Oct. 11, 2016

Lamb Weston picks Eagle to be its HQ

A new corporate heavyweight will join Micron, the Simplot Co., Albertsons and other influential companies calling the Treasure Valley home.

Lamb Weston is in the process of spinning out of food manufacturing giant ConAgra into its own, publicly traded company, specializing in manufacturing and distributing fries and other frozen potato products. At nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, Lamb Weston would probably be the sixth-largest company based in Idaho when it becomes a stand-alone company Nov. 1.

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Apr. 4, 2016

Eagle Adapting To A Unique Kind Of Mountain Biking

The City of Eagle has been investing in mountain biking for decades. Now they're expanding their trail system over at the Ada-Eagle Bike Park- this time to bring in more adaptive athletes. "We really need to provide trails for everyone out there and the adaptive cyclists are a big demographic of riders and so they deserve a place as well," International Mountain Bicycling Association trail care crew coordinator, Lani Bruntz, said.

Not everyone has the ability to hop on a two-wheel bike. But with recent technology, the disabled community is now able to enjoy one of the most popular forms of recreation, and they can do that right here in the Treasure Valley. Adaptive mountain biking has gained more and more momentum over the last several years. The City of Eagle realized they needed to build something that would include that community and allow them full access to everything the bike park has to offer. They broke ground on a special new project to serve adaptive cyclists at the park Saturday afternoon. 

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Jun. 4, 2016

TSheets Breaks Ground On Eagle Headquarters

by TSheets

Ten years ago, TSheets was just two guys in a basement, trying to make ends meet. Today, TSheets is a thriving tech company located on the banks of the Boise River, right here in Eagle, Idaho — and, even more importantly, it’s home (from 9 to 5, at least) to well over 100 employees.

Our office is a mixture of big Ts, whiteboard walls, and ping-pong tables (oh, and a kegerator) — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s because our office is the very essence of what makes TSheets … well, TSheets. It’s where we draw our energy, where we cultivate our passion, and where we find the inspiration to do outrageously amazing things every single day. In fact, our two story, 19,000 square foot space was recently featured in an “Office Envy” series, all thanks to the palpable TSheets energy that greets visitors the moment they walk through the door.

Unfortunately (but not really), our space was starting to feel a little too small. Growing 100 percent year-over-year makes for a quick way to outgrow an office building, and, come January 2016, it was clear we were in need of an upgrade.

With that in mind, we’ve got some groundbreaking news!

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Jan. 20, 2016

Eagle Software Company Klowd Sold

Founded by Holsinger in 2011, Klowd developed software that allows audience members at group presentations to use their smartphones to interact with presenters by asking questions or responding to polls or posting to Twitter. The software then provides information based on the presentations to help customers evaluate which speakers or topics are most engaging.

About a year ago, Klowd agreed to provide its products exclusively to Freeman, a Dallas-based producer of 4,300 conferences and 11,000 corporate and special events annually, according to Freeman’s website.

With Tuesday’s purchase, Freeman acquired the patent that powers Klowd’s products and hired Klowd’s team to develop other products, Holsinger said.

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Oct. 2, 2015

New Farm-to-Table Fine-Dining Restaurant to Open in Eagle this Weekend

Le Coq d’Or describes itself as “Idaho’s first farm-to-table fine European dining experience.” 

That’s a mouthful, even for a restaurant.

But the concept behind the intriguing newcomer at 176 S. Rosebud Lane in Eagle really  is that carefully considered — and ambitious. Grand yet cozy, the restaurant seats 66. It’s housed inside the upscale Chateau des Fleurs, a 21,000-square-foot event center next to the headquarters of cosmetics and body-care products company Camille Beckman.

Le Coq d’Or is about savoring the moment, says Roshan Roghani, vice-president of Camille Beckman.

“Our intention is to create a memorable experience where guests can slow down, enjoy their evening and be present in the celebration of life,” she says.

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Jun. 1, 2015

Google Profiles Eagle’s TSheets

by Google

As part of its nationwide series on the economic impact of the web on Idaho businesses, Google profiled the startup story and 140% year-over-year growth of Eagle's TSheets. 

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Oct. 12, 2015

Zip line course to open at Eagle Island State Park

A new edition at Eagle Island State Park is nearing completion.

Zip Boise, a zip line course, will consist of six zip lines. It will also feature one of the state's first quick jumps, which is a parachute simulated leap off of a 60-foot tower on the north side of the park.

Officials say guests can expect about a two-hour experience. They will be accompanied by trained guides.

The price for a tour will be around $84.

Crews are still finishing up zip line testing.

The course is expected to be completed by October 30th.

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Jan. 21, 2016

Forbes Feature: TSheets in Eagle

TSheets is a thriving tech company in the nontech hotbed of Eagle, Idaho, just outside Boise. It makes an unsexy product, time-sheet software, which it sells to small businesses. Cofounder and CEO Matt Rissell stumbled on the need for the product when he realized his previous venture, a printer cartridge franchise, was struggling to keep track of his employees’ hours. That led to TSheets, which has become the leading time sheet software for small businesses, taking on $15 million in outside investment in September and planning to add more than 50 people to its 100-person staff in 2016. Revenues are approaching $20 million. In this edited and condensed interview, Rissell describes his rocky start and why he thinks he has the chance to turn TSheets into a very big company.

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Aug. 9, 2015

Boise/Eagle Recognized by IMBA for ‘Gold’ Level Mtn. Biking

by Admin

For more than a decade, IMBA has recognized trails and trail systems around the world that stand out as models for the best that mountain biking has to offer. From rugged, long-distance treks to front-country networks that challenge and excite riders of all ability levels, the Model Trails program is designed to inspire the kinds of experiences that keep mountain bikers coming back for more. Read about favorite Idaho trails in Boise and Eagle, ID and just north in McCall, ID.  

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Dec. 18, 2015

Eagle Island Zip Line Tour Opens Monday

After four months of construction, Eagle Island State Park is now home to one of Idaho's premiere zip line tours. Zip Boise's newest course will open Monday, December 21.

This is the first tour of its size within two hours of Boise and it features some of the longest zip lines in the state.

The tour is over a mile long and takes about two hours to complete. It features a double decker and triple wide racing zip line, the only ones of their kind in Idaho. There is also an "Indiana Jones"-style suspension bridge and a free-option off of one of the 60-foot towers.

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Jun. 8, 2015

A River Runs Through It

In the 1960s, city councilman Bill Onweiler brainstormed with associates about how to keep people from building within the Boise River’s flood plain during an everyday backroom conversation, when director of city parks Gordon Bowen chimed in, “We could make it parks.”

The tenacious Onweiler was the perfect go-to guy with which to implant an idea. Scouting prospective areas, he climbed fences, was threatened by shotgun-toting landowners, and nosed around behind businesses. There would be a lot of convincing supporters, land-gathering, cleanup, lawmaking, and fundraising ahead.

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Apr. 8, 2016

Office Envy: TSheets

by Marissa Lovell

Nestled along the Boise River Greenbelt in Eagle, Idaho, TSheets’ stunning two-story office demonstrates how far the online timesheet company has come in just 10 years – from two guys in a basement to 105 employees helping to blaze trail in technology, recruiting and company culture. The rapidly growing company, which recently purchased their office building, has already expanded into a portion of their neighboring space and is creating plans for a new building.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Cougar Mountain Software and TSheets Partner Up

by ​Jess Flynn

Boise Valley tech companies TSheets and Cougar Mountain Software join forces to help small to medium sized businesses streamline time tracking and payroll processes. 

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Jun. 6, 2015

New Greenbelt Bridge Opens in Garden City

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Thanks to Jeremy Erickson for this aerial view of the newest addition to the Boise Greenbelt, the West Bridge in Garden City.  The 175-foot, 60-ton bridge is a critical link in creating a safe corridor for cyclists and pedestrians traveling between Boise and Eagle. 

Nov. 3, 2014

Valley’s New Tech & Corporate Icons Rank in Idaho Private 75

by ​Jess Flynn
Fast-growing technology companies and iconic corporations from across the Boise Valley are featured in Idaho Private 75, the annual ranking of the state's top private companies.
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Oct. 8, 2015

TSheets Receives $15 Million in Growth Equity Funding

by TSheets

TSheets, the cloud-based time tracking company headquartered in Eagle, Idaho, announced that it received $15 million in growth equity funding from Summit Partners, a global investor with over 30 years of experience in technology, healthcare and other growth sectors. Summit Partners previously backed Boise-based Clearwater Analytics, ProClarity (which was later acquired by Microsoft), and Extended Systems. Other notable investments outside the Treasure Valley include Uber, Gainsight, Solutionreach and WebEx. 

Now with 80 employees (and hiring) and a newly opened branch office in Sydney, Australia, TSheets estimates it will increase the size of its staff by three times in the near future.

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