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Movers and Shakers August 11, 2012

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 am

Scharnweber joins Panhandle Area Council

Jan Scharnweber has joined Panhandle Area Council, Inc. as a commercial loan officer. Working with Jim Deffenbaugh, PAC's executive director, Scharnweber will promote economic development loan programs, small business support and technical assistance, and job creation strategies throughout the five northern counties.

Prior experience includes commercial lending, bank branch management and mortgage lending. She was a managing partner with Northwest Mortgage, and she served on the Kootenai County Planning Commission and Kootenai Perspectives. She holds a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

PAC, a nonprofit formed in 1972, promotes and supports regional economic development in the five northern counties.

Russell attends select workshop

Shawna Russell, a teacher at Woodland Middle School in Coeur d'Alene, recently attended a one-week food science workshop in Washington, D.C. Russell was one of 40 teachers nationwide selected to participate in the program offered through a partnership between the Food and Drug Association, National Science Teachers Association and Graduate School USA. The program's goal was to educate teachers and students about critical food safety issues by exploring the science behind them.

Idaho Dentists elect new leadership

Several North Idaho dentists were among those elected the Idaho State Dental Association 2012-2013 leadership at its annual convention in Coeur d'Alene in July.

Board of Trustees: Idaho Panhandle Dental Society: Thomas R. Smart, DDS, Coeur d'Alene Society (Local) Leadership, Idaho Panhandle Dental Society, President, Justin Rader, DDS, Coeur d'Alene; President-Elect: Kirk M. Davidson, DDS, Coeur d'Alene; Treasurer: Erin Elliot, DDS, Post Falls

The Idaho State Dental Association represents 850 licensed dentists committed to the advancement of the dental profession and good oral health for all Idahoans.

If you have a new, relocated or expanded business, or announcement of events, promotions or awards, The Press wants to let our readers know. The service is free and items run Tuesday through Saturday. To get the word on the street on your movers and shakers, call city editor Bill Buley at 664-8176 Ext. 2016 or e-mail

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