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Garden Plaza leader wins Century Park’s Chairman’s Award

Century Park Associates, a nationwide senior living company, recently presented one of two Chairman’s Awards to Terek Beckman, executive director at Garden Plaza of Post Falls.

The award was presented during Century Park’s Annual Management Meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn.

“Terek has the gift of shine,” said Jenny Graham, director of operations for Century Park. “He understands the importance of hospitality and ensures his team does as well. I appreciate his ability to make the residents happy and provide a superb quality of life that is well deserved.”

Garden Plaza of Post Falls offers independent living and assisted living and has seen consistently high occupancy and customer satisfaction.

“I feel very blessed to be part of such a wonderful organization, and the team here at Post Falls truly embodies the service-first mindset,” said Beckman. “Serving seniors isn’t a job for us — it’s a passion! I was so proud to come home and be able to present that Chairman’s Award to our team.”

Garden Plaza of Post Falls is located at 545 N. Garden Plaza Court.

With headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., Century Park Associates manages more than 40 senior living communities in 20 states. For more information about Century Park, visit CenturyPA.com.

NIBCA wins national award for Matt’s Place Foundation House

The North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA) has been recognized for its outstanding “Best Community Service Project Conducted” (in its size category) with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders.

“It is truly an honor that the tremendous hard work and professionalism of the NIBCA Past President Council and NIBCA Board and its members are recognized with this national Association Excellence Award,” said Shawn Anderson, president. “I applaud their dedication and selfless commitment to provide specialty housing for those who are physically less fortunate and in great need. It is a huge win for our community.”

In 2017, NIBCA partnered with the Matt’s Place Foundation and Matt and Theresa Wild, to build a home designed specifically to meet the unique challenges of those diagnosed with ALS and their families. This home was built in six months and paid for completely by donations and more than 600 volunteers managed by the NIBCA members. Matt’s Place is the first home of its kind, it is ADA compliant and completely equipped with the smart home technology necessary to help care for a person with a disease such as ALS. The patient and their family will live there, rent free, during the advanced stages of the disease. The Matt’s Place home is so successful, it is now being replicated across the country to benefit others in need.

The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers in the field of association management. EOC membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 700 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States.

The winning entries will be added to a searchable directory so other executives and associations across the country can access and learn from them in order to provide better service to their own members and community.

For more information on the NIBCA go to www.nibca.com or contact Leslie Streeter at 208-765-5518. To learn more about the Association Excellence Awards, go to www.nahb.org/aea.

Huffaker joins Keller Williams

Steven Huffaker has recently joined the team of sales professionals at Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene. Prior to joining Keller Williams, Huffaker was with Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty for 18 years. He is the owner of Coeur d’Alene Private Money, Inc., co-developer and 15-year property manager of The Village Condominiums.

Huffaker graduated from North Idaho College. He has served on the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee and is a former trustee of Eagles 486 Coeur d’Alene.

Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene specializes in residential, luxury, waterfront and commercial properties throughout the Inland Northwest. The company has more than 100 associates with offices in Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho. Each Keller Williams Realty Company is independently owned and operated.

Baumann speaks at shooting sports forum

Beth Baumann, of Athol, was a panel speaker June 5 at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Industry Summit in Hilton Head, S.C.

Baumann joined Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Hunter and moderator Frank Miniter, a noted author, for a discussion of media bias in the firearms industry.

Baumann has extensive experience writing about firearms, firearms policy and legislation via her work as a social media writer with TownHall Media, PolitiChicks and having previously worked at Tedder Industries.

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