May 20, 2019
8 – 8:30 a.m. breakfast and networking
8:30 am – 10:30 a.m. panel discussion
17th floor of the Zions Bank Building, 800 W. Main St., Boise
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act offers an incentive for investments in low-income communities around the nation and around the state, identified as Opportunity Zones. This economic development tool could act as a shot in the arm for the economy in Idaho’s 28 Opportunity Zones. How best can Idaho regions take advantage of this opportunity? Learn more about Opportunity Zones incentives and guidelines from local experts on this topic.
Opening remarks given by Jerry Miller with Idaho Department of Commerce.
Roy Brewer – Partner, Brewer Lofgren
Travis Burgess, CPA – Partner, Eide Bailly
Gregg Davis – Commercial Real Estate Salesperson/Director, KW Commercial – Lemas Team
Jerry Miller – Economic Development Specialist, Idaho Commerce
Richard Smith – Partner, Hawley Troxell
Bill Truax – President, Galena OZ Fund
Sharon Fisher – Staff writer, Idaho Business Review
March 14, 2019 – Experts Forum – Idaho’s STEM Future
Our March 14 Experts Forum covered the current state and future outlook of the STEM fields in Idaho. A panel of experts on each selected topic will engaged in a lively no-holds-barred discussion moderated by our IBR technology reporter Sharon Fisher.
Melinda Davis, director of STEM education for the University of Idaho
Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center
Amy Lientz, director of stakeholder and education partnerships at Idaho National Laboratory
Jay Patel, developer, leader and entrepreneur heading operations and finance for Coding Dojo
March 21, 2018 Experts Forum – Harassment in the Workplace
Patti Perkins, CEO & Owner of Calyx-Weaver & Associates
Peggy Jones, Albertsons Companies Vice President of Human Resources
Toni Vandel, Manager of Human Resource Services at Idaho National Laboratory
Pam Howland, Owner/Attorney at Idaho Employment Lawyers