Some came by boat, crossing a lagoon. Others, on foot, walked across a wooden bridge. Nearly 400 friends, family, colleagues and community members gathered June 14 at the African Plains exhibit at Zoo Boise to honor Idaho Business Review’s 2012 Accomplished Under 40. The successful young professionals, ranging in age from 28 to 39, were recognized for leadership, achievements, reaching their goals and contributing to the community.
The event featured face-to-face networking opportunities plus a unique onsite social network, food, drink, entertainment and a welcome by Sean Evans, IBR vice president and publisher.
“We salute these young men and women who have achieved so much in such a short time,” Evans said. “Our community is lucky to have them and so are we.”
Boise State University College of Business and Economics Dean Patrick W. Shannon also spoke to the crowd and invited everyone to attend the upcoming grand opening for the Micron Business and Economics Building on Aug. 21.
In addition to holding the event at Zoo Boise, other 2012 Accomplished Under 40 upgrades included the use of Slide Klowd, an interactive app downloadable for the evening via smartphones, a passport treasure hunt with a drawing for an iPad as the prize, five buffet-style food stations, and African dancers and drummers.
In addition to the presenting sponsor – BSU College of Business and Economics – sponsors included Slide Klowd, Boise Young Professionals, Boise, Inc., Saint Alphonsus Health System and Impact Wireless.