Nov. 29, 2018
Your Hayden Chamber News!
As the end of 2018 draws near,
is your business firming up its 2019 budget?

As you do, please consider the Hayden Chamber of Commerce.
We have several sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year.

Perhaps an upgrade in your level, or add the Enhanced Package to your membership for more advertising potential.

Call or email today!
Served up fresh every fourth Thursday of the month!
Interesting and engaging guest speakers with a
side of current events and new members,
no charge for member announcements.
Compliment your morning networking
with awesome Chamber members!

December's Breakfast will be Dec. 20 due to Christmas!

December's Presentation:
Is your business ready for 2019? Perhaps it's growing and needs a new location? Are you thinking about starting a new one? Join us at December's Networking Breakfast as we present a panel of local banking professionals who will provide helpful insights and valuable information to help your business succeed! Bring someone who may find this information helpful, and bring your questions!
Breakfast Schedule
7:00      Check-in and Trade Tables
7:20      Breakfast Served
7:30      Program Begins
8:30      Program Ends
Salvation Army Kroc Center
1765 W Golf Course Rd,
Coeur d'Alene
$18 with your advance registration
$20 without RSVP   

Trade Table
Interested in a Trade Table? 
It's a great way to promote your business for only $30.

Be a Breakfast Sponsor!
Includes one free breakfast, your banner displayed, a slide added the PowerPoint, 5-7 minutes to present, literature at each place setting as well as a table topper, and a free trade table (can be used in the future.)
St Vincent de Paul hosted its annual "Souport the End of Homelessness" at the Silver Lake Mall on November 15. It was an event with over 45 different soups created by local businesses and organizations. The Hayden Chamber's President of the Board, Wayne Cofield, served as a judge while Past President Judi Cronin (pictured) and Director Diane Higdem served up a steaming hot, delicious North of the Border Taco Soup. Board member and mall representative Melissa Schock, of Rouse Properties, ensured the fundraiser was wildly successful.
Join us for the Annual
Hayden Lights Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade!

The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Hayden Avenue and runs south along Government Way. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade at McIntire Family Park. Free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available. Children can visit Santa in the Council Chambers following the Lighting Ceremony. P1FCU will provide games and crafts for the kids as well!

If you have any questions please contact the Hayden Recreation & Community Events Department at (208) 209-1080.
 Super Tan
River City Center 900 N Hwy 41 Ste 9
Post Falls, ID 83854
PO Box 613
Hayden, Idaho
(208) 718-2392
9323 N. Government Way, #242
Hayden, Idaho
(208) 714-0504 x702
8049 N Wayne Dr
Hayden, Idaho
(208) 635-5821
120 N. 4th. Street
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
(208) 691-1720
1924 Northwest Blvd.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 818-8181
Thank You to Our Renewing Members!
It's your membership and support
that makes your chamber and community strong!
North Idaho Title ~ Syringa Networks ~ Benefits Exchange Northwest ~ Columbida Bank ~ St Vincent De Paul ~ Panhandle Area Council ~ Kootenai Electric ~ Yates Funeral Home
Keokee Publishing in Sandpoint is adding 9 ads
to the w ebsite to help showcase North Idaho.

Rotating Ad: $200/mo
Non-Rotating Ad: $600/mo  

Contact Keokee Publishing at (208) 263-3573 or toll free at (800)\880-3573.
Friends of the Community Library Network Program Aims to Get Babies Talking!
A recent study, presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, suggests children who use smartphones, tablets, and electronic games before they begin to talk are at higher risk for delayed speech. That’s what Karen Yother, youth service coordinator for the Community Library Network, has been hearing from caregivers too. “Our partners say they are noticing more children lagging behind their peers in babbling and using pretend words.” Pictured: Grace Van Etten and her son Damian, age 3, spend time reading together every day.
That’s why Yother is pleased to launch the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative at all eight libraries, Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, and the Bookmobile.   The program incorporates what other studies have shown: The more words a child hears, the richer vocabulary they have when they begin school. Because reading consists of a more diverse set of words than parent-directed conversations, picture and storybooks help develop a child’s capacity for lifelong learning.
Reading toward the goal of 1,000 books comes with rewards. When signing up, the child poses for a picture and will get an updated photo for every 100-book milestone. A book of the child’s choice is given at the 500-book level, and upon reaching the 1,000-book milestone, kids will receive a reading buddy, certificate, and an exclusive invitation to the celebration party. Any book read to a child counts, even if it is the same book read multiple times, as well as attending a library story time. Reading one book a day between birth and the start of kindergarten nearly doubles the goal. And three books a day will meet the goal in less than one year.
Parents and caregivers can visit their closest library to receive a reading log or go to CommunityLibrary.Net/1000books and download an app to keep track of books. Information can also be found at any of the partner sites, Lakeland, Mountain States and Silver Valley Early Head Start; Opening Books, Opening Doors; United Way; and Coeur d’Alene, Lakeland, and Post Falls School Districts. The Friends of the Post Falls Library and Community Library Network and the Statewide Education Philanthropic Gift Fund are sponsoring the project.

For More Information: 
Karen Yother, youth services coordinator, 208-772-5612 x 121
Anne Abrams, communications director, 208-773-1506 x 323
Important Opportunity Zones Guidance Released
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations and other published guidance for the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive. Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities. Found out more...
Historical Society Seeks Photos
for 2019 Idaho Day Celebration

The Idaho State Historical Society is looking for photos from communities for the 2019 Idaho Day celebration (theme "My Town Idaho") that will be hung around the State Capitol and used for Idaho Day marketing materials. 
Photos can be historic or recent, of unique landmarks, buildings, panoramic shots, or other special features of your community.
If you would like to submit a photo for consideration, please see steps below: 
  • Deadline for photo submittal: Monday Dec. 3rd and photos should be of the highest resolution: 300dpi or higher
  • To submit photo please send via 
  • Email:
Or you can send via 
Name of Organization , hereby grants permission to ISHS, to use  NAME OF PHOTO  for use in the creation of Idaho Day 2019 Banners and all marketing materials, website information, social media and press releases for Idaho Day 2019.
If your photo is chosen, the organization/city/or name of contributor will be credited on all materials and banner.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to email
Choosing where to do business is a big decision. From workforce to costs of doing business, infrastructure to economic health – there are many factors that come into play and many of these elements vary widely from state to state. With so many options and locations to consider – 50 to be exact – what are the elements that make a state a good place to do business?  Read more...
Create your Login and Password, and make one change to your company's profile and we'll put you into a drawing for a free admission to an upcoming Network Breakfast!

Did you know?
Your Hayden Chamber has added member access to Chambermaster, its membership management program; the online, members-only, information center for the Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Chambermaster is an awesome tool for your business and it's one of the benefits of your Chamber membership!

We're on your team   and want to make sure the information we share is correct. Log in and update your profile today. The program interfaces directly with the Chamber's website, so it's really important that your company's profile is current and correct. Then, check out all possibilities to promote your business on Chambermaster. 

More tools to network, advertise and grow! What's great about this program are the benefits it provides the Chamber and you, our member. 
  • New members will be able to sign up and pay in one process.
  • It interfaces directly with the Hayden Chamber's website, allowing members to post upcoming activities on the Events Calendar
  • Members can create "Hot Deals", which is a simple, template driven coupon you can make for your business, making it available to visitors of the Chamber's website.
  • You'll be able to view the status of your account.
  • You can post on the Community Events calendar for your organization.
  • Members will be able to add or update their organization's account information, such as representatives, email addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • It will allow you to pay your membership dues online, as well as buy tickets for the Networks Breakfast, the Annual Banquet, and any other events that we provide online payment, as well as making reservations for events.

START using your benefits today. If you haven't yet logged in to your profile, or are having trouble, please call us and we'll be happy to help!