Feb. 26, 2018 

Welcome New Members!

Panhandle Parks Foundation 
Jocelyn Whitfield-Babcock
212 Ironwood Drive, Suite D
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814
(208) 446-4813

The Panhandle Parks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing healthy and vibrant communities by facilitating acquisition, support, and preservation of parks, open space, and recreational facilities in North Idaho. The foundation can accept and hold land bequeathed to them for future parks and open space; be the fiscal agent for community groups with park related projects; act as a conduit for matching grants for municipalities in the five North Idaho counties; promote events in the park; and is the administrative arm for naming rights in McEuen Park.

Coeur d'Alene Dental Center 
Drs. Geffrey Thompson, KC McVey, Sarah McVey
1322 W. Kathleen Ave., Suite 1
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815
(208) 667-7461

Coeur d'Alene Dental Center is commited to providing the highest standard of personalized dental care in a gentle, efficient, and professional manner. The atmosphere is calming, the staff friendly, and their dental services exceptional. With an emphasis on lifetime prevention, they offer comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location while utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry and periodontal care. They strive to establish lasting relationships with their patients, based on mutual trust and open communication.

Brad Leggat Farmer's Insurance
Brad Leggat 
8827 N. Government Way, Suite 105
Hayden, ID  83835

As your local Farmers agent, Brad will help identify the types of coverage that best fits your needs. This process is straightforward and personalized to help you understand insurance. Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options--whether that's auto, home, life, renters, business, health insurance, workers comp, Medicare, and more!  They are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Open House Retirement Party   
Come help us celebrate! The Board of Directors  invites everyone to an  Open  House and Retirement Party for our Executive Director, Erna Rhinehart and our outgoing President Judi Cronin. Stop by to say hello, have a snack, and beverage! 

4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1
Avondale Golf Course
10745 N Avondale Loop
Hayden Lake

Come join the fun!
Digital Marketing 101:
5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Online Marketing Success  

Jim Hobart, owner of Alpaca Direct in Hayden, shared five of his marketing tips when he was our January Networking Breakfast speaker. Jim's content was riveting and he generously offered to share his presentation with all of us. 

Instead of sharing his presentation slides, Jim created an online course that all of us can take for free on your own time. 

 Click here to access Jim's FREE classes. They're short and to the point. Here's a list of topics: 
  • Online Resources
  • Creating Videos to Grow Your Business
  • Make Your Website Findable
  • Create Great Content
  • Create Mobile, Visual, and Voice Friendly Sites
  • Measure Your Marketing Results

Thank you Jim for sharing your knowledge and marketing tips with us! 

Networking Breakfast is March 22
"Retooling for the Future: 
The Co-Creation  Center at North Idaho College"

Featuring Ryan Arnold, 
North Idaho College Director of Regional Entrepreneurial Strategy

 Breakfast Schedule
Ryan Arnold
  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.  
Let us know if you want a Trade Table. 
It's a great way to promote your business 
and only costs $30.    

Awards Banquet and Culinary Competition 
Returns to StanCraft Boat Co. April 14

Tickets will be available soon. 
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. Don't forget if you're a Legacy, Platinum, or Gold Chamber Member we'll be contacting you about your complimentary tickets. 

SPONSORS WANTED: Be part of the fun with a front row table, lots of recognition, and our immense appreciation. Email Erna if you're interested in being a sponsor or donating something from your business. 

Chamber exhibit features Donna Yde

A lifetime of talent is displayed in our current art show in the lobby of the Chamber Office. The exhibit titled "Adventures in Nature" features landscape and wildlife artist Donna Yde.
Donna has been painting for as long as she can remember. Her father, also an artist, started working with her when she was 8 years old. By the age of 12 she entered her first art show in Walnut Creek, Calif., where she took first place and sold her painting.
Donna has studied under notable artists such as John Seerly-Lester, Paco Young, Terry Issac, and Susan Bourdet through the Beartooth School of Art and the Triple D Wildlife Ranch.
Donna's first art gallery was in Northern California and in 1990 she opened The Gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene, which was later sold and became the Devin Gallery. Donna currently devotes her time to her art and custom framing in Rathdrum. 
Donna's style is very realistic and detailed, due to the super fine brushes she uses. Donna says she's been blessed with a God given talent which allows her to capture Mother Nature on canvas. 

Stop by the Chamber Office
Hayden Creek Plaza Shops
8254 N. Government Way
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
(208) 762-1185

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. 

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.