Idaho’s January unemployment rate down to 2.7%
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in January, edging down from the revised 2.8% rate in December.
Goach aims to up your golf game
Hayden pro golf sisters launch app
While competing and playing professional golf, Maria Kostina Angel and her sister Anastasia Kostina loathed the agonizing data entry to track their stats.
Creativity, balance and color
Wallace businesswoman shares her journey to success
Growing a small business can be tough, and doing it during a pandemic seemed impossible. But Sarah Murphy isn’t one to back down from the words tough or impossible.
Trailblazers and influencers
Prepare to be inspired. It’s no small feat to achieve professional excellence, let alone reach that pinnacle before the age of 40.
North Idaho Business Journal 40 under 40 — 2023
Introducing the North Idaho Business Journal’s inaugural 40 under 40 list of young professionals shaping business in 2023 in North Idaho.
Contending for last dock standing
Marine contractor shares about the industry and his business
This is a story about docks, our lake, and the tradespeople - both past and present - who spend thousands of hours per year working its waters, both above the surface and below. “This isn't about me, it's about us,” said Troy Sylte, owner of Can Fathom, a full-service marine contractor.
NORTH IDAHO ALLIANCE: March is Women’s History Month
Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.
Some thoughts on retirement for small business owners
Having retired three times myself, and having coached a number of executives as they prepare themselves to leave the world of active business, I’ve come to the sad conclusion that for a great many Americans, and society as a whole, the current model for retirement is dysfunctional, serving neither the real interests of society nor those of the individual.
HAYDEN CHAMBER: North Idaho — a special place to live and work
If good news should be shared, great news ought to be shouted. Last December when I was visiting my son in New York, a restaurant server asked me where I was visiting from. Proudly I said, Idaho, North Idaho. The server smiled and said, tell me about it (As an aside, that’s a great question, and so much nicer than where’s that?!). I smiled and said, “North Idaho is full of amazing people. It’s the type of area where you know your neighbors and bump into people you know at the grocery store and out at events. There’s a sense of community pride."
Spokane airport receives $6.4 million for terminal expansion
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has awarded $6,427,744 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Spokane International Airport in Washington. The airport will use the money to fund the first phase of construction on the terminal building expansion.
Connections beyond the food
Community, family fuel success for Joel's restaurant
When you go to Joel's, don't forget the poppers. It'd be easy to forget as you ponder the many options, trying to decide what to get when it all sounds so good. But as delicious as the food is — and the poppers are legendary — it is the Aispuro family that makes Joel's Mexican Restaurant a must-visit spot for breakfast and lunch for both Sandpoint residents and visitors alike. Family is at the heart of the restaurant — whether it is Joel and Rebeca Aispuro Sr. and their children, the employees who have become like family, or the customers who are welcomed with a friendly smile.
North Idaho Spas receives industry awards
North Idaho Spas, with locations in Kootenai and Bonner counties, was recently recognized for its achievements in the hot tub industry at Sundance Spas International Dealer Conference held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Think Big Festival returns in April
The Innovation Collective announced the return of its annual Think Big Festival April 13 to 15 to Coeur d'Alene.
J.A. Bertsch expands with Technical Training Center
J.A. Bertsch Heating and Cooling is continuing to grow while at the same time enhancing its team development and support system.
All in the family business
We’ve all heard it said, “You should never go into business with relatives.” There is some merit to that, but there is also a wealth of evidence indicating it might not be such a bad idea. In fact, it could be a great one. “The most essential characteristic of stable family businesses is responsible leadership,” said Patricia Soldano, president of Family Enterprise USA, a Washington, D.C.-based national advocacy and research group, in a 2021 news release about a study the organization commissioned to research the impact of these firms. The study revealed that family-owned companies contributed 54% of private sector gross domestic product in the U.S. That’s the equivalent of $7.7 trillion.