Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Silver Valley Labor office program for long term unemployed

 Job search support, training opportunities for dislocated workers.  
For information contact Sara Lamson sara.lamson@labor.idaho.gov

DOL flyer 10 21 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Please donate to the SVEDC - NIC dual credit scholarship fund

Vince Rinaldi worked with North Idaho College to create the Silver Valley Economic Development Dual Credit Scholarship fund. The scholarship fund gives Silver Valley juniors and seniors the opportunity to start earning college credit at a reduced cost. These students are our future workforce, but many are unable to cover the cost of dual credit classes. As a community we can help keep college in reach and an attainable goal for our students.

We are in the midst of a fundraising campaign and have two matching pledges - $2,500 from Panhandle State Bank, and $2,500 from Athenaia LLC. We need to raise a mere $2,500 to receive both matching pledges. $2,500 in donations will result in $7,500 total donations. We are close to our goal but time is running out! Every little bit helps. Please donate.

What is the North Idaho College Dual Credit Program?
Dual credit provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in North Idaho College classes for both high school and college credit. Students at Wallace and Kellogg high schools are eligible to enroll in dual credit courses. Students should be at least 16 years old and/or have successfully completed at least half of their high school graduation requirements. A minimum 3.0 GPA is recommended. For additional program information, go to www.nic.edu/dualcredit.

What is the Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation - North Idaho College (SVEDC-NIC) Dual Credit Scholarship and why was it established?
The Silver Valley Economic Development Corp-NIC Dual Credit Scholarship was established in 2005 through the fundraising efforts of the Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation (SVEDC) to provide financial assistance to high school students in Shoshone County. The SVEDC-NIC Dual Credit Scholarship is managed through the North Idaho College Foundation, and 100 percent of the funds go to help deserving Shoshone County students in their pursuit of an education.

Because dual credit students are not eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid, the scholarship was established to support Silver Valley students with their education. To date, the SVEDC-NIC Dual Credit Scholarship has assisted 80 students with tuition, fees and/or books. Without this financial assistance, many of these students would not be able to enroll in dual credit courses.

How can I make a difference in the lives of Silver Valley students?
The Silver Valley Economic Development Corporation has expressed an interest in building the SVEDC-NIC Dual Credit Scholarship fund to assist a greater number of students. Individuals, businesses, and social organizations in the Silver Valley are encouraged to contribute to the scholarship. In addition, Panhandle State Bank will match up to $2,500 for all donations made to the NIC Foundation by October 31, 2014 in support of the SVEDC-NIC Dual Credit Scholarship.

Please partner with us by investing in the SVEDC-NIC Dual Credit Scholarship as we strive to ensure all students have access to an excellent education right here in this region. The success of these students will in turn have a positive effect on our community and the overall economy.

What are the tax benefits of making a donation to the North Idaho College Foundation?
Donations to the NIC Foundation are eligible for a 50% state tax credit! If you itemize your taxes, your gift may be eligible for both a federal and state tax deduction plus the Idaho State tax credit. For example, a gift of $1,000 made by a married couple in the 25% tax bracket who itemize their tax return, could have a true donor cost of as little as $172.
Mail your contribution today!

North Idaho College Foundation
1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814
(208) 769-5978

Or donate online at: www.nic.edu/foundation

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More October training opportunities - Marketing, Bookkeeping, Financial Management

Starting a Bookkeeping Service 
Post Falls - North Idaho College Small Business Development Center 


Tuesday 10/21/2014 5:30 - 8:30

Discover how to start and run a successful bookkeeping service. Discussion will cover newly enacted Internal Revenue Service requirements, marketing, and pricing your services. Cost is $39.

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Financial Management for Profit
Post Falls - North Idaho College Small Business Development Center

Thursday 10/23/2014


This workshop is a part of the "Business Acceleration Series" we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Financial statements require accurate and timely information to be useful in business. Business financials are not for paying taxes...they are essential for making good business decisions. Gain an understanding of essential financial statements and learn how to use them for business success. Cost is $39.

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Family Business Marketing 
Webinar

Wednesday 10/29/2014 9:00 - 10:00 AM


The "story" of your family business is an important part of your brand. That story helps to build long-term customer loyalty and trust. Learn effective strategies for telling your story in person, in print or even in video form. We'll explore how the corporate world is moving back to creative storytelling, and how you can leverage those same techniques in your family business. Cost is $20.

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Guerilla Marketing 101
Post Falls - North Idaho College Small Business Development Center

Wednesday 10/29/2014  5:00 - 8:00 PM


The most effective advertising strategies are often not the most expensive. Learn how you can use “guerilla marketing” strategies to grow your business. Learn the keys that serve as a foundation to your marketing, sales, and advertising program and how to receive a return investment on your advertising and marketing efforts. Cost is $39.

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Planning for Business Success
Post Falls - North Idaho College Small Business Development Center

Thursday 10/30/2014


This workshop is a part of the "Business Acceleration Series" we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Learn why planning is so crucial and the right way to chart a course for your business success. Discover the essential ingredients for developing meaningful goals and a plan that will help you and your team achieve them. Cost is $39.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Training opportunities this week

Managing People and Operations
Post Falls - North Idaho College SBDC

Thu 10/16/2014 4:30 - 8:00 PM


This workshop is a part of the "Business Acceleration Series" we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in your business for higher profit. Cost is $39.
  
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Affordable Care Act 101 for Small Businesses
Webinar - online

Thu 10/16/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This free webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed include:

·       Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits)— who’s eligible for them and how to claim them

·       Marketplace updates

·       Shared responsibility

·       Cost containment

·       Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law


Friday, October 3, 2014

Affordable Care Act seminar for Small & Medium Businesses

Affordable Care Act for SMBs - Clear & Simple!

Do you have questions about the impact of ACA on your Business? Not sure of your options and consequences?

Gain update on the ACA, recommendations for analyzing the impact on your business, and solutions for implementation.  You will hear real examples of employer situations and examples of tracking and reporting including IRS filing requirements.  You will gain understanding of strategies for measurement and classification of employees.

Speaker: Chris Rivard - Partner, Moss Adams LLP (Specialist on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on employers)

When: Nov 19th, 8-10am
Where: NIC’s Workforce Training Center in Post Falls
Cost: $10/person - includes coffee and continental breakfast


Registration: http://alturl.com/vu4k9

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Protecting your Intellectual Property - Oct 7, 2014

Protecting your Intellectual Property
New products or new ideas often mean innovation. Which often means new or better way of doing things…potential for intellectual property. 

  • What is intellectual property? 
  • Why is it so important? 
  • How do you protect it? 
  • How can you monetize your intellectual property? 
This workshop will discuss trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and patents for small businesses.

Speaker: John Meline, Patent Attorney

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2014,  5:30 - 8:30 PM
Fee: $ 39.00
North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, Post Falls, ID

Register here:  http://alturl.com/vodpw

Air Quality meeting - Thursday 9/25 @ Pinehurst City Hall 6-7 p.m.

 Air Quality Citizens Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6 - 7 p.m.
Pinehurst City Hall
Citizens interested in helping identify locally inspired, innovative ways to reduce air pollution in Pinehurst, Kingston, Enaville, Kellogg, Smelterville and other West Silver Valley communities are urged to attend.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will report on efforts to reduce particulate air pollution and address non-attainment in the area.


For more information, contact:
Ralph Paul, DEQ Airshed Coordinator
(208) 666-4609
ralph.paul@deq.idaho.gov

Friday, September 19, 2014

Affordable Care Act webinar for small business - Thursday, Sept. 25th



Time

11:00 AM to noon

Subject

Affordable Care Act 101 for Small Businesses

Location

Webinar - online meeting



This free webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed include:
         ·  Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits) — who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
         ·  Marketplace updates
         ·  Shared responsibility
         ·  Cost containment
         ·  Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law