April 13-14 — Hard Hats, Hammers, and Hot Dogs — Kootenai County Fairgrounds — 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. This program is to introduce local students to the manufacturing and construction fields.
April 14 — Post Falls Chamber Member Orientation — Chamber Board Room — 4 p.m. If you are a member business owner or manager, plan to attend this informational meeting. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 13.
April 19 — Post Falls Chamber Takin’ Care of Business BREAKFAST — Red Lion Templin’s — doors open at 7 a.m. Register on-line at www.postfallschamber.com by Friday, April 15. Pre-registration cost for the program is $13.
April 21 — Post Falls Chamber Community Business Fair — Greyhound Park & Event Center — 4-7 p.m. Visit more than 80 businesses. Free parking. Power Hour 4-5 p.m., $10 per person, includes food and drinks. Free admission from 5-7 p.m.
Artwalk — April 8
5-8 p.m. Downtown Coeur d’Alene
April Economic Upbeat Breakfast — April 12
7-8:30 a.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Going Green Eco-Nomics — April 12
8:30-11 a.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Hard Hats Hammers & Hotdogs — April 13-14
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Aw$um Auction — April 16
5 p.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Job Fair — April 20
Noon – 6 p.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Business After Hours at Life Care Center-Post Falls — April 28
5-6:30 p.m. at Life Care Center-Post Falls, 460 N. Garden Plaza Ct. in Post Falls
Cd’A Chamber’s Annual Spring Open Golf Tournament — April 29
8 a.m. Shotgun at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course
Wine Extravaganza — April 29-30
3-7 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops & Participating Businesses in Downtown Cd’A
You have spent the last year training. You are excited and ready to go for your race. You are firing on all cylinders. Then IT happens. The wall. It snuck up on you. You ate well, you prepared well. You had nearly all of your ducks in a row. However you forgot one thing. Are the supplements I have been taking the right ones for me? Are they specific to me and my body chemistry needs? Am I even getting them into my bloodstream?
Most athletes do everything right but this. There used to be no way to tell if you were getting the right supplements or if the ones you were taking were being absorbed. There is now simple testing to see how your body is using six key areas of metabolism: B-Vitamin usage, energy production, nerve function, detoxification, dysbiosis (bacterial changes in the digestive system) and cellular stress. Within these areas there are forty-two different metabolic markers that are measured to determine how you are functioning. These markers look at how your body transforms food, vitamins and minerals into energy, growth, maintenance, and repair of body tissue. Like spark plugs that ignite fuel in a car engine, vitamins and other essential nutrients are necessary for these chemical reactions that power your metabolic machinery. Thousands of these reactions occur in your body every second and are the basis of your level of health and vitality.
When there is a lack of nutrients from inadequate intake, digestive malabsorption or toxicity your body cannot function. Just like putting bad oil or gas in your vehicle the engine will not work, your body will do the same. By testing the 42 organic acids we can determine what is wrong with your system and make it perform perfectly so you can go harder and longer in your chosen sport. The testing is simple and cost effective. With it you can stop the guess work of supplementation and make sure you can out perform your competition. Why perform at a seven or eight? You should be living at a TEN!
Idaho Lights is illuminating the community with excellent customer service.
“We believe in not just building our business with customers,” said co-owner Dianne Ansbaugh. “We make friends. We make a lifelong commitment to people.”
The family-owned and operated company has provided quality light fixtures and comprehensive lighting consultation since its establishment in 1995, Dianne said.
Dubbing her company as a leader in the industry, she pointed out that the company offers a broad range of products.
That includes lighting fixtures, accessories, mirrors, electric fireplaces, art, long-life light bulbs and small furniture items.
Items range from budget to custom, she added.
“With our experience and specialty knowledge we are the natural source for any lighting question,” Dianne said. “We are a full service lighting showroom and our advice is free.”
The company boasts three locations: Idaho Lights in Coeur d’Alene, at Hwy 95 and Hanley, and Sandpoint and Evergreen Lighting in the Spokane Valley.
Dianne owns and operates the business with her husband, Gene Ansbaugh, his brother-in-law Lew Smith, and Lew’s wife Darlene Smith.
The Smiths’ son Ian, as well as the Ansbaughs’ daughter Nicole, are also involved with the business. Even Dianne’s 94-year-old father, Jesse, plays a part.
“I believe we are successful because we offer superior customer service, excellent staff, and a great value,” Dianne said.
The 14 employees of Idaho Lights all have between 3 and 40 years experience, she said.
“We definitely have the most experienced sales staff in the area,” she said. “We work with a client one-on-one to help them select a house of lights or just a single fixture. For full projects we do a walk-through with the homeowner, the builder and the electrician to make sure everything they’ve selected is the correct size and application for each area. It is a team effort.
“For me personally, the best comment is ‘I love my lights. I get compliments on my home, and this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,’” Dianne said. “And that happens quite often.”
All three stores are a Lighting One Showroom, Ansbaugh said, which means the company is among the top three buying groups in the United States and Canada.
Guide to abbreviation: ang = amount not given
Mary S. Bankowski, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Ben A. Baron, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Danny M. Brown, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Charles S. Calder, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Darby G. Donohoe, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Jeremy W. Douglas, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Lorenzo D. Garcia, ang, fled by Kootenai County Commissioners
Stephanie L. O’Brien, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Amanda D. Prestegaard, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Donna R. Reed, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
John W. Soy, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Kristina L. Anderson, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
John R. Baldwin, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Timothy W. Bell, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Brock A. Box, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Daniel D. Briggs, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Daniel D. Briggs, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Tammy L. Cass, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Laurie E. Casewalker, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Angela R. Foster, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
John D. McCabe, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
John H. Parkin, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Rory G. Powell, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Carey A. Sellers, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Keith A. Peterson, $4,038.10, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Charles D. Pinckley, $28,049.44, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Charles D. Pinckley, $14,719.09, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Charles D. Pinckley, $8,076.66, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
James R. Smith, $10,630.95, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Kim D. Smith, $16,398.50, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Luke D. Manitsas, $750.00, filed by America Northwest Plumbing
Branko Tuskan, $5,585.50, filed by Affordable Asphalt
Philip G. Coleman, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Jack A. Corder, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Kevin P. Dougan, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Nicole M. Farine, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Gary R. Fultz, ang. filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Thomas J. Inlow, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Michael L. Maeder, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Bianca Olvera, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Ted R. Rohrenbach, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Trevor C. Taylor, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Opal L. Vivian, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Dave P. Welsh, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Rodney J. Wilson, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Johnny R. Austin, $15,021.94, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Johhny R. Austin, $3,613.40, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Johnny R. Austin, $15,740.71, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Matthew N. Bruch, $5,326.04, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Aaron M. Kenda, $14,432.50, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho, $6,025.00, filed by Burnside Contracting
Gary Woodard, $2,486.85, filed by CDA Builders Supply
Spencer T. Baker, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Chrisondra A. Canady, ang, filed by Kootenai Commissioners
Kelli A. Hedge, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Heather F. Murphy, ang, filed by Kootenai County Commissioners
Richard Portner, $1,612.00, filed by Patterson Painting
Adam M. Burger, ang, filed by Bonner County Commissioners
Jacor, $2,832.92, filed by Huntwood Industries
Peter D. Rozin, $788.92, filed by Kootenai County Assessor
Robert H. Petersen, $1,774.51, filed by Kootenai County Assessor
Darrell Mazzanti, $1,564.94, filed by Kootenai County Assessor
City of Coeur d’Alene
Hagadone Hospitality Company, commercial-event center, 870 S. Floating Green Drive, value $1,000.000, contractor Clark General Contractor, issued Feb. 7
Hagadone Hospitality Company, commercial-pool building & cabanas, 880 S. Floating Green Drive, value $750,000., contractor Clark General Contractor, issued Feb. 7
Donald R. Smock, commercial-restaurant/lounge, 209 E. Lakeside, value $676,875, contractor Ginno Construction, issued Feb. 7
Sunset Place L. L. C., commercial-demolition, 247 W. Sunset, contractor Rhodes Construction, issued Feb. 7
Calvin & Janae White Limited Family Partnership, commercial-demolition, 218 E. Appleway, contractor Gorton Construction Inc., issued Feb. 11
CDA Community Theater Academy Inc., commercial-foundation repair, 1320 E. Garden, value $2,000, issued Feb. 14
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 2678 W. Sorbonne Drive, value $225,692, issued Feb. 15
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFD with garage, 2089 W. Freeland Drive, value $110,672, issued Feb. 16
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 2618 W. Renoir Drie, value $240,000, issued Feb. 17
City of Coeur d’Alene, commercial-build two walls, 3818 N. Schreiber Way, value $3,2000, contractor Iron Mountain Construction, issued Feb. 17
Bill & Kim Diesel, commercial demolition, 3060 S. Island Green Drive, contractor Bondra Construction, issued Feb. 22
Hagadone Hospitality, commercial demolition, 210 E. Sherman, contractor Oldwave Restoration Inc., issued Feb. 25
Kelly’s Irish Pub, commercial-enclose partial wall, 726 N. Fourth, value $450, contractor Titan Enterprises, issued Feb. 25
Hagadone Hospitality Company, commercial-remodel pro shop, 900 S. Floating Green Drive, value $50,000, contractor Clark General Contractor, issued Feb. 28
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3793 W. Linneatus Drive, value $135,144, issued Feb. 28
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 6740 N. Delerue Drive, value $300,000, issued Feb. 28
Sunset Place L. L. C., commercial-tenant improvement-Accent Floors, 247 W. Sunset, value $4,000, contractor Rhodes Construction, issued March 1
The Olympia, commercial, 301 E. Lakeside, issued March 2
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 2524 W. Sorbonne Drive, value $239,926, issued March 2
Idaho Lights, commercial-repair vehicle damage, 6055 N. Sunshine, value $40,000, contractor Aspen Homes & Development, issued March 2
Sunshine Minting, commercial-compressor room addition, 750 W. Canfield, value $3,398, contractor Polin & Young Construction Inc., issued March 3
Bill Diesel, commercial-condo, 3060 S. Island Green Drive, value $175,000, contractor Bondra Construction, issued March 4
Rocktech USA, commercial-install glass window, 4224 W. Industrial Loop, value $2,000, contractor Skyblue Handyman Services, issued March 4
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 6592 N. Descartes Drive, value $125,123, issued March 4
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFD with garage, 7137 N. Fasthawk Lane, value $97,430, issued March 4
City of Post Falls
Silver Creek Ltd. partnership, multi-family residence, 3720 Tay Jan Lane, value $3,674,250, contractor Ebenal Construction, issued Feb. 9
Morgan Cole Inc., SFR tract house, 3592 E. Early Dawn, value $121,161, issued Feb. 14
Doerfler Developments, commercial shell building, 418 W. Seltice Way, value $263,210, issued Feb. 17
Dairy Queen, commercial alteration, 3560 E. Seltice Way, value $40,900, contractor Hansen-Rice Inc., issued Feb. 16
Post Falls Senior Center, commercial alteration, 1215 E. Third, value $42,000, contractor Rosenberger Construction, issued Feb. 14
Greg Wiltse, commercial alteration, 2915 E. Seltice Way, value $713, issued Feb. 25
Richard Codding, SFR tract house, 1041 N. Harlequin Drive, value $174,185, issued Feb. 28
Joe Olson, commercial alteration, 701 N. Compton, value $50,000, contractor Covington Construction, issued March 1
Robert Rickel, commercial structure, 6116 E. Bunco Road, Athol, value $18,000, issued Feb. 9
James A. Gamble, Trustee, single family residence, 6261 E. Windy Point Loop, Hayden, value $271,944, contractor Edwards Smith Construction, issued Feb. 11
Doerfler Developments, commercial shell building, 416 W. Seltice Way, value $327,246, issued Feb. 17
Norton Aero Ltd., commercial, 27843 N. Highway 95, Athol, value $110,000, issued March 3
Norton Aero Ltd., commercial 27843 N. Highway 95, Athol, value $110,000, issued March 3
Norton Aero Ltd., commercial, 5386 N. Brunner Road, Athol, value $6,500, issued March 3
Guide to bankruptcies: aka = also known as. fka = formerly known as. dba = doing business as. fdba = formerly known as.
Roy E. Marquis, Naples, Chapter 7
Curtis A. Buck and Catherine E. Buck aka Catherine Revels, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Jeffery Lewis Jokela and Pamela Lee Jokela, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Randy R. Robinson aka Randall Robinson and Janice M. Robinson, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Gerald Lockman aka Jerry Lockman and Teresa Norton aka Teresa D. Lockman, Bonners Ferry, Chapter 7
Rose I. Palmer, Dalton Gardens, Chapter 7
Patrick C. Hanson and Lorena L. Hanson, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 13
Kevin J. Young and Tammy R. Young, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Micheal Jerry Smolinski aka Michael Jerry Smolinski and Cheryl Rae Smolinski, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Mark A. Hauser dba MH Consulting/Hauser & Associates and Suzanne M. Hauser dba Visual Marketing Products, Hayden, Chapter 13
Theresa M. McDonald Sandpoint, Chapter 7
Kirsten Beth Mack, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Dale M. Moore Jr. and Dina M. Moore, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Bonnie Jo Bogart-Brown, Plummer, Chapter 7
Sheri Clare Jones, Grangeville, Chapter 13
Andrew Conner, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Todg A. Darnell and Julie Darnell, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Nathan Michael Boyle, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
David J. Torres and Lila A. Torres, Post Falls, Chapter 13
Kathleen Marie Fuller, Post Falls, Chapter 13
Janell M. Zupan, Kingston, Chapter 7
David B. Hern, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Kari Rae Browning and Michael J. Browning, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Matthew Perry and Debra K. Perry, Potlatch, Chapter 7
Delbert R. Bright and Patricia A. Bright, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Augustine B. Fawkes aka Janet Lee Brunke, Post Falls, Chapter 13
Geraldine L. Tenwick, Hayden, Chapter 13
John R. Cole III and Kristine L. Cole aka Kristine L. Potter, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Douglas G. Reynolds, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Ann Irene Redinger, Moscow, Chapter 7
Thomas Richard Barrett Jr. and Megan Leigh Barrett, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Glendle F. Munier aka Sonny Munier and Connie M. DeCoe-Munier aka Connie M. DeCoe aka Connie Munier, Bonners Ferry, Chapter 7
Melvin Raymond Parker, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Matthew Balch aka Matthew Dewey Sagle and Christina F. Balch aka Christina A. Dewey aka Christina Bolen, Sandpoint, Chapter 7
Jeffery L. Justus, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Todd A. Mael and Sandi J. Mael fka Sandi J. Ranum, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Rose Marie P. High, Hayden, Chapter 7
Spencer P. Mortensen, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Angelita Maria Castilleja, Spirit Lake, Chapter 13
Mark P. Thoeny and Bianca E. Thoeny, Post Falls, Chapter 7
David L. Wilsey, Lewiston, Chapter 13
John Norman Foster and Bonnie L. Foster, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Darrell Lee Pero Sr. and Teresa Ann Pero fka Teresa A. Varvel fka Teresa Acosta, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Gerald P. Pavia aka Jerry Pavia, Bonners Ferry, Chapter 7
Kathryn L. Lindsay aka Kathy Lindsay fka Kathryn Sverdsten, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 13
Judy M. Ehlert, Sandpoint, Chapter 13
Dennis Earl Huddleston Sr., Lewiston, Chapter 13
Wallace Eugene Pratt aka Gene Pratt and Ronna Lee Pratt, Post Falls, Chapter 13
Gunther George Kuhn and Heather Marie Platt-Kuhn, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Justin Wayne Pierson and Christina Lee Pierson, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 13
Josh Voss aka Joshua Lynn Voss, Sandpoint, Chapter 7
Daniel R. Baker and Angelea L. Baker aka Angelea Oliver aka Angelea Kiley aka Angelea Oliver-Kiley, Hayden, Chapter 7
Alisa J. Mortensen, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Frank P. Martin Jr. and Melissa L. Martin aka Melissa L. Gray, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Nina May Mills, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Lori Webb aka Lori Blake, Cottonwood, Chapter 7
Victoria J. Lavrador, Dalton Gardens, Chapter 7
Raymond L. Geldreich and Latisha Geldreich, St. Maries, Chapter 13
James D. Laycock and Lisa M. Laycock, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Jack L. Pintler and Janice L. Pintler, Dalton Gardens, Chapter 7
Brent R. Barnes, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Christine A. Cahoon, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
William J. Ingram II and Lisa K. Ingram, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Daren G. Brott and Susan A. Brott, Careywood, Chapter 7
William Scott Coder and Shannon Rae Coder, Rathdrum, Chapter 13
Bryan Chambers and Shelley L. Chambers aka Shelley Feldmeth, Spirit Lake, Chapter 7
James Bryan January, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Janet L. Yost, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Jessica Lynn Desjardins, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Rebecca Ann Hoover fka Rebecca Ann Hanson fka Becky Ann Hanson and David Nickolaus Hoover, Post Falls, Chapter 13
Zachary Marques Schlessman and Makalia Dawn J. Schlessman, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Dean Joseph Nuxoll and Kristina Jaymes Nuxoll dba Pixie Dust Boutique and Trunk Shows, Lewiston, Chapter 7
James B. Carlson and Betty V. Carlson, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Linda M. Gifford, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Thomas K. Russell and Michelle A. Russell, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Reden Eugene Legaspi aka Denny Eugene Legaspi fdba Boulder Image, Hayden, Chapter 7
Trina L. Tinder, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
William M. Sheldon Jr. and October Sheldon, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Heather D. Christanson, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Randall J. Moles and Sherri R. Moles, Kingston, Chapter 7
Mark A. Cloney and Kelly A. Cloney fka Kelly anne Drongoski, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Eugene B. Schultz III, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Edward Dean Neville and Karon Geniene Neville, Moscow, Chapter 7
Henry Paul Gasper and Brenda Michelle Gasper, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Duane I. Mattson and Karen I. Mattson, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Michael Richard Lynch and Karen Kay Lynch fka Karen Kay Nelson-Lynch fka Karen Kay Nelson, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Trisha L. Campbell fdba Whole Lotta Latte, Hayden, Chapter 7
Robert G. Hoover and Irene B. Hoover, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Todd William Hedge, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Stephan F. Sommer and Lorna M. Sommer, Priest River, Chapter 7
Anders P. Raiha and Kathryn E. Raiha fka Kathryn E. Neil, Sandpoint, Chapter 7
JamieLee Davis aka Jamie Davis, Sandpoint, Chapter 7
David B. Anderson and Andrea T. Anderson, Spirit Lake, Chapter 7
Darryl Scott Rhodes and Deborah Elaine Rhodes fka Deborah Elaine Saccoman, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Pattie S. Lyons and Linzy E. Lyons, St. Maries, Chapter 7
David Coker, Post Falls. Chapter 7
Mary Sue Hibel, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Walter Wardak III and Ruth A. Wardak, Hayden, Chapter 7
Robert J. Kinserik, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Joseph Leroy Geach III aka Joe L. Geach III aka Geach Joseph and Kathy Marie Geach aka Kathy L. Saunders, Blanchard, Chapter 7
Jimmie L. Williams and Mamie Emma Williams, St. Maries, Chapter 7
Sandra J. Tiffany, St. Maries, Chapter 7
Kenneth Dean Davis aka Dean Davis, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Andrew D. Barnard, Winchester, Chapter 7
Karl Robert Johnson aka K. Robert Johnson and Nichol L. Johnson, Hayden, Chapter 7
Michael A. Wilfong and Dawn N. Wilfong, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Michael Zebulon McCabe aka Mike McCabe and Trisha Danielle McCabe aka Trish McCabe, Sagle, Chapter 7
Carol Ann Frantz fka Carol A. Alvarez fka Carol A. Orcutt, Kamiah, Chapter 13
Dusty L. Nelson, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Buds & Baskets Inc. dba Crosby’s Floral & Interior Accents, Hayden, Chapter 7
Rachel Jean Burton, Deary, Chapter 7
Ronald A. Butts, Athol, Chapter 7
Ronald Alen Blaski and Donna Jeane Blaski, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Raymond David Peterson and Machelle Fay Peterson, Viola, Chapter 13
Wayne Anthony Kirk and Natalie Ann Kirk fka Natalie Ann Brock, Hayden, Chapter 13
Todd E. Parker and Natalie Parker, Rathdrum, Chapter 7
Dorothy E. Pietlicki aka D. Elizabeth Pietlicki, Hayden, Chapter 7
William Leonard Mucklow and Toni Lynn Mucklow fka Toni Lynn Gose, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Stephen Gerard McKenzie and Kari Ann McKenzie, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Heather Leigh Palmer aka Heather Palmer-Zabel aka Heather Zabel, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
William E. Snell and Pamela L. Snell, Rathdrum, Chapter 13
Jeffrey A. Melchert, Post Falls, Chapter 7
Cindy Michelle Thompson, Lewiston, Chapter 7
Peter Bamford Taylor and Jessica Michele Taylor, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Joshua David Priano and Melissa Ann Priano, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Eric R. Seeley and Carrie L. Seeley, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
Cotton J. Smith and Jennifer L. Teter Smith, Hayden, Chapter 13
Samuel D. Kaschmitter and Wendy C. Kaschmitter, Coeur d’Alene, Chapter 7
I want to start out by thanking Bill Jhung from the Idaho Small Business Development Center for sharing with our membership last month the five basic principles in Achieving Success in 2011. The ISBDC is an incredible asset to our community and I hope business owners are taking advantage of the services they offer, most of which are at no cost or low cost.
We host and support a variety of events and programs throughout the year but one of my favorites is the Reverse Job Fair at Real Life Ministries. The Post Falls Chamber, Idaho Dept. of Labor and the Post Falls School District partner with more than 200 local professionals to interview more than 300 high school seniors in their career choices. This year our business and education community has provided $6,000 in scholarships and prizes. I am again grateful and in awe of what an amazing community we live in.
We are pleased to partner with our neighboring Chambers this month to host the Kootenai County Job Fair out at the North Idaho Fair Grounds on Wednesday, April 20. For more information, just visit our website at www.postfallschamber.com
The Post Falls Chamber will host our 5th annual Community and Business Fair on Thursday, April 21. The fair will provide a venue for 80-plus businesses and service organizations to show off their goods and services to our community under one roof (Greyhound Park and Event Center). Admission is free from 5-7, parking is free and dozens of prizes will be given away each hour on the hour. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided by various sponsors from 4-5 p.m. It’s a great evening, so don’t miss this opportunity to come out and meet your neighbors!
If you are new to our community, I want to extend an invitation to you to visit the community calendar on our website. Get engaged, meet new friends, make connections and then make a difference.
Post Falls chamber
COEUR d’ALENE – Earl and Sonie Combs love yogurt.
But there used to be another treasured treat in their lives.
“We loved ice cream first, but that’s not good for us,” Sonie said. “When we started tasting the new types of frozen yogurt, we went crazy over them. We became fanatical about it.”
So much that they decided to operate their own frozen yogurt shop in Coeur d’Alene.
“Top This,” opened recently at 202 W. Ironwood Drive in the Ironwood Shopping Center.
It’s light, bright, cheery and clean, with monitors so people can see their friends and an electric fireplace for an added touch of comfort and warmth.
“It’s a fun place, it’s a happy place,” Sonie said.
And it’s working.
“People love coming back, and they’re coming back over and over and over,” she said. “Some people come back, two, three times a day.”
Top This is simple enough to figure out.
There are 15 combined flavors, with new ones each week, and more than 65 toppings. Customers can select one of three cup sizes, fill it with the frozen yogurts of their choosing, then add all the toppings they like, from granola to gummy worms to hot fudge.
Once they’re done, they weigh it, minus the cup, and pay 40 cents an ounce. A typical frozen desert would cost about $3 to $5.
“They get to handle everything,” Sonie said.
Sure it tastes great, but key for the Combs is that their product is good for you. Their yogurt is certified by the National Yogurt Association, is described as calcium rich, gluten free, non- and low-fat, natural toppings and fresh fruit.
“This is a healthy treat,” she said. “Health is the most important aspect for us.”
The cultures in their yogurt are in excess of the minimum requirements, Sonie said.
“It’s very, very good for you because of the digestion factors,” she said.
Earl and Sonie consider themselves entrepreneurs. They’re Realtors for Lakeshore Realty, and also own Wigs and Things at 412 W. Haycraft.
“We’ve always done a lot of things,” she said. “It’s just who we are.”
Their enthusiasm and willingness to take chances and try new things was fired up when they saw the frozen yogurt concept in California. Friends operating yogurt shops in Washington and Oregon gave it rave reviews, and after researching it, the Post Falls couple pushed ahead.
“We love yogurt,” Sonie said. “We love the new taste of the new frozen yogurt.”
They came up with the name, “Top This.”
“We always do everything the very best. That’s the way we do things,” Sonie said.
Both said their shop is already busy, which is how they like it.
“I like the action, I like meeting people,” Earl said. “It’s not a slow pace.”
Top This employs 12 and will hire a few more when summer sets in.
It is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and is open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
COEUR d’ALENE – Community 1st Bank is in expansion mode.
The locally-owned and operated bank, which opened in Post Falls nearly four years ago, plans to open a location at the northwest corner of U.S. 95 and Hanley by July 1 in the building formerly occupied by Coldwell Banker.
“We’re excited to serve more of Kootenai County,” said Dave Bobbitt, Community 1st chairman and CEO.
A lease was signed on Tuesday. Community 1st will occupy 5,100 square feet in the building at 4325 Hanley Ave., Suite 100, across U.S. 95 from the Silver Lake Mall.
Bobbitt said the location is attractive.
“We looked at several locations, but this seems really good with about 45,000 cars going by a day on that corner,” Bobbitt said.
Bobbitt said the bank’s headquarters – where 12 are employed – will remain in Post Falls. The administrative team of Bobbitt, Chief Financial Officer Bill Basom and President and Chief Operating Officer Jerry Lyon will also remain in Post Falls.
Bobbitt and Executive Assistant Laurie Dixon will assist with the Coeur d’Alene operation in the interim. Six employees, including a senior vice president/branch manager, will be hired to open the Coeur d’Alene location.
“Our vision has always been to grow the bank within Kootenai County,” Bobbitt said. “Kootenai County is the market we grew up in.”
Sixty-five shareholders – most are Kootenai County residents – own Community 1st Bank.
Community 1st has earned a 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial Inc., an independent banking rating service, for the past two quarters.
The Coeur d’Alene expansion is still subject to state and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approval.
Bobbitt said the bank hopes to open a branch in Rathdrum or possibly another location in Post Falls or Coeur d’Alene in two or three years.