Fall is quickly approaching, and along with it comes election season. The people elected into office this November could significantly alter our economic landscape, through potential changes to education, housing, and other areas that could have a lasting impact on business growth and economic success.

Our CDA Regional Chamber is proudly partnering with all Chambers of Commerce in Kootenai County through our joint public policy committee to be a voice for business and we encourage you to use your voice and VOTE. We advocate for business growth, a strong economy, and preserving our beautiful North Idaho quality of life. We need to see a record number of voters this November!

What’s at Stake?

Public policies handed down through governmental elections impact our lives on many levels. These initiatives can affect businesses directly, such as through minimum wage laws. Other ordinances might not seem as impactful in the short term but can produce a serious long-term influence.  

For example, key candidates on this ballot could change the face of education in our community. Educational policy has the power to create positive or negative repercussions in the lives of our students and our future workforce. This has a direct impact on the economic welfare of our local economy, and therefore the success of our businesses.

What Can You Do?

Your vote matters! Your freedom to vote is both a privilege and a right. Exercise your right responsibly by doing the work to understand each candidate’s position on important issues that will impact our quality of life.  

At the Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber we share a vested interest in the well-being of our beautiful region. Here are some things you can do to prepare for the upcoming election:

  • Stay Informed. For more information regarding the upcoming election, click here for the 2022 Idaho voters pamphlet. There are many resources online as well that can help further your understanding of what is on the ballot and why it matters. 
  • Get Out and Vote. In-person voting day is November 8th, or request an absentee ballot here which must be received:
    • In Person: by 5pm on the Friday before Election Day
    • By Mail or Online: by 5pm, 11 days before Election Day

Our mission is truly our members. We are the voice of business and would love to have you on our public policy committee. As always, please join us at all of our upcoming events:


Schuler Auditorium, North Idaho College 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Hear directly from the candidates running in zones 1, 2 and 5. RSVP here.

UPBEAT BREAKFAST – Tuesday, October 11, 2022 

The Coeur d’Alene Resort 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

You don’t want to miss this valuable, monthly networking event! Register here.


The Best Western Plus CDA Inn, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Get informed by an all-star lineup of experts in Kootenai County. Register here.