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Movers & Shakers November 16, 2010

| November 16, 2010 8:00 PM

Tax, fiscal director to speak on economy, policies in Post Falls

POST FALLS - Jonathan Williams, director of Tax and Fiscal Policy for the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington, D.C., will speak on the economy and policies he believes would be helpful for Idaho government and business at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden Plaza, 545 N. Garden Plaza.

The event is free and open to the public.

Williams works across the country with state legislators and the private sector to develop free market fiscal policy solutions.

Williams is being brought to North Idaho by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit nonpartisan educational and research organization based in Boise.

For more information, contact steve@idahofreedom.net or call (208) 899-6460.

No Bad Days tanning, nail salon to have grand opening Saturday

Kathy (Kate) Carlson and husband Jeff Carlson have opened "No Bad Days," tanning, nail and hair salon at 6600 W. Commercial Park Ave., Suite C, Rathdrum.

The salon, which employs seven, will have a grand opening 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a barbecue, drawings for prizes, special discounts and a canned food drive.

Kathy Carlson, who also owns "Kate's Interior Construction Cleanup," said business has been good since opening last month.

"We've had a lot of new clients come in," she said. "It's been remarkable."

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Data show Wells Fargo as top

small business lender in Idaho

Wells Fargo and Co. recently announced it is the top small business lender in the U.S. and Idaho across three Community Reinvestment Act categories for 2009, including loans under $100,000; loans under $100,000 in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods; and total business lending under $1 million.

Wells Fargo loaned more than $381 million in 2009 to Idaho small business owners (loans under $1 million), which includes $219 million in loans under $100,000, according to the latest reinvestment act data. The act measures small business lending based on loan originations, providing the industry's most comprehensive set of small business lending figures.

"We're pleased to be the leading small business lender in Idaho again this year and remain committed to helping our customers access resources and capital critical to the financial health of their businesses," said Dana Reddington, Idaho region president. "We know today's economy is challenging for our state's small business. Our priority, as always, is to help our customers succeed financially."

Blue541 announces new member

of graphic design department

Monte Mindt has joined the graphic design department at Blue541, a full-service advertising, public relations and design firm in Coeur d'Alene. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle. Mindt has won numerous gold and silver Addy awards, and worked for brands including Simms Fishing Products, Pita Pit, Sterling Savings Bank and Airborne Express.

Nominations sought for those who make a difference in palliative care

The Regence Foundation, the corporate foundation of Regence BlueShield of Idaho, is accepting nominations for its second Sojourns Award.

The award, which includes a $50,000 cash grant, recognizes leadership in palliative care, a specialized field of health care that relieves suffering and improves quality of life for patients with advanced illness. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 3.

The foundation is seeking individuals or organizations that are expanding access to palliative care in their communities, overcoming obstacles to palliative care, making a positive difference in unexpected ways, and sharing their innovations with the broader community.

To make a nomination for the Sojourns Award, visit www.RegenceFoundation.org.

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