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Mixing Business with Pleasure

Formation of the
Coeur d'Alene Chamber

     According to local historian, Robert Singletary, in 1912 a local businessmen’s group called the Commercial Club held a series of meetings with the thought of creating an organization focused on a more serious approach to attracting and creating business for the growing community. The most important meeting was held aboard the steamboat Colfax while it cruised Lake Coeur d’Alene. The scenic ride resulted in the formation of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce and hence continued a tradition of mixing business with pleasure. 

     These gentlemen had such a wonderful idea that today’s Chamber of Commerce is pleased to carry on the tradition of combining business and pleasure, bringing you wonderful events year after year for the benefit of the citizens and business community of Coeur d’Alene.