||Jim Chapkis and Kim, his wife of 34 years, first moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1994. Their son, Connor, was born at Kootenai Medical Center in 1997, and is currently attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Prior to relocating to Coeur d’Alene, Jim worked in market research conducting field studies and moderating focus groups. He then went on to serve as road manager and lighting director for the acclaimed singer and actress Helen Reddy.
Later, he owned and operated Quake Network, a company which manufactured and distributed emergency preparedness equipment. Jim’s company was actively involved in ensuring schools, businesses, and families were prepared for any potential disaster.
After moving to Coeur d’Alene, Jim was hired by Dean Witter Reynolds in Spokane, and completed his training at the World Trade Center in New York. Now entering his 21st year in the financial services industry, Jim owns and operates a full service financial brokerage office—Raymond James Financial Services—which is located downtown on Sherman Avenue. Jim’s primary focus of business is in retirement planning and managed money.
Jim has had a long term relationship with the National Federation of the Blind as a consultant, financial adviser, and volunteer. He also sits on the board of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, serves on the Parking Commission, and was recently selected to be a member of the Urban Renewal Commission.