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OPINION: Go get ‘em, Hecla

The Business Journal of North Idaho editorial staff, like most residents of the region, was excited and hopeful when union miners cast their ballots on a reasonable labor agreement hammered out by committees for the company and United Steelworkers Union 5114.

  • January 3, 2020

Slide into a prosperous 2020

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Economist Dr. John Mitchell has been regaling packed Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce audiences every December for years, providing what prove to be not just entertaining economic forecasts, but pretty darn accurate ones, too.

  • January 3, 2020

Hecla COO Radford retires with silver in his veins

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Bunker Hill miners could always tell where Norman Radford had been in the stopes. He smoked cherry flavored tobacco in his pipe and it permeated the humidity of the hard rock mine like lead dust.

Healthy hospital good for us all

Anybody inclined to look at Kootenai Health and wonder why the community hospital’s growth is both impressive and important could glance 35 miles west and get an answer.

  • January 3, 2020

Lakeshore Realty marks 20 years, countless friends

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Location, location, location.

Healthy competition one goal for Northwest Specialty Hospital

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Northwest Specialty Hospital CEO Rick Rasmussen envisions a future where providers in North Idaho can tend to all the region’s health care needs. He’s determined to participate in a future where people don’t go out of state for services. Like his counterpart at Kootenai Health, Rasmussen sees Kootenai County as a destination for medical tourism.

2019 tourism fantastic; 2020 looks even better

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It's no secret — people have discovered North Idaho.

DiPPER: Familiar food cart grows into new restaurant

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The scent from the Northwest Boulevard refrigerator was somehow both mysterious and unmistakable, spiced in secrecy as well as comforting familiarity.

Kootenai Health Timeline: An era of unprecedented expansion

Designations 2011-2019
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In late September 2010, Jon Ness took the helm of Kootenai Health as its CEO, replacing longtime chief executive Joe Morris. Here’s a timeline showing some of the community hospital’s accomplishments and expansion efforts during the period of unprecedented growth.

  • January 3, 2020

New leadership at Post Falls Chamber

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It is a fresh new year and we have 2020 vision — Edith Lovejoy Pierce wrote it perfectly when she said, “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

  • January 3, 2020

‘Treat every piece like it’s irreplaceable’

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In an era of email, online ordering and digital transactions, the Frame of Mind Framing and Art Gallery at 119 N. Second St. in Coeur d'Alene has kept alive the tried-and-true tactic of conducting business in person.

#IAmExpress makes workforce recruiting personal

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Welcome to a tour that will cover a whole lot of ground in just a few hundred words and a handful of photos.

Business Journal Holiday Gift Guide

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Business Journal Holiday

  • November 26, 2019

Wishing you the extravagance of the season

An analyst buddy of mine was convinced the market could be predicted with some sort of alchemy involving the Baltic Dry Shipping Index, the front-month NYMEX lumber contract and, if I recall correctly, either unit case volume at Coca-Cola or the AP’s preseason NCAA basketball rankings.

  • November 26, 2019

2020 vision for Post Falls

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December… The month of joy, happiness and to finish what we started — a new chapter begins in a month, and we better have 2020 vision!

  • November 26, 2019

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