Happy Day Corporation is reinvesting in their properties

LEWISTON, ID - A record setting high for U.S. stocks on Wall Street Monday afternoon.

Reflective of an economy that's on the upswing. But just because things are looking good in New York doesn't necessarily mean big changes for the Valley.

"And typically when you have spikes and dips in a economy the rural areas are a little more mellow," said SEWEDA Executive Dirrector, Marshall Doak. "And so we don't go down as far, we don't go up as high."

SEWEDA is a group that works quietly behind the scenes to bring growth to the region.

"Unfortunately if we cannot figure a way for all of us to invest in ourselves more, then we are going to have straight line growth and it's going to be slow growth," said Doak.

Power couple Bruce and Joy Finch own Happy Day Corporation. They're currently expanding two of their restaurants and opening up a caf.

"Natural foods, great coffee, we'll have a wine bar and microbrews," said Joy Finch. "It was not the intent but when opportunity knocks such as the Sage closing down so we jumped on that."

Just in the last year, four restaurants have closed their doors locally.

"We don't want to be one of them, therefore we're reinvesting in our properties," said Finch.

Expensive measures in hopes of ensuring they'll be around for awhile.

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