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Movers and Shakers February 15, 2013

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am

Northern Quest nominated for country music award

After just two years in the outdoor summer concert business, Northern Quest Resort and Casino has been nominated for "Casino of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music. The nominees include Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, Calif., Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, Okla., Red Rock Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, and WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla.

"We're honored to be recognized by the Academy of Country Music," says Northern Quest General Manager Phil Haugen. "We're proud of the acts we've been able to bring to Spokane so far and we'll continue doing our best to raise the bar for this year's 2013 Pepsi Summer Concert lineup. We have a unique outdoor venue at our four diamond resort and casino property and we love exceeding our guests' expectations."

Northern Quest Resort and Casino unveiled its outdoor summer concert venue in June 2011. Since, thousands of music fans from the Inland Northwest have traveled to the resort to hear a variety of musical acts on the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert stage.

The beautiful outdoor venue, located directly behind Northern Quest, boasts more than 11,000 square feet of outdoor space. It holds more than 4,000 people, as well as food and beverage vendors.

In the past two years, Northern Quest has secured major entertainment acts, including country music's Sugarland, The Judds, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith and Darius Rucker.

Northern Quest expects to announce the 2013 Pepsi Outdoor Summer concert lineup in April.

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Daugharty begins term as president of Idaho State Bar

Business attorney Paul W. Daugharty has begun his term as president of the Board of Commissioners, the governing body of the Idaho State Bar. Mr. Daugharty has a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and is a solo practitioner in Coeur d'Alene, where he handles corporate, real estate and civil litigation matters. He is also a member of the Washington State Bar.

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Intermountain Community Bancorp lists fourth quarter data

Intermountain Community Bancorp, the holding company for Panhandle State Bank, reported $910,000, or 14 cents per share in net income applicable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter 2012.

The fourth quarter results compare to net income applicable to common shareholders of $343,000 and $907,000, or 5 cents and $1.08 per share for the third quarter of 2012 and fourth quarter of 2011, respectively.

Net income applicable to common shareholders improved to $1.9 million, or 33 cents per share, for 2012, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million, or $2.15 per share, in the comparable 2011 period, as decreases in interest expense, operating expense and the provision for loan loss offset decreases in interest income.

"We are pleased with the consistent improvement in profit shown over the past couple years, and optimistic about our recent and future growth in loans and earnings," said Chief Executive Officer Curt Hecker.

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Ambassadors Group lists dividend

Ambassadors Group, Inc., a provider of educational travel experiences, announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share, which will be paid on March 13 to all common shareholders of record on Feb. 27.

State honors Coeur d'Alene Homes

Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare recently announced Coeur d'Alene Homes as a recipient of the Silver Excellence in Care Award.

"We're thrilled to receive this recognition," explains Mike Grabenstein, executive director. "It's made possible by an incredible staff who always go above and beyond for our residents. I couldn't be more proud of them."

The Silver Award is given to assisted living facilities who work exceptionally hard to meet the requirements set forth by IDHW. The state thanked Coeur d'Alene Homes for "providing excellent care" and for ensuring residents live in a clean, safe and home-like community.

Since 1921, Coeur d'Alene Homes has served North Idaho by providing a faith-based home for older adults. Under the umbrella of 23 sponsoring churches in our area, it is the only nonprofit facility of its kind in the Inland Northwest.

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 bbuley@cdapress.com.

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