Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce honors Connie Taylor as September’s Volunteer of the Month. Taylor is involved with the Panhandle Animal Shelter, Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC), and Elks club. Her dive-in and get your hands dirty attitude shines with all of the activities she’s willing to help with.
“I love Connie because she gets excited about new ideas and will jump on board with both feet,” said Mandy Evans at the General Membership Luncheon on Thursday, September 8. “She rarely says ‘No,’” Evans later expelled.
Kim Queen of POAC also had very nice things to say about Taylor. “You can always count on that genuine smile and the reassurance that she will do what’s right for the longevity of the agency, and we will continue to serve our community to the very best of our abilities,” she explained.
Please join the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Connie Taylor in being honored as September’s Volunteer of the Month and thanking her for all of her wonderful qualities as a citizen of our community. She’s a wonderful model of what a leader in our community looks like and it is our pleasure to honor her with this award.
In Photo: From left to right Mandy Evans, Connie Taylor, Kim Queen.
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce has honored Lake Pend Oreille Cruises as September’s Business of the Month. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises has one ship, the Shawnodese and has graced our lake since 1995. They are a very active member in our community and serve hundreds of people a week during their work seasons.
The Shawnodese was designed and built by Captain Curtis Pearson. He and his wife, Linda Mitchell, the First Mate, have been offering public cruises and private charters in the Spring, Summer, and Fall since 1995. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers a myriad of cruises, including history, dinner, sunset, eagle watching, river cruises, island tours, and the popular Clark Fork Delta cruise. Their summer cruises depart from Sandpoint City Beach, but Fall Cruise season out of Kramer Marina in Hope is now going on until late October.
Captain Curtis is retired now, although he still has a hand in the maintenance of the boat and as a relief captain. Captains Ron Nova and Dale Hopkins are now at the helm, but Linda continues to work as First Mate. Linda says, “It is great to be out on the lake every day and meet such wonderful people and cruise on such a spectacular lake…life is good!”
Please join the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Lake Pend Oreille Cruises in being honored as September’s Business of the month. Fall cruises are happening now. You can still get out on the water with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises and see the beautiful fall color changes. For further information, visit http://www.lakependoreillecruises.com/ or call Lake Pend Oreille Cruises at 208-255-5253.
Photo: From left to right Owner Linda Mitchell and Chamber Ambassador Carol Warren.