Mar 23, 2023

IBR to honor 10 Idahoans with 2023 Icon Awards  

[caption id="attachment_290605" align="alignleft" width="300"] Idaho Business Review Publisher Cindy Suffa at last year's ceremony. (Photo by Pro Image Event Photography)[/caption] Ten prominent Idahoans who have left an enduring mark on our communities will be honored by Idaho Business Review in June with the 2023 Icon Awards.   This will mark the sixth year of the annual Icon Awards progr[...]

Jun 3, 2022

Legacy, aspiring leaders honored during Idaho Business Review’s blended celebration 

Loved ones — family, friends, colleagues — filled Boise Centre East room 400 Thursday night to celebrate and honor up and comers to veterans in industry. Every year, the Idaho Business Review recognizes the legacies of Idaho’s iconic citizens and individuals under age 40 pioneering their careers, but this year was different. [caption id="attachment_281201" align="alignright" width="300[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Skip Hall, 2019 Icon

Skip Hall [caption id="attachment_236362" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Skip Hall, former Boise State University football coach, poses with his dog Baxter on the Boise River. Photo by Pete Grady Photography[/caption] Skip Hall is known for his coaching career with Boise State and motivational speaking to business leaders. But those are not the two things he wants to talk about most. Hall h[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Tammy de Weerd, 2019 Icon

Tammy de Weerd [caption id="attachment_236364" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd enjoys a glass of wine with her husband at the Village at Meridian. Photo by Pete Grady Photography[/caption] A passion for parks became a long, fulfilling career for Tammy de Weerd. She has had a measurably positive impact on her community as she completes her final term as the mayor o[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Skip Oppenheimer, 2019 Icon

Skip Oppenheimer [caption id="attachment_236363" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Skip Oppenheimer enjoys family time in the backyard of his historic home on Warm Springs Avenue. Photo by Pete Grady Photography[/caption] 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 lif[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Scott Moscrip, 2019 Icon

Scott Moscrip [caption id="attachment_236361" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Truckstop.com[/caption] He may have sold his company and stepped down as CEO, but Scott Moscrip is far from finished with Truckstop.com. “Fortunately, the company still wants me for my brain,” Moscrip says, “because I have a whole lot of ideas. In fact, in New Plymouth, I have a whole room in [...]

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Aug 16, 2019

Patrick Rice, 2019 Icon

Patrick Rice [caption id="attachment_236360" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Patrick Rice reflects on his life experiences from his Boise Centre office. Photo by Pete Grady Photography[/caption] 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 Novi[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Michael Satz, 2019 Icon

Michael Satz [caption id="attachment_236359" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Michael Satz poses with his wife and their children, and says raising his kids is the best thing he has ever done. Photo by Pete Grady Photography.[/caption] “My biggest passion is making things better for people,” says Michael Satz, who attempts to better the lives of others on a daily basis. This passion was inst[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Margie Gonzalez, 2019 Icon

Margie Gonzalez [caption id="attachment_236358" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Margie Gonzalez, executive director for the Idaho Commission on Hispanic A airs, enjoys a picnic with her grandchildren at Phillippi Park in Boise. Photo by Pete Grady Photography.[/caption] Growing up as the child of two migrant workers, Margie Gonzalez traveled from state to state with her family of 10. Following [...]

Aug 16, 2019

Linda Montgomery, 2019 Icon

Linda Montgomery [caption id="attachment_236356" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls[/caption] Linda Montgomery has made her mark as a multiskilled, empathetic and influential leader. Throughout the years, her many accomplishments have made a difference on a national and international level. Montgomery was born and raised in Idaho. Her par[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Karen Vauk, 2019 Icon

Karen Vauk [caption id="attachment_236354" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Karen Vauk sits with her daughter and her dog at Molenaar Park in Boise. Photo by Pete Grady Photography.[/caption] While most 12 year olds are more concerned with schoolwork and adolescent fun than worrying about the future, Karen Vauk was hard at work saving money for college. The dedication paid off when she graduated[...]

Aug 16, 2019

Jim Everett, 2019 Icon

Jim Everett [caption id="attachment_236353" align="aligncenter" width="600"] College of Idaho Co-president Jim Everett enjoys Quinn’s Pond in Boise with students from the university. Photo by Pete Grady Photography.[/caption] Raised by an “awesome” single mother after his dad died when he was eight, Jim Everett looked to teachers and coaches to mentor him. He remembers a particular grade s[...]