Thursday, April 28, 2011

North Idaho Tourism Summit 2011 in the News

At the North Idaho Tourism Summit in Coeur d'Alene Wednesday, many expected business to be better than last year.
According to an Idaho state official, North Idaho is rebounding faster than other parts of the state.
"Well they've got more infrastructure here and a much more vibrant group of people out there working together," said Karen Ballard from the Department of Commerce Tourism Department.
More people are booking hotel rooms, and Silverwood is selling more season passes.

Friday, April 22, 2011


I know that none of you are waiting until the last minute, but by chance you are...well the last day to register for this years summit is Monday April 25th. Things to remember:

1. This is the only Summit that is happening this year.
2. There is no onsite registration available.
3. The Strolling Lunch is going to have some Amazing food!
4. Strategic partnerships and new contacts are vital to your business: this is what the summit is all about.

So go on! Get yourself registered and we will see you next Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What Happens in 13 Days?

Have you registered yet?  Early Bird Registration of $29 per person ends on April 14th.

The North Idaho Tourism Summit will be Wednesday, April 27th – a day of Fostering Strategic Partnerships is planned for you!

·        State and regional updates will be shared
·        Trade Tables have returned to the main meeting room to share information throughout the day
·        Announcing the Culinary Tourism Taste Event – our visitors want to savor the flavor of our region, and the best way to get the word out is to start with YOU! The lunch session this Summit will be a showcase event of some of our regional offerings from a great variety of venues!

Check out the current plans here:

Trade Tables and Taste Event Tables are SOLD OUT!


This is the only Tourism Summit for 2011 and no onsite registrations are available this year. Register by April 14th for Early Bird; late registrations through April 25th to reserve your seat at the table!


Thank you Wendi for the email update and reminder!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New start for State Line Speedway : North Idaho Business Journal

POST FALLS – State Line Speedway has rounded a corner.

Owned by brothers Joe and Walt Doellefeld the past 23 years, the 40-acre complex has been sold to Competitive Edge LLC.

“It’s a bittersweet day for my brother and I,” Joe Doellefeld said during a press conference on Thursday attended by about 50 supporters at Red Lion Templin’s Hotel. “We’re in our 60s now, so it’s time to pass the torch.”

“Several years ago, we were approached by a group in Alaska that have energetic, young promoters who assured us that they’d continue the tradition at the track. We kept the sport alive, and this group has the wherewithal to take it to the next level.”

The transition should be smooth due to the new owner’s ties to the speedway

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Week Left for Early Bird Registration for the 2011 Tourism Summit!!

The fifth North Idaho Tourism Summit is shaping up to be the best yet! Of course, bias may be present. Why? I am a foodie. By experience and by passion - and the Summit has a new focus on local food/beverage updates during this year's Culinary Tourism Taste Event!

The Taste Event will be held during what has typically been the lunch break at the Tourism Summit.  Right there at the Tourism Summit, we will be able to connect with local restaurants, find out what's new with the food scene and taste some of their featured offerings.

Travelers are looking to connect with each destination's unique, authentic food and beverage stories now more than ever - knowing the creative talent right here in our region will help you guide our visitors to just the right experience.

Be sure to register for the North Idaho Tourism Summit by April 14th to get the Early Bird ticket pricing, which includes the Culinary Tourism Taste Event!

Check out our latest video for the Tourism Summit here:
and REGISTER today!

(yep, post by Wendi)