Special Reports

Hayden Chamber: Sewing business seeds for success

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It always seems like April is that time of year that I start getting outside to see what winter left behind. I start plotting and planning my vegetable garden and make plans for getting the yard to look bright and cheery again.

  • By ANDREA FULKS/NIBJ Contributor
  • April 30, 2024

North Idaho Alliance Women of Impact: Leadership Roundtable lands on 'D' for diversity

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The Women of Impact Leadership Roundtable met for the final series of its nine-month program in April landing on the “D” in our I.M.P.A.C.T.E.D year.

  • By MARILEE WALLACE/NIBJ Contributor
  • April 30, 2024

Post Falls Chamber: Chambers play a vital role

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I love the work we do. Chambers of Commerce are essential for businesses in several key ways. We foster networking and partnerships by creating opportunities for businesses to connect. We advocate for local businesses by speaking up on local, regional and national levels, ensuring their concerns are heard by policymakers and helping to shape favorable business conditions. We provide a hub of valuable resources, such as information, training and mentorship programs, to help businesses thrive and grow. We actively promote local businesses and the community, attracting customers, investors and tourists through our marketing efforts. We support initiatives that improve the area's quality of life and infrastructure, making it more attractive to residents and businesses alike. Our work plays a vital role in supporting the economic vitality of our community, and it is an honor to do this work.

  • By CHRISTINA PETIT/NIBJ Contributor
  • April 30, 2024

The ripple effect: How residential developments can enrich communities

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Communities often stand on the front lines of change when new residential developments are proposed. While these projects can stir a pot of mixed responses, the long-term social and economic benefits that a well-planned residential development brings to the surrounding community are significant and, at times, transformative.

  • By DALE CARGILE/NIBJ Contributing Writer
  • April 30, 2024

Gov. Little signs Unemployment Insurance tax savings bill

The cost of doing business is going down in Idaho under a bill signed today by Governor Little. Relating to the taxes charged for Unemployment Insurance, HB 428 was adopted by a vote of 69-1 in the House and 35-0 in the Senate.

  • By JASON MERCIER/Mountain States Policy Center
  • March 26, 2024

North Idaho Alliance Women of Impact: March is Women’s History Month

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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.

  • By MARILEE WALLACE/NIBJ Contributor
  • March 26, 2024

Urban development

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Community development projects have the power to transform neighborhoods, promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for residents.

  • By DALE CARGILE/NIBJ Contributing Writer
  • March 26, 2024

Hayden Chamber: Springing into April

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As we head into the month of April, the seasons start to change, daylight savings has sprung ahead, we see sunlight longer during the day, and we all start to come out of our bear dens!

  • By ANDREA FULKS/NIBJ Contributor
  • March 26, 2024

Post Falls Chamber: Adventures and more

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It has been a ton of fun this first quarter of 2024. Earlier this month, I explored Thailand with a group of 14 locals, indulging in delicious cuisine, immersing in culture and fostering fellowship. Interested in joining us? We're headed to Ireland this fall with a discounted registration deadline on March 31, and Costa Rica in February 2025, with an orientation on May 23. Let's travel together soon!

  • By CHRISTINA PETIT/NIBJ Contributor
  • March 26, 2024

Risch, others introduce bill to increase investment in small businesses

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U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses. The legislation would allow banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC).

  • February 27, 2024

A family legacy continues

Knudtsen Chevrolet welcomes Foothills Mazda/Foothills Lincoln into its fold
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Knudtsen Chevrolet, under the leadership of Eve Knudtsen, CEO, announced the acquisition of Foothills Mazda Lincoln, previously owned by Rick Rielly and Ray Kish.

  • February 27, 2024

OPINION: It's not just lakes and forests

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The North Idaho Business Journal's geographic readership area includes some of the most remote places in the Western U.S., but also some of the most sophisticated urban living too.

  • By RAPHAEL BARTA/NIBJ Contributor
  • February 27, 2024

North Idaho Alliance Women of Impact: Is Artificial Intelligence gender biased?

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“Hey Siri, find articles on AI and women.” This is how I started down the AI and gender wormhole as I researched this month’s article.

  • By MARILEE WALLACE/NIBJ Contributor
  • February 27, 2024

Hayden Chamber: Looking back on 2023

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It is a time-honored tradition, to look back on the past year and reflect on our triumphs and tribulations. It is also a pleasure to present the Hayden Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Annual Report. I have been proud to serve as the president/CEO for the last three years and start the beginning of our 23rd year.

  • By ANDREA FULKS/NIBJ Contributor
  • February 27, 2024

Post Falls Chamber: Many things to celebrate

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Spring is coming soon according to Phil so I offer warm greetings from the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce team. This year has been rocking and rolling and we have many things to celebrate. Let’s start newest members of the Recognition Gala Hall of Fame. The Gala occurred the day after Valentine’s Day and love was definitely in the air. We had the honor of celebrating some of the brightest stars in our community. If you run into any of the people listed below, let them know how appreciated they are.

  • By CHRISTINA PETIT/NIBJ Contributor
  • February 27, 2024

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