Q & A

Mar 3, 2020

A word with LeAnn Hume, senior director and retail/investment specialist at Cushman Wakefield

[caption id="attachment_245606" align="alignright" width="140"] LeAnn Hume[/caption] Inventory, inventory, inventory — specifically the lack thereof — was a major theme of the 2020 Building Owners & Managers Association of Idaho symposium last month. LeAnn Hume, a senior director and retail/investment specialist at the Boise office of Cushman & Wakefield Pacific, was a panelist[...]

Feb 20, 2020

A word with Matthew Mazzotta, Westside Urban Park artist

[caption id="attachment_245165" align="alignright" width="200"] Matthew Mazzotta[/caption] Matthew Mazzotta has built a national reputation with quirky urban art pieces. Now he's been selected to create a piece for the new Westside Urban Park in downtown Boise, which will begin construction this summer. Often described as a social practice artist, Mazzotta received a B.F.A. from the School [...]

Feb 14, 2020

A word with Nick van Santen, Associate Director, Experiential Learning at Boise State University Career Services

[caption id="attachment_244964" align="alignleft" width="240"] Nick van Santen[/caption] In many industries, an internship is a critical means to get a foot in the door and launch a successful career, but those coveted spots can be hard to secure. Fortunately, Boise State University is connecting more and more students to internship opportunities through an innovative program that combines o[...]

Jan 31, 2020

Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Cathy Silak, Of Counsel at Hawley Troxell

[caption id="attachment_244433" align="alignleft" width="175"] Cathy Silak[/caption] Cathy Silak is a true Idaho trailblazer who boasts one of the most distinguished legal careers in the state. In 1990, Silak was appointed by Gov. Cecil D. Andrus as the first woman judge on the Idaho Court of Appeals. She was appointed in 1993 to the Idaho Supreme Court and became the Court’s Vice-Chief J[...]

Jan 29, 2020

Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Dr. Neeraj Soni and Onur Torusoglu of St. Luke’s Health System

[caption id="attachment_230845" align="alignleft" width="300"] St. Luke's Health System is looking at new ways to use health analytics data. Photo courtesy of St. Luke's Health System[/caption] Health care data isn’t just for analytics officers. It affects patients and hospital staff, too. Medical providers across the country are investigating how to get doctors the information they need t[...]

Jan 22, 2020

A word with Brad Huerta, CEO of Lost Rivers Medical Center

[caption id="attachment_243849" align="alignright" width="129"] Brad Huerta[/caption] ARCO – Brad Huerta, CEO of the nonprofit Lost Rivers Medical Center, has the distinction of overseeing what could be the biggest financial turn around in Idaho's health care industry. In 2013, Lost Rivers Medical Center was nearly not meeting payroll. Three months ago, it opened a new surgery center. [...]

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Jan 20, 2020

The demand for downtown: Nick Schlekeway of Amherst Madison on multifamily housing in Boise

[caption id="attachment_233228" align="alignleft" width="151"] Nick Schlekeway[/caption] When you think of New York City or San Francisco, an image of urban living comes to mind, with bustling nightlife, chic restaurants and large office buildings, all within walking distance of apartments and condos. While Boise is still a small city, a bit of that lifestyle has been appearing downtown. [...]

Jan 14, 2020

Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Jim Escobar, founder of neUdesign

[caption id="attachment_229778" align="alignleft" width="175"] Jim Escobar[/caption] Jim Escobar has seen his hometown of Meridian develop over the years and is positioned in the center of that growth with his company, neUdesign Architecture. From dorms for the College of Idaho made from shipping containers to multifamily housing projects being developed in Meridian's Opportunity Zones, ther[...]

Jan 6, 2020

A word with Dr. David Pate, outgoing CEO of St. Luke’s

[caption id="attachment_242399" align="alignright" width="237"] David Pate, M.D.[/caption] After 10 years as CEO for St. Luke's Health System, Dr. David Pate will step down at the end of January. Pate received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine and began his career as a primary care physician in Houston. At the same time, he took night classes at the University of Houston Law Cente[...]

Dec 18, 2019

Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Kaite Justice, program director at City Go

[caption id="attachment_242167" align="alignleft" width="130"] Kaite Justice[/caption] Downtown Boise is known for being pleasant and walkable, but like any urban core, parking and traffic are continual challenges. Now an innovative new program is aiming to offer some remedies. City Go is an all-inclusive membership association that deals with mobility needs, transportation and parking. Ka[...]

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Dec 5, 2019

Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Karen Appelgren, director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center

[caption id="attachment_214952" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen Appelgren[/caption] Starting a business can feel overwhelming with staff to hire, products to develop and customers to woo. Underpinning it all, of course, is money – keeping the books in the black. It can be difficult to know where to start in the competition for funding, but luckily, Zions Bank's Business Resource Cen[...]

Nov 28, 2019

Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Andrew Mentzer, executive director of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council

When most people think of McCall, they picture beautiful mountain vistas and a clear blue lake, but the region is also home to a booming business ecosystem. Recently, the community opened a new coworking facility, CUB McCall, to provide a home for startups and nonprofits. Faster broadband internet is on the way through the Rapid McCall program, which will offer up to 1 gigabit per second servi[...]