Showing posts from September, 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:

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

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

11:00 AM to noon
Affordable Care Act 101 for Small Businesses
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

Pollution Prevention Champion - New Jersey Mining Co.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invited Idaho businesses and industries that incorporate pollution prevention into their daily operations to apply for recognition as “Pollution Prevention Champions”.  Grant Brackebusch submitted an application for the New Jersey Mill and has been notified by the DEQ that the company has been selected as a 2014 Pollution Prevention Champion.  Great news for Grant and New Jersey Mining Company!  Our community benefits from their efforts. 

The award will be presented in the next two to three weeks.  Please join me in congratulating Grant.

Idaho Dept of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise "Open Mic" Day - Sept 5th

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) announces the following percentage for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Annual Participation Goal (APG) for Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-assisted contracts: 10% for Federal Fiscal Years 2015, 2016 and 2017. ITD proposes to meet 7.6% of the overall goal through Race/Gender-Neutral Means, and 2.4% through Race/Gender-Conscious Means.
Have questions? Comments? Opinions? Come in to any of the following the Idaho Transportation Offices on the afternoon of September 5, 12:00pm-3:00pm PDT to have your say.
District One 600 W. Prairie Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID Map of ITD Coeur d'Alene office

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Healas <> via email if you plan to attend or have specific questions so she can prepare any special information requests you may have.  Also email any questions you may have about Open Mic Day itself.
This is a casual format; people can come and go as their schedule permits during this three…

Natural Resource Facilitation Coach position open

University of Idaho/AmeriCorps Natural Resource Facilitation Coach Position Description

POSITION TITLE: AmeriCorps 4-H Natural Resource Facilitation Coaches (3 positions available - 1 in Coeur d'Alene, ID)

PROJECT SPONSOR: University of Idaho 4-H

PROJECT SUMMARY: Idaho 4-H is seeking four (4) Natural Resource Facilitation Coaches (NRFC) to establish a new 4-H environmental education program. AmeriCorps members should have an interest in ecology, environmental science, land stewardship, and youth and community development. AmeriCorps NRFCs will build diverse partnerships, recognize and leverage existing relationships and networks to build interest and recruit volunteers, and assess the informal natural resource education needs across the state. Idaho 4-H is part of the University of Idaho Extension network.

The AmeriCorps Natural Resource Facilitation Coach will:

Work with the state 4-H specialist and local program coordinator to develop an effective and consistent mu…