Feb. 14, 2017

Love Letters: Boise

As a born-again Boisean, my love letter includes appreciation for the freakishly-friendly nature of the people who reside here. The two instead of six degrees of separation that makes it uber-connected, and the serendipitous convergence of music, culture and creative expression that sparks during our hometown upstart Treefort Music Fest.

It’s because you can start something here with little friction. The connectivity and independent spirit of those who make their home here means the vast majority of us believe in and support the grit and soul of the entrepreneur. Whether challenge or opportunity, we know who to call and who to connect with to get the job done. And when we compete, we compete and drive each other forward instead of stepping on each other to move upwards.

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Aug. 13, 2015

Beer Hunting in Idaho

Aubrey Laurence, craft beer connoisseur and contributor for The Bellingham Tap Trail, recently visited Idaho with his wife on a climbing trip. His first time in the area, he was determined to visit as many breweries and beer bars as possible. In total, the duo visited seven breweries and two beer bars from Boise to Sun Valley on their week-long road trip, making for an impressive tour of the Boise Valley brew scene. 

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Nov. 6, 2015

Uncovering Diversity and Inclusion in the Boise Valley

by Marissa Lovell

There is a common perception of Idaho that is misconstrued. Looking solely at figures, the state’s population is overwhelmingly white. Less than 12 percent of the state’s population is Hispanic or Latino and less than one percent is African American. Yet, when you begin to deconstruct this uniform picture of Idaho with a quantitative and qualitative approach, you will uncover an evolving story of diversity and inclusion. That was the goal of “Diversity as a Business Driver,” a summit sponsored by Boise State’s College of Business and Economics’ Responsible Business Initiative (RBI), the City of Boise and Wells Fargo.

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Feb. 25, 2015

Boise State Team Chosen for National Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 12 undergraduate teams from universities across the nation to compete in the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition. A Boise State University team has been selected to participate in the prestigious event. The competition challenges students to design and create a model wind turbine, develop a business plan to market their model and test their creation against meticulous performance criteria. Teams are comprised of students from a variety of programs and are required to use their individual expertise to develop innovative solutions as a team. The competition will be held May 23-26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Oct. 15, 2014

Place & Community Branding Crops Up in Boise

by Amanda Watson
What makes the city of Boise unique may differ based on who you ask, but many businesses, nonprofits and public agencies in our Valley (and around the world) are investing in place branding as a way to tell their story, increase revenue or bolster their local economy.
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Mar. 19, 2015

How Volunteers Built Boise’s Treefort Music Fest

Over the last four years, more than 1,500 people have volunteered for the annual Treefort Music Fest. Beginning in 2012 as a three day music festival with 130 bands, the event has grown to five days with over 400 bands and added features including yoga, technology, writing and film. The Treefort staff attributes the growth and success of the festival to it's enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers. This year's festival will be ran by a group of 600 volunteers, donating a combined 5,400 hours of labor. 

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Apr. 3, 2015

Boise Foothills Named Runner’s Adventure Destination

Runner's World named the Boise Foothills as one of the 10 can't-miss running adventure in America. The foothills offer amazing trails for running, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

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Nov. 24, 2014

Two Iconic Idaho Art Organizations Talk the Past, Present and Future

The Boise Philharmonic and Ballet Idaho are two of Boise's most iconic art organizations- hear how they've evolved, grown and kept audiences captivated for years.
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Mar. 24, 2015

Storyfort Brings Music Fans to Boise’s Literary Scene

The annual music festival has evolved to much more than live music. Boise's Treefort Music Fest has incorportated 'forts' for everyone, including beer-lovers, techies, yogis and story buffs. This year marks Storyfort's second apperance during the five day festival. Treefort's primary vision is to showcase local talent and expose local audiences to artists of varying mediums. This year's Storyfort will highlight artists in five literary mediums including history, fiction, performance storytelling, poetry and a well-known blogger. 

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