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

    • October 15, 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • December 10, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Online

    Online Learning + You = Brand New Skills


    Sessions begin Oct. 15, Nov. 12 & Dec. 10

    Gain valuable skills without losing productive office time! Our wide variety of online courses is available in a six-week, instructor-led format which can be accessed anytime and anywhere, allowing multiple staff members to attend. Each high-quality course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes and a discussion area. Dedicated instructors lead every course; answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions.

    For more information and to enroll, 

    visit the Online Courses web page.


    • October 27, 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 05, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • https://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

    Call for Nominations



    National Small Business Week has been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963. During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements through various awards.

    SBA is currently seeking nominations from the public for exceptional entrepreneurs.

    Completed Nomination Packets due January 5th. 

    • December 04, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • December 05, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Boise State Center for Professional Development




    You will discover ways to improve all your writing tasks, including reports, letters, and emails. In addition, you will learn the direct and indirect approaches to writing, which guide you when organizing your message.

    Don't miss this opportunity! Enroll and be on your way to gaining new advanced business writing skills. Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.


    For more information and to enroll, visit 

    Writing for Clarity in Business

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


    • December 12, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Williams Conference Center, LCSC, Lewiston


    Gene Hamacher of TechHelp and the University of Idaho will lead a full-day Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop. This workshop provides a powerful orientation to the discipline of Lean. You will learn and practice Lean techniques by applying classroom lessons during multiple production simulation activities.


    The workshop will be offered at a discount to members and clients of our partner organizations including the American Manufacturer Network (AMN), the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) and the North Idaho Manufacturer Association (NIMA).

    REGISTER TODAY


    • January 08, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Idaho Correctional Industries, 1301 N. Orchard St., Boise


    An Introduction to CM/GC: Public agencies in Idaho are now authorized, by a revision to Title 54 Chapter 45, to use the CM/GC (Construction Manager/General Contractor) project delivery method for public works construction projects. 

    This one day class will cover the following subjects:

    • What is CM/GC?

    • How is CM/GC different from the traditional Design-Bid-Build process

    • Advantages and Disadvantages of CM/CG

    • How and when should the CM/GC be selected?

    • Why development of evaluation criteria and weighting is important

    • What are preconstruction services and why are they important?

    • Why it is important to define the contract cost categories

    • How and when should the construction cost be negotiated?

    • When should subcontract bidding occur?

    • What work can the CM/GC self-perform?

    And more...


    Registration Fee: $300.00

    Register 

    Attendees must register prior to Jan. 7, 2015


    • Payment by credit card on our website

    • Payment (cash or check) can also be mailed to: 

    IPPA P.O. Box 6512 Boise, ID 83707or bring payment with you
    • For more information contact Bob Perkins 

    • January 09, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 13, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Idaho National Laboratory's Energy Innovation Laboratory

    The BIG Competition’s 3rd Annual Event offers an opportunity for inventors, entrepreneurs, and students in eastern Idaho to present their best product and business ideas.

    BIG stands for “Business + Innovation + Growth™” and this event is designed to educate prospective entrepreneurs on the processes of early stage financing and enterprise, while helping clever minds put their ideas to work.

    With more than $5,000 in prize money on the line, the BIG Competition is doubling its reach for 2015, adding “High School” and “Diversity” tracks to the existing “Collegiate” and “Community” tracks.

    This is a huge community startup blitz –ENTRY deadline for the BIG Competition is January 9, 2015.  

    Entrepreneurs should visit www.2015BIGIdaho.istart.org  to learn about the event and register.  

    BIG CARD

    Semi-Final announcements will be January 23, with presentations on February 12.  FINAL presentations are scheduled for February13 at the Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy Innovation Laboratory (EIL).

    BIG Competition mentors are available at the Idaho Small Business Development Center (idahobdc.org) or www.2015BIGIdaho.istart.org.

    The Big Competition is sponsored by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho State University (ISU), Grow Idaho Falls, the Eastern Idaho Economic Development Council, and Riverbend Communications.

    For information on sponsoring The BIG Competition, to volunteer, or obtain general information on the event, contact Linda Martin at Grow Idaho Falls at 208.522.2014 or Facebook page under BIG Competition.


    • January 28, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 30, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Idaho Correctional Industries, 1301 N. Orchard St., Boise

    IPPA will be kicking off the 2015 procurement trainings with the NIGP Class "Introduction to Public Procurement"


    The work of public procurement is no longer a clerical function performed independently by various people throughout different agencies or departments within a government entity. This class provides an overview of the ever-changing profession by identifying fundamental concepts that will affect procurement in the public sector.

    Course Description

    Register Today

    • 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

    • February 18, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • February 19, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

    Become a Leader People Will Follow



    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader
    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do
    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes
    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Part 1: Leading Self

    Leadership is not something you do - it's something you are.

    There is a direct correlation between one's ability to self-manage and their effectiveness as a leader. In this course you will examine the five core values of self-management; managing authority with humility, communicating effectively, managing time with purpose, displaying and maintaining emotional health, and personal versatility. The course process will include a discussion on what it means to lead, a discovery of the behaviors effective leaders exemplify, an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation, and the challenge to create a plan for developing the leader within.

    Who Should Attend
    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups
    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.


    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.

    Receive a $100 discount by registering for the full series!


    • March 18, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • March 19, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

    Become a Leader People Will Follow



    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader
    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do
    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes
    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Part 2: Leading Others 

    The job of a leader is to help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    People respond to leadership when their purpose is made clear, their talents are used, their efforts are recognized, their accomplishments are rewarded, and their leader cares. In this course, you will examine the essentials of Leading Others; creating a climate of trust where people thrive, discovering and developing the skills and talents of individuals, building team cohesiveness and productivity, and helping the team fulfill their purpose in the organization.

    Who Should Attend
    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups
    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.


    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.
    Receive a $100 discount by registering for the full series!


    • April 22, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • April 23, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

    Become a Leader People Will Follow



    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader
    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do
    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes
    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Part 3: Managing Processes 

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.

    Who Should Attend
    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups
    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.


    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.
    Receive a $100 discount by registering for the full series!


    Part 3: Managing Processes 
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on April 22-23, 2015

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.
    Part 3: Managing Processes 
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on April 22-23, 2015

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.
    Part 3: Managing Processes 
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on April 22-23, 2015

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.
    • May 27, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 28, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise

    Become a Leader People Will Follow



    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader
    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do
    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes
    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Part 4: Leading for Legacy 

    Egocentric leaders leave a mess. Charismatic leaders leave a hole. But effective leaders leave a legacy.

    The measure of effective leadership is based on the lasting effects long after they are gone. As a leader grows, he or she begins to experience a shift in scope. They begin to think about the long-term results of their leadership - will they leave things better than they found them? In this course you will discover the five areas of Leading for Legacy; thinking and planning strategically, building alliances and relationships that produce win-win results, making ethical decisions that uphold and strengthen the core values of the organization, creating open and honest lines of communication with the people they report to, and initiating and driving meaningful changes.

    Who Should Attend
    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups
    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.


    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.
    Receive a $100 discount by registering for the full series!


Past events

November 24, 2014 NetWorkShop
November 17, 2014 Make Excel Work for You
November 13, 2014 Marketing to the Government and Its Contractors
November 11, 2014 Business Launch for Veterans
November 06, 2014 Strategies for Business Success
November 06, 2014 Strategies for Business Success
November 05, 2014 Experience the New Age of Marketing and Advertising
November 04, 2014 Fundamentals of Business Communication
November 01, 2014 Annual Coaching and Workshop Event
November 01, 2014 5th Annual Small Business Coaching & Workshop Event
October 30, 2014 Capital Acquisitions Class
October 27, 2014 NetWorkShop
October 24, 2014 Trade Mission
October 23, 2014 Conducting Effective Meetings
October 21, 2014 Retirement Planning 101
October 08, 2014 Buy Idaho Annual Meeting and Trade Show
October 08, 2014 Doing Business with the Government-Shoshone
October 03, 2014 National Manufacturing Day 2014
September 29, 2014 NetWorkShop
September 25, 2014 Online Course for Young Entrepreneurs in Spanish
September 25, 2014 Industrial Training-Electric Motor Maintenance
September 23, 2014 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Workshop
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
September 03, 2014 Idaho Export Excellence Program
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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