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

    • August 07, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Imagination Lab, Micron Business & Economics Building, Rm 2302, Boise


    Grow Your Business With Social Media

    (even if you think it's a waste of time!)

    You've heard how important it is to be marketing on social media. You may even have a business page and post on it. 

    But you still wonder: is it working? Am I doing it right? Or, like lots of my clients, you may say "I just don't get it!"

    • How to use social media for more than chatter

    • Which social sites are worth your time and which are not

    • What to post and when to post it

    • How to do it all in 15 minutes a day!

    followed later by...

    More Buzz, More Business with Email Marketing

    You are invited to this FREE Constant Contact seminar, More Buzz, More Business with Email Marketing. If you are new to email marketing, this will help you hit the ground running! If you want to improve your email marketing results, this will give you the expertise you need to get more from your campaigns. 

    You will learn best practices and expert tips like:

    • The top 3 things that determine whether people like your emails

    • How to get your emails opened and read

    • How to know if your email marketing is working

    • 7 ways to grow your email list

    • How email and social media work together for better results

     Register today!

    Free, but registration is requested


    • August 13, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 14, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Boise State Center for Professional Development

    Professional Technical Writing


    Discover ways to improve your proposals, reports, and instructions, making them powerful means of persuasion and communication. Organize your ideas, adapt specialized content for experts and general public, and achieve your communication objectives.  

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

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Professional Technical Writing web page.

    • August 19, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Riverside Hotel, Boise, IDaho


    Don't miss the Zions Bank® Small Business Conference to discover how local and national events are impacting business opportunities today. The full-day conference features leaders and experts sharing insights into critical areas affecting small businesses. The event features:

    Steve Forbes
    Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

    Sallie Krawcheck
    Chair, Ellevate Network and Ellevate Asset Management

    Mike Crapo, U.S. Senator from Idaho

    The cost is $35 and includes lunch

    Learn more or register here

    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.
    • August 20, 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • August 21, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Boise State Center for Professional Development

    Prepare to Lead


    The Prepare to Lead workshop (formerly Foundations in Supervision) will prepare you to lead! If you are a team leader, front-line supervisor, or stepping into a new supervisory role, you will gain skills and tools to help set your course as a leader.
    Don't miss this opportunity! Enroll and be on your way to gaining new leadership skills. Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Prepare to Lead web page.


    • August 27, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, Fort Hall, ID

    Creating community and economic development through collaborative efforts in Indian country.


    Guest Speakers:
    John Regetz, Bannock Development Corporation
    FFKR Architects, Introduction of Master Planning

    Register Today





    • 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.
    • 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

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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