Idaho is among the most entrepreneurial states in the U.S. Florida is at the top of the list, while Georgia has the second-most entrepreneurial population, Michigan is third with the largest growth in business applications and Idaho comes in at No. 9.
The strength and quality of an organization’s leadership is a cornerstone of its success. Welcome to our latest issue of the North Idaho Business Journal in which we explore this critical aspect of doing business and share insights from several North Idaho leaders.
Linda Coppess directs chamber through innovation, support
Leadership takes many steps, says Linda Coppess
As the legislative director for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Tyrel Stevenson is a team player. "I strive to empower others and encourage their participation and direction by trying to make sure they feel welcome and integral to decision-making," Stevenson said. "Every member of a team is valuable and needs to feel valued in order to participate to their potential, which is critical to the success of the overall team."
Employees celebrated the milestone by volunteering in their communities
On its 30th anniversary, Mountain West Bank staff and executives celebrate three decades of giving back and look ahead to continuing their legacy of community service.
We are introducing something new and exciting for the North Idaho business community
We are excited to announce the launch of the inaugural North Idaho Business Journal Book of Lists. Scheduled for publication in December 2023, this first-of-its-kind resource will become an annual touchstone for our diverse and thriving business community.
The dynamic industry of health care requires thoughtful leaders who aren't afraid to evolve in their environments. "Adaptive leadership has been vitally important for me to face external challenges while affixing to servant leadership as means to empower the bourgeoning leaders and professionals we partner with at Northwest Specialty Hospital," said Chris Gregg, executive director of human resources for the Post Falls hospital.
Inaugural survey conducted earlier this year
The supply and cost of workers and high labor turnover are among top concerns of Idaho businesses who participated in an Idaho Department of Labor survey this spring.
Every home should be extraordinary. At Northern Timber Crafters, the goal is as simple as that. The company began as a timber mill over a decade ago in Montana. However, four years ago, the company stepped away from running the mill and moved its timber framing operations to Ponderay. In 2021, Northern Timber Crafts was purchased by Joey Copper.
A tried and tested way to find customers is word of mouth, but what if they can’t find your business due to Google business listing issues? Off Grid Unlimited, a veteran-owned one-stop business for all things off grid, alternative energy and consulting had this very issue in Boundary County, where business can be difficult to find for newcomers and navigational systems.
The driving force of economic development in Shoshone County continues to be small businesses and mining.
Business comings and goings: October 2023
In North Idaho, manufacturing plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and providing jobs for the community. From machine shops to food processing plants, the region boasts a diverse range of manufacturing businesses that have made major impacts in recent years.
New hazelnut spread manufacturer opens in Dover
Why use peanuts when you can use regionally grown hazelnuts? The result is a delicious, quality spread that can be used in a variety of ways, Nutlicious CEO John York said of his fledgling company. Nutlicious, a new hazelnut spread manufacturer opening its doors in Dover, aims to fill a void in the industry — and has its sights set on the space carved out by peanut butter, CEO John York said.
Hoffman Boots, a success story rooted in product diversification
In the 1980s, after decades in the footwear industry, John Hoffman had a million-dollar idea.