DEQ seeks applications for Clean Water Act grants
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking grant applications for the fiscal year 2024 federal nonpoint source management §319 funding cycle.
The power of the three-year business plan
While many businesses have a stated mission and vision, they often lack a clearly laid out plan. Others may have a plan, created upon startup, now gathering dust on a shelf.
Online no-cost business classes for business owners
North Idaho College’s Small Business Development Center (NISBDC) offers the "Accelerate Your Business" series, a no-cost business management training for both new, and experienced business owners.
Growing our numbers
It is often said, "there is strength in numbers." This strength is of paramount importance to any association and the Hayden Chamber of Commerce is no different.
Celebrating springtime events
Summer is so close and I can’t wait. For now, let’s celebrate all of the wonderful things going on. In April, we welcomed the following new members: Lifestyle North Realty, Sowing Joy Farm, Bank of Idaho, ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration by Roome, Konala, Kodi Collective, the North Idaho Booster Club, McArthur Engineering, Northland Nursery and Selkirk Sports. We now have 472 business members that we have the privilege to work with, that is exciting.
North Idaho Alliance Women of Impact: It’s all about reputation — right?
The North Idaho Alliance is getting a bit of a reputation. A reputation can be a good thing. A reputation can be a bad thing. Reputations can make or break us. In the long run, our reputations are all we really have.
Agricultural commodities outlook
AgWest’s 12-month outlook for specific Northwest agricultural commodities
A real estate theory of everything
Everything is connected to everything is a universal truth. Humans search for meaning, for explanations of what happened and what will happen. We shape theories to help us understand the workings of the world. Finding a theory for everything is one of the major unsolved challenges in physics.
Deadline to apply for SBA business leaders training April 30
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on April 13 the opening of the 2023 application for a redesigned c-suite level training program for small business leaders, formerly known as Emerging Leaders.
Consumer alert for Idaho employers: Tax scams and robocalls
Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador is warning the state's employers about robocalls claiming their businesses qualify for the federal Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC is a refundable tax credit for businesses that paid their employees despite having to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that incurred a significant decline in gross receipts between March 13, 2020, and December 31, 2021, also may qualify for the credit.
Commercial real estate
Kiemle Hagood announced the completion of several commercial lease transactions.
New law codifies protection for vulnerable homeowners
Idaho Realtors and Idaho Land Title Association lead bill passage effort
A new law that will protect vulnerable homeowners and provide relief for existing property owners who have fallen victim to Unfair Service Agreements was recently signed into law, with support from Idaho Realtors and the Idaho Land Title Association.
Women of Impact Leadership Roundtable lands on 'D' is for Diversity
The Women of Impact Leadership Roundtable meet for the final series of this session in April, and we landed on the “D” in our I.M.P.A.C.T.E.D year. Diversity. Hot topic. Big topic. A where should we start, Topic. Diversity; the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.
Springtime planning with the chamber
Ah spring — what a wonderful time of the year. The birds are singing, flowers blooming and the leaves on trees are turning to a beautiful hue. Wait. It’s the first week in April and it has been snowing off and on the last few weeks. The birds are confused, the flowers are trying to pop out of hibernation and the leaves haven’t quite sprouted yet. But as the saying goes, “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” I don’t think that meant snow showers.
Workforce and business development events a success
This spring, the Chamber and its’ committees worked hard to pull off some successful workforce and business development events. As they say teamwork makes the dream work and we have a great team of staff and volunteers that we are so very thankful for!