Events

Events that have been scheduled with firm dates and times are shown below. 

  • Learn about upcoming Buy Idaho events scheduled in 2014!
  • The Buy Idaho Capitol Show is the only trade show to showcase members and their products and services on all three floors of the Capitol Building in Boise. This is held during legislative season; with the opportunity to network with each other, our elected officials, and thousands of visitors.
  • The Buy Idaho Annual Luncheon Meeting and Trade Show is held each October. The event features a keynote speaker and highlights the year with Buy Idaho. All Buy Idaho members are welcome. 

Upcoming events

    • September 03, 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 08, 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Boise, IDaho



    THURSDAY, JULY 17 IS FINAL DAY TO APPLY!!

    Apply now if you'd like to join successful Idaho exporters such as Rekluse, Coyote Design, Metageek, Klim, Litehouse, Rodenator and High Country Fusion - great Idaho companies with great products that used Idaho Export Excellence to accelerate profitable export growth.


    The Idaho Export Excellence Program will help you evolve from RESPONDING to export requests to developing a PROACTIVE export system that will expand your customer base, smooth cyclical sales fluctuations and accelerate PROFITABLE growth.

    During a 12-week program that includes three full-day sessions in Boise, an Idaho District Export Council (DEC) Coach and a Boise State International Business Student will help you:
    Learn and implement a systematic process for accelerating profitable export growth.
    Connect with Idaho’s top export experts to address your major export challenges.
    Create a peer-reviewed export growth plan that targets your most profitable export opportunities.

    For more information or to apply for the program, contact Jennifer Verdon at (208) 334-2650 Ext 2117 or Jennifer.Verdon@commerce.idaho.gov

    Apply online here

    Download a flyer here

    See past Export Excellence pictures

    Apply now if you'd like to join successful Idaho exporters such as RekluseCoyote DesignMetageekKlimLitehouseRodenator and High Country Fusion - great Idaho companies with great products that used Idaho Export Excellence to accelerate profitable export growth.  

    Watch how Boise's Rekluse rode Export Excellence to the National Exporter of the Year Award in 2012. 

    The Idaho Export Excellence Program will help you evolve from RESPONDING to export requests to developing a PROACTIVE export system that will expand your customer base, smooth cyclical sales fluctuations and accelerate PROFITABLE growth.

    At right, Rod Lake of Southwind Farms delivers his team's final presentation as his chef prepares to show participants why Asia is going to love Southwind Fingerling Potatoes. 

    During a 12-week program that includes three full-day sessions in Boise, an Idaho District Export Council (DEC) Coach and a Boise State International Business Studentwill help you:
    1. Learn and implement a systematic process for accelerating profitable export growth.
    2. Connect with Idaho’s top export experts to address your major export challenges.
    3. Create a peer-reviewed export growth plan that targets your most profitable export opportunities.
    • September 23, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 995 University Blvd, Idaho Falls

    Hosted By:
    The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)

    The program will focus on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which enable small businesses to apply for Government funding to help advance innovation.


    The agenda also includes an introduction to CAES innovation outreach initiatives, and opportunities for attendees to meet one-on-one with the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Manager David Sikora.

    Registration

    Complete Schedule of Events

    • September 25, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Lion Hotel, Downtown Boise


    Level 1 Electric Motor Maintenance


    Specialized Skills Training
    Electric Motor Maintenance Level 1 is the first in a 3 part series of electric motor maintenance training. Specifically designed for manufacturing and processing plant maintenance technicians, this program provides trainees with the fundamentals of electric motors and how they work.

    Program Outcomes
    • Understanding electromagnetism
    • Principles of electrical rotation
    • Understanding speed, horsepower, torque, current and frequency in electric motors
    • Identification of electric motor classifications
    • Identifying and understanding motor nameplate data
    • Understanding electric motor terminology
    All courses are taught by leading industry professionals!

    View the complete training flyer page 1 and  page 2



    Learn more at www.brideasolutions.com 

    Apply now if you'd like to join successful Idaho exporters such as RekluseCoyote DesignMetageekKlimLitehouseRodenator and High Country Fusion - great Idaho companies with great products that used Idaho Export Excellence to accelerate profitable export growth.  

    Watch how Boise's Rekluse rode Export Excellence to the National Exporter of the Year Award in 2012. 

    The Idaho Export Excellence Program will help you evolve from RESPONDING to export requests to developing a PROACTIVE export system that will expand your customer base, smooth cyclical sales fluctuations and accelerate PROFITABLE growth.

    At right, Rod Lake of Southwind Farms delivers his team's final presentation as his chef prepares to show participants why Asia is going to love Southwind Fingerling Potatoes. 

    During a 12-week program that includes three full-day sessions in Boise, an Idaho District Export Council (DEC) Coach and a Boise State International Business Studentwill help you:
    1. Learn and implement a systematic process for accelerating profitable export growth.
    2. Connect with Idaho’s top export experts to address your major export challenges.
    3. Create a peer-reviewed export growth plan that targets your most profitable export opportunities.
    • September 25, 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/109740293027006618740/events/cb3oitffipifl4t42t9bd7uq0f4


    Hosts Live Hangout for Spanish-Speaking Young Entrepreneurs with
    GobiernoUSA.gov 


    Young entrepreneurs have a new tool to help determine if they’re ready for business ownership and to help them get started. Young Entrepreneurs: An Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Jóvenes Emprendedores) is a free, self-paced online course in Spanish that gives an overview of basic business principles and introduces resources available from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    “This month, the SBA recognizes the vital contributions Hispanic American small business owners have made to our economy as we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator. “As a proud Hispanic American, I believe that providing financial, educational and technical assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs is a major means to create jobs and stimulate the economy. The new course is an essential business development tool for young entrepreneurs that can be central to the future success for many generations to come.”

    The Young Entrepreneurs course is designed to help with the essentials of starting a small business, including evaluating business ideas, choosing the best financing options and registering a business. The course also includes useful resources that will help with each step along the path to entrepreneurial success.

    The course is accessible from the SBA’s Learning Center under the banner “Starting a Business” at http://go.usa.gov/mnFT, and is also available in English. The Spanish version of the course includes a special video introduction. Young Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs will receive a personal greeting from SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet when taking the course.

    Together, SBA and GobiernoUSA.gov will host a live Hangout on Thursday, September 25 to chat about the new online course and entrepreneurship with Sarah Farzam, owner of Bilingual Birdies, a foreign language and live music company that encourages cross-cultural awareness through combining language and music. Farzam will answer questions about getting started as a young entrepreneur.

    Hangout participants can submit questions for Farzam by email to learning@sba.gov or tweet questions using the hashtag #jovenesempresarios. No registration is needed to watch.

    To join the conversation and watch live, go to https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/109740293027006618740/events/cb3oitffipifl4t42t9bd7uq0f4 for a live stream of the Hangout. The live Hangout will start at 1:00 p.m. ET.

    The Obama Administration has a good record of SBA assistance to the Latino community, and the SBA’s 7(a) loan guarantee program has increased its level of assistance to Hispanic-owned businesses over the last five year period.

    The agency has placed more than $3.3 billion in loans to Hispanic business owners over the four-year span from 2009 through 2013. And this year, SBA’s 7(a) lending pace has already exceeded last year’s volume, attaining a level of more than $857 million.”

    • September 29, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Boise Hotel & Convention Center


    "Food Marketing in Idaho"

    Hosted By

         

    Sponsored By


    Join Buy Idaho, the Idaho business and ag community for this FREE event. Enjoy delicious Idaho appetizers courtesy of Boise Hotel and Conference Center and a no host bar offering Idaho beer and wine.

    Guest speakers feature Leah Clark, Idaho Preferred and James Albert, Murie Design Group

    • October 03, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TECenter – 5465 E Terra Linda Way, Nampa

    TechHelp and Boise State TECenter invite you to attend a celebration of all things manufacturing on National Manufacturing Day


         

    MFG DAY was started to help dispel misconceptions about manufacturing, and to provide an accessible venue for anyone who would like to learn about modern manufacturing. Attendees of MFG DAY include manufacturers, students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, and local communities in general.

    Back by popular demand! Interactive displays from local manufacturers including everything from dancing robots to 3D printers. Resources for anyone interested in starting a business or prototyping a product will also be on hand. 

    Schedule:

    11:00am Tour of CWI Micron Center

    11:30am Lunch and Manufacturing displays at TECenter

    Noon Program:

    • Resources for startups –TECenter and SBA
    • City of Nampa Loves Manufacturers - Mayor Bob Henry
    • Manufacturing Resources – TechHelp
    • New Association for Manufacturers – SWI-MA

    12:45pm Presentation of Spirit of Continuous Innovation Award to Melni Connectors

    1:00pm Tour of TECenter and networking

    RSVP online


    • October 08, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • US Bureau of Land Management, Shoshone


    You’ll cover a lot of new ground in this free half-day workshop, including:

    • How to find government projects that out for bid
    • Required licenses and registrations
    • The differences between state & federal contracting
    • DBE, 8(a), HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) & Other Business Certifications
    • Where to go for assistance

    This introductory course gives an overview on bidding with ITD, some of the requirements for bidding as a federal contractor, and services available to you such as free bid-matching and help with responding to RFPs from the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

    A representative from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will also be on hand to discuss their bidding opportunities.

    Please join us! Even if you’ve attended this workshop before, please pass this on to friends, co-workers and clients who may be interested.


    Important Notice: we require a minimum of 5 people registered within 48 hours of the workshop. If we have fewer than that, the workshop will be cancelled.

    • October 08, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Lion Downtowner, Boise

    2014 Annual Meeting & Trade Show

    Celebrating our 28th Year!

    We are proud to announce this year's Keynote Speaker - Dee Sarton

    “Thesis Thought”
    How one simple sentence can change everything


    Dee Sarton has been a familiar face to Idaho television viewers for over 30 years. She currently anchors the number one rated News at Five and Evening News at 6:00 and the recently launched News at Four on KTVB. She is also co-host of the longest running public affairs program in Idaho, Viewpoint.

    Dee has reported extensively on Idaho products and businesses, local entrepreneurs and successful ventures of all types. Time spent with the extraordinary Idahoans who find their niche for success has taught her much about an often overlooked first step. She calls that step the Thesis Thought and her talk will show you how one simple sentence can change everything.

    The trade show, which is limited to 20 display tables on the perimeter of the meeting room, will be open to attendees at 11 am. The luncheon and meeting begin at 12 noon.  The meeting room will be open until 1:00.


    Registration can be completed online or call the Buy Idaho Showroom at: 208-343-2582.


    “Thesis Thought”

    How one simple sentence can change everything


    Photo

    Dee Sarton has been a familiar face to Idaho television viewers for over 30 years.  She currently anchors the number one rated News at Five and Evening News at 6:00 and the recently launched News at Four on KTVB. She is also co-host of the longest running public affairs program in Idaho, Viewpoint.

    Dee has reported extensively on Idaho products and businesses, local entrepreneurs and successful ventures of all types.  Time spent with the extraordinary Idahoans who find their niche for success has taught her much about an often overlooked first step. She calls that step the Thesis Thought and her talk will show you how one simple sentence can change everything.

    • October 21, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • zionsbank.com/webinar

    A Business Webinar Hosted By:
    Zion's Bank Business Resource Center



    When your'e planning for retirement its best to start as early as possible, but it's never too late to get started. Experience professionals from Zions Bank Premier Wealth Management will discuss retirement planning and strategies to help you comfortably enjoy your retirement.

    Register Today

    • October 24, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • November 01, 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Istanbul

    Mountain States Trade Mission


    Trade Mission

    Applications due Sept 2nd!

    Contact Zion's Bank Today

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Istanbul
    Friday, October 24 through Saturday, November 1, 2014


    This trade mission presents an excellent opportunity to meet potential partners or buyers in these two dynamic, regional gateway markets.
    What the trade mission will offer you and your business in the UAE and Turkey:

    • Meet prescreened business contacts face-to-face, including potential agents, distributors, buyers and joint-venture partners, in one-on-one appointments scheduled for you in advance.
    • Connect with industry decision-makers and government officials at VIP networking receptions.
    • Engage with U.S., UAE and Turkish business leaders already successfully operating in the UAE and Turkey. Assess the business climate, trade policies and market opportunities to determine if the UAE and Turkey are right for your business.
    • Enjoy group business and cultural excursions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Istanbul.


    Read more for proposed agenda and pricing









    • October 30, 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 31, 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Idaho Correctional Industries, Training Room, 1301 N. Orchard, Boise

    Hosted By:
    Idaho Public Purchasing Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP



     
    Presented by: Barbara R. Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB

    As procurement professionals we must…focus on enterprise and strategic planning [and] recognize that far greater value can be achieved through strategic procurement planning than through routine order placing. Capital expenditures represent one-third of the total expense budgets of state and local governments. Given this significant investment of government resources, how does the responsible public procurement agent ensure that a long-term best value solution is obtained?

    Course Description

    Register Today

    • December 04, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Downtown Boise

    Make it an Idaho Holiday!

    It's the 3rd Annual Buy Idaho Holiday Market.

    The Market will be held on December 4th in coordination with the Downtown Boise Association's First Thursday holiday festivities.

    Register today and promote Idaho for the holidays!The location is still to be determined, but it is not too early to register and start planning your holiday promotions. 

    The Market provides an ideal opportunity Buy Idaho to remind shoppers to “think Idaho first for the holidays” and is a great place for you to promote your holiday gifts.


    • February 18, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Idaho State Capitol Rotunda

    The Buy Idaho Capitol Show

    Welcome to Buy Idaho's signature trade show event! Space is limited and will sell out for this annual show. Register now for our display area. We invite everyone to attend, network and sample everything Idaho!

    The Buy Idaho Capitol Show showcases everything Idaho! Over 100 booths will be on display, exhibiting and sampling products and services produced in our state.

    The Capitol Show is Buy Idaho's premier trade show offering members the opportunity to promote their products and network with fellow Idaho businesses and the general public.

    Participation in the Capitol Show is an opportunity limited to Buy Idaho members.

    Admission to The Buy Idaho Capitol Trade Show is free to the public.

    If you are distributing food at your booth, please complete this application and return it to Central District Health. TempFoodEventApplication.pdf

    Please review the following documents for further information:

    Capitol Show Participants Rules 2014.doc

    Capitol Show Unload and Load Rules 2014.doc

Past events

September 19, 2014 Meet the Money Masters Workshop
September 18, 2014 Meet the Money Masters Workshop
September 17, 2014 Meet the Money Masters Workshop
September 17, 2014 Marketing Workshop Fall 2014
September 16, 2014 Meet the Money Masters Workshop
September 10, 2014 Business Use of Your Home
September 08, 2014 Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises Economic Convening
September 08, 2014 Accelerate idaho
September 04, 2014 Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Business Workshop
August 27, 2014 Shoshone-Bannock Tribe Economic Symposium
August 26, 2014 Expanding Your Business
August 20, 2014 Prepare to Lead
August 19, 2014 Zions Bank Small Business Conference
August 13, 2014 Professional Technical Writing
August 07, 2014 Email Marketing and Social Media
July 31, 2014 Becoming a Servant Leader
July 24, 2014 Canyon County Fair Buy Idaho Marketplace
July 17, 2014 Buy Idaho Night with the Boise Hawks
July 12, 2014 Business Fundamentals Workshop
July 08, 2014 Social Networking & Web Marketing Workshop
July 01, 2014 Business Basics Workshop
June 24, 2014 Triannual Entrepreneurial Platform
June 23, 2014 Business Training Events Calendar
June 20, 2014 Payette River Games
June 17, 2014 Time Management Solutions
June 17, 2014 Fundamentals of Business Communication
June 07, 2014 Bodybuilding.com Fitness Expo
June 07, 2014 Bell Ringer at the Capitol City Market
June 03, 2014 US Exports Controls Workshop
May 21, 2014 Social Media for Business
May 14, 2014 Working Social for Businesses - Boise
May 13, 2014 Marketing Your Business Using Social Media - Boise
May 13, 2014 Fundamentals of Business Communication
May 08, 2014 Working Social for Businesses - Post Falls
April 30, 2014 Idaho World Trade Day
April 26, 2014 Research your Market and Size up the Competition
April 23, 2014 Is Your Business Linked In? We'll Teach You How To Be.
April 23, 2014 ChallengHER
April 23, 2014 Working Social for Businesses - Idaho Falls
April 22, 2014 Marketing Your Business Using Social Media - Boise
April 21, 2014 Marketing Your Business Using Social Media
March 27, 2014 Pocatello Spring Fair
March 21, 2014 Buy Idaho Food Pavilion at the Boise Flower & Garden Show
March 13, 2014 Idaho Public Purchasing Association Reverse Trade Show
February 19, 2014 Buy Idaho Capitol Show
February 19, 2014 Buy Idaho Sweepstakes
January 31, 2014 Idaho Stampede Buy Idaho Night
December 05, 2013 Buy Idaho Holiday Market
October 17, 2013 Buy Idaho Annual Meeting and Trade Show
September 21, 2013 Sun Valley Harvest Festival
August 25, 2013 Buy Idaho at Ste. Chapelle Winery
July 25, 2013 Canyon County Fair Buy Idaho Marketplace
June 29, 2013 All Veterans Welcome Home
June 27, 2013 Buy Idaho Night with the Boise Hawks
June 27, 2013 Northwest RibFest
June 15, 2013 Bell Ringer at the Capitol City Market
May 19, 2013 Cascade Pet Expo
April 13, 2013 Silver Valley Business Expo
March 28, 2013 Pocatello Spring Fair
March 22, 2013 Buy Idaho Food Pavilion at the Boise Flower & Garden Show
March 02, 2013 Idaho 150 Sesquicentennial
February 20, 2013 Buy Idaho Capitol Show
February 01, 2013 Idaho Stampede Buy Idaho Night
December 06, 2012 Buy Idaho Holiday Market
October 17, 2012 Buy Idaho Annual Meeting and Trade Show
September 14, 2012 Sunnyslope Food and Wine Festival
August 17, 2012 Wallace Huckleberry Festival & 5K Walk/Run
August 11, 2012 Donnelly Huckleberry Festival
August 02, 2012 Buy Idaho Night with the Boise Hawks
July 31, 2012 Cascade Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speaker
July 15, 2012 Buy Idaho at Ste. Chapelle Winery
June 09, 2012 Blues, Brews and BBQ with the Boise Hawks
April 20, 2012 Eco Expo
April 15, 2012 Buy Idaho Sunday Market at the Linen Building
October 05, 2011 Buy Idaho Annual Meeting and Trade Show
February 16, 2011 Buy Idaho Capitol Show

Buy Idaho, Inc.
404 South 8th Street, Suite B128, Boise ID 83702
Phone: 208-343-2582  Toll Free: 800-743-9549  Fax: 208-343-5231

 

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