July 16, 2018 

Next Breakfast: July 26
Featured Speaker: Lora Whalen 

Lora Whalen, of the Panhandle Health District,  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.

Advance Reservations  Requested

June's Networking Breakfast featured Laura Little who described how productions, large and small are acquired and produced; emphasizing the importance of supporting your local theaters.
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 registration and  payment at the door.
$20 without RSVP.  
Click HERE to reserve a seat.

Trade Table
Interested in a Trade Table? 
It's a great way to promote your business 
and only costs $30.
Click HERE to reserve yours today!

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.)
Call for more details!

August's Featured Speaker

Join the Hayden Chamber in August for

Click HERE to register for August.


September's Featured Speaker

Jamie Lynn Morgan
Marketing Manager & Business Coach
Idaho Small Business Development Center
North Idaho College

Click  HERE  to register for September.

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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?
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 information today. The program interfaces directly with the Hayden Chamber website, so it's really important to login and update or correct your profile. Then, check out all possabilities to promote your business on Chambermaster. 

To provide its members with more tools to network, advertise and grow, 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.

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.

Click  HERE and 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!

Call us at Hayden Chamber of Commerce at (208) 762-1185 or email info@haydenchamber.org.


Our fourth annual Night Under the Stars is a fundraiser for the Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation. The event, held at Elk Point Estates in Coeur d'Alene, ID overlooks beautiful lake Coeur d'Alene and the iconic "floating green." The event features a catered dinner, an open craft beer garden, open wine bar, live music, live auction and silent auction.

Night Under the Stars is an annual fundraiser for the Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation, a local 501(c)3 who's mission is to raise awareness about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death), educate parents, grandparents, caregivers and medical professionals about the importance of Safe Infant Sleep, and support those who have suffered a pregnancy, infant or child loss.

This years features a catered dinner from Drummin' Up BBQ, an open craft beer garden with beer provided by local craft brewer Bombastic Brewing, an open wine bar, live music by local artists, live auction, silent auction and many more fun activities.

The limited seating of the venue creates and intimate atmosphere and makes for a wonderful evening. Unfortunately the limited seating also means this event sells out every year, quickly.

Come; join us on Thursday, August 02, 2018 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm for a wonderful Night Under the Stars overlooking beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene for an evening you won't soon forget.


Teens! Flex that Writing Muscle!
Shann Ray

The Community Library Network at Post Falls Library  is offering two writing workshops for teens in July. Unleash the Poet Within, a three-session poetry workshop begins Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and runs through the next two Tuesdays. Maya Jewell Zeller, poet and professor, Central Washington University, will start the course by helping aspiring poets generate ideas. During the following session, representatives from the local writing community will guide students through the editing process, and at the final class, works will be shared. 

Prose Workshop begins on Wednesday, July 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m., and also runs through the next two Wednesdays. Shann Ray, acclaimed writer, winner of The American Book Award, and Gonzaga professor, will present tips on how to get started in week one. Weeks two and three are editing and sharing sessions. In both workshops, students will learn about upcoming writing opportunities and local writer's support communities. The final works in both classes will be published and distributed to participants.

The workshops are free, although registration is required. Call 208-773-1506 or visit CommunityLibrary.Net/Teens for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of the Post Falls Library.

Community Library Network Presents
Self-Defense Programs

Dr. Eberwein, a 5th Degree Black Belt or Go Dan, will present basic self-defense programs at several Community Library Network locations. A student of American Kenpo Karate, Eberwein has more than 40 years of experience in teaching the Chinese/Okinawan martial art. Kenpo incorporates a study of motion and body position that allows practitioners to protect themselves against potential attack.

Eberwein obtained his fifth degree promotion in June 2011 from Master Richard "Huk" Planas who is considered by the Kenpo community to be the world's leading authority on the subject of the hows and whys of Kenpo. Eberwein has been studying with Mr. Planas since 1979.

Those attending the program can expect to become exposed to self-defense moves and vocabulary. Loose fitting gym attire (sweats) is acceptable for this class. The following programs are free and only the Pinehurst Library requires registration.

Hayden Library: Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Post Falls: Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Rathdrum: Thursday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.
Pinehurst: Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Athol: Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.

For More Information:
Twylla Rehder, adult programming coordinator, 208-772-5612 x 123
Anne Abrams, communications director, 208-773-1506 x 323
 or to check out other programs, go to CommunityLibrary.Net/Adults.



Friday, July 20th,  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calendar for a Cause
Learn all about the history of this epic event. This is a great time for the WHOLE family. There will be a BBQ lunch included. Free Donuts! Coffee Truck onsite and much much more!  Bring the WHOLE Family!  How fun would it be to get the whole family to take a picture with our local heroes???

Yes, please! You could pay for multiple pictures ($20 each) for each family member's birthdays.  Learn more here.

Reserve your date of choice
Sign up here


"An Adventurer"

In this on-going series, the Hayden Historic Preservation Commission continues its reporting on one of our most famous Haydenites, Matthew Hayden himself.

Hayden was born in Ireland and came to America around 1851, having booked passage on the ship, UNIVERSE. In 1852, this illiterate boy enlisted for a five-year term in the U.S. Army. He was mustered out in June of 1857 on the Little Blue River in Central Kansas. Working ever westward, he luckily missed the coming conflict between the North and the South, which began in 1861.

Matt married Marta (Mary) Lott around 1860. She passed away when their only son was a young man. Matt later married Elizabeth Whalen Powers by whom he had two daughters.
We know that in 1878, Matt had purchased land next to the lake that he would later name after himself. He paid $545.53 for those 209 acres, putting in the first orchard in our area. It consisted of apples, pears, cherries, and plums. Operating this farm until 1880, he surrendered to his wanderlust and headed for the Cataldo area where he homesteaded 157 acres near the old Cataldo Mission.


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!

411A W Miles Ave
Hayden, ID 83835
(208) 772-4386

1250 W. Lancaster Rd
Hayden, Idaho 83835
(208) 457-7001

Lora Whalen
8500 N. Atlas Rd.
Hayden, ID  83835
(208) 415-5100


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


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