriere said, but it can project confidence, which is the most important thing in the workplace.
“Getting work done to look younger is unnecessary,” Laferriere said. “If you act confident, sound confident and project confidence, it makes the other person feel at ease and have confidence in you.”
There is a fine line between wanting to look and feel your best or going overboard to look like one of the characters from Desperate Housewives.
“Personally,” Schneider said, “there are so many non-invasive things you can do before trying anything too drastic. But it all comes back to personal preference and what will make you happy and content with yourself.”
Gail Laferriere’s dress-for-success tips
Men and Women
• Conservative two-piece business suit (solid dark blue or grey is best)
• Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
• Clean, polished conservative shoes
• Well-groomed hairstyle
• Clean, trimmed fingernails
• Minimal cologne or perfume
• Empty pockets — no bulges or tinkling coins
• No gum, candy, cigarettes or other objects in your mouth
• Light briefcase or portfolio case
• No visible body piercing beyond conservative ear piercing for women (no nose rings, no eyebrow rings, etc.)
• Well-brushed teeth and fresh breath; no body odor
• Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
• Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best)
• Dark socks (black is best)
• Get a haircut; short hair always fares best in interviews
• If you have a beard or mustache, they should be neatly trimmed
• No rings other than wedding ring or college ring
• No earrings (if you normally wear one, take it out)
• Always wear a suit with a jacket; no dresses
• No high heels
• Conservative hosiery at or near skin color (and no runs!)
• No purses, small or large; carry a briefcase instead
• If you wear nail polish (not required), use clear or a conservative color
• Minimal use of makeup (it should not be too noticeable)
• Minimal jewelry; no more than one ring on each hand
• One set of earrings only
The latest edition of Coeur d’Alene Magazine is on sale throughout North Idaho.
Celebrating the mountain lifestyle, the winter/spring issue is full of features, profiles and photography.
“We like to get something that’s unique, and stories that connect with a lot of people in the community,” said general manager Andreas John.
Readers will enjoy stories on winter athletes, tasty chocolate recipes from the area’s top chefs, a feature on the Festival of Trees fashion show and a story on North Idaho weddings. There’s a calendar and dining guide, too.
While the stories change with every edition, CdA Magazine stays true to its most popular topics, John said.
“We’ve got some mainstays that we do,” he said. “We’ve always got recipes. We’ll always have something related to the health community.”
John is especially fond of this issue’s health section, which highlights female yoga, pilates and kickboxing instructors. With such an active, outdoors-loving readership, the health stories have become popular, he added.
“I think that we have a lot of people in the area that are really encouraged by what our community offers in the line of health,” John said. “I think that’s very cool that there’s so much participation. It’s been a section of the magazine that has grown.”
The magazine’s Finer Living section is usually dedicated to one family and their North Idaho home. This time around, however, with cold weather setting in, the stories are a little different.
“With this one, we actually have six fireplaces that we photographed, and we feature,” John said.
Sports fans will probably recognize the athletes who grace the pages of CdA Magazine this winter. Snowboarders Nate and Pat Holland – two brothers from North Idaho who competed at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver – freestyle skier Patrick Deneen, former pro hockey player Adam Deadmarsh and a pair of Spokane Chiefs, Tanner Mort and Tyler Johnson, are all profiled in the Feature section.
The biannual publication is available at some area stores and The Coeur d’Alene Press office at Second and Lakeside. Readers can also find copies in eastern Washington, and as far south as Lewiston and McCall.
CdA Magazine is $4.95.
The Coeur d’Alene Resort has been chosen as a 2010 Platinum Choice Award property by Smart Meetings magazine.
Only 100 hotels in the Western U.S., Canada and Mexico are chosen. A special plaque will be displayed at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, made by the same company that creates the Oscar awards.
“We’ll make a place of honor for that plaque,” said Bill Reagan, general manager of The Coeur d’Alene Resort. “It represents high praise from previous Resort guests, and that means a lot.”
Winners earn the recognition by providing the best in ambiance, amenities, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude, technical support and recreational activities, according to Smart Meetings.
Idaho’s “Just Make the Shift” campaign, which seeks to lure businesses from neighboring states, has been named among the top marketing campaigns in the world, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.
The campaign, developed by the department and created by Drake-Cooper Advertising, in Boise, was named a “gold winner” in the MarCom Awards, produced by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The campaign consisted of the development of a website — www.justmaketheshift.com — along with direct mailing pieces to businesses in Oregon and Washington.
Keller Williams Realty Inc. said it moved its Coeur d’Alene market center to a new larger location at 1450 Northwest Blvd. The move allows the office to operate on a single level for more efficient agent interaction. It was previously located at 1044 Northwest Blvd. The office announced the move earlier this month.
River City Chiropractic owned by Scott Crawford has moved to 1109 E Polston Ave. from 609 E. Calgary Court, Post Falls.
The new location gives the business more space, with 1,900 square feet, as well as a location next to Peak Fitness and Super 1 grocery store.
River City Chiropractic employs six.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday by appointment. Information: 777-4000
The American Country B&B of Coeur d’Alene was selected as a “Best of the Rockies” in the annual Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards, 2009-2010.
The Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards were presented based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 10,000 independent reviews submitted to BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.
Scott Gittel knows used furniture.
Whether buying, selling or refurbishing, when it comes to older tables, chairs, dressers and couches, he has the eye for what’s in and what’s out.
The in stuff, you’ll find at his shop at 407 Indiana Ave., Renewed Consignment.
“I’m selective about what I buy,” he said. “It can be gently used but really good quality.”
Renewed Consignments is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and offers evening appointments.
The former owners of U.S. Fidelis, once the nation’s top seller of extended auto warranties, are permanently prohibited from selling auto service contracts or telemarketing in Idaho, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said Monday.
The legal settlement also restricts how the owners, Darain and Cory Atkinson, advertise any other product or service and requires them to surrender nearly all their assets.