Save Local Businesses

Being a part of this community, it breaks my heart seeing empty streets with little signs of life right now. While we all know that this is a temporary situation, it is still hard for many local businesses to stay in business during the lockdown. So, I started Safe Local Businesses. Being a photographer for over 17 years and just recently opening my new studio on Carpenter Loop in Post Falls, I found that I can do something very much needed for our community at this time.

If you are interested in joining this project, please fill out the questionnaire below and we will get back to you. Want to nominate your neighborhood for Save Local Businesses? Send me an email at I provide photography and complete story creation at no charge.

Peach Orthodontics

Following the recommendations of Idaho state and national dental associations Peach Orthodontics were forced to close their doors to all patients except for those needing emergency treatment. “We were immediately concerned about how long the closure would last as the majority of our patients are in active treatment with braces or lnvisalign and require follow up and monitoring of their treatment.” – Rickheims, the practice owners, said. 

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Save local businesses project featuring owners in Post Falls by photographer Luba Wold Peach Orthodontics

Roger's Ice Cream & Burgers

Roger’s Ice Cream & Burgers established in 1940 with four locations in North Idaho has been affected by COVID-19 “lockdown” as many of our local businesses have. “…Dining room closed in 4 locations, which is typically 60-70% of sales… All of our crew has been able to stay on & work during these times & we have been hiring as well… Another challenge is training our young crew members on new safety standards”- said Nicole Randolph, the co-owner with her husband Mark Randolph.

While it is not easy to do the administrative work from home ...

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Integrity Travel

Most of us agree that the travel industry has been hit the hardest by Covid-19 outbreak. Sharon Kevins with Integrity Travel has been spending “unending hours canceling and refunding clients for their vacations that they have been planning for so long". Sharon continues: "Income has come to a screeching halt, but I continue to work earnestly to get the best options for my clients who have become my friends. My doors are closed to walk-ins but I am still available by phone for those with needs and questions.” Nonetheless, to my question what makes her happy at this time Sharon said:...

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Nextday Dry Cleaning

In partnership with Post Falls Chamber Of Commerce, my goal for this project is to photograph (from a distance) local business owners, share their stories and provide the face behind their closed doors and dark windows. I’ll post these stories on my Facebook and Instagram pages. The first one featured is Adam Burton with Nextday Dry Cleaning (click on the picture above).

Fill out this Questionnaire to be considered to be featured next. If you know of a business who need help with getting their story out, please share this page with them. We are all in this together. Let's help each other.