Caring for Community



John Hemmingson and the partners and employees at Lakeside have a long history of giving back to the communities in the greater Inland Northwest and beyond. Their contributions and philanthropic efforts make real and lasting change. Hemmingson and our partners seek out organizations and projects that reflect their values, to make the Inland Northwest, — and the world — a better, healthier, happier place to live. 

Youth Advocacy

“If we don’t stand for children, we don’t stand for much.” 

~ Marian Wright Edelman

Educational Advancement

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

~ Nelson Mandela

Fighting Poverty

“The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”

— Mother Teresa, Missionary and Saint.

Passion Projects

“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman


We Support



John J. Hemmingson Foundation

  • Camp Journey and the Sweethearts’ Ball

    Founded by the C.E.O. of one of our portfolio companies, Camp Journey has always been a cause Lakeside has supported with enthusiasm, both financially and through raising awareness. Over the past several years, Lakeside’s CEO John Hemmingson donated $20,000. To learn more about the camp visit

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  • Annual Kootenai Memorial Golf Tournament

    Architerra, a Lakeside company, recently had the privilege of attending the Annual Memorial Golf Tournament for the Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation. The foundation was established to extend financial assistance to first responders and their families in times of unforeseen and disastrous circumstances. Architerra’s design team sponsored a comfort station and served mimosas…

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  • A Year of Giving Back

    Lakeside is a company committed to supporting various local charities and fundraisers. Here is what we have been involved with this past year: ATC Manufacturing, a Lakeside company, provided bags of essential items to the Kootenai Bridge Academy and 2nd Chance Ministries. 2nd Chance, led by Pastor Dirk Scott, was founded to assist the homeless…

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  • Continuing Support for Ronald McDonald House

    Lakeside Companies Architerra and Zi Spa attended the SK Ball on September 9th. The SK Ball is an annual fundraiser by Ronald McDonald House of the Inland Northwest. Sponsorship of the event by Architerra was a continuation of support for RMCH of the Inland Northwest.

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