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Movers & Shakers November 9, 2010

| November 9, 2010 8:00 PM

Post Falls Chamber's Takin' Care of Business luncheon is Nov. 16

The Post Falls Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its Takin' Care of Business luncheon for Nov. 16.

Chamber president and CEO Pam Houser will share new benefits and programs planned for 2011, successes of 2010, and the introduction of new board members at the annual meeting of the membership.

The luncheon will be at Red Lion Templin's Hotel on the River and doors open at 11:15 a.m.

Registration can be completed by 3 p.m. Friday, online at www.postfallschamber.com. The program cost is $13 per person.

Idaho Department of Labor to hold ribbon cutting at new facility

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Idaho Department of Labor new location, 600 N. Thornton, in Post Falls, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.

Director Roger Madsen will talk about the new facility. There also will be a tour.

Idaho Transportation Department names chief of operations

Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian W. Ness announced Friday the selection of Paul Steinman as the department's new chief of operations.

Steinman, 45, will lead 1,300 employees that work in the department's highway operations, maintenance, construction and planning programs. He will assume his duties in December.

He recently served as state construction engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for a $3 billion annual highway construction program. Steinman also held a variety of engineering positions during a 20-year career at the Florida and Michigan departments of transportation. He is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, Michigan and Florida. Steinman has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Michigan State University.

"Paul's experience and leadership will position him to make an immediate, positive impact on the department," Ness said.

Former U.S. Fidelis owners prohibited from doing business in Idaho

The former owners of U.S. Fidelis, once the nation's top seller of extended auto warranties, are permanently prohibited from selling auto service contracts or telemarketing in Idaho, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said Monday.

The legal settlement also restricts how the owners, Darain and Cory Atkinson, advertise any other product or service and requires them to surrender nearly all their assets.

Wasden and 10 other state attorneys general sued the defunct company and the Atkinsons earlier this year, alleging the defendants engaged in illegal actions stemming from deceptive junk mail, telemarketing robocalls and misleading TV ads.

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