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 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 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. 

    • November 01, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BSU - Student Union Building 1700 W University Drive Student Union Building


    Get the training you need for business success!

    Register Today

    • November 01, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BSU - Student Union Building 1700 W University Drive

    5th Annual Workshop and Coaching Event



    One-On One Coaching Sessions:

    SCORE business mentors with all types of business backgrounds will be available to meet with you, willing and able to tackle your toughest business questions. All mentors are current or former small business owners who are willing to share tips to prevent, diminish or maybe even cure some of the current business issues that you are facing.
    In addition, you can attend up to 3 workshops being offered. 

    Topics include:

    Workshops
    "Ask the Attorney" - An interactive Q & A session with an experienced small business attorney -
    John Runft, Runft & Steele
    What's Your Business Worth - Bill Laska, Constant Contact Small Business Marketing Expert
    Proven Market Strategies to Grow Your Business - Aaron Ellsworth, SCORE Counselor

    A panel of five successful Treasure Valley business owners will discuss "Secrets of my Business success" moderated by Zack Kyle, business features reporter for the Idaho Statesman.
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    Neal Custer, Custer Agency
    Jeff Katz, Lynx Services Northwest
    Jennifer Godoi, Paint N' Sip,
    Jack Dujanovic, Idatec Inc.
    Moe Reese, Honey Baked Ham & Coffee Shop


    Register or RSVP

    We are pleased to send out this invitation letting you know that our 5th Annual Workshop and Coaching Event is set for November 1st. We will be happy to help you succeed in your business any way we can.

    One-On One Coaching Sessions:

     

    SCORE business mentors with all types of business backgrounds will be available to meet with you, willing and able to tackle your toughest business questions.  All mentors are current or former small business owners who are willing to share tips to prevent, diminish or maybe even cure some of the current business issues that you are facing. 

    In addition, you can attend up to 3 workshops being offered.  Topics include:

    Workshops

    ·         "Ask the Attorney"  - An interactive Q & A session with an experienced small business attorney - 

     John Runft,  Runft & Steele

    ·         What's Your Business Worth - Bill Laska, Constant Contact Small Business Marketing Expert

    ·         Proven Market Strategies to Grow Your Business - Aaron Ellsworth, SCORE Counselor

    A panel of five successful Treasure Valley business owners will discuss "Secrets of my Business success" moderated by Zack Kyle, business features reporter for the Idaho Statesman.

     

     Neal Custer, Custer Agency  
     Jeff Katz, Lynx Services Northwest  
     Jennifer Godoi, Paint N' Sip, 
     Jack Dujanovic, Idatec Inc.
     Moe Reese, Honey Baked Ham & Coffee Shop 


     

    Click on the link below to register or RSVP, if you click on ("I can't make it) you will not receive any of the following announcements to go out.

    • November 04, 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 05, 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Boise State Center for Professional Development


    Learn how to build stronger work relationships, communicate your message to people at every level, and use the methods and tools available to get the most from your communication efforts.  

    Don't miss this opportunity! Enroll and be on your way to gaining new advanced business communication skills. 

    Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching. 

     

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Fundamentals of Business Communication web page. 



    • November 05, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway, Meridian


    A FREE workshop to learn what you need to know in deciding how to market your business

    Market your company better

    Use social media effectively

    Have a great website

    You will learn:

    Top secrets of effective websites and social media

    Best marketing practices on and off the web

    How to market the video: 6 reasons why you should do video marketing 

    REGISTER


    • November 06, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TECenter 5465 E. Terra Linda Way Nampa

    DON’T MISS THIS NO-COST WORKSHOP!



    BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
    Business Resource Panel

    • Financing options and meeting the bank
    • Branding and marketing your business
    • Choosing a legal structure for your business
    • Selling to the Federal Government

    REGISTER

    • November 06, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Idaho Department of Labor, 430 North 5th Avenue, Pocatello

    DON’T MISS THIS NO-COST WORKSHOP!



    BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
    Business Resource Panel

    • Financing options and meeting the bank
    • Branding and marketing your business
    • Choosing a legal structure for your business
    • Selling to the Federal Government

    REGISTER

    • November 11, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Women's Business Center, 1607 West Jefferson in Boise

    WBC Offers Special Veterans Business Launch Class



    WBC is proud to offer Business Launch workshop especially for our nation's Veterans. Our November 11th workshop outlines the fundamentals for success in the market, but will also include more information about resources and opportunities available for veteran-owned businesses.

    At the completion of this workshop you will:
    • Have the resources to determine if your business idea is a viable one
    • Know where to go to research the industry, competitors, and customer demographics for your business
    • Have the tools to calculate a breakeven analysis using your business sales and expenses
    • Have an action plan to start your business


    • November 13, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Energy Innovation Laboratory 775 University Blvd, Idaho Fall

    Are you new to Government contracting? 

    Then this workshop is for you!

    Join us for a no cost workshop as local experts discuss the basics of marketing your small business to the Government and its contractors

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Getting registered in the federal contractor
    registry
    • Understanding the federal procurement process
    • Knowing the realities and myths of government contracting
    • Learning what certifications you may qualify for and how to apply for them (HUBZone, Woman-owned, 8(a), Disadvantaged, Service-Disabled
    Veteran-Owned and others)
    • Identifying specific agencies that want what you are selling
    • Branding and marketing your business
    • Resources available to help
    • Selling to Federal Government contractors


    Event Speakers

    Gary Moore
    Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    Program Manager

    Irene Gonzalez
    Small Business Administration
    Lead Economic Development
    Specialist

    Small Business Representatives

    Jen Cate
    US Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office

    Stacey Francis
    Idaho National Laboratory 

    Fran Schofield
    Idaho Treatment
    Group

    REGISTER

    • November 24, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Idaho Pizza Company, 78 Eagle River St., Eagle


    "Sustainable Idaho"

    Hosted By

    Idaho Pizza Company

    NEW Eagle location, 78 Eagle River Street

      

    Join Buy Idaho and the Idaho business community for this FREE event. Enjoy appetizers from Idaho Pizza Company.

    Guest speakers feature Greg Olson, Blue Lightning and Diamond Street Recycling

    REGISTER - NOVEMBER NETWORKSHOP

    • 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.


    • 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

Past events

October 30, 2014 Capital Acquisitions Class
October 27, 2014 NetWorkShop
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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