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Movers and Shakers December 30, 2010

| December 30, 2010 8:00 PM

Inspired American Decor offers unfinished furniture

With two unfinished furniture stores closing for business this year, Inspired American Decor is now the area's unfinished furniture dealer for Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and surrounding areas.

Owned by Charles and Lisa Haddy, Inspired American Decor has been working with customers on their unfinished furniture needs, which also includes the option of professionally finishing it for them.

"We are not new to the unfinished furniture industry. In fact, we had been working with it for the past five years," Charles Haddy said. "When we got the sad news that the two main stores in the area closed for business, we quickly got together with all the manufacturers and established ourselves as the regions unfinished furniture dealer."

Inspired American decor is also a manufacturer of their own furnishings as well. Their future plans are to establish a separate location from Inspired American Decor for the unfinished furniture under the name of Sunny Brook Furniture.

Inspired American Decor is at U.S. 95 and Appleway in the former Granny's Wild Geranium building.

Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Information: 664-8876.

Leadership Coeur d'Alene accepting applications

Leadership Coeur d'Alene is accepting applications for the class of 2011. "Let us show you how to make a difference," according to a press release. "Learn how to become an effective community leader, build your leadership skills and apply them to our community."

Applications to the Coeur d'Alene chamber are due Friday.

Also, the Chamber's Leadership Committee has set up the Toni Sayler Leadership Scholarship, honoring Toni Sayler who was with the chamber for 23 years before retiring this July.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who will learn and benefit professionally and personally from the knowledge, relationships, resources and skills learned over the course of a year, in order to give back to this exceptional community.

If you are interested in more information or applying for Leadership Coeur d'Alene, contact Brenda Young, program/events manager at 415-0110 or e-mail her at Brenda@CdAChamber.com.

'Huddles for Homeless'raises $800 for Family Promise

A fun event planned around Monday Night Football, but "Huddles for Homeless" became more of a celebration of helping families in crisis.

More than $800 was raised for Family Promise of North Idaho at Capone's Pub and Grill. A box of canned food was also gathered for the Post Falls Food Bank.

Numerica Credit Union contributes more than $200,000 in 2010

Numerica Credit Union has contributed more than $200,000 to nonprofit organizations, fund-raising events and charities throughout eastern Washington and North Idaho in 2010.

Some of the organizations who have benefited from Numerica's contributions include Coeur d'Alene's Children's Village, Hospice and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

"It is important to our membership and our employees that Numerica is a helping hand within our communities," said Numerica's president and CEO Dennis Cutter. "Therefore our employees have a direct say in what causes we support."

Numerica Credit Union currently has more than 85,000 members throughout Central and Eastern Washington and North Idaho and over $1 billion in assets.

Business owners graduate from ELT

Twenty-two business owners recently graduated from the Entrepreneurial Leadership Training offered by the Idaho Small Business Development Center at the North Idaho College.

Graduates included business leaders from diversity of industries including manufacturing, service, retail, and construction.

ELT-1 is a 10-month leadership development training designed for business owners and leaders. It combines monthly business workshops covering business areas followed by confidential business coaching to applying the topics covered.

The ELT-1 workshops are held on the second Tuesday of each month from January through November at the NIC campus in Post Falls.

Information: 665-5085 or www.Idahosbdc.org.

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