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Courtesy photo River City Leadership Academy Class of 2018 at graduation.

Congratulations to the River City Leadership Academy Class of 2018 graduates. These community leaders spent the last year participating in discovery days focused on a variety of industries and business sectors, as well as developing personal leadership skills through evening courses with Jason Swain of Symbio Leadership. We have completed interviews for the class of 2019 and look forward to a fresh new group of leaders participating in the program.

Did you know people who take part in activities such as walking, hiking, or even golfing, schedule fewer doctor’s office visits, maintain lower body fat percentages, and have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels? Mental wellness is critical to overall physical health and participating in recreational activities helps manage stress. So get outside and enjoy all the recreational opportunities our beautiful region has to offer.

Please join us for our annual Connect 4 Lunch BBQ scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21. The luncheon will be hosted in a new location this year. The City of Post Falls is our event sponsor and has offered up the Trail Head Pavilion for our event location. The barbecue is dedicated to promoting our members with each organization having time to promote their business if they provide a giveaway for the business card drawings.

Sept. 27 will be here before you know it — and we will be drawing the winning $25,000 Super Scholarship raffle ticket at our annual membership appreciation party sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union. We are well into our third year of the Super Scholarship Raffle program, and are so grateful to the continued support of our Premier Sponsor, Greene Idaho Foundation, and our other underwriting sponsors.

Our 2016 Scholarship winner was Cody Jahns, who is attending NIC and just earned his CNA with the intention of transferring to Lewis Clark State College to continue his degree in nursing.

The 2017 Scholarship winner was Justin Lyon, who is attending the University of Idaho working toward his degree in medicine. Who will be next? Only 1,000 $50 tickets will be sold for a chance to win a $25,000 college scholarship that can be used at University of Idaho. Lewis Clark State College, North Idaho College or a combination of the three schools.

I know, I know. With such beautiful weather it’s hard to think about Christmas. However, we want you to save the date for the 3rd annual Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival presented by Columbia Bank. The event will be Saturday, Dec. 8.

To register for events and programs, visit our website: www.postfallschamber.com.

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Jame` Davis is CEO of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.

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