Business News

Excellence in brew and food: Paragon celebrates anniversary

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Kerry Kiernes met a group of women over beer the other day.

SBA offers disaster assistance in response to coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

  • March 31, 2020

Explore business incentives for hiring veterans

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Hiring a military veteran isn’t merely a noble gesture. It’s a sound business decision for companies looking for a tax break or tax credit.

  • March 31, 2020

Pearls of wisdom

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New real estate office on Government Way a place to live, work and really play

Mobile Spaw: Pet grooming convenience, right to your door

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The walls, floors and surfaces of the Mobile Spaw pet grooming salon are neat and clean.

Emerging Leaders program might be right for you

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Editor’s note: Please check for updated schedules with Joel Nania of the SBA: joel.nania@sba.gov

  • March 31, 2020

Spring is here!

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The Coeur d’Alene Chamber is ready! Our Annual Membership Drive is just around the corner and it’s time to take a fresh look at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber membership. Business members joining our local commerce community get special incentives this time of year. Check out a list of benefits and a full list of Who’s Who in new and existing members by subscribing to our E-newsletter at www.cdachamber.com.

Spirit of collaboration

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The community of Post Falls exudes the spirit of collaboration, that is why we are honored to welcome Chief Pat Knight of the Post Falls Police Department and Chief Dan Ryan of Kootenai County Fire & Rescue as our keynote speakers at the April 21 Connect 4 Lunch meeting. Chief Knight and Chief Ryan will discuss how their agencies work together to keep the greater Post Falls community a safe and vibrant place to work, live and play. Thank you to Heritage Health our lunch sponsor.

  • March 31, 2020

SBDC underused asset for small business

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If Socrates was right, the only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing. Put another way, smart people seek help. Especially if they own a small business, or plan to start one.

  • March 31, 2020

The Dinner Party sets a table for success

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After careers in the financial services sector, George Balling and Mary Lancaster wanted to share their lifelong passion for wine and entertaining with customers in the Inland Northwest.

Post Falls Chamber celebrating community leaders

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Greatness is not what you have, but rather what you give. For nearly three decades, the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce has been coming together to celebrate community leaders who leave their unique mark along the way as our community grows and flourishes. We were thrilled to celebrate some deserving community businesses and leaders at the Community Recognition Gala presented by Numerica Credit Union.

  • February 25, 2020

Business poll: Leave Idaho minimum wage where it is

BOISE — Results from a poll released Feb. 13 by Idaho’s largest and leading small-business association showed almost no support for state legislators in any way tinkering with one of the hottest small-business economies in the nation’s history.

  • February 25, 2020

Far from fleeting

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DowntownCoeur d’Alene store dedicated to keeping runners going

Don’t buy into the failure story line

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We have heard a lot at the Legislature this year about our schools being poor, our student outcomes being weak, and about little progress being made in education. Unfortunately, this storyline serves the purpose of those who advocate for the elimination or weakening of our public schools.

  • February 25, 2020

What a jolt: Electric jet news gives local designer a big lift

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Darold Cummings is perhaps one of the last aeronautical engineers to pencil his airplane designs on sketch paper.