Business of the Month



SANDPOINT – Please join The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Staples Store #572, Ponderay, as the June Business of the Month.

Staples opened at the Bonner Mall in 1998. As a long-standing business in Sandpoint/Ponderay, they have remained consistently active in the community since opening their doors.  Their community involvement centers around two themes:  Kids and Teachers and supporting events which bring people to town.

They have partnered with local groups to get several events up and running, including the Scenic Half Marathon, Rotary Ducky Derby, Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail Fun Run, WACANID ride, CHAFE 150, the Long Bridge Swim, and numerous soccer and lacrosse tournaments.  “Supporting and helping to promote these events brings people to town, thus boosting our local economy.  It helps everyone”, said Ryan Wells, General Manager at Staples.

Their biggest and longest partnership started with Community Action Partnership almost 20 years ago to provide school supplies to low-income Bonner County students.  Now they are working with the Angels over Sandpoint and supply 1,000 kids all over Bonner County with a backpack filled with enough supplies to ensure a successful school year.  This relieves the pressure of our local teachers and schools who would try to help students who arrived to school unprepared to start the year.  In August, Staples delivers pallets of school supplies to the Farmin-Stidwell Elementary School gym, and the Angels Over Sandpoint sort and pack by grade level supplies for students in need.

Staples newest partnership is with the local teachers and their classrooms.  When families are back to school shopping at Staples, they can designate their classroom and teacher to receive 5% of their purchase value.  Teacher will get 5% of all Back to School purchases up to $250 per classroom.

We are very grateful to have Staples as a part of our community.  They are the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce June Business of the Month.  Staples is open seven days a week, located at 260 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay.


Incoming Chamber Board Chair and Ambassador Bob Witte presents Staples Ponderay manager Ryan Wells with the Business of the Month Honor at the General Membership Luncheon on June 13th.




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BOM 2017-2018

December 2018:  Schweitzer Mountain | November 2018: Keokee Media + Marketing | October 2018:  Bonner County Fair Grounds | September 2018:  Pend Oreille Arts Council | August 2018:  East Bonner County Library District | July 2018: Rotary Club of Sandpoint | June 2018:  Super 1 Foods | May 2018:  Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant | April 2018:  Laughing Dog Brewing | January 2018:  Idaho Pour Authority | September 2017: Pierce Auto Center | August 2017: Jacey’s Race |  July 2017: Sandpoint Furniture | June 2017: Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters | May 2017: Washington Trust Bank | April 2017: Sandpoint Reader | February 2017: Sandpoint Title Insurance | January 2017: Blue Sky Broadcasting

BOM 2016

May: Washington Trust Bank April: Sandpoint Reader September: Miller’s Country Store August: MickDuff’s Brewing Company July: Evergreen Realty June: Bonner County Historical Society & Museum | May: Eichardt’s Pub Grill & Coffee House | April: Trinity at City Beach | February: Idaho Pour Authority | January: The Shed, INC

BOM 2015

December:  Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376 | November:  Pend Oreille Surgery Center | October:  Skeyes the Limit | September:  Goodwill Ponderay | August:  Petal Talk | July:  Sandpoint West Athletic Club | June:  Northland Communicaions | May:  Friends of Scotchman Peaks | April:  Eve’s Leaves | March:  Selkirk Association of Realtors | February:  Festival at Sandpoint | January:  North County Electric

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