Your Hayden Chamber News!
Jan 9, 2019
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!

Members Only: Pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free! Bonus: No waiting in line to check in! This offer expires January 24, 2019.
Only $198

January's Speaker:
“The Power of Story” 

Kyle is a firm believer in brand story, and helping each business unlock their potential of reaching new audiences. Hear his ideas and experiences that can help you make a stronger business and online presence.
Kyle Rutley is a brand specialist who is the owner of Wake Media, helping businesses find their voice online. He's worked with companies such as Snap Fitness PNW, Gonzaga Prep, Elijah House International, and others and holds a degree in Biblical Studies, a certification in Social Media Management and over 14+ years experience in the field of health and wellness marketing.
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
Members Only: Pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free! Bonus: No waiting in line to check in! This offer expires January 24, 2019.
$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.)

January 24 - Kyle Rutley, "The Power of Story" Register Now
February 28 - Hayden Mayor Steve Griffitts, "The State of the City" Register Now
March 28 - Dr. James Grassi
April 25 - Steven Cook, Superintendent of CdA Schools
May 23 - Jennifer Smock, "Real Estate Update for Kootenai County"
THANK YOU to December's Networking Breakfast Sponsor, Tyler Russell with The Better Business Bureau, Northwest and the Pacific. A big thanks to Ben Marshall, Mountain West; Gavin Mobraten, US Bank; Geoff Asan, Numerica; Laurel Rollins, Numerica and Mark Butera, Washington Trust. They were our informative and helpful panelists providing excellent advice for a healthier financial future.
The Networking Breakfast is held on the fourth Thursday of each month and has 30 to 100 attendees comprised of community and business leaders.

Breakfast Sponsor - $100
·       One free breakfast
·       Your banner displayed
·       A slide featured multiple times in the PowerPoint
·       5-10 minutes to present your business
·       Literature at each place setting
·       Your logo on all marketing for that breakfast
·       A free trade table at a future breakfast
Breakfast Trade Table - $30
·       An easy, cost effective way to highlight your business
·       Includes two minutes on the microphone
Annual Awards Banquet & Auction, held in April, is the Chamber’s primary fundraiser, and a chance for the Chamber to acknowledge achievements of the year prior and goals for the future. It also serves to recognize outstanding members of the Hayden community with the H.A.Y.D.E.N. Awards. This fun event includes a Culinary Competition, Silent Auction and Live Auction .

Annual Awards Banquet and Auction Sponsorship
·       Platinum - $1,000
·       Gold - $500
·       Dessert Table - $400
·       April 2019. Actual date TBD
·       Please refer to pdf for sponsorship level details  
Exclusive Marketing capabilities offered. All members receive basic web presence on the Chamber’s website. This includes the business directory where members can be found in a search by name, category or in alphabetical order. Members can make themselves more visible with an Enhanced Package. This provides members with the opportunity to add color, logos, photos, interactive links and more. Your business directory information is search engine optimized, so the better your content, the better your overall internet search results. To see an example of this value-added package in action, go to and click on Membership, then Directory and search for your business. Then, search for Comfort Inn/Mainstay Suites and see for yourself!
Enhanced Package – $200 per year
·       The Enhanced Package provides a much stronger and more optimized entry
·       Can be billed yearly or monthly
·       Please refer to flyer for details
2019 Annual Banquet
Planning is underway for the event of the spring season: The Annual Banquet! The fun night features the H.A.Y.D.E.N. Awards and the Culinary Competition as well as Silent and Live Auctions. The date hasn't been set yet, but plan on adding it to your calendar in April.

2061 N Main St, Riverstone
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 930-1009

Post Falls, ID 83854
(208) 659-6770
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
Thank You to Our Renewing Members!
It's your membership and support
that makes your chamber and community strong!
Idaho Dept. of Labor ~ Wells Fargo ~ North Idaho Title ~ Syringa Networks ~ Benefits Exchange Northwest ~ Columbia Bank ~ St Vincent De Paul ~ Panhandle Area Council
The Coeur d'Alene Salvation Army Kroc Center wants to make the season of giving line up with the season of need. Many local food banks are running low on donations, so they are teaming up with you —to help restock our local food pantries.
Download a shopping list or pick up an empty grocery bag and shopping list at the front desk. Go shopping and return your bag of groceries to The Kroc Center between February 1–15, 2019.


If you sell online, be sure to read the details of a recent Supreme Court ruling: 'Wayfair vs. South Dakota' that went into effect on June 21st, 2018. As of that date, online resellers are liable and expected to collect and pay the correct sales tax in over 10,000 jurisdictions across the USA. Chamber Member Alpaca Direct has been implementing these tax changes for their website and estimates an increase of over 1,000% in accounting and technology costs to be compliant.  

READ MORE about these drastic changes that could affect your bottom dollar and the way you do business.

Idaho Commerce is proud to welcome the department's new director, Tom Kealey. As a Treasure Valley business owner, Director Kealey’s extensive experience in the U.S. and abroad, coupled with his private sector know-how and vast business network, makes him an excellent selection for this important leadership role. 

“It’s a new career with new challenges,” said Director Kealey. “I’m excited for the opportunity to make an impact on Idaho and its future.” 

In this position, Director Kealey is responsible for retaining and attracting new businesses to Idaho, guiding Idaho businesses in international trade and sales, assisting communities develop necessary infrastructure for business growth, promoting tourism domestically and internationally, and encouraging innovation throughout the state. Welcome, Director Kealey! 

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday his top priority for the state budget is education, and he plans to create a new cabinet of educators and parents to advise him.

The 64-year-old Republican kept to an upbeat theme in his first State of the State address to lawmakers in what is considered the official kickoff to the legislative session.

"Our state is on an incredible trajectory," he said. "With your help, I intend to lead us to the next level."

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!
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.