The Power of Change: A Message From Your Chair

As we embark on this exciting journey into 2024, I am thrilled to share with you the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead for our businesses and our community. As your new Chairman of the board, I am honored to lead our collaborative efforts toward a year of innovation, growth, and unparalleled value for our members.

This year marks a pivotal moment as we rebrand and roll out new membership levels and benefits that are tailored to meet your evolving needs. In the modern business world, adaptability is key. Our enhanced membership options will provide you with even greater relevance and value to your business. Our goal is to ensure that every member feels supported and empowered to achieve success.

In tandem with these exciting changes, we recently launched new marketing options that will enable you to elevate your visibility and impact. They were designed to help amplify your reach and connect you with your target audience more effectively, boosting your business and fostering meaningful connections with others in the community.

I am particularly thrilled to announce that we are working on a new program called NextGen, which will focus on nurturing the Next Generation Workforce, recognizing the importance of introducing innovation and fresh perspectives to the way we conduct business. By investing in the development of emerging talents, we are not just securing the future of our individual businesses but collectively contributing to the prosperity of our community.

On the infrastructure front, we are putting the finishing touches on our Visitors Center remodel. The upgraded space will feature a state-of-the-art digital experience, scheduled to be completed before the busy tourist season. We are also planning to launch a new learning management system. This platform will serve as a hub where our members can showcase their expertise through workshops and collaborative initiatives.

As we step into this year, let’s embrace these exciting changes with enthusiasm and a shared vision for success. Your engagement and participation in these initiatives are not just appreciated; they are vital to the success of our collective endeavors. Together, we can make 2024 a year of unprecedented growth and accomplishment.

Our mission is clear: to provide visionary leadership for our businesses and our community. Together, let us continue to build a vibrant and resilient community that stands as a testament to the power of unity and forward-thinking leadership. I look forward to working closely with each one of you and witnessing the positive impact we can create together. Here’s to a year of innovation, collaboration, and unparalleled success!

Warm regards,

Doug Elliott

Chairman, Coeur d’Alene Regional Board and CEO, Kootenai Electric Co-op


ECONOMIC FORECAST  – Thursday, February 29, 2024 


The Coeur d’Alene Resort 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM


Join us for an informative and high-impact breakfast as we hear about the economic forecast by our favorite dynamic duo, Dr. John Mitchell and Sam Wolkenhauer. Register here.  


MAYOR JIM HAMMAND ADDRESS  – Tuesday, March 19, 2024 


The Coeur d’Alene Resort 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


This event provides a unique opportunity to connect with fellow residents, local leaders, and businesses as we collectively envision and contribute to the growth and prosperity of Coeur d’Alene.

Register here.