Post Falls Ranked 7th In Best Place to Start a Business in a Small City

Post Falls Ranked 7th In Best Place to Start a Business in a Small City

The River and Lake cities are making a splash in commercial ventures.

Personal finance company WalletHub has ranked Post Falls No. 7 out of 1,334 cities in its “2023’s Best and Worst Small Cities to Start a Business” study, released Tuesday.

“That’s attributed to the ease of doing business with our city,” Post Falls Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christina Petit said Wednesday.

Read Rest on the Coeur d’Alene Press: HERE

Educator Thank You

Educator Thank You

Last year our Business and Education Committee partnered with 26 member businesses to provide baskets of treats, gifts and handwritten thank-you notes to everyone that works in our Post Falls Schools. This included public and private schools and everyone from custodial staff, food service, maintenance, transportation, nurses, teachers, administrators, to support staff in the Post Fall School District, Genesis Preparatory Academy, Immaculate Conception Academy, St. Dominic School, Elevate Academy North, Wired2Learn. These individuals play an important role in the education, health and safety needs of our children.

With your help, we want to acknowledge their hard work and dedication with tokens of our appreciation. The Business and Education Committee along with the Post Falls Chamber Ambassadors will collect, assemble and drop off the baskets on April 6th. We will have a total of 27 baskets that will serve over 1,000 employees. Here is how you can help…

  • Thank you, Northwest Specialty Hospital, for stepping up as our basket sponsor! Basket Sponsor: $350 Covers cost for the purchase of 22 Large Baskets and 5 Small
  • Basket Goodies: (Please deliver to the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce no later than April 1st)
  • Individually wrapped non-perishable items including granola bars, snack cracker packs, mints, gum and candy
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, coffee cards, hot cocoa packets, tea bags
  • Miscellaneous items such as company swag, notepads, pens lanyards, hand sanitizer, tissues, hand lotion, lip balm etc.
  • Handwritten Words of Encouragement/Appreciation: Mail or drop off notes to the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce by April 1st.

We have a wonderful Community, and we appreciate the support from all of you. Thank you for your consideration to participate in this special project!

Warm Regards,

Christina Petit, President & CEO Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Christina Cox, Business and Education Committee Chair

Intermax Engineer Dustin Moses Gets Selected forDistinguished Industry Fellowship

Intermax Engineer Dustin Moses Gets Selected for
Distinguished Industry Fellowship

Contact: Jamè Davis, ISP Sales and Marketing Manager

COEUR D’ALENE, ID – MARCH 21, 2023 – Intermax Networks, a North Idaho leader in residential and commercial internet, phone and IT managed services, announced today that Network Engineer Dustin Moses has been selected for a distinguished industry fellowship program called the “ARIN Fellowship Program”. American Registry for Internet Numbers (

ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) is a nonprofit, member-based organization that administers IP addresses and supports the operation and growth of the internet. ARIN selects a group of up to 10 Fellows twice a year to participate in the month-long program before and during an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting. Fellows receive an in-depth, expert-guided introduction to the workings of the ARIN organization and Policy Development Process (PDP), along with
opportunities for networking and direct participation in the PDP.

Dustin was selected for this year’s ARIN 51 Fellowship Program, covering the United States, Canada, and Caribbean / North Atlantic islands.

“Dustin is an amazing guy. A product of North Idaho, he is largely self-taught and highly motivated. He is part of our core group of network engineers that run our large and complex network. Thousands of people depend on our network every day and he is one of our team members that quietly keep the world working for the rest of us while we go about our daily lives”, said Patrick Whalen, Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer of Intermax. “It is great that the people at ARIN recognize his talents. We are proud to
have Dustin on our team and proud of him and what he has accomplished.” Whalen added.


ABOUT INTERMAX: Founded in 2001 in Sandpoint, Intermax Networks has become a go-to source for advanced
telecommunications solutions for North Idaho, Spokane, and beyond. Intermax provides reliable high-speed
internet, phone services, and managed IT solutions, connecting people and the things they value most. Intermax
helps close the digital divide by offering rural and suburban homes and businesses a competitive choice for quality,
affordable service. To learn more visit

Donate to Idaho Make-A-Wish

Donate to Idaho Make-A-Wish

Hi friends! As we gear up to celebrate World Wish Day on April 29, celebrating the founding of Make-A-Wish 43 years ago, we are excited to be granting a wish in Coeur d’Alene on April 29!

7 year old Maddex, who was diagnosed with cancer, has wished for a playhouse! He will be receiving an epic Lil’ Raskals Lookout clubhouse, which will be installed in his backyard by a local team. We’d like to make this event really special for him, and have the community join us for this special wish reveal.

We’d like to invite you to come celebrate Maddex’s wish! Your presence is all that we would like from you, but if you’d like to make signs or banners to add to the festivities, that would also be welcome.

We are tentatively set for Saturday, April 29 at 4 pm at Maddex’s home. We’re hoping that we can send the family to a local hotel for the evening on Friday, so that it will be a surprise for Maddex!

If you would like to attend, please reply to this email. Feel free to share within your networks, the more the merrier! I’ll be sending along final details to those who indicate interest as we get closer to the event.

Thank you so much for being part of our wish family and community!


Janie Best, CFRE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Make-A-Wish® Idaho

310 West Idaho Street

Boise, ID 83702



Direct: 208.297.6822

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Why did we at ADLocal Value choose to join the Post Falls Chamber?

Why did we at ADLocal Value choose to join the Post Falls Chamber?

Why did we at ADLocal Value choose to join the Post Falls Chamber?  Our local chambers support their communities and the businesses that make those communities thrive.   Few organizations are as invested in the success of their local companies to the level that our Chambers of Commerce are – and the Post Falls Chamber is a shining example of how it’s done exceptionally well.

ADLocal Value became a member of the Post Falls Chamber in January 2023, and it’s been a fantastic partnership.  The chamber team welcomed us, gave of their time, and gave us valuable insight into the makeup and needs of other chamber members.  It would be an understatement to say that we have been impressed with their knowledge, support, and desire to see our business and yours.

No matter what our product or service is, the core challenges are the same:  Retaining our current customers, finding innovative ways to bring in new customers, and letting all of our customers know how important they are to us.

Christina Petit, President | CEO, RaeAnne Capaul, Business Development Manager, and the incredible team that supports them are a wealth of knowledge committed to the success of our business and yours!    

Here are some success stories that we’ve had in the few short months of our membership:

• 23 introductions to other chamber members

• 4 of those introductions have generated first meetings for ALV

• 1 very positive opportunity for a Post Falls based business to become an ALV member – which we are very delighted about.

I speak for my leadership team in saying THANK YOU to the Post Falls Chamber and how much we appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put into your jobs every day to benefit us in ours. – David Shuler, Regional Manager | Flathead, ADLocal Value

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