Spokane Valley-based Horizon Credit Union relocated its Post Falls branch to 920 N. Highway 41, Suite 10.
Horizon’s previous Post Falls branch resided at 565 Vest St., south of Interstate 90.
The relocation moved the branch to a 1,700 square foot space on the north side of the freeway in the River City Center retail complex.
“The new branch is more centrally located at Highway 41 and Mullan,” said Brian Grytdal, Horizon’s vice president of marketing. “We think members and potential members will find the new location more convenient and easier to access.”
Grytdal says the new location also has additional services including a drive through, a deposit taking ATM, and a self-service center with Internet access to Horizon’s Web site and Home Banking.
All three Horizon employees at the current location moved to the new branch and branch hours of operation will still be Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Credit Union is planning for a grand opening celebration in August.
The Hagadone Event Center, a wedding venue on Lake Coeur d’Alene, is now open. It hosted its first event with the Western Governors’ Association annual conference.
The year-round venue has 11,000 square feet of floor space and is situated next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course’s hole No. 3.
The event building, air conditioned for all seasons, has sliding glass doors on three sides with lake views, and two large fireplaces.
It has banquet space for 400 people indoors, or up to 600 people if the exterior decks are used.
For weddings, the center also has private suites for both the bride and the groom.
A private processional passage from each wedding suite leads to the ceremonial garden area, which has its own sound system.
In addition to weddings, the facility can host Christmas parties, banquets, award gatherings, car and boat shows, corporate meetings and retreats, and conferences.
Parking space has doubled at the site to 250 spaces.
Located in a prime location downtown at Second Street and Lakeside Avenue, Seasons of Coeur d’Alene Fresh Grill & Bar opened in time for the Fourth of July. Seasons is a full-service restaurant with a dining room that seats 100 guests.
The lounge is anchored by a 25-seat “U-shaped” bar, serving signature martinis, special cocktails, beer and wine. The bar seats more than 100, with additional space for patrons at the piano bar, patio and fireside lounge with its comfortable seating and fireplace.
Seasons also features a separate banquet or meeting room, which can accommodate 50 guests.
Menu includes traditional favorites like peppered bistro steak, a Kobe pub burger, short rib pasta and seasonal specials.
Overhead Door Corporation, a manufacturer of overhead doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial construction applications, recently recognized 125 of its U.S. and Canadian Ribbon Distributors as recipients of the “Eagle Award,” for significantly exceeding sales goals for 2010.
The awards were presented during Overhead Door’s 90th anniversary celebration event in Puerto Rico on May 21.
Overhead Door of Spokane-Coeur d’Alene was among the award recipients. Manager Jeff Voeller attended the National Distributor Meeting to receive the award.
Overhead Door Company of Spokane-Coeur d’Alene is at 420 E. Fifth in Post Falls.
Known throughout health care circles as the gold standard in nursing excellence, Kootenai Health has achieved the coveted Magnet status again — a recognition held by less than 3 percent of hospitals nationwide.
On June 14, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) notified Carmen Brochu, Chief Nursing Officer, that Kootenai had achieved Magnet status for the second time. Kootenai is the only hospital in the Inland Northwest with Magnet status, and one of only two in the state of Idaho. There are currently only 378 Magnet-recognized organizations globally.
“Receiving our redesignation as a Magnet Hospital confirms our commitment to continue enhanced quality, safety and care of our patients,” Brochu said. “Each time an organization achieves Magnet status, the bar of excellence is raised.”
The Magnet Recognition Program identifies health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practice, adherence to national standards for improving patient care, leadership and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. It takes the entire organization to collaborate as a team to meet the standards set forth by the ANCC.
Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes an extensive interview and review of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care. Kootenai received its onsite visit from the ANCC in May.
Kootenai’s Magnet status will be valid for the next four years and will include annual reviews.
New stores at Silver Lake Mall
Huckleberry Thicket, in the 3,500-square-foot place mostly known previously as Granny’s Buffet near Sears, will offer bakery items, ice cream and deli sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, lasagna, quiche, spaghetti, tamale pie, daily specials and several breakfast options.
Bakery items include bread, sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, scones, cupcakes, muffins, pies, cheesecakes and dessert pizzas. The ice cream parlor potion will have yogurt, shakes, sundaes and cones with huckleberry as the feature flavor.
With four employees, hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The store emphasizes natural and organic ingredients.
Elle’s Northwest, in the 3,000-square-foot space that formerly housed Christopher & Banks women’s clothing, will offer wildlife items, jewelry and decor. The inventory will include stuffed animals, quilts, pictures, signs, posters, amber, silver, Black Hills gold, T-shirts, wool vests, leather jackets, wildlife pottery and candles. Specialties include many jams, jellies, syrups, honey and candies. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Both stores originated as the Huckleberry Thicket Cafe & Gift Shop in Trout Creek, Mont. More info: www.larchwoodfarms.com
Wireless calling, text messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and visitors in northwest Coeur d’Alene, thanks to a new cell site. The site expands 3G wireless coverage and capacity in this area of Kootenai County.
The company’s ongoing network investment in Washington now totals more than $227 million, including $20.7 million in 2010. Since the company was formed, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.
Verizon Wireless recently launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless services in 38 markets and 60 commercial airports across the US, including Seattle and has committed to launch Spokane, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, Centralia and Portland-Vancouver plus 135 additional markets during 2011, covering two thirds of all Americans by the end of the year.
4G LTE offers customers who live, work or travel in these markets significantly greater speed and capabilities than today’s 3G coverage. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com
Good Hope Ranch in Athol is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus.
The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members.
These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.
Brad Mitchell has completely revamped the building on 420 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene and has turned it into a tanning business. The business has been open for a couple months now, just in time for summer.
For all of your tanning needs, Forever Summer Tanning offers regular tans, spray tans, body wraps, and has many accessories in the store.
Mitchell has been in the tanning salon business for 15 years. Forever Summer Tanning is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call Forever Summer Tanning at 667-2245 or email at Foreversummercda@gmail.com.
Northwest Specialty Hospital has achieved AdvisorMed’s 2011 Great Idaho Hospital Award by demonstrating results that consistently exceed their patients’ expectations.
Northwest Specialty Hospital ranks within the top tier of all the Hospitals in Idaho.
To calculate this award, AdvisorMed uses a variety of national standardized data including information from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) along with consumer reviews.
AdvisorMed is a free, online report card/health care guide featuring home health care agencies, nursing homes and hospitals.