Feb. 8, 2018 

Networking Breakfast  
"The State of the City" with Mayor Steve Griffitts
Thursday, Feb. 22

 Breakfast Schedule
City of Hayden Mayor Steve Griffitts
  7:00 a.m.            Check-in begins
  7:00-7:20 a.m.   Networking and Trade Tables
  7:20 a.m.             Breakfast served
  7:30 a.m.             Program begins     

Salvation Army Kroc Center 
$18 at the door 
(credit cards, check, or cash).
$20 without RSVP.  
Click here to reserve a Trade Table:  A great way to promote your business,   organization, or event. 

Welcome SPiCRM 

Please join the Hayden Chamber Board of Directors in welcoming SPiCRM as the newest member to the Chamber.  

If you've driven by the Silver Lake Mall recently you may have noticed that the parking lot by the former Sports Authority store is overflowing with cars and trucks. The first group of employees started in mid-September and in just five short months they've already grown to nearly 300 employees. And this week they started operating on a seven day a week schedule. 

Serving as a DISH Tech Support Site, SPiCRM is delighted to be in the area and loves the North Idaho lifestyle. The Chamber is excited to partner with them and welcome them as a Legacy Chamber Member - the highest level of membership the Chamber offers. 

So what is SPiCRM? 
Their mission statement says a lot:  (bold emphasis is ours) 
1. To cultivate client relationships by treating each customer as royalty.

2. To retain our most important asset - our people, b y enriching their lives through unparalleled opportunities.

3. To maximize shareholder value by delivering continuous and profitable growth

SPiCRM is a world leader in customer engagement through the use of technology for voice, chat, email, and social media services for companies all over the world. 

They have 11,000 employees in 12 locations and 3 continents. Their services are delivered in many languages to clients in such industries as media, entertainment, telecommunications, travel, hospitality, healthcare, finance, insurance, retail, e-commerce, and more. 

Welcome SPiCRM and thanks for joining the Chamber! 

Great sale at Just Because next week! 
If you haven't been to Just Because, we encourage you to support one of our awesome local stores and Chamber members! They have a great selection of clothes, jewelry, accessories, and much, much more.

They're located in the Hayden Creek Plaza, just east of the Prairie Shopping Center and Albertsons. 

Need employees? Check out the Idaho Department of Labor monthly hiring event   
Wednesday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. to Noon
Idaho Department of Labor
600 N. Thornton Street
Post Falls

The Monthly Hiring Event is a free well-publicized event that offers a unique opportunity for both employers and job seekers to meet their employment goals. You'll be supplied with a table and chairs in the lobby or large conference room at no charge. We encourage employers to bring displays, handouts, employment applications, and company literature.
The Monthly Hiring Event provides local employers the opportunity to publicize and recruit for available positions, meet potential employees, have applicants submit résumés, fill out applications, and learn about your employment needs.
For information call Stacey Hanlon at (208) 457-8789 Ext. 3947

Free training  session  offered Feb. 13 for 
new  electronic court filing process     
Does your business file documents at the court house? If so, be aware that mandatory electronic filing will begin this May to transition the current paper system to be completely digital. All court documents will be filed, served, and distributed electronically. Small businesses who file with the courts will need to be up to speed on using these new e-filing tools. 
TWO free local training sessions are being held next week in Coeur d'Alene. See the information below. 

Business Summit set for Friday, Feb. 23  

Get your tickets NOW!!!! 
This will be a wonderful day for learning AND networking. 

Awards Banquet and Culinary Competition 
Returns to StanCraft Boat Co. April 14
It's going to be a YACHT PARTY!! The Chamber is excited to announce that the Annual Awards Banquet and Culinary Competition will be held at StanCraft Boat Co. again this year. Thank you Robb and Amy Bloem for providing this amazing venue! 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 14. Last year's event was a ton of fun! Don't forget if you're a Legacy, Platinum, or Gold Chamber Member we'll be contacting you about your complimentary tickets. 

Your business can be involved by being a sponsor, purchasing a table, or donating something for the auction. Don't miss this one!  

It's time to nominate! 
H.A.Y.D.E.N. Awards will be presented soon  
It's time to recognize our community heroes. The Chamber is honored to recognize community members and businesses for their contributions and achievements. 

The H.A.Y.D.E.N. awards are presented each year at the Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet. Help us recognize our best by nominating a colleague, boss, employee, business owner, student, teacher, artist, or business for the annual H.A.Y.D.E.N. Awards. 

We all know people that are deserving for this prestigious Hayden-based award. Please take a few minutes to nominate someone! 
H.A.Y.D.E.N. Award Categories
            "H"     Human Rights or History
            "A"     Arts or Aerospace
            "Y"     Youth
            "D"     Distinguished Citizen
            "E"     Education
            "N"     New or Noteworthy Business or Non-Profit

Nomination forms can be downloaded here. 

Previous Recipients: 
2017:  Pete Optekar, Unitech Composites, Karen Yother, Gary Norton, Sue Thilo, and Mad Bomber Brewing Co. 

2016: Eula Hickam, Michael Horswill, Hayden Little League, Ron McIntire, David and Lindsay Patterson, and Triple Play Family Fun Park. 

2015: JoAnn Harvey, Richard LeFrancis, Judy Eichelberger, Mary Sibulsky, Marilyn Griffitts, and the Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation

2014: Monty Danner, Jim Glenn, Rich Swoboda, Ben Tran, Corey and Rebekah Comstock, and Tessindorf Family Chiropractic. 

2013: Michelle Fink, Tonia Gable, Steve Omi Foundation, Wayne Syth, Jim Gray, and Numerica Credit Union. 

2012: Rebekah Kastning, Nancy Sue Wallace, Joe Regnere, Dale Stamper, Pam Pratt, and RDI Heating. 

History Mystery: Do you know these people?   

The City of Hayden Historical Preservation Commission  needs  help identifying two individuals in the photo above. The event was a Hayden Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Owl Cafe. They're hoping to identify the two gentlemen that are seated with glasses. If you know who they are please call the Chamber Office at (208) 762-1185. Other individuals in the photo are Harry Ross (seated to the left) and standing from L to R are Jim Robinson, George Erickson, Lloyd Stalus, and Ray Dean. 

Financial Workshops Offered by STCU   

STCU invites the community to attend the following workshop at the Hayden Library. 

Protect Your Credit Score Workshop
Tuesday, March 20
6 p.m. to  7 p.m.
Learn why a good credit score is more important than ever. We will show you how a credit score is determined, how to maintain and earn a healthy credit score, and where to go for help. A light meal is provided, so come early and bring a friend. For more details and registration, visit  https://stcu.org/workshops


Platinum Members
Gold Member support is huge! Thank you.    

Join the Chamber
  • Be connected.
  • Learn about news and events. 
  • Promote your business to help it grow.

Click here for an application form or call (208) 762-1185 for more information.