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Author Archives: Rebecca Palmer

Skip Oppenheimer, 2019 Icon

Skip Oppenheimer Skip Oppenheimer is known throughout Idaho for his commitment to building thriving downtowns and his generosity with time, money and talents. He has lived most of his adult life in the public eye and has earned respect far ...

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Patrick Rice, 2019 Icon

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Patrick Rice The first taste Patrick Rice had of the service industry came when he was just 15, in the form of freshly backed biscuits and garden fresh produce from the kitchen of his grandmother’s cousin in Novia Scotia. Rice ...

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Downtown Boise: Housing projects bring challenges, opportunities

“I was born and raised here and for a vast majority of that time, there was dirt all over downtown Boise,” explains Nick Schlekeway, CEO of the Amherst Madison real estate firm. “There were dirt parking lots — eight, nine, ...

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Q & A with Jeremy Field, regional administrator of the SBA

Jeremy Field is a Boise native who leads the economic development, small business initiatives and program operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region X Office — also known as the SBA Pacific Northwest Region — comprised of Alaska, ...

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Kathy Griesmyer, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kathy Griesmyer 30 •Policy Director • ACLU of Idaho • Boise When Kathy Griesmyer went to college, her first class for her international studies major was about globalization. She learned about human rights abuses and the problems caused by colonialism. ...

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Rhiana Menen, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Rhiana Menen 37 • General and breast cancer surgeon • St. Luke’s Hospital • Boise Rhiana Menen draws energy from being involved in big projects and solving problems, and it shows. Her penchant for active engagement in good causes shows ...

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Kathleen Palmer, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kathleen Palmer 27 • Sexual violence prevention program manager • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare • Boise Kathleen Palmer’s career helping victims of sexual assault started while she was attending college at California Polytechnic State University. After coming to ...

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2019 Icon winners shaped Idaho throughout their careers

The Idaho Business Review is thrilled to announce the Icon award honorees for 2019. Now in its second year, the program is focused on recognizing exceptional men and women whose lives and careers have made a big impact on Idaho ...

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Nora Carpenter, 2019 CEO of Influence

 Nora J. Carpenter President & CEO • United Way of Treasure Valley “When people say, ‘I’ll help,’ things change. My hope is that every single person will find it in them to say, ‘I’ll help.’” Joyful opportunities Uniting community and ...

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