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Brooke Linville, CEO, IonVR in Boise (access required)

When Brooke Linville’s home burned to the ground in 2008 during the Oregon Trail Heights fire, she didn’t know at the time that it would lead to a new business and a new outlook. Linville, who was eight months pregnant ...

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Diana Lachiondo, director of community partnerships, City of Boise

As director of community partnerships for the City of Boise, Diana Lachiondo is the mayor’s point person for a variety of hot-button issues, from refugees to homelessness. But while others can get bogged down in conflicting views and bureaucratic red ...

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Dana Boothe Kirkham, Mayor of Ammon (access required)

Dana Boothe Kirkham just wanted to fix a few things in her neighborhood. The next thing she knew, she held the title of Mayor for the City of Ammon and had a major overhaul of a water and fiber optic ...

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Autumn Kersey, founder, executive director, board chair and co-director Treasure Valley Children’s Theater LLC/Treasure Valley YOUTH Theater Inc. in Meridian (access required)

While Autumn Kersey’s first theater production was when she was 4 years old, she was on stage even earlier: Her mother was in a play while pregnant with her. As the only child of a single mother with three jobs, ...

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Beth Ineck, economic development director, City of Nampa (access required)

When Nampa’s old Mercy Hospital burned down recently, economic development director Beth Ineck literally saw three years’ worth of work go up in smoke. “That was disappointing,” Ineck says. “That’s a project I’ve been somewhat involved with since I started ...

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Carolyn Holly, senior anchor, KTVB-TV in Boise (access required)

Carolyn Holly needs no introduction. You’ve turned to her during times of uncertainty. You’ve looked to her to set the facts straight. She’s cheered many of you on. And some of us grew up with her. When Holly started at ...

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