Following was the schedule of speakers at our 2018 ‘What’s Happening Up North’ workshop. Click to download the individual presentations they offered, as PDF documents.

7:00 Check-in and breakfast

7:30 Welcome and introductions
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7:50 “Protecting Schools and Public Places with New Technology” - Jason Giddings, Rhino Hide
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8:25 “The State of Economy and Labor in Bonner and Boundary Counties” - Sam Wolkenhauser, Idaho Department of Labor
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9:00 “The Rural Economy Impact on Housing and Labor” - Paul Lewin, Rural Economist University of Idaho Extension
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9:35 Break

10:00 Housing Issues and Solutions

Aaron Qualls, City of Sandpoint
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Chris Bassett, Bonner County Housing Authority
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Dr. Jim Haynes, Realm Partners, Realtor
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Cory Phelps, Idaho Housing and Finance
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11:45 “The Partnership Between Labor and Housing'“ - Director Melinda Smyser, Department of Labor
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12:45 Labor Solutions

Wendi Sechrist, Idaho Workforce Development Council
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John Russ, Building Labor through Apprenticeships
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1:35 “The Value of High-Speed Internet” - TING Internet
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2:00 “Restoring the Commercial Kitchen” - Paul Kusche, Kitchen Ponderay
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2:15 “Why Sandpoint?” - Andrea Marcoccio & Kennden Culp, Matchwood Brewing
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2:45 Closing and invitation to Open House at Matchwood Brewing