June 11, 2018 

Next Breakfast: June 28
Featured Speaker: Laura Little

"Come From Away"- the Tony Award winning play, is co-produced by Coeur d'Alene's own Laura Little. T he musical depicts how the folks of Gander, Newfoundland - a town about the size of Cheney - opened their homes and their hearts to 6,579 passengers on transatlantic flights stranded there for five days when U.S. airspace was closed after the terrorist attacks. "It doesn't talk about the tragedy of 9/11. It just talks about the good side of human nature that comes out in a time of tragedy," she said. "People were in a place where they didn't know anybody, and the best part of them came out instead of the worst part."

May's Networking Breakfast featured Nick Smoot, Community Manager of the Innovation Collective, who provided our group with insights and information about his vision of bringing Coeur d'Alene into the age of technology, strengthening community relationships and businesses.

Join us monthly to hear unique and informational speakers, meet new members and hear the latest happenings.

Breakfast Schedule
7:00            Check-in Starts
7:00-7:20    Networking 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 reservation or at  payment at the door.
$20 without RSVP.  

Trade Table
Interested in a Trade Table? 
It's a great way to promote your business 
and only costs $30. Give us a call!

Advance Reservations

July's Featured Speaker
Lora Whalen, Panhandle Health District

Lora will be covering suicide awareness and prevention and how the local SPAN chapter (Suicide Prevention Action Network) for Region 1 is working towards eradicating suicide in Idaho through statewide advocacy, collaboration and education in best practices. And, she'll provide details of their
10th Annual SPAN 5K Walk.

Click HERE to reserve your spot today!

You've just been invited to join the online members-only information center for the Hayden Chamber of Commerce. What's great about this program are the benefits it provides the Chamber and you, our Members.

  • 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.
  • Hiring? Add your information to the Hayden Chamber website.
  • Members will be able to update their business'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 Networking Breakfast, the Annual Banquet, and any other events that we provide online payment, and making reservations for events.

Visit the registration page  HERE and start using your benefits immediately!

Questions? Contact Hayden Chamber of Commerce at (208) 762-1185 or email info@haydenchamber.org.

Kootenai Paramedics/Mano a Mano Bolivia Partnership

Paramedics from Kootenai County EMS System (www.kcemss.org) along with two Kootenai Health emergency physicians traveled to Bolivia in March of 2018 to teach a Pre-hospital Trauma Care class. They had a very successful and fulfilling experience, and plan to continue to partner with their First Responder community. They have already been invited back for another course!

They also plan to raise funds to help build a rural health clinic. This will be in partnership with Mano a Mano Bolivia (www.manoamanobolivia.org/web/?lang=en), a development group with whom Dr. Luther, KCEMSS Medical Director, has worked since 2009. They have a stellar record of sustained aid to the poor of Bolivia, most evident in their construction of rural health clinics. Mano a Mano's model of clinic construction has resulted in the remarkable record of having constructed 162 clinics, all of which are currently fully staffed and operational.

Their first fundraising effort is a McEuen Park Benefit Concert in coordination with Car d'Lane. Scot Bruce, internationally known Elvis impersonator, will provide a rockin' finale to Car d'Lane, on June 16th with proceeds going to our efforts to build a clinic. We would appreciate your support!

Contact: Gordy Luther gordycda@gmail.com 208-771-3528

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening


"It was in the cards..."

At the request of the City of Hayden, the Hayden Historic Preservation Commission is producing a history about our local pioneers, early residents, and settlers. It takes in Hayden Lake, Hayden, Rimrock, and part of the Rathdrum Prairie. Over one hundred people were interviewed to make this nearly finished first volume possible. Searching out the second and third generations to interview was done with the help of Ancestry.com and detective work. A second volume has been started with over twenty-five interviews completed. To spark interest in this history project, the commission is providing brief summaries of a few of our early settlers. 

Naturally, Mathew A. Hayden is the first person to be considered since he was one of the first settlers and named Hayden Lake after himself. When Mathew first arrived here on September 1, 1878, he bought 209 acres for $545.53. That same year, John Hager, John Hickey, and James Monaghan arrived and purchased land for their farms. James Monaghan started the first general store in the area.

The lake was originally called Lake DeNuff, having been so named by Father DeSmet in 1846. Both Mathew and his friend John Hager loved to play cards and one evening in 1879, they decided the lake needed a new name and thought playing a game of cards with the winner naming the lake would be the way to go. There are two different stories about the card game they played: "Seven-Up" or "Five Card Stud."  In the end, Mathew beat John's  two pairs  with three of a kind. Being the winner, he named the body of water Hayden Lake. 


Summer Reading: Come Rock With Us!


Come make some noise and rock out at the library! Those looking for something to do this summer should search no further than the libraries of the Community Library Network. Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Spirit Lake libraries have summer schedules full of fun events and programs ranging from weekly interactive family storytimes to explosive science demonstrations and everything in between. Best of all, each and every one of the activities, events, and programs is free!
Families are invited to celebrate the start of the Summer Reading season at library kick-off parties, beginning Monday, June 11. Parties continue throughout the week, so check the Library Network's web page for the list of special events happening at most of our libraries. Participants can also register and begin logging their reading hours and activities online any time from now to August 1.
Early learners, including babies, can come to weekly programs that emphasize reading, dancing, gardening, and more. Registered participants of all ages can earn points and prizes for reading and raffle tickets toward the grand prize drawings at the end of the summer. Find out more at CommunityLibrary.Net/Programs.

For more information:
Karen Yother, Youth Services Coordinator, 208-772-5612 x 121
Anne Abrams, Communications Director, 208-773-1506 x 323

For more information or to sign up, click HERE

NITA Website Advertising Opportunity

Keokee Publishing in Sandpoint  is adding   9 ads (3 ad blocks with 3 rotating ads each)  to the  VisitNorthIdaho.com website to help showcase North Idaho.

The cost will be $200 per month for a rotating ad and $600/month for a non-rotating ad.  
Contact Keokee Publishing at (208) 263-3573 or toll free at (800)\880-3573.

Welcome New Members!


3165 W Blueberry Cir
Hayden, ID 83835
(208) 518-9931


Daria Brown
8206 N. Govt. Way
Hayden, ID  83835
(208) 772-SHOE (7463)

Ed O'Hara
9830 N. Govt. Way
Ste. 2
Hayden, ID  83835
(208) 762-8924

John Nishimoto, Licensed Agent
6912 N. Govt. Way
Dalton Gardens, ID  83815
(208) 772-6662


Matt Pelz
77 W. Prairie Shopping Center
Hayden, ID  83835
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
After hours by appointment
24/7 Customer Service

Vicky Nelson
11650 N. Ramsey Rd.
Hayden, ID  83835
(208) 772-4019

Kelly May
702 W. Appleway
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 664-2300

Chamber exhibit features Judy Minter

This month, the Chamber walls are filled with the wonderful and whimsical works of Judy Minter.

Judy has offered decorative faux finishes, murals, concrete overlays and vibrant contemporary artwork for residential commercial spaces for thirty-six years. Canvases include acrylics, abstracts and sculpted media. A flair for luxury finishes, as well as contemporary weather beaten surfaces, she uses layers of plasters, clays and metal powders to produce her clients desire.

Her work has been featured in Spokane/CdA Living, Remodel Spokane, Inland NW Homes & Lifestyles and the Parade of Homes/Chicago and can be seen at Satay in Coeur d'Alene, North Idaho College Student Union and the Steelhead Bar & Grill in Spokane. She is a member of Coeur d'Alene Art Association and the International Decorative Art League.

See more of her work at judyminter.com
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


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