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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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Erin Guerricabeitia, executive director, Boise Urban Garden School (access required)

Growth plays a reoccurring theme in Erin Guerricabeitia’s life. She tends Boise Urban Garden School as its executive director where she’s seen the garden’s programs and reach grow. She volunteers to help women realize their own potential through personal growth ...

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Janice E. Fulkerson, executive director, Idaho Nonprofit Center in Boise (access required)

To Janice Fulkerson, the importance of the phrase “feelings matter” is represented by a painting created by her son Brian that hangs on her office wall. In college, during an evening Art Therapy class with her then 10-year-old son in ...

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Ashley Ford-Squyres, owner, AF Public Solutions LLC in Boise (access required)

This is actually Ashley Ford-Squyres’ second time as one of IBR’s Women of the Year. “I got this award in 2009,” she says. “One of the things the story said was that I wanted to be on the City Council ...

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Karen Echeverria, executive director, Idaho School Boards Association in Boise (access required)

With the start of the Idaho Legislative session, executive director of the nonprofit Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) Karen Echeverria is wondering what it’s going to be like. “I think it’ll be a little slower year,” Echeverria says. “Of course, ...

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