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Movers & Shakers December 9, 2010

| December 9, 2010 8:00 PM

Hagadone Marine ranked among top boat dealers

Hagadone Marine Group was recently ranked No. 26 in the top 100 boat dealers in America by Boating Industry magazine.

The Top 100 Dealers award is based on customer service, marketing and professionalism, according to the publication.

"This list is a much-needed guide to those dealerships that provide their boating community with an industry-leading sales and service experience," said Matt Gruhn, publisher of Boating Industry magazine.

Hagadone Marine Group includes Yacht Club Sales & Service, The Resort Boat Shop, Stateline Boat Storage, the fleet of Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises boats, and three marinas - Silver Beach Marina, The Boardwalk Marina and Blackwell Island Marina.

"This is really exciting," said Craig Brosenne, general manager of Hagadone Marine Group. "Our philosophy is to show up every morning asking what the customer wants from us, and it's incredibly rewarding to see it become national recognition."

For the 2010 awards, Boating Industry's editorial team reviewed 224 applications culled from more than 3,000 nominations.

Capone's to be featured on Food Network show

Capone's Pub and Grill will be on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," Monday night.

The Coeur d'Alene restaurant owned by Tom and Teresa Capone will be on the Food Network at 9 p.m., featured along with two other restaurants.

Guy Fieri, the show's host, eats a Capone's Ultimate Cheeseburger and does his usual chatting with employees and guests.

Capone's is at 751 N. Fourth St.

Jimmy's Down the Street is expected to be on the show in January.

Workshop to address issues arising from rate case

Staff from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission will be conducting a workshop on Dec. 20 regarding some unresolved issues that were part of the last Avista Utilities electric and gas general rate case.

The final order of the rate case, issued Sept. 21, directed Avista, commission staff and other interested parties to participate in a workshop addressing the tiered rate structure for residential electric customers and also issues related to low-income weatherization funding, low-income outreach and education and other customer service issues.

Currently, Avista charges its residential electric customers 7.77 cents per kWh for the first 600 kWh of use per month and then charges nearly 8.7 cents per kWh for all use above 600 kWh.

Groups such as the Idaho Conservation League and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho believe the utility ought to examine the dividing line between Avista's first and second tier block rates and perhaps consider adding a third block.

The rate case order issued last September also ordered a workshop to address cost-of-service issues, but those will be considered at a later workshop.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 in the commission hearing room at 472 W. Washington St. in Boise. Persons wishing to participate by telephone can dial toll-free, (888) 706-6468, and then enter a participant code, which is 472404.

Legislative luncheon is Dec. 15

A legislative send off luncheon is set for Dec. 15 at the White House, 805 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene.

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon includes an opportunity for individuals to meet the four new legislators elected from districts 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The program will include the presentation of the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls chamber's legislative agendas. These agendas include the priorities that each group sees for the coming session. The program will also include presentation from our region's legislators.

Cost is $30 per person ($40 for non members) and the RSVP deadline is Dec. 3.

Info: Brenda Young, 415-0110

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