Sandpoint Chamber Choice Awards

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the second annual “Chamber Choice Awards”.  The Chamber describes these awards as honoring the best of business and community, representing over 600 business and individual members of the Chamber.

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is proud to share with you the news that we were nominated for two categories!   In addition, our Board Member/Treasurer, Jacob Styer, garnered a nomination as the “Young Professional of the Year”, in part because of his many efforts on behalf of our campaign!

We have been nominated, for the second time, as “Non-Profit of the Year” and for a “Green Award” for the first time.  We are honored to be considered alongside so many other impressive and deserving nominees for both awards.  It is a validation of our work to make our community a better place.

We are proud that “our” Jacob Styer is being considered for the “Young Professional of the Year”. In addition to helping guide the Friends of Scotchman Peaks as a board member and chief financial advisor and book keeper, Jacob’s contributions in many other ways to our efforts.  Many people will know Jacob for leading some of the more adventurous hikes (winter and summer) into the Scotchmans.  But Jacob also spearheaded our efforts to “adopt”, and maintain, a two mile section of highway 200! As a volunteer with the Panhandle animal shelter and Bonner County Search and Rescue, Jacob is very active in our community.

The Chamber is holding a gala event on Friday January 29th, at which time the winners will be announced. We’d like to congratulate all the nominees, who are all winners in our hearts, because their efforts to make our community strong and vibrant! Details on the nomination and awards gala can be viewed at the chamber’s website:

We would like to thank Jacob as well as our many other volunteers and supporters, whose work, involvement and contributions are all critical to the public support which garnered these nominations for the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness!

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About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

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