About The Chamber


Our Grand Vision:

To be the premier organization creating essential business-to-business marketing and growth opportunities, while providing visionary community leadership, helping to create a synergistic environment where business can thrive and the economy grows.

Our Mission:

To promote, support, and advocate for our members so as to enhance our business environment, assuring for profitability today and prosperity tomorrow.

Our Values:

Future Focused.  
To provide catalytic leadership by looking at the long term, big picture and being an instigator of change rather than a reactionary responder. In doing so, we will embrace all community policy stakeholders and serve as the catalyst for collaboration. 

Member Committed. 
Maintain a flexible, responsive organization that is inclusive of our diverse membership. Engage our members on focused issues and initiatives so as to corroboratively serve business and community needs.

Excellence Driven. 
Commit to producing quality products, events and programming, and measure our results by what is right, honest, ethical and fiscally responsible.


Strategic Direction Through 2018:

  • By embracing all segments of our membership, we will create and operate numerous programs that actively engage members, allowing for the promotion of their products and services through business to business marketing opportunities.

  • Develop and voice public policy positions that advocate for the business interest of our members and enhance the quality of life for all.

  • Actively extoll the positive ramifications of a vibrant and growing economy driven by local diversified business interests.

  • To assist appropriate organizations whose goals are the achievement of job generation, income growth and community prosperity with their success. Organizations such as: Jobs Plus, the Department of Commerce and Labor, PAC, Innovative Collective, various member industry consortiums and others.

  • Support our Coeur d’Alene Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in tourism marketing, promotion, and provide visitor services at our visitor centers.

  • Operate and/or promote programs that provide educational information of value to our members, provide leadership opportunities, connect members to the community, and assist in analysis of key community issues.

  • Take an active role in planning and promoting quality economic growth and community development by engaging our city and county leadership, while playing an active role in CDA 2030.

  • Take an active role in enhancing the educational opportunities in our community.

  • Advocate for the development and sustainability of a quality appropriately skilled workforce that meet the needs of our members today and into the future.

  • Provide a select number of partnership affinity programs that benefit both our membership and the Chamber as a whole without causing harm or conflict within our membership.

  • Engage in programs, events and activities that create financial gains for the Chamber, helping to keep member dues investment to a minimum.

  • Proactively communicate with our membership regularly, openly and often regarding all programs, activities and positions.

  • Provide administrative and management assistance to organizations whose missions complement ours.

  • Manage with fiscal responsibility to ensure stability of the organization and the cost effective delivery of services.

  • Intentionally seek new members and engage current members that represent the population shifts and cultural diversity of our growing and changing community.

  • Incorporate the importance of global markets in our programming and activities.