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The Coeur d'Alene  




Coeur d'Nation
4080 Laurelbrook Dr., #214
Post Falls, ID


September 10
  • Staff Meeting
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Exec. Conference
  • CDA 2030 Implementation
    2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Exec. Conference
September 11

  • Upbeat Breakfast
    7:00am - 9:00am
    CDA Resort
September 12
  • DTA Econ. Committee
    7:00am - 8:00am
    Exec. Conference
  • ignite cda
    Merritt Conference
    Merritt Conference
September 13
  • Public Policy
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Post Falls
  • Leadership
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Exec. Conference
September 14
  • No Meetings
This Week's Chamber 
September 10-16, 2018
Upcoming Chamber Events
Business Industry Tour 
Friday, September 28
Only a few spots left!

The Business Development Committee has organized another terrific tour!

Businesses on this year's tour are:

Namaste Foods
Rocky Mountain Roller Coaster
Coeur Greens

Cost is $50 members, $65 non-members. 
Includes lunch at Capones.

Ribbon Cuttings
The Commodores Welcome Andrus Fine Art Gallery

Andrus Fine Art Gallery in Post Falls, Idaho, is a charming older home converted into a fine art gallery a few minutes from downtown Coeur d'Alene. The gallery features oil paintings, Native American art, silver jewelry, collectibles, rugs, pottery and more. They have that perfect painting for you to hang on your empty wall space. Not paper or posters, but beautifully hand-painted oil on canvas that will last a lifetime. Their artists do exceptional work for you to enjoy everyday in your home. Quality at reasonable prices. Located at 6491 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls.
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The Commodores Celebrate Another McDonalds Remodel!

The McDonald's located close to the Stateline in Post Falls opened its doors on July 20, 1989 and has been a part of the community ever since.  Daily visitors arrive from all over as they travel for work or play, including a numerous amount of truck drivers! The parking lot continues to be spacious for the RV travelers and boaters.  We are proud of our most recent remodel which provides a fresh modern look with the conveniences of self-order Kiosks, Table Service, digital menuboards and comfortable updated seating with a few outdoor tables as well. Come take a look!
3820 W 5th Ave, Post Falls

CDA Chamber Opposes Proposition 1
Historic Horse Racing Initiative

Idaho Proposition 1, the Authorize Betting on Historical Horse Races Initiative, is on the ballot in Idaho as an initiated state statute on November 6, 2018. These "instant gaming" machines allow gamblers to place bets on races that have already been run.

A YES vote is a vote in favor of this measure to legalize the use of video terminals for betting on historical horse races, also known as instant racing.

A NO vote is a vote against this measure to legalize the use of video terminals for betting on historical horse races, also known as instant racing.

The CDA Chamber's Board of Directors unanimously voted to oppose Proposition 1, the "Historic Horse Racing Initiative". Citing several key issues, the board was unwavering in their opposition to the proposition.

Key to the discussion was the faith placed in the legislative process that led to the current ban on the use of the proposed gaming machines. Two years ago, after thorough study, discussion and debate, the legislature overwhelmingly voted to ban the use of said machines, a vote that the Coeur d'Alene Chamber fully supports.

Secondly, the Idaho Attorney General's opinion calling into question the conformity of the proposition to the state's constitution. In his written opinion of January 12, 2018, he states that the law would be "likely to draw legal challenge" further stating, "equating historical horse racing wagering to pari-mutuel betting may be legally vulnerable." Similar legal challenges in several states across the U.S. have transpired. This challenge would result, in the Coeur d'Alene Chamber Board's opinion, in unnecessary legal defense expenses by the state. A cleaner approach would be to have a constitutional amendment and thus avoid unnecessary legal expenses.

Lastly, the board was highly critical of the deceptive tactics employed by the proponents of Proposition 1, both in the content of the current TV campaign and before the legislature. A more transparent discussion needs to be held regarding an issue of this importance. The issue of the state privatizing gaming and expanding gaming laws to include slot machine type, wide area gaming machines, needs to be debated openly with 100% transparency. Public policy should not be impacted by anything less.

For these reasons, the Coeur d'Alene Chamber opposes Proposition 1 and encourages its members to study the issue in full detail before casting their vote this November.
Chamber Travel
Over 70 Trips Already Booked in 1 Week! 

Join the Chamber on this Exciting Trip
to China at an Unbelievable Price! 

Last Tuesday's informational meeting about the CDA Chamber's group tour to Beijing, Shanghai,Suzhou and Hangzhou was standing room only!   Trip includes: round-trip international airfare, a bus ride from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle airport, 10 days, 4 and 5 star hotel accommodations and 3 meals per day! A limited number of tickets will be sold, but we still have seats  left!

Contact Ginger Dalvini to find out more!  207.415.0108,
Kids Draw Architecture
at Cataldo Mission!

Aspiring artists and architects have a chance to work with local experts as they explore the historic site of the oldest building in Idaho, the Cataldo Mission.

Open to kids age 10 or older. 
Includes take-home drawstring backpack with sketch pad and t-shirt, plus drawing materials, snacks, water, lunch and transportation. Some scholarships are available. Register by 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 19. Registration is limited to 50 participants. Cost: $10 per child.

Sponsored by the

  For more information contact Ali: 208.292.1629 or
Downtown Farmers Market
Wednesday, September 12
Sherman Ave. & 5th Street

Enjoy fresh produce, bread, arts & crafts, food vendors, 
music and more! Located at 5th & Sherman, downtown Coeur d'Alene.
Ongoing Classes
FREE Special Interest Class
Building a High Performance Organization
Friday, September 14

A culture of performance is essential in developing a high performing business. Learn about the essentials of high performing teams and individuals, what motivates them and the metrics used in high performing businesses during 
this course.

LOCATION:  North Idaho College, Hedlund Building, 
420 N. College Dr.,  Coeur d'Alene 

Building a Profitable Business Series
Learn the essential skills and tools every business owner needs to take their business to the next level....
$29 each OR take the Four-Class Series for $100. Please call 208-665-5085.

Marketing Strategy for Profit
Marketing is the engine of your business. What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any other? How much would they pay for your solution? Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. Understand what specific needs you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.
Morning Session: Fridays, September 14 & November 16 - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Evening Session: Thursday, October 18 - 5:30-9PM

Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit
Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also, learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness and efficiency in your business for higher profit.
Morning Session: Friday, September 21 & November 30 - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Evening Session: Thursday, October 25 - 5:30PM-9:00PM

Financial Management for Profit
Business financials are not just for paying taxes, they are essential for making good business decisions. Gain an understanding of financial statements and learn how to use them for business success.
Morning Session: Fridays, September 28 & December 7 - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Evening Session: Thursday, November 1 - 5:30PM-9:00PM

Planning for Business Success
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Learn why planning is so crucial and the right way to chart a course for your business success. Discover the essential ingredients for developing meaningful goals and a plan that will help you and your team achieve them.
Morning Session: Fridays, October 5 & December 14 - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Evening Session: Thursday, November 8 - 5:30PM-9:00PM
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Thank you to our valued Members for making the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce
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