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  • June 11, 2019 2:44 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Want to participate in the Boise GreenBike Race at the Twilight Criterium?

    Check out the changes to this years race!

    Boise GreenBike Race release - final 2019.pdf

  • April 25, 2019 2:52 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    For Immediate Release

    April 23, 2019

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Kelly Thiel

    Tel 208-376-0464


    Employers Hiring for Multiple Positions at Nampa Job Fair, May 8th

    May 8th, 2019

    10:00am - 2:00pm


    Nampa Civic Center

    311 3rd Street South

    Nampa, Idaho 83651


    NAMPA, IDAHO. If you are seeking a new job or looking for a career change, the Idaho Job & Career Fair will have over 60 companies to meet for a variety of career opportunities! This free event will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 10am to 2pm at the Nampa Civic Center.

    Employers and career training centers will be available to network for positions in healthcare, finance, customer service, law enforcement, manufacturing, hospitality, customer service, and more. These employers are seeking to fill full-time and part-time positions, and looking for experienced and first-time job seekers.  Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success!

    Job seekers are invited to attend the following free workshops to assist with the job search experience.

    9:00am - How to Find a Job in Today’s Market
                                       Sara Barnowski, Express Employment Professionals

    10:00am - 5 Secrets to Getting the Job You Want
                                        Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, Career Coach

    11:00am - Developing your Personal Brand
                                        Stacy Harshman, Your Fulfilling Life

    12:00pm – Strategies for Job Prospecting

                                                    Recruiters, J.R. Simplot Company

    1:00pm - The Psychology of Getting a Job
                                        Eric Leins, Independent Creativity


    To view a list of participating companies and to register for the job fair, visit:

    Companies interested in recruiting at the Idaho Job & Career Fair, may contact IBL Events, Inc. at 208-376-0464,


  • February 26, 2019 3:46 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Virtual Reality is here, is your business ready?

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4-6 PM
    Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific
    ​​​​​​​12639 W. Explorer Dr. | Boise, ID 83713

    Better Business Bureau has teamed up with the Idaho Virtual Reality Council to bring the exciting world of virtual reality to the Treasure Valley. Learn about the ways virtual reality is impacting the industry and hear success stories from local business leaders in the construction and building world. This technology isn’t just a game - don’t let your business get left behind.


    Hurry, space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

    This event is free and open to all businesses. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For questions, contact Rebecca Bar at or 208-272-0339.

    Drawing: We’ll be giving away an Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset at the event to one lucky attendee!

    Rebecca Barr,  Marketplace Manager

    Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific

    12639 W. Explorer Dr

    Boise, ID 83713


    direct: 208-947-5941

    cell: 208-272-0339 Start With Trust®

  • February 26, 2019 3:15 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    For Immediate Release

    February 25, 2019

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Kelly Thiel

    Tel 208-376-0464

    Attention Treasure Valley Job Seekers! After Hours Job Fair - March 12th

    March 12, 2019

    4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

    The Courtyard by Marriott Meridian

    1789 S Eagle Rd

    Meridian, ID 83642

    The Idaho Job & Career Fairs continue to attract a strong turnout of employers and community partners. Job seekers can meet with over 40 companies at the Idaho Job & Career Fair on March 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Courtyard by Marriott (West Boise/Meridian). 

    The Idaho Job & Career Fair will provide you with access to employers seeking talented candidates in every discipline, from hospitality and health care to finance and communications, education to transportation, and everything in between. This job fair will have opportunities for those seeking new employment, a career change, experienced, entry-level, full-time or part-time employment. Admission is free.

    Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success! Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register in order to receive up-to-date details regarding the job fair and a list of participating companies.

    Companies interested in recruiting numerous qualified candidates at the Idaho Job & Career Fair may contact IBL Events at 208-376-0464 or


    Kelly Thiel

    IBL Events

    expositions | tradeshows

    208.376.0464 (office)  |  Calendar of Events

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  • February 20, 2019 12:45 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    The SBA Boise District Office is now accepting applications for the

    2019 SBA Boise Emerging Leaders program

    The SBA Emerging Leaders program provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies that are potential job creators.

    During the course of seven months, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.

    Applications for the annual class are accepted in February and classes typically begin in April.

    The Initiative incorporates a curriculum that is research-based and nationally scalable, enabling participating businesses to engage in focused development and expansion strategies, including options for accessing new capital and securing government contracts.

    Government statistics confirm that small businesses are the engines of sustained economic growth and job creation. The SBA launched this Initiative to capitalize on the proven capacity for stimulating jobs and growth.

    What are the key program highlights?

    A three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to help the participant emerge as self-sustaining businesses that creates jobs and builds communities.

    Includes more than 100 hours of professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling delivered during the course of seven months.

    Specialized areas of training include:

    o   Growth Strategies Plans

    o   Financing and Access to Capital

    o   Government Contracting

    Do you qualify?

    Does your business have annual revenues of at least $250,000 up to $10m?

    Does your company employ at least one person in addition to the owner?

    Have you been in business at least three years?

    The program will run from April to October 2019.  The only cost is your time and commitment to complete the curriculum over the course of seven months. All other costs are covered by SBA and our local partners. 

    For more information about the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative contact Christian Pennington at or 208-334-1165

  • January 28, 2019 10:56 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

  • January 28, 2019 10:52 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

  • January 23, 2019 3:40 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release

    Media Contact:

    Nick Aldinger


    The Idaho Business & Technology Expo is Coming to the Boise Centre February 20th

    January 23rd, 2019 – Boise, ID – The 28th Annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo will be held on February 20th, 2019 from 8am to 5pm at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise. This one-day event will give you access to the Idaho Tech Expo Hall for the latest in technology trends, services, and gadgets!  This year’s expo features over 16 hours of FREE educational seminars, speaker panels, pitch competitions, networking lounges, Launch Pad Row featuring local startups & more. Attendees must register at Seating is limited.

    The Allata Main Stage Seminar Topics Include: 

    ·         Innovation at Work – Opening Keynote by Ryan DeLuca, Co-Founder & CEO, Black Box VR

    ·         Why Idaho Is Prime for Women in Tech: The Rebranding Initiative

    ·         Machine Learning for the Rest of Us

    ·         Customer Delight: The Only Metric that Matters

    ·         The Future of Blockchain: Are You Ready?

    ·         Strategies for Defending Against Ransomware's Heavy Assault on Business in 2019

    ·         ITC Speaker Panel: Creative Technology Disruption

    ·         AI & the Future of Innovation

    Whether you are a technology enthusiast, IT professional, business owner, investor, or entrepreneur, the Idaho Tech Expo has educational opportunities and networking primed for you. Visit www.IdahoTechExpo for event registration and complete seminar list.

    Sponsors Include: Allata, Alliant Merchant Solutions, AT&T, Black Box VR, CableOne, CRI Advantage, Iliad Interactive, In Time Tec, ITC, IVRC, Jobu Jobs, Little Egg Solutions, Micron, Nexus 3D Consulting, Pacific Office Automation, Trailhead, Tribute Media,, Wrapspace

    The Idaho Business & Technology Expo is managed and produced by IBL Events.  Call 208-376-0464 or email

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  • January 22, 2019 4:17 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Platinum Events & Security LLC

    Idaho Horsemen Football Organization

    (208)546-9211 - / www,

    Media Release

    New Indoor Football Team kicks off season in the Treasure Valley

    Idaho Horseman sign contract with Ford Idaho Center & announce the schedule

    (For Immediate Release)

    Nampa, Idaho January 22, 2019--The Idaho Horsemen Football Organization - Platinum Events & Security LLC is pleased to announce the kick-off of the team’s inaugural season, with the finalizing of a contract with the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on January 4.

    “We believe that professional indoor football is needed in the Treasure Valley. Better still, the community has shown the team is wanted—as ticket sales have been growing strong since February 2018,” says Chris Reynolds, team owner.

    The Idaho Horsemen is brought to you by Platinum Events & Security, LLC. Co-owners Chris & Angelina Reynolds envisioned the team as a way to bring affordable, family-friendly entertainment to the Treasure Valley. The couple also sees the Horsemen as a platform for athletes to continue their career while trying to reach the next level of professional sports. In addition, local dancers have an opportunity to showcase their skills through the Lady Spurs dance team.

    The team will play a 12-game schedule, with six home games. The home schedule:

    March 23 versus Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks

    April 7 versus Sacramento Spartans

    April 26 versus Reno Express

    May 11 versus Tri-Cities Fire

    May 30 versus Sacramento Spartans

    June 15 versus Wenatchee valley Skyhawks

    Season Tickets are currently on sale now and Individual Game tickets will go on sale February 15, with tickets starting at just $12.

    The Players

    The Horsemen conducted tryouts in the fall, and the team has

    signed 29 players. Players must report to camp by February 23rd.

    “We are still looking to plug in more key positions to solidify our initial

    roster,” Chris Reynolds says.

    While the Horsemen have many local players on the roster, players are also

    coming from out-of-state.

    “Our Host Family Program was put together to help these guys get settled in

    local homes—and we’d love to see the community welcome them, “says

    Angelina Reynolds. “Host Families will receive season tickets and other

    benefits—so check out our website for more information.”

    We are also interested in finding local businesses that can provide part time

    jobs for the out of state players to help supplement their income. It is

    important for us to provide the best possible experience for the players while

    here in the valley.

    Platinum Ticket Packages

    The Horsemen are currently offering an exclusive ticket package to the first

    1000 fans to kick off the season—with discounts up to 75%. Close to 40

    percent of these tickets are already sold.

    Platinum members receive two passes for 2 years—for only $250.00.

    In addition, Platinum Members also receive:

    Two t-shirts, two hot dogs & two beverages prior to each home


    Access to the players, the dance team, and field prior to each home


    Opportunities for pictures and autographs after every home game.

    Their family name or business name listed

    on, and as part of the team media guide.

    First access to playoff tickets

    Businesses receive a booth/table at our preseason Kickoff Party

    *The Platinum Member Season Ticket offer will end Sunday, February

    10, 2019*

    “The Horsemen also provides great opportunity for local businesses to get

    involved—whether through gifting tickets to their clients or customers, or

    becoming sponsors in a more official role,” Chris Reynolds says.

    Sponsorship and other branding opportunities are still available for local

    businesses—and information can be found on

    About the League

    The Horsemen are part of The American West Football Conference (AWFC), a

    new league that will kick off its inaugural season on March 23, 2019.

    The Reno Express

    The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks

    The Tri-Cities Fire

    The Sacramento Spartans

    and your Idaho Horsemen!

    About the Ford Idaho Center:

    The Ford Idaho Center is managed by Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and is

    conveniently located off I-84 in Nampa, Idaho. The campus is home to the

    Ford Arena that holds a capacity of 12,000, the Ford Amphitheater that can

    hold up to 11,000, and the Ford Idaho Horse Park and Sportscenter that has

    a capacity of 2,200, has 518 horse stalls, 44 full hook-up RV spots, 16 partial

    RV hook-ups, two covered riding arenas, and four open riding arenas. The

    Sportscenter also offers a full restaurant and meeting space that is open to

    the public during select events and is also available as a rental space.

    For more information, please


    Contact: Don Miller - Or Drew Allen - Peppershock

    Media -

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