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Best Western Cd’A Inn receives Chairman’s Award

The Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn has received the Best Western Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance inspection score of the top 5 percent of more than 2,100 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance inspections scores. Hotels must also meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.

“Receiving the Chairman’s Award again this year is a considerable honor. This award demonstrates the Hagadone family’s commitment to first-class facilities and our staff’s commitment to providing quality accommodations and outstanding guest experiences. We’re proud of the entire team, and for their hard work to achieve this level of excellence,” said President JJ Jaeger.

Located at 506 W. Appleway Ave. in Coeur d’Alene, the hotel features 122 rooms, an onsite restaurant and cocktail lounge, conference center, an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

“I could not be more proud of our team,” said Darlene Mosher, executive housekeeper, “They work so hard to take care of our beautiful hotel and to see them get this recognition is very rewarding.”

Free safety product expo — RSVP by Aug. 9 for complimentary lunch

Comfort Keepers of North Idaho will sponsor a free Safety Choice Technology Expo Aug. 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garden Plaza Independent Living of Post Falls, 545 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls.

Presented in partnership with Guardian Medical Monitoring and Garden Plaza, the expo will feature personal emergency response systems product (medical emergency alert devices often used by seniors) demonstrations. All attendees will receive a complimentary lunch for those who RSVP before Aug. 9 by calling Jeff Thomas 208-765-9511.

The Safety Choice Technology Expo provides information that will be helpful to individuals who are responsible for the well-being and safety of seniors including discharge planners, case managers, and social workers at area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health and hospice agencies. There is no requirement to be an in-home care client of Comfort Keepers to order these devices. Adult children of aging parents will also benefit by attending and are encouraged to attend.

The product demonstrations will take place in the Clay Larkin Ballroom at Garden Plaza Independent Living in Post Falls. The event is free and open to the public.

Phelps joins Buck Knives

Buck Knives announced Lindsey Phelps has joined the company as international sales manager.

“We are extremely excited to have Lindsey come on board with Buck Knives,” said Mike Silverberg, vice president of sales. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience relating to international sales, marketing, and distribution. Her ability to forge strong relationships will serve as a great asset towards supporting our overseas customers and executing our plans for growth.”

Prior to joining Buck Knives, Phelps spent 12 years with CRKT. She served as international sales manager for a majority of that time, yet her background also includes responsibilities in brand management, public relations and customer service. Phelps holds a B.A from the University of Idaho and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

In her new role, Phelps will be responsible for working with Buck’s network of overseas distributors to support their efforts and identify new growth opportunities. In accordance to executing the international business plan she will outline action plans pertaining to sales, marketing and distribution strategies, and travel to key markets to coordinate with Buck’s international partners. She will also work closely with Buck’s internal customer service, marketing, and shipping departments to ensure the highest level of efficiencies for customers.


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