Published: May 28, 2024 | Updated: May 23, 2024

Post Falls Chamber: Making an impact

Christina Petit

Christina Petit

We are nearly halfway through 2024 and life seems to be moving at the speed of light, making those sweet, slow and cherished moments all the more important. Mother’s Day just passed, and it was especially meaningful for me this year because I am now a grandmother. Emma Joyce Peckham is the light of my life and I cherish watching my daughter blossom into a wonderful mother. I hope you all found time for special moments with loved ones over the past few months and that you create many more throughout the rest of the year.

As we navigate through these dynamic times, it is crucial to recognize the profound impact that civic engagement can have on our community’s prosperity and vitality. One of the most significant ways we can contribute to our community is through the simple yet powerful act of voting. 

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. It is the means by which we, as citizens, exercise our voices and influence the direction of our local, state and national governments. Every election, whether for local council members or national leaders, presents an opportunity to shape policies that affect our businesses, schools, infrastructure and overall quality of life. I urge each of you to participate in the next set of elections and encourage your employees, friends and families to do the same. Your vote is your voice — make it heard.

Another way to make an impact is to get involved in local groups and nonprofit organizations. These entities play a vital role in addressing community needs, fostering economic development and enhancing the social fabric of our town. By volunteering your time, sharing your expertise, or providing financial support, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of your neighbors and contribute to a thriving community. I met a gentleman at one of the Chamber Trip orientations; who shared that he moved here two years ago and just didn’t know how to meet people. He bought a Jeep and found the North Idaho Jeep Club. He was excited to share how wonderful it was to meet so many great people that have fun together and do so much good for the community. He shared that it helped him feel like he belonged to the community. Whatever your interest or passion is, I encourage you to connect with your neighbors.

The Chamber of Commerce itself is a testament to the power of collective effort. Our initiatives, from business networking events to community improvement projects, are driven by the active participation of our members. Together we have achieved remarkable successes and with your continued involvement we can accomplish even more.

Our community’s strength lies in our collective commitment to making North Idaho a better place to live, work and do business. By voting and getting involved in local groups and nonprofits, we can ensure a vibrant and prosperous future for all.

I truly want to thank you for your dedication and support. Together, we can make a difference.

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Christina Petit is the president/CEO for the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.

    The Post Falls Chamber of Commerce paid a visit to First Interstate Bank in Post Falls; an 18-year member of the chamber and a bank that is committed to the community.