City of Coeur d’Alene
Sports Authority, commercial tenant improvement, 200 W. Hanley, value $883,556, contractor Horizon Retail Construction, issued Feb. 4
Victory Homes, SFD with garage, 2029 W. Pascal Drive, value $125,000, issued Feb. 4
Ironwood Apartments, commercial-repair fire damage, 951 W. Emma, value $50,000, contractor Capstone Construction, issued Feb. 5
Lange Enterprises, commercial-recover awning, 1200 W. Ironwood Drive, value $3,126, contractor Vestis Systems, issued Feb. 5
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3309 W. Ranero Drive, value $227,162, issued Feb. 6
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3804 W. Furcula Drive, value $98,000, issued Feb. 6
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3857 W. Furcula Drive, value $107,000, issued Feb. 6
Coeur d’Alene High School, commercial-field house, 5530 N. Fourth, value $85,000, contractor Ginno Construction, issued Feb. 7
Glacier Restaurant Group, commercial-demolition kitchen area, 405 W. Canfield, contractor Lonewolfmt, Inc., issued Feb. 8
SAM Investments, commercial-6 unit apartment building, 7692 N. Denton Lane, value $508,751, contractor Gorringe Homes, issued Feb. 8
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3432 W. Ranero Drive, value $227,548, issued Feb. 11
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 6947 N. Fasthawk Lane, value $175,071, issued Feb. 11
R & D Property, commercial re-roof, 1812 E. Young, value $6,500, issued Feb. 13
SAM Investments, commercial-6 unit apartment building — Carrington Crossing, 7655 N. Denton Lane, value $508,751, contractor Gorringe Homes, issued Feb. 13
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 7819 N. Goodwater Loop, value $137,519, issued Feb. 13
Glacier Restaurant Group, commercial-kitchen remodel, 405 W. Canfield, value $100,000, contractor Lonewolfmt, Inc., issued Feb. 14
Active West Builders L. L. C., SFD with garage, 4501 N. Meadow Ranch, value $137,689, issued Feb. 14
Riverview Ventures II L. L. C., duplex Bld#10, 4415 W. Idewild Loop, value $163,183, contractor Rudeen Development L. L. C., issued Feb. 15
SAM investments, commercial-6 unit apartment building – Carrington Crossing, 7691 N. Denton Lane, value $508,751, contractor Gorringe Homes, issued Feb. 15
Termac Construction, SFD with garage, 7972 N. Goodwater Loop, value $111,118, issued Feb. 15
Coeur d’Alene Country Club, commercial-partial removal of interior walls, 216 E. Coeur d’Alene, value $1,000, issued Feb. 19
Top of China Buffet, commercial-remodel kitchen, 757 W. Appleway, value $25,000, contractor Ginno Construction, issued Feb. 19
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 3020 W. Sorbonne Drive, value $173,100, issued Feb. 19
Victory Homes, SFD with garage, 3274 N. Swiftwater Lane, value $210,000, issued Feb. 19
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3398 W. Pescador Drive, value $117,366, issued Feb. 19
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3716 W. Furcula Drive, value $104,000, issued Feb. 19
City of Coeur d’Alene, commercial-boring Government Way for soil testing, 6800 N. Government Way, issued Feb. 19
Tom Addis, commercial demolition, 185 W. Clayton, contractor Aero Construction, issued Feb. 21
Commercial Property Management, commercial interior remodel, 411 W. Haycraft, value $2,400, contractor Christopher Corbin, issued Feb. 21
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 2590 W. Sorbonne Drive, value $207,155, issued Feb. 25
Termac Construction, SFD with garage, 7937 N. Goodwater Loop, value $125,887, issued Feb. 25
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFD with garage, 3519 W. Accipter Drive, value $114,012, issued Feb. 27
6500 N. Mineral Drive L. L. C., commercial-replace skylight glazing & repair water damage — Hecla Mining, value $250,000, contractor Polin & Young Construction Inc., issued Feb. 27
Trinity Lutheran Church, commercial-adding door across existing hallway, 812 N. Fifth, value $2,000, issued March 1
Mauro Ruffy, commercial-repair floor joists, 1908 N. 13th, value $1,000, contractor Danner Rentals, issued March 1
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 3424 N. Bernoulli Loop, value $119,027, issued March 1
Kootenai Hospital District, commercial demolition-medical staffing office, 2003 N. Kootenai Health Way, contractor Walker Construction, issued March 4
Kootenai Hospital District, commercial interior remodel-oncology ward, 2003 N. Kootenai Health Way, value $25,000, contractor Walker Construction, issued March 4
Idaho Retail L. L. C., commercial interior remodel-Studio Ten 20, 2081 N. Main, value $37,000, issued March 4
Victory Homes, SFD with garage, 3039 W. Dumont Court, value $113,191, issued March 4
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 6643 N. Cornwall, value $185,570, issued March 4
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 7674 N. Goodwater Loop, value $141,610, issued March 4
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFD with garage, 1995 W. Freeland Drive, value $172,167, issued March 5
Termac Construction, SFD with garage, 7901 N. Goodwater Loop, value $167,134, issued March 5
Kootenai Health, commercial-mechanical & electrical revisions with minor architectural revisions, 2121 N. Ironwood Center Drive, value $25,000, contractor Candela Construction, issued March 6
ACV-Argo CDA L. L. C., commercial-adding electrical room & code compliant restroom, 2628 N. Government Way, value $61,000, contractor Meridan Construction Management, issued March 6
Victory Homes, SFD with garage, 3042 W. Sorbonne Drive, value $113,191, issued March 6
Blake Williams, repair residential fire damage, 408 E. Sunrise Drive, value $62,000, contractor Burke’s Klein’s DKI, issued March 8
18th Street Properties, SFD with garage, 610 S. 18th, value $161,246, contractor Shelter Associates Inc., issued March 8
Brian Harrison, repair residential fire damage, 1115 E. Pennsylvania, value $16,000, contractor Burke’s Klein’s DKI, issued March 8
Goldwater Bank, commercial-minor remodel, 2362 N. Old Mill Loop, value $11,300, contractor RB Goebel General Construction Inc., issued March 8
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 2866 N. Marceille, value $168,580, issued March 8
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 2892 N. Marceille, value $186,384, issued March 8
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 6556 N. Cornwall, value $106,054, issued March 8
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 6861 N. Cornwall, value $119,070, issued March 8
Atlas Homes L. L. C., SFD with garage, 6907 N. Cornwall, value $170,595, issued March 8
Kootenai Hospital District, commercial interior remodel-medical staffing office, 2003 N. Kootenai Health Way, value $40,000, contractor Walker Construction, issued March 13
Benway Quality Homes, SFD with garage, 7514 N. Carrington Lane, value $128,291, issued March 13
North Idaho College, commercial-relocate coffee shop in student union building at N. I. C., 420 N. College Drive, value $35,000, contractor Ginno Construction, issued March 14
Parkwood Business Property, commercial-tenant improvement, 2100 N. Northwest Blvd., value $138,000, contractor Williamson Johnson Company, issued March 14
Doyle’s Wholesale, commercial-addition to warehouse and truck facility, 651 W. Dalton, value $1,087,679, contractor Contractors Northwest, issued March 15
Copper Basin Construction, SFD with garage, 1728 W. Pyrenees Loop, value $146,792, issued March 15
Hagadone Corporation, commercial tenant improvement — Johnston Building, 101 N. Second, value $250,000, contractor Suretrak Construction, issued March 18
Richard Pelton, commercial interior remodel-construct two walls and suspended ceiling, 221 E. Sherman, value $1,500, issued March 18
Copper Basin Construction, SFD with garage, 1745 W. Pyrenees Loop, value $190,257, issued March 20
AT & T Wireless, commercial adding antennas & other equipment to existing array, 2108 W. Appleway, value $60,000, contractor Westower Communications Inc., issued March 20
SAM Investments, multi-family six unit apartment building — Carrington Crossing, 4066 W. Trafford Lane, value $508,751, contractor Gorringe Homes, issued March 20
SAM Investments, multi-family six unit apartment building-Carrington Crossing, 7656 N. Denton Lane, value $508,751, contractor Gorringe Homes, issued March 20
GMRI, commercial-remodel Red Lobster, 212 W. Neider, value $250,000, contractor DTL Builders, issued March 21
North Idaho College, commercial-monument sign-corner of Northwest Blvd., & Hubbard, value $85,000, contractor Ginno Construction, issued March 21
Maverick Real Estate Holdings, 1209 N. “A” Street, value $172,690, contractor Stach Construction, issued March 21
Safeway Inc., commercial-adding pharmacy consulting room, 121 W. Neider, value $33,500, issued March 22
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFD with garage, 2024 W. Freeland Drive, value $172,520, issued March 22
Victory Homes, SFD with garage, 3279 N. Swiftwater Lane, value $247,000, issued March 22
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFD with garage, 1975 W. Freeland Drive, value $215,072, issued March 25
Rocco Zito, commercial-repair damaged wall, 2004 E. Sherman, value $5,000, issued March 26
Termac Construction, SFD with garage, 7923 N. Goodwater Loop, value $167,929, issued March 26
Active West Builders L. L. C., SFD with garage, 892 W. Waterloo Lane, value $139,390, issued March 27
Active West Builders L. L. C., SFD with garage, 954 W. Waterloo Lane, value $136,263, issued March 27
Aspen Homes & Development, SFD with garage, 3060 W, Sorbonne, value $164,977, issued March 27
Viking Construction Inc., SFD with garage, 3739 E. Pescador Drive, value $279,590, issued March 27
Eagle Ridge Builders, SFD with garage, 7871 N. Goodwater Loop, value $127,245, issued March 27
Mountain West Bank, commercial-tenant improvement, 2123 N. Government Way, value $149,000, contractor Williamson Johnson Company, issued March 28
City of Hayden
Kootenai Electric Co-op Inc., commercial-remodel change from office space to conference room, 2451 Dakota, value $13,740, contractor Style-Bilt Construction Inc., issued Jan. 29
Aspen Homes & Development, single family residence, 9251 Justice Way, value $216,984, issued Jan. 29
Gary N. Hall, single family residence, 11417 Riata Road, value $251,184, contractor Aspen Homes & Development, issued Jan. 29
Hallmark Homes Inc., single family residence, 8481 Boysenberry Loop, value $256,240, issued Jan. 30
Grace Bible Church Inc., commercial-change storage area to handicap accessible restroom, 152 Prairie, value $10,000, contractor K&K Construction L. L. C., issued Feb. 8
Mike Callahan, light industrial remodel, remodel to add office space, bathroom & storage areas, 2251 Dakota, value $7,000, contractor Shorewood Homes, issued Feb. 7
Andrew C. Bjurstrom, new commercial building-ABCD Daycare, 3252 Robison, value $686,772, contractor JWJM Construction, issued Feb. 13
Roseco L. L. C., single family residence, 761 Arena Loop, value $470,000, contractor Rosenberger Construction, issued Feb. 12
Hallmark Homes Inc., single family residence, 8409 Boysenberry Loop, value $262,284, issued Feb. 14
David Alexander, single family residence, 9411 Justice Way, value $215,692, contractor Blackwolf Homes, issued Feb. 20
Golden Predator Mines US Inc., commercial-add four new offices inside existing warehouse space, 11521 Warren, value $35,000, contractor Mehringer Construction, issued Feb. 25
Hallmark Homes Inc., single family residence, 8410 Boysenberry Loop, value $237,291, issued March 15
Hayden Lake Eagles Aerie #4080, commercial re-roof, 1600 Wyoming, value $2,539, contractor Panhandle Mobile Home, issued March 13
Viking Construction Inc., single family residence, 8376 Salmonberry Loop, value $338,751, issued March 22
City of Post Falls
Wheel-Win Properties, SFR tract house, 1262 Watercress, value $254,743, contractor All American Contracting, issued Feb. 12
2LT L. L. C., commercial alteration, 1910 E. Seltice Way Unit-A, value $42,000, issued Feb. 12
Copper Basin Construction, SFR tract house, 2983 N. Cormac Loop, value $223,744, issued Feb. 14
Atlas Homes, SFR tract house, 1573 W. Santium Drive, value $242,551, issued Feb. 15
Kootenai Medical Center, commercial alteration, 1300 E. Mullan, value $150,000, issued Feb. 15
Chanda Branson, commercial alteration, 414 W. Seltice Way, value $10,000, issued Feb. 12
Viking Construction, SFR tract house, 2637 E. Thrush Drive, value $240,203, issued Feb. 19
Trinity Group Sales, duplex tract house, 2988 N. Charleville Road, value $240,726, contractor Whitewater Creek Inc., issued Feb. 21
Kleins DKI, commercial alteration, 3880 W. Riverbend, value $54,000, issued Feb. 21
Copper Basin Construction, SFR tract house, 2315 E. Knapp Drive, value $114,666, issued Feb. 28
Atlas Homes, SFR tract house, 1949 N. Clark Fork Parkway, value $228,639, issued March 1
Lawson Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 845 W. Wheatland, value $192,719, issued Feb. 27
Lawson Homes Inc., accessory building, 845 W. Wheatland, value $40,737, issued Feb. 27
Lawson Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 958 W. Wheatland, value $192,719, issued Feb. 27
Lawson Homes Inc., accessory building, 958 W. Wheatland Drive, value $40,737, issued Feb. 27
Mort Construction, SFR tract house, 6489 E. Kyong Court, value $198,508, issued March 4
Mort Construction, SFR tract house, 6434 E. Kyong Court, value $242,283, issued March 4
Hallmark Homes, SFR tract house, 8066 N. Woodworth, value $161,077, issued March 7
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 4630 E. Kit Fox Lane, value $254,160, issued March 8
Brian Rikard, SFR tract house, 1157 E. Triumph, value $146,685, issued March 7
Inland Northwest Developments, SFR tract house, 2059 N. Travis Court, value $101,728, contractor CDA Construction, issued March 7
Inland Northwest Developments, accessory building, 2059 N. Travis Court value $15,088, contractor CDA Construction, issued March 7
Ernest Health Inc., commercial building, 611 N. Thornton, value $6,343,853, contractor MJ Harris Construction Service, issued March 15
Cascade PM, commercial alteration, 7250 W. Seltice Way, value $20,000, issued March 11
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 2533 N. Vulpes Court, value $254,160, issued March 12
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 8192 N. Wentworth, value $224,751, issued March 14
Benway Quality Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 1452 W, Broadwater Court, value $320,273, issued March 15
Copper Basin Construction, SFR tract house, 3095 N. Cormac Loop, value $309,662, issued March 15
Greenview Condominium Association, commercial alteration-retaining wall, 200 E. First #B, issued March 13
Inland Northwest Developments, SFR tract house, 1587 E. Crossing, value $132,776, issued March 19
Real Life Ministries, commercial alteration, 1866 N. Cecil Road #1, value $7,000, issued March 12
Viking Construction Inc., SFR tract house, 2685 E. Thrush Drive, value $178,207, issued March 21
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 1692 E. Warbler Lane, value $215,698, issued March 27
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 8093 N. Wentworth, value $150,807, issued March 28
Hallmark Homes Inc., SFR tract house, 8157 N. Wentworth, value $150,807, issued March 28
Inland Northwest Developments, SFR tract house, 1595 E. Crossing, value $121,508, contractor CDA Construction, issued March 27
Jed Badders, commercial alteration, 640 N. Thornton, value $10,000, contractor Gunder Homes, issued March 29
Timbered Ridge Homes, single family residence, 10004 N. Bluff View Drive, Post Falls, value $190,572, issued Feb. 5
Seiffer Family Trust, single family residence addition, 27381 S. Highway 97, Harrison, value $102,350, contractor Monarch Development Inc., issued Feb. 7
Seiffer Family Trust, single family residence addition, 27381 S. Highway 97, Harrison, value $248,000, contractor Monarch Development Inc., issued Feb. 7
Verizon Wireless, commercial, 50515 N. Old Highway 95, Rathdrum, value $60,000, contractor Westower, issued Feb. 12
Kathleen L. Dahlgren, single family residence, 12806 N. Sunflower Loop, Hayden, value $356,955, issued Feb. 15
Stach Corey, single family residence, 1043 S. Krishele Court, Coeur d’Alene, value $369,804, contractor Treo Development Company, issued Feb. 21
Discovery Lakeshore, commercial addition, 4757 S. Arrow Point Drive, Harrison, value $475,000, contractors Discovery Builders Idaho, issued Feb. 25
Greenacres Gypsum, commercial, 4301 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls, value $15,000, contractor Westower Communications, issued Feb. 26
Kootenai County Parks, commercial, 10905 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden, value $47,212, issued Feb. 28
Silverwood Inc., commercial, 27843 N. Highway 95, Athol, value $2,000,000, issued Feb. 28
James M. Thorpe, commercial, 3394 N. Best Hill Road, Coeur d’Alene, value $15,000, contractor Westower Communications, issued Feb. 26
Robert K. Shepard, single family residence, 2217 W. Cottonwood Road, Worley, value $231,870, issued Feb. 25
Thomas P. Hanley, single family residence, 791 S. Manor Heights Drive, Post Falls, value $336,312, contractor Timbered Ridge Custom Homes, issued Feb. 28
FLS Business Center L. L. C., single family residence, 4225 W. Scot Ayr Drive, Coeur d’Alene, value $15,000, contractor Edwards Smith Construction, issued Feb. 28
FLS Business Center L. L. C., residential deck/porch, 4225 W. Scot Ayr Drive, Coeur d’Alene, value $4,649, contractor Edwards Smith Construction, issued Feb. 27
Richard Lynch, commercial structure, 1291 N. Galena Drive, Coeur d’Alene, value $1,600, contractor Bruce Walker, issued March 8
Mica Flats Grange, commercial addition, 7465 W. Kidd Island Road, Coeur d’Alene, value $1,000, contractor Construction Products, issued March 8
Rodney C. Freligh, single family residence, 6562 E. Poleline, Post Falls, value $319,307, issued March 6
Richard Osmun, single family residence, 6663 S. Eddyville Road, Harrison, value $233,570, contractor Black Wolf Homes & Development, issued March 15
Kenneth J. Foley, single family residence, 6665 S. Eddyville Road, Harrison, value $233,570, contractor Black Wolf Homes & Development, issued March 15
Double T Estates L. L. C., single family residence, 254 E. Chilco Road, Rathdrum, value $266,977, contractor Northwestern Builders, issued March 12
Timbered Ridge Homes, single family residence, 30514 N. Sienna Loop, Athol, value $271,382, issued March 11
Scott & Sherri Bullock, single family residence, 9475 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene, value $366,105, issued March 15
Northwestern Builders, single family residence, 4391 W. Storm King Drive, Rathdrum, value $407,075, issued March 14
Cody L. Moree, single family residence, 3338 E. Ohio Match Road, Hayden, value $184,417, issued March 15
Timbered Ridge Custom Homes, single family residence, 2960 E. Obadiah Court, Athol, value $189,890, issued March 15
Kootenai County, commercial addition, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, value $5,000, issued March 21
Elizabeth A. Nelson, single family residence, 15169 S. Pebble Beach Loop, Harrison, value $320,587, contractor Dan Usdrowski Construction, issued March 21
Tye Gregory, single family residence, 3930 W. Cielo View Court, Coeur d’Alene, value $362,374, contractor R. V. Construction, issued March 20
Janece E. Knight, single family residence, 23990 N. Lakeview Blvd., Rathdrum, value $173,839, issued March 25
Aspen Holdings L. L. C., single family residence, 5867 W. Quaking Aspen Drive, Coeur d’Alene, value $274,529, issued March 27
Joseph M. Poe, single family residence, 2271 W. Fisher, Post Falls, value $247,407, issued March 26
Brian Eiter, single family residence, 2112 E. Dodd Road, Hayden, value $437,086, issued March 28
Washington Trust Bank, commercial site disturbance, 3528 W. Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene, value $30,050, issued March 27
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we are actively seeking a qualified and motivated person to fill the newly created position of Growth and Development Director. It is an exciting chance for our chamber to continue to grow and provide tangible benefits for our members. We are certain that we will find the right fit in this community, someone who has strong ties to growing business in and around Hayden.
While this is a new position, the initial growth of the Hayden chamber came about because of the hard work of Chris Copstead, who served as Executive Director for 18 months. From his example of initially building chamber, we learned that having a person dedicated to meeting and interacting with businesses can help them understand and take advantage of the benefits the chamber has to offer.
Goals set for the position of Growth and Development Director include 90 percent retention of members, 25 percent upgrade of membership levels and 20 percent growth in membership. This contracted position provides a solid performance base financial opportunity.
The Board of Directors has put together a description of this position that is available to anyone interested by contacting Cat at email@example.com. If you are, or know of a qualified and interested individual, please have them apply by sending a resume to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with my fellow board members, we strive to actively meet the business needs of our Chamber members and we believe this is yet another way for us to build and maintain a strong business community.
Nancy Lowery is president of the Hayden Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
When I was a little girl, my mother would help us make baskets out of construction paper and then fill them with fresh flowers (I think they were really weeds of various colors) and my sister Polly and I would deliver them to our neighbors on May 1. I didn’t know at that time the number of life lessons she was teaching us. It’s so much fun to surprise someone with a handmade gift. It’s not the value of the gift that is as important as the thought that is behind it. Given with no expectations, we never signed our name to a card, we just gave with the hopes it would bring a smile to the person who received it.
I have been involved with a number of charities over the years and now running a nonprofit I find that these lessons we learn as children hold true in the community as I work alongside some incredible volunteers. I see people give of their time, talent and treasures every day and I am in awe of the blessings that come from those who choose to give quietly and behind the scenes not expecting fame or recognition of any kind.
Thank you to our local legislators for their time and dedication to the issues at hand in this 2013 session. It was a pleasure to hear from them at our April TCB membership lunch. The chambers in North Idaho are partnering on a few events coming up such as a forum on the Health Care Reform/Exchange and Higher Education and Industry Partnerships. Please check out any of our websites for locations, times and topics.
Kudos to the hundreds of business leaders and local professionals who dedicated a few hours of their time to interview 225 high school seniors at last month’s Reverse Job Fair. We had a record number of interviewers and record number of scholarships. Many of these same volunteers and business leaders set aside a whole day in April to work with 600-plus students at the Hard Hats, Hammers and Hot Dogs event held at KTEC. This event gives kids a “hands on “experience in the various trades and other career opportunities in our region. I don’t have enough room to list all the volunteers by name, but you know who you are. Thank You.
We had more than 750 guests at the Community Business Fair on April 11. Thank you to all the businesses that supported the event by displaying their goods and services. Several businesses will be recognized at the May TCB lunch with awards for best booth and more. At the May 21 “Takin Care of Business” lunch, the Post Falls Police Department will be giving a presentation on Safety in the Workplace. Hear from Chief Scot Haug about the importance of having a plan for your employees when it comes to emergency evacuations.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to board member, Mark Cotner of KTEC, as he leaves our community to pursue other dreams, but he has laid a strong industry and education foundation for us to build upon. I’m confident this school will grow and provide our community with a positive economic impact that we never imagined. Join us on May 10 as we celebrate KTEC with a fundraiser to assist with student needs to prepare them for the workplace. Details are on our website: www.postfallschamber.com.
Happy May Day!
Pam Houser is CEO/president of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Business Showcase at BioLife: Come to our first in a series of Business Showcases and find out what’s happening with one of our communities leading businesses. Join us for a wine and cheese reception at the BioLife Plasma Services facilities located at 8300 N. Cornerstone Drive, Hayden. BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma which is processed into life-saving plasma-based therapies. Free raffle for an IPad and other prizes, food and beverages will be served. Information: Marilee, (208) 415-0111 or Marilee@CdAChamber.com
FRIDAY, MAY 10
May Madness Spring Open Golf Tournament: The chamber’s annual Spring Golf Tournament is scheduled at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. Corporate and hole sponsorships are now available. Take this opportunity to advertise to fellow business members in a fun, unique way. The tournament is always a sell-out event, so your sponsorship is guaranteed to be a huge success! Information: Brenda Young, Program/Events Manager, (208) 415-0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
Art Walk: The Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance presents Art Walk! Every second Friday of each month from April to December, stroll through beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. View the wonderful variety of art styles that North Idaho has to offer. Whether you like contemporary art to classic paintings, there is something for everyone. A free downtown event to enjoy with your friends and family! Information: Cheryl Zainfeld, Arts Alliance Manager, (208) 292-1629 or Cheryl@CdAChamber.com
TUESDAY, MAY 14
Upbeat Breakfast: May’s Upbeat Breakfast is presented by the Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau and sponsored by ROW Adventures. David Matheson, CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho will be our featured speaker; he will be speaking on tourism. David Matheson was born on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation in 1951. Since his birth, Matheson has been a member of the Schi’tsu’umsh people, now called the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Also, the recipient of the second Kyle Walker Champions of Tourism Award will be announced. Please join us from 7-8:30 a.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. Upbeat Breakfast occurs the second Tuesday of every month. On average 150 members attend making it one of the most popular networking events in our community. Trade tables allow members to display their businesses, and are given an opportunity to briefly address the group. The program features a different speaker each month highlighting various topics of interest. With a reservation, the cost is $14 and includes breakfast and coffee. Seating is limited. Reservations are due by noon the Friday before the breakfast. Information: Brenda Young, Program/Events Manager, (208) 415-0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Downtown Farmers Market Begins: Opening day for Farmers Market at Sherman Avenue and Fifth Street, downtown Coeur d’Alene. 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday, May through October.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
5th Annual Dog d’Alene: A Day of Everything Dog! Free admission for dogs and their humans. Festivities take place on the green space at Sixth and Sherman. 5k Dog Walk begins at 10 a.m. Race day registration available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Vendors, demonstrations and dogs for adoption. Doxie Dash at 2 p.m. Information: Gay Glasson, Downtown Association Events Coordinator, (208) 415-0116 or Gay@CdAChamber.com
THURSDAY, MAY 23
Flower Baskets Go Up: Keep downtown blooming! The 2013 flower basket program will begin hanging baskets downtown. Donations are appreciated. If you would like to be a sponsor for this program visit www.cdadowntown.com. Information: Gay Glasson, (208) 415-0116 or Gay@CdAChamber.com
Business After Hours: Join us for May’s Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2300 W. Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene. This networking event is an opportunity for members to show off their offices or facilities and is a great way to meet other chamber members in a more casual “after work” atmosphere. Food and beverages are provided by the sponsor business as well as drawings for door prizes. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Information: Brenda Young, Program/Events Manager, (208) 415-0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
SUNDAY, MAY 26
Coeur d’Alene Marathon: The 2013 Coeur d’Alene Marathon and Half Marathon is back with some fresh updates to the course. The 2013 runners will experience running through the historic Garden District downtown neighborhood which has spectacular views of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Spokane River and the verdant mountains surroundings that they have come to expect. The MyHealth 5k Fun Run and Walk has a new and improved course that will take participants down to the Fort Grounds at North Idaho College before returning to Riverstone along the shores of the Spokane River on the Centennial Trail. Visit www.cdamarathon.com. Information: Charlie Miller, NICTF Manager, (208) 292-1634 or Charlie@nictf.org
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Young Life Dessert/Dinner: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Reception Hall. Tickets $10
FRIDAY, MAY 10
KTEC Auction Dinner: 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn. Dinner and live auction. $50 per ticket
SATURDAY, MAY 11
Community, Kids and Cans: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cabela’s
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Rotary of Post Falls 18th Annual Golf Tournament: Noon to 6 p.m. at Highlands Golf Course
TUESDAY, MAY 21
Post Falls Chamber Takin Care of Business Luncheon: Noon at Templin’s Red Lion. $14
I grew up in an area similar to Kootenai County. Some of my fondest memories include the shops and restaurants that I visited often. There was a safety in shopping and eating in places where they knew me and looked out for me. I developed a strong connection with my hometown, in part because of this. To this day there is a Facebook page for those who grew up in that area where routinely members are posting things like “do you remember the little corner candy shop” or “is the Lamplighter Restaurant still around?”
When I joined the board of the Hayden Chamber, my goal was to build and strengthen business in and around Hayden. At the time I didn’t realize that I was tapping into something incredibly powerful: community.
The very idea of community comes into being because people like to cooperate with each other. The sense of cooperation begins at home and it leads to a strong feeling of international brotherhood. As human beings, we need community. Community allows us to connect with people. Think about your involvement in your church, your alumni association, trade association, your kid’s sports league, or the neighborhood where you live. Community gives us a sense of belonging. Yes, we crave connection.
In business, community is a way to connect with your audience. We share our work and this division of work leads to our dependency on other people working in different roles. In every walk of our lives, we have to depend on others apart from our family members.
For example, the cobbler repairs shoes for us, the barber cuts our hair, tailor stitches fashionable clothes for us, butcher cuts meat for us, the baker prepares biscuits for us, engineers make houses for us, etc. All these individuals fall into a community, without whom our lives would be very difficult. Division of work is, therefore, important for a well-formed and well-functioning community.
We were privileged last month to have Kerri Thoreson speak at our monthly breakfast on just this subject. She pointed out the intertwining of personal association and strong business.
Two days later, as we made final preparations for our annual banquet, we had an almost devastating crisis on our hands. Because of strong community ties we were able to pull together and make sacrifices of time and money to provide one of the best events I have ever been to. Amazing people like Terry Eastman, owner of Sargents Restaurant in Hayden, Ben Wolfinger, Kootenai County Sheriff, and Todd Tondee, Kootenai County Commissioner, took their time on a Friday afternoon to provide the Hayden Chamber with a necessary permit that allowed us to provide food and drink at our banquet the next day.
I realized, up close and personal, how important community is to all of us. I am very proud and thankful to be a part of this community and hope that we will continue to see the power of working together.
Chamber spotlight on area firearms businesses
As part of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s initiative to promote and recognize excellence within our served business communities, the Chamber’s Business Development Committee seeks out and nominates local businesses for media recognition under its “Shining Star Spotlight” program. This month committee member Cort Wilcox of Wells Fargo Advisors takes a look at the firearms businesses in our area.
Regardless of the recent negative attention aimed at the firearms industry, the guns and ammunition industry continues to thrive in the United States. Last year this industry had $11.7 billion in sales and nearly a billion dollars in profits. By far, the United States has more guns per capita than any other nation.
The economic growth that America’s firearms and ammunition industry has experienced over the years has been nothing short of remarkable.
According to 2012 figures, the United State’s firearms industry employed approximately 209,700, earning wages of almost $10 billion, and they manufactured over $31 billion in related products. In Idaho the figures showed over 3,000 employed, earning wages of over $131 million, and over $512 million in related products were produced.
There are at least 180 firearms and ammunitions manufacturers in Idaho, one of which is in downtown Coeur d’Alene, appropriately named Downtown Guns & Ammo. They are family owned and operated, specializing in large lot purchases of police department firearm trade-ins and from family estates. They have a very nice inventory of rifles, pistols and shotguns. They are obviously a unique family business. Riverman Gun Works is their manufacturing division and specializes in custom built AR-15’s, AR-10’s, MP5’s and Saiga AK Conversions.
If you are a real gun lover, North Idaho is attractive. There are the very large stores to many local specialty gun dealers. When you walk into a very large store like Cabella’s, located in Post Falls you really see why Cabella’s is considered a destination sporting store! The 125,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, aquarium and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.
There are many small to large local gun dealers that do very well in North Idaho. One of the strong locally owned businesses is Center Target Sports in Post Falls. Their location isn’t one that you just stumble upon, as the store is tucked away off Mullan Ave., a bit out of sight. I drove into their crowded parking lot in mid-afternoon on a weekday. As I entered the store, to my right was a large classroom full of people learning the basics of hand guns. A few more steps forward shows an impressive wall display of industry awards and community recognition awards. Looking to the back of the store was an indoor shooting range with 15 booths where patrons practice, train and compete.
Center Target Sports owners, Ed and Peggy Santos, are busy people. Ed travels around the country teaching mostly law enforcement organizations about tactics and safety while Peggy manages the day to day businesses.
Another shining star is a local icon. Black Sheep Sporting Goods was opened in 1975 by Dave Knoll. Dave was part of the White Elephant Family of sporting goods stores in Spokane. At age 18, Dave struck out on his own and began his own business, becoming the “Black Sheep” of the family. Now in its 38th year of business, Black Sheep is thriving as a successful, independent, locally owned retail business that enjoys an incredibly loyal customer base.
Finally, there for the more selective gun purist is Northwest Pony Express in Coeur d’Alene. Owner, Joe Ellithorpe, is a child of generations of sporting goods stores since 1953. Joe has operated his own stores since 1984. Northwest Pony Express prides itself as a full service, shooting sports life-style Pro-Shop. They buy, sell, trade, consign, appraise, and service firearms and archery equipment of all kinds. Some of their unique items can vary from a Japanese hand cannon from the 14th century, a Revolutionary War musket, Civil War swords, and WWI and WWII weapons, to a Gatling gun. They employ a full time gunsmith, a stock repair specialist, a metal refinishing specialist and full time leather smith who makes everything from saddles, bridles, and belts, to holsters for guns and cell phones.
Not everyone has an appreciation of the firearms industry, but we should all appreciate that we have the right to disapprove. I, personally, don’t own a firearm but absolutely believe that owning a firearm is a right of all responsible Americans. Most all gun dealers, and particularly Idahoans in the north part of the state, exemplify our sense of responsibility, safety, and pride in America.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thank you Coeur d’Alene School District #271 for sponsoring April’s Upbeat Breakfast.
This month’s program will be presented by Chamber’s Education Committee. Cory Wilson is the featured speaker. We will be recognizing the 50 top scholars from area high schools. Students and their family members will be in attendance. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded. Please join us 7-8:30 a.m. on April 9, 2013 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Upbeat Breakfast occurs the second Tuesday of every month. On average, 150 members attend making it one of the most popular networking events in our community. Trade tables allow members to display their businesses, and are given an opportunity to briefly address the group. With a reservation, the cost is $14 and includes breakfast and coffee. Seating is limited. Reservations are due at noon the Friday before the breakfast.
For more information please contact Brenda Young, Program/Events Manager at 208.415.0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Business After Hours
Join us for April Business After Hours, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Global Credit Union located at 320 E. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene This networking event provides a great opportunity for members to show off their offices or facilities. Food and beverages are provided by the sponsor business, and there are drawings for door prizes. Come and meet other Chamber members in a more casual “after work” atmosphere.
For more information please contact Brenda Young, Program/Events Manager at 208.415.0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
Friday, April 26, 2013
Brought to you by the Arts & Culture Alliance every fourth Friday from January to April, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy live music performances from some of our local favorites. Visit supporting restaurants, shops, businesses and galleries with your friends and family. A family friendly free event! Come and join us! 5-8 p.m.
For more information please call Cheryl Zainfeld, Arts Alliance Manager, at 208.292.1629 or Cheryl@CdAChamber.com
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Stroll the streets of Coeur d’Alene with your wine glass and taste wonderful wines from 24 different wineries. This event is brought to you by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association Cancer & Community Charities (The 3C’s), and The Coeur d’Alene Resort. Tickets are $15 which includes your wine glass and 6 sampling tickets. Additional tickets are $1 each. Proceeds from advance ticket sales go directly to the 3C’s. Advanced tickets are available at the 3C’s general meeting or by contacting Angela Cross, 777-1677. Purchase tickets day of the event at the Resort Plaza Shops, and pick-up your wine glass, wristband and sampling tickets. The wine glass is yours to keep!
For information, or to register an entry, contact Gay Glasson, Downtown Association Events Coordinator, at 208.415.0116 or Gay@CdAChamber.com
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lunch & Learn, Business Success Luncheon Series
The Business Development Committee invites you to the April Business Success Luncheon featuring Evrett Benton of Stellar Senior Living. Mr. Benton will discuss how you can drive your business forward with proper engagement and involvement with your staff. By being properly committed to your staff, you can ensure success and growth of your business. His expertise comes from decades working in the healthcare industry as the President and CEO of Five Star Quality Care. Mr. Benton will have a captivating program full of ideas, stories, and humor.
Join us, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30, at the Best Western CDA Inn, 506 W Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. Cost $30 for members, $40 non-members. Deadline to RSVP: April 25
For more information please contact Brenda Young, Program/Events Manager at 208.415.0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
Upcoming Special Event
Business Showcase featuring BioLife
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Come to our first in a series of Business Showcases and find out what’s happening with one of our communities leading businesses. Join us May 2, for a wine and cheese reception at BioLife Plasma Services’ facilities located at 8300 N. Cornerstone Dr. in Hayden. BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving plasma-based therapies.
March 2013 – North Idaho Business Journal -
Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thank you to the University of Idaho for sponsoring March’s Upbeat Breakfast.
This month’s program will be presented by Leadership Coeur d’Alene. Pat Whitcomb from North Idaho College will be our featured speaker. Please join us on March 12, 2013 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 7:00am – 8:30am
Upbeat Breakfast occurs the second Tuesday of every month. On average, 150 members attend making it one of the most popular networking events in our community. Trade tables allow members to display their businesses, and are given an opportunity to briefly address the group. The program features a different speaker each month highlighting various topics of interest. With a reservation, the cost is $14 and includes breakfast and coffee. Seating is limited. Reservations are due at noon the Friday before the breakfast.
For more information please call Brenda at 208-415-0110.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Brought to you by the Coeurd’Alene Downtown Association. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with pipe bands, floats and more! Parade begins at 4:00pm at 8th St. and Sherman Avenue .
For information, or to register an entry, contact Gay Glasson at208-415-0116
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Business After Hours
Join us for March’s Business After Hours, Thursday, March 28, 5:00pm – 6:30pm., at the Bell Tower Funeral Home located at 3398 E. Jenalan Avenue in Post Falls. There will be a free raffle for some fun prizes. Food and beverages will be provided.
Business After Hours is a networking event and opportunity for members to show off their offices or facilities. These events are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Food and beverages are provided by the sponsor business. There are drawings for door prizes. This is a great way to meet other Chamber members in a more casual “after work” atmosphere.
For information contact Brenda Young, Programs/Events Manager at 208-415-0110 or Brenda@CdAChamber.com
Friday, March 22, 2013
Every fourth Friday from January to April, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy live music performances from some of our local favorites. Visit supporting restaurants, shops, businesses and galleries with your friends and family. A family friendly free event! Come and join us! 5:00pm – 8:00pm
For more information please call Cheryl at 208-292-1629.
March Madness? Nope. March Mentors (Post Falls Chamber Column)
My favorite event of the whole year is in the month of March. There are no ticket sales, no entertainment to book, no dinner to serve and no items to buy. This event is organized and facilitated by business professionals and volunteers truly dedicated to the youth of this community. This month the Post Falls Chamber Business Education Committee will partner with Post Falls High School to hold our 7th annual Reverse Job Fair.
The Reverse Job Fair started in 2007. Our first year we awarded two $500 scholarships and in 2012, ten students earned scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000. This event prepares high school seniors for marketing themselves to potential employers through classroom instruction and real-world interaction with local business professionals.
Class time is provided for students to prepare materials and research their career interest fields. Business professionals are sometimes invited to the class to address issues, concerns, and questions students may have about their particular area of expertise, or how to be better prepared for this event.
Up to 300 high school students present themselves to business professionals at a 2-hour event held in the auditorium at Real Life Ministries Church. They come prepared to interview with a resume, portfolio and presentation board. Interview time is approximately 10 minutes. Each student experiences 4-5 interviews. Students are matched to business professionals based on their career interests. The business professionals evaluate each student and feedback is given to the instructors, who share with the students.
Our event will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 11:30-1:30 and we are seeking professionals to “interview” students. Everyone is invited to volunteer, but professionals in the medical/health care, arts/communications, engineering/industrial systems and human resources are practically sought. If you have experience from your past or are currently serving in one of the above mentioned career sectors, please consider participating this year. I promise you an amazing experience. Brochures are available at the Chamber, 201 E. 4th Ave., Post Falls.
If you are looking for a fun night out, you won’t want to miss the 3rd annual “Shooting for Success” game night at Center Target Sports on Friday, March 22. CTS has partnered with Buck Knives and Cabela’s to bring you a great evening of sportsmanship and competition for the whole family. $2,000 in prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Proceeds from this event benefit tourism in Post Falls. Details can be found on our website at www.postfallschamber.com
For a complete list of programs and events, visit our website or call us at 208-773-5016.
Pam Houser is president and CEO of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.
The Coeur d’Alene area is rich with wonderful small businesses that make our area are unique. One niche you may have overlooked is the growth of craft brewers. Below are some facts from the Brewers Association to consider:
Craft brewers are small brewers.
The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation. Craft brewers interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent.
Craft beer is generally made with traditional ingredients like malted barley; interesting and sometimes non-traditional ingredients are often added for distinctiveness.
Craft brewers tend to be very involved in their communities through philanthropy, product donations, volunteerism, and sponsorship of events.
Craft brewers have distinctive, individualistic approaches to connecting with their customers.
Craft brewers maintain integrity by what they brew and their general independence, free from a substantial interest by a non-craft brewer.
One of the most important facts from the Brewers Association is the majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewer.
Guess what CDA? You live close to THREE craft breweries.
They are Selkirk Abbey, Trickster’s Brewing, and Slate Brewing.
You can find information on each of them via Facebook.
Know your market… Craft beers and microbreweries are part of a fast growing beer sector for the past 10 years. Jason from Slate Creek noticed that a lot of people in the Northwest are craft beer enthusiasts. “Part of it is just like wine & coffee…people have expanded their tastes but like & appreciate locally crafted products, just like local cheeses, local beef, farmers’ markets, etc. People are receptive to local product.” Jeff at Selkirk Abbey said he’s focusing on their “backyard.” Their beer is only distributed in Idaho and they want to distribute throughout Idaho before they branch out to other states. It’s important to pay attention to our own community first.
Since CDA Brewing moved out of downtown in 2010, Jason of Slate Creek said “it was startling that with the size of CDA and Kootenai County, we don’t have craft beers here. “ There was a need and it was a hobby for him and his brother, Ryan, so they started tossing the idea around and a business idea started to take shape. Similarly, Matt of Trickster’s Brewing worked for Ska Brewing in Durango, CO and while he was passionate about brewing and a seasoned home brewer, he wanted to work for himself. Matt and his wife Emily had been looking for a great place to establish their own brewery and now call CDA home. Jeff at Selkirk outgrew his home operation as it was taking over the house. His hobby grew into his business.
Keep it simple…Jason at Slate Creek Brewing said, “a lot of craft brewers are trying to make shock factor beers, high alcohol or very hoppy. We are focusing on very drinkable beer, bold enough that initiates the craft beer drinker but trying to make it very accessible.” Similarly, Matt at Trickster’s Brewing said their focus is just making a good, clean beer. Their beers taste great because of their simplicity. Jeff at Selkirk Abbey said they care very deeply about their product. If you look at their tap room, you’ll see how he wants the beer – detailed and perfect – the tap room is a reflection of their beer.
Get out & enjoy… having a wonderful job of writing this article, I was fortunate to sample the crafts of Trickster & Selkirk Abbey. (Slate Brewing is just getting started and should be available to enjoy in early March. Stay tuned!) These breweries are truly unique and their products as enjoyable as the people who make them.
Enjoy these shining stars in our community.
This month’s column was written by Business Development member Laura Sankovich, founder of The Human Resource.
How about grabbing your boarding pass, and taking flight with the Hayden chamber at our annual banquet on Saturday, March 2? Board our “flight” at Resort Aviation Services FBO Hangar at 11101 Airport Drive in Hayden. Boarding time is 5:00 p.m. and we will “land” about 10:00 p.m., or when we run low on fuel. Dress is casual and comfortable, but, appropriate for such an event.
Once you have “checked in” and have your “boarding pass” in hand, be prepared to enjoy this “high flying” event with some of the best people around. You may even take a chance and show off a bit of your own fancy footwork as we rock out to the amazing music of the very popular local band The Rhythm Dawgs!
For the affordable price of $35 per person, you can enjoy some great home cookin’ brought to you by Daanen’s Deli, which will also provide the no host bar.
Events for the evening include a “Big Basket Auction,” paper airplane races, door prizes, raffles, and much, much more! Please join us for some awesome sounds, dancing, fun and games. But, most importantly, please help us celebrate the incredible recipients of our annual H.A.Y.D.E.N. Awards.
2013 H.A.Y.D.E.N. Award recipients include:
H- Michelle Fink, for her contribution to promoting Human Rights.
A-Tonia Gable, for her contribution to the Arts.
Y-The Omi Foundation, for its outstanding contribution to Youth.
D-Wayne Sythe, for being a Distinguished Citizen.
E-Jim Gray, for his esteemed service to Education.
N-Numerica, for being a Noteworthy business.
The chamber will also recognize local firefighters who were awarded for their outstanding service in 2012. And, Jason Ball will be awarded the Hayden Chamber President’s Award for his contributions to the chamber in 2012.
Embark, buckle up, relax, and have some terrific fun with us. Get your boarding pass now by contacting the chamber at email@example.com or calling (208) 762-1185. Come along, and enjoy a soaring good time!
Many of us make new year’s resolutions to exercise more, to eat better, to play hard and to work smart.
As we move into the second month of 2013, I want to challenge you to consider an addition to your resolutions or goals for the year: Continued Education.
It can be difficult to set aside time for professional development or continued education with a family and full time job. However, it is important to keep sharp, up to date on current business trends, and to add to your skill set to stay competitive.
The Post Falls Chamber offers a variety of workshops and seminars each quarter to assist our business owners with education classes that will improve production, customer service and personal growth.
We also offer an exceptional leadership program known as River City Leadership Academy. This program is designed for business professionals from all sectors of the workforce to engage in economic development, identify community needs and improve upon their leadership skills. I would invite you to pick up a brochure and check out all the details because applications are now available for our next session.
We are blessed to live in a community that offers a variety of educational opportunities, whether it be with Idaho Goes, the NIC Workforce Training Center, Small Business Development Center, or even our Post Falls Recreation Department. Classes, workshops, seminars and webinars are available 24/7, day and night.
Our Governmental Affairs Committee is currently engaged in weekly conversations with our representatives in Boise. We are proud to advocate for friendly business legislation and invite you to participate in this important work.
Our Business Education Committee, in partnership with PFHS, is putting the finishing touches on the Reverse Job Fair to be held in March. This event allows high school seniors the opportunity to interview with three or four local professionals, practicing their speaking skills and showing off their portfolios in an effort to take home a scholarship.
The Chamber staff can be a valuable resource for you if you need assistance with community contacts. I invite you to call or email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage in something that inspires you so that you can inspire others.
Pam Houser, IOM, is president and CEO of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.