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2021 Top Projects award finalists announced

While the construction industry has certainly had some challenges this past year – fighting insane increases in commodity prices, battling dwindling inventory in supply chains, and having to innovate on the fly to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements – somewhat amazingly, projects were still ...

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CEOs of Influence honored at intimate reception

2021 CEOs of Influence

On June 29 — following this year’s CEOs of Influence Awards program, which took place via a virtual stream on June 24 — the 20 CEOs honored were invited to attend an in-person celebration at the Arid Club, sponsor of ...

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Escape to the great outdoors

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While COVID may have slowed down some businesses in 2020, it certainly didn’t seem to slow down tourism in Idaho.   Attendance at Idaho state parks has skyrocketed since COVID, according to Idaho State Parks & Recreation’s Public Information Specialist Chelsea ...

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Idaho Business Review announces 2021 Women of the Year

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After receiving more than 150 nominations of deserving women from around the state, the Idaho Business Review is proud to announce this year’s 50 Women of the Year honorees, who come from all industries and professions — from banking to ...

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A word with Tiam Rastegar, executive director of Trailhead  (access required)

A graduate of Boise State University where he studied international business and political science, Tiam Rastegar worked in customer-facing leadership roles at PKG and Vacasa before becoming the executive director of Trailhead in 2018.   Trailhead, launched in 2015, is a nonprofit intended ...

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Big changes announced at kickoff for Boise Startup Week (access required)

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The biggest announcement from the community kickoff hybrid event held at Trailhead on May 26 was that the name of Boise Startup Week has been changed to Boise Entrepreneur Week. While it’s certainly harder to say and spell — perhaps ...

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Boise Metro Chamber lauds small businesses at hybrid event (access required)

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Diving back into the world of in-person events, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce held a hybrid version of its annual small business awards in person at Boise Centre on May 6, while simultaneously streaming the event live on its social ...

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2021 CEO of Influence Award winners announced

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It’s a fair statement to say that every business in Idaho was affected by the pandemic in one way or another. Many retail- and tourism-focused companies had to pivot their models to come up with creative ways to attract digital ...

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