Hawley Troxell to open Coeur d’Alene office
Hawley Troxell will open an office in Coeur d’Alene on October 1, 2010. S.C. Danielle Quade, who grew up in the area, will be the primary attorney in the office, which will be located at 401 Front Street, Suite 206.
Ms. Quade, a partner in the business and finance practice group at Hawley Troxell, is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. With extensive experience working as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and issuer’s counsel in a multitude of public finance transactions, Ms. Quade’s practice focuses primarily on providing legal services in the area of finance, with an emphasis in municipal finance.
A 1994 graduate of Coeur d’Alene High School, Ms. Quade worked summers at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 1998 and earned her law degree from the University of Idaho, School of Law, in 2001. She commented, “I grew up here and am fortunate enough to have Hawley Troxell support my idea to move back to Coeur d’Alene. It’s a great place to raise my family and to provide the firm’s broad base of services to this area.” Married to Clay Storey, the IT Security Engineer at Avista, Ms. Quade is the mother of three children.
Idaho weatherizes homes, creates jobs with stimulus funds
Idaho is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for having one of the top-performing weatherization programs in the country. The program has put $30 million in stimulus funds to work improving the energy efficiency of homes of low-income Idahoans while generating hundreds of jobs in the state.
Idaho is one of 12 states being recognized for its aggressive administration of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds aimed at reducing energy consumption and creating jobs in the weatherization industry. By March next year, Idaho expects to have improved 3,100 homes with stimulus funding in addition to the 1,400 homes the weatherization program annually makes more energy efficient.
“This recognition is a reflection of the strong network we have in Idaho to help low income families live in safer, healthier, more energy efficient homes,” says Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong. “We were able to use that network to help us quickly and efficiently move forward to take advantage of the available funding and create jobs for people in the construction industry.”
Clarkston, Lewiston chambers’ memberships approve merger
Each Clarkston Chamber member in good standing received a ballot last week with the opportunity to vote Yes or No on the merger. Ballots were due today at noon to the Clarkston Chamber.
Four hundred and thirty three ballots were returned with over 92 percent of both chambers voting yes. One hundred and fifty-seven ballots were returned by Clarkston Chamber members and 276 from Lewiston Chamber members.
According to the Washington and Idaho Nonprofit Corporation Acts, two-thirds of the ballots returned by each chambers’ memberships needed to vote in favor of the development of a single Valleywide chamber. Clarkston voters were in favor of the merger with an 89.8 percent approval rate and Lewiston voters with a 94.2 percent approval rate.
The ballots were counted by Tami Randall, Clarkston Chamber President, Lewiston Chamber President Joe Arellano, Dave Pankey, Lewiston Chamber Vice President, Su Brown of Su Brown and Associates, and Tom Ledgerwood of Law Office of Thomas Ledgerwood.
“We look forward to providing outstanding membership services and uniting our business members,” Executive Director Kristin Kemak said. “Events, services and community partnerships will be enhanced by a Valleywide Chamber.”
Three committees have been formed to determine by-laws, a dues structure and a budget. Each committee is made up of two Lewiston chamber board members and two Clarkston chamber board members.
The Valleywide chamber will be operational by Jan. 1, 2011.