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Movers & Shakers December 10, 2010

| December 10, 2010 8:00 PM

Sherman Junction restaurant closes

COEUR d'ALENE - Sherman Junction restaurant is closed until further notice, according to a sign in the restaurant's window.

The establishment, which opened Sept. 2, closed the first week of December, citing maintenance issues.

Leisa Wagner, owner of the restaurant as well as The Corner Cafe in Post Falls, declined to comment on the closing.

The 4,000-square-foot restaurant at 819 E. Sherman Ave. opened in September after 13 months of remodeling and restoration, Wagner told The Press after its opening.

It's unclear when the restaurant is expected to open again. The sign in the window says it will be closed until further notice.

The building was the one-time location of Rustlers Roost.

North Idaho Fair and Rodeo honored

The North Idaho Fair and Rodeo received top honors for excellence in competitive exhibits at the 2010 International Association of Fairs and Expos Convention in Las Vegas.

Fair coordinator Margi Domme's innovative ideas in new entry classes and display methods earned the North Idaho Fair the title as top division one fair in exhibits and displays internationally. It's for fairs with an annual attendance of 100,000 or less.

Domme has organized exhibits and interim events at the fairgrounds for 11 years.

Marie Pickford receives Realtor award

Marie Pickford, a Coeur d'Alene real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty, has been awarded the 2009 entrepreneur of the year award by the Coeur d'Alene Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors.

According to the council, the annual award recognizes a member who "fully exercises their potential as an entrepreneur and real estate industry leader, and who shares their time, talent and expertise with others in the profession and in the community."

Christina Ethridge, past president of the Coeur d'Alene chapter, said, "Marie has proven to be a valuable asset to the real estate industry both from a peer perspective and a mentor leadership perspective. Her knowledge is invaluable and her desire to share with others, regardless of their brokerage affiliation, is relentless."

Dennis Cunningham appointed to council

Dennis Cunningham, president of ActiveWest Builders and builder of adult community Meadow Ranch, has been appointed to serve his third year for the U.S. Green Building Council's Idaho Chapter.

Cunningham served two consecutive years as president for the council's Idaho Chapter and will serve as an active board member in 2011.

The chapter seeks to promote sustainable design, building, construction and operation to create a better quality of life for Idaho. The organization is made up of individuals in the building industry ranging from architects, landscape designers, engineers, contractors, government officials, product manufacturers, students, developers, interior designers, building operators, appraisers, real estate agents and more. Cunningham plans to start a Coeur d'Alene chapter next year.

EPI to provide green energy system

Energy Products of Idaho (EPI), a provider of solid fuel-fired renewable energy systems, has been selected to provide a green energy system for the Klamath Falls Bioenergy project in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Northwest Energy Systems also has agreed to purchase two additional EPI energy systems for projects in the western U.S.

EPI's fluidized bed technology has been utilized to handle hundreds of renewable biomass fuels and other traditional and non-traditional fuels, such as agricultural wastes, municipal wastes and cattle manure.

EPI has designed and provided fluidized bed energy systems for more than 38 years with more than 100 installations worldwide. It specializes in converting difficult waste products into usable forms of energy. EPI is a leader in flexible fuel energy systems, and has twice received Power Magazine's "Power Plant of the Year" award for fluidized bed energy systems in the USA.

Scott Brown will join Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine next month

Dr. Scott Brown, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction, will be joining Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine early next month.

Brown is fellowship trained in functional reconstruction of the foot and ankle.

He completed this specialized orthopedic training at the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center.

Brown is a native of Maine. He completed his orthopedic residency training in Michigan.

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