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The Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber has the following standing committees. Each of them offers opportunity for you to participate in programs and activities that will benefit your business and our whole community. If you or someone in your business would like to serve on a committee, please contact the committee chairman. Thank You!


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Business Development Committee

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Executive Committee

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Chair: Jody Azevedo, Numerica Corporate & External Relations.
Staffed by: Linda Coppess

The governing and finance committee of the Chamber comprised of the past chair, current chair, chair elect, treasurer and three vice chairs.

Education Committee

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Chair: Amy Voeller, The Salvation Army Kroc Center: (208) 771-0174, and
Jeanette Laster, Human Rights Education Institute: (808) 816-9333,
Staffed by Ann Wilkey

Serves as a link between the business and education communities in support of quality education in the Coeur d’Alene area.

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m. at the chamber. 

Leadership Coeur d'Alene

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Chair: Michael Armon
Staffed by Briana Francis

Acquaints and equips potential Coeur d’Alene leaders with tools for leadership. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:30 p.m. at the chamber.

Class sessions are held the 4th Thursday of the month, March through February. Participation by application only.

Membership Outreach Committee

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Chair: Jacob Bentley, NexTitle: (208) 215-8910
Staffed by Katie Rose Hargreaves
and Kerri Jensen.

Develops strategies to promote and grow a strong, active, and healthy member community. Assists at all chamber events and ribbon cuttings.

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. at the chamber.

Nonprofit Committee

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Chair: Bill Muck, Onsite 4 Seniors: (208) 518-7000.
Staffed by Briana Francis

Addresses the opportunities and challenges faced by nonprofit organizations in Kootenai County.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m. at the chamber office.

Public Policy Committee

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Chair: Lauren Benedict, Knudtsen Chevrolet: (208) 664-8107.
Staffed by: Katie Rose Hargreaves

Joint committee with Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum Chambers.

Monitors local, state and federal government issues and provides input to the chamber’s board of directors regarding recommended positions and strategies.

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 11:00 a.m. alternating chamber locations (Post Falls and CDA). While legislation is in session, the committee meets every other week.

Natural Resources Committee

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Chair: Jim Ekins, IDAHO20 Master Water Stewards: (208) 292-1287.
Staffed by Briana Francis

Promotes and protects our area’s natural resources as well as furthering the interest of the natural resource-based industries: timber, mining and agriculture.

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. at the chamber.

” When we approach our businesses and our community with the intention of not only prospering ourselves, but also with the intent of creating an environment and foundation for future success, we will see our society soar to even greater heights.”
Jim Pierce

” Besides the various networking and social events, there are countless opportunities to grow from interactions with the collective talents and experience within each committee.”
Mike Ward

” You can be an observer of change or a participant. Spend some time at any Chamber event, or become involved in a committee, and you quickly realize our members are the latter.”
Darin Hayes