Aug. 27, 2015

Nampa Art Lounge

Photo by Michael Worman

A Downtown Nampa business wanted to create a space for local artists to display and sell their art... and the Nampa Art Lounge was born! Valley artists are encouraged to bring their art to Third Hand Antiques in Historic Downtown Nampa to help fill the space with creativity of all kinds.  

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Oct. 31, 2016

Mother Earth Brew Is Up And Brewing In Nampa

Mother Earth Brew Co. started brewing beer in mid-September in Nampa at a retrofitted seed building that’s expected to produce the largest volume of beer in Idaho in 2017.

A 500-square-foot tasting room with capacity for 33 people opened at the brewery on Oct. 8.

Owner Daniel Love forecasts his 40-barrel Mueller four-vessel brew house will produce 7,000 to 10,000 barrels through the balance of 2016 and he anticipates 25,000 barrels for 2017, “fingers crossed.”

“Currently, the way I’m set up, I can do 60,000 barrels,” Love said, adding that future capacity in the 40,710-square-foot former Sygenta Seed building at the I-84 Industrial Park could reach 100,000 barrels a year.

Payette Brewing Co. is the largest Idaho brewer at 12,000 barrels a year. That total is projected to increase to 15,000 to 20,000 barrels in 2017, the first full year for Payette at its new downtown Boise brewery, owner Mike Francis said.

Mother Earth expanded to Idaho from the San Diego suburb of Vista, where the original Mother Earth will remain to serve the southern California and Arizona market. In Vista, Mother Earth has a 22,000-square-foot brewery and 6,000-square-foot tasting room.

But Daniel and Erin Love have sold their home in San Diego and now live in Eagle.

Beer from Nampa is already distributed in Idaho (100 Jacksons Food Stores, 24 Albertsons, 10 Fred Meyer stores and 250 rotating taps at bars), Oregon, Washington, northern California and Nevada. Expansion to any other states will also be handled from Nampa.

“We’re close on Colorado and Chicago,” Love said. “We’re working on Philadelphia, New York and Texas next year. We have a pretty good following in New York City. I don’t know how the beer gets there.

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Mar. 16, 2015

New Nampa Library Open for Business

Nampa's brand new library opened it's doors to the public Saturday morning after nearly a decade of planning and construction. The new building offers open spaces and natural light, designed to serve as a gathering place for the community and draw people downtown Nampa. 

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Feb. 27, 2015

St. Alphonsus to Build Brand New Nampa Hospital

by Saint Alphonsus

via Saint Alphonsus press release

Saint Alphonsus will be building a replacement hospital at the corner of I-84 and Garrity Avenue in Nampa, Idaho. The new $80 million facility will replace the hospital currently located on 12th Avenue in Nampa. Hospital officials are planning on opening the new hospital by the summer of 2017, which will also mark the 100th anniversary of the only Catholic hospital in Nampa.

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Jul. 22, 2016

Materne Set To Hire 85 In Nampa

Materne North America, makers of GoGo squeeZ, received $510,000 in training funds from Idaho Department of Labor to create 85 new jobs at its Nampa plant by February 2017. All of the positions are permanent, full-time jobs that include employer-assisted medical benefits and pay an average of $20.58 an hour. Wages will range from $50 per hour to no less than $12, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

The new jobs include project, quality, reliability and continuous improvement engineers; production, maintenance and sanitation supervisors; operations, purchasing, engineering projects, talent acquisition, and fruit formulation and process managers; sanitation operators; operations associates and maintenance technicians.

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Dec. 28, 2016

Why Heartland RV Chose Nampa

"Why Heartland RV Chose Nampa."

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, one of the world leaders in recreational vehicle manufacturing, chose Nampa, Idaho as the location for its new manufacturing facility. This video explains

Apr. 22, 2016

What Others Say About Nampa

See What Others Say About Nampa

Nampa is the second  largest city in the State of Idaho and is part of the Boise-Nampa Metro area (Idaho's largest metropolitan area). Check out what some of the locals have to say about the area.

Dec. 7, 2016

Milne MicroDried will Expand Operations in Nampa

by City of Nampa

Milne MicroDried, a Grandview, Wash., based family-owned business is expanding its Nampa production facility.  Milne MicroDried first opened operations in Nampa in 2011 and today is an industry leader in dried fruits and vegetables.  

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Nov. 2, 2016

Nampa Inventor Honored For “Shoe That Grows”

The man who invented a shoe that can be extended to fit growing feet for people living in poverty was awarded “Innovator of the Year” last week.

Kenton Lee of Nampa, whose nonprofit Because International provides the shoes to groups that distribute them all over the world, said he was surprised and honored by the award.

“While we try to be pretty unassuming people and just do our work, this is a good chance to toot our horn a bit, because it does spread our word about what we’re doing, because it’s something we want to do,” Lee said.

The Idaho Innovation Awards are presented by the Boise law firm Stoel Rives in partnership with the Idaho Technology Council. It is the 11th year for the program, which gives awards to people in five categories: commercialized innovation, early stage innovation, consumer product, innovative company and innovator.

A team of 35 business professionals from around the state considers nominations and picks three winners, explained Michelle Webberley, manager of the Idaho Innovation Awards and Stoel Rives’ business development coordinator.

“From what I gathered at the committee, they just thought this was a neat and innovative technology,” Webberley said of Lee’s shoe. “When they thought of the innovator of the year, they thought Kenton was innovative to start a nonprofit on his own and come up with an idea like that.”

Lee started researching how to design a shoe that can be extended to fit a child’s growing foot after a trip to an orphanage in Kenya. Providing a sturdy, leather shoe that can be extended for about five sizes helps ensure more children’s feet are covered in the poorest parts of the world.

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Dec. 29, 2014

Nampa Dog Park gets surprise Christmas gift

by ​Jess Flynn

A surprise gift from Santa will benefit the dogs of Nampa. Parks employees found $500 cash that Santa left in the donation box at Nampa Dog Park Friday. The wrinkled white envelope contained three $100 bills and four $50 bills and said Merry Christmas – Santa on the front.

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Jan. 25, 2016

Mother Earth Set to Begin Construction on Nampa Brewery

Mother Earth Brew Co. intends to take possession of the former Syngenta Seed building in Nampa on Feb. 1 with hopes to be brewing beer by June. Mother Earth beer, now brewed near San Diego, became available in stores across Idaho in late October. Sixteen Albertsons stores are about to start carrying the brand, Mother Earth owner Daniel Love said.

So far, he said, the Boo Koo IPA and Sin Tax Peanut Butter Stout are his best sellers in Idaho. Mother Earth will be the largest craft beer brewer in Idaho if it meets Love’s projection of 22,000 barrels in the first year in Nampa. Love believes he will produce 10,000 to 15,000 barrels by the end of 2016.

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May. 19, 2016

Nampa One of 50 Cities United for Better Health

Nampa, Idaho is one of 50 cities selected to participate in the Invest Health initiative. Invest Health is a new initiative that brings together diverse leaders from mid-sized U.S. cities across the nation to develop new strategies for increasing and leveraging private and public investments to accelerate improvements in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health. The program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Reinvestment Fund.

This initiative was developed to provide an opportunity for mid-sized cities to transform the way local leaders work together to create solution-driven and diverse partnerships.

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Feb. 23, 2015

Nampa Library Book Brigade

Photo by City of Nampa

Nearly 1,000 volunteers showed up to support the new Nampa library by taking part in the Great Book Brigade of 2015. The volunteers started at the old library and created a line that stretched five blocks long to Library Square and the new building to pass 1,000 children's books from person to person until they reached their brand new home.

Dec. 23, 2015

Explore Nampa, ID

CHOOSE NAMPA!

Nampa citizens thrive in an environment rich in endless natural beauty, local history, culture and economic well-being.  Nampa has a long history of providing a business friendly atmosphere, low operating costs, skilled employees and a great quality of life.  Located just minutes from Boise, Nampa brings metropolitan amenities together with a relaxed pace of life and true sense of community spirit.  That is why so many successful world-class companies from many industries have chosen Nampa as their place to operate - this includes companies like: Amalgamated Sugar, Plexus Corporation, Micron Technology, Great American Appetizers, Woodgrain Millwork, Fleetwood Homes, Union Pacific Systems, Sorrento-Lactalis, Materne North America, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Nestle-USA, J.R. Simplot and many more. 

May. 20, 2016

Saint Alphonsus To Build New Nampa Emergency Plaza

Saint Alphonsus plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot emergency medical plaza on 12th Avenue Road in Nampa. The new facility would be next to the existing Saint Alphonsus Nampa hospital, which Saint Alphonsus is in the process of replacing with a new hospital at Garrity Boulevard and Interstate 84.The new building on 12th Avenue Road will replace aging facilities to better accommodate the latest care models and medical technology, according to a statement from Saint Alphonsus.

“Since we announced the replacement hospital build at I-84 and Garrity, we promised that we would continue to provide needed services to south Nampa residents,” Karl Keeler, CEO of Saint Alphonsus in Nampa and Ontario, said in a statement. “Our commitment to south Nampa services hasn’t changed, particularly considering the continued growth in Canyon County’s population.

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Nov. 19, 2014

Materne to Open its Nampa Applesauce Plant this Month

Materne North America, which produces GoGo squeeZ applesauce, will open its new Nampa plant this month, less than a year after the company announced it would take over the former MPC Corp plant. The Nampa site will eventually have 250 employees, with 12 applesauce production lines set to be running by 2017. The first two lines will start operations in November, with the next batch of production lines now in transit from Europe.
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Jul. 26, 2016

Boise & Nampa Rank Top 2 Best-Run Cities in America

by WalletHub

Running a city is a tall order. Not only must government officials navigate local politics, but they also must strive to balance the public’s interests with the city’s responsibilities and resources. And because resources generally grow limited as population sizes increase, especially when such increases occur rapidly, not all individual needs can or will be served.

Consequently, city leaders must choose which services are most essential to provide, which agencies’ budgets to cut, whether and how high to raise taxes, among other important decisions that affect the daily lives of residents. Those decisions, in turn, translate to a city’s operating efficiency and overall quality of life.

With moving season in full swing and nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population residing in cities today, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest cities according to how well they are managed by their leaders. In order to make such a comparison, we examined each city’s performance on six key indicators, including financial stability, education, health, safety, economy as well as infrastructure and pollution. We then combined these categories to construct an “Overall City Services” ranking against which we measured the cities’ total per-capita budgets in order to reveal their budgeting efficiency. Continue reading below for our findings, expert commentary and a full description of our methodology.

Boise came in at the top spot this year, with Nampa also taking the second spot.

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Mar. 28, 2015

Nampa company produces 400 motorcycle parts

Pro Moto Billet

From R&D to 3D prototypes, to milling, manufacturing and testing - Pro Moto Billet designs and produces more than 400 parts for motorcycles and off-road vehicles out of its headquarters in Nampa. 

Sep. 23, 2015

New Hotel Coming to Nampa

by Admin

Peppertree Hospitality, operating under the Best Western Plus brand and based in Spokane, Wash., announced today that it intends to make a $5 million investment in a new 81-room hotel adjacent to the Nampa Civic Center.  The project is slated for completion in October 2016.

“This will be a state-of-the art multi-story hotel coming to Downtown Nampa that will complement and add excitement to Downtown Nampa. It’s also great to see new buildings in Downtown Nampa that aren’t city owned,” Henry said. “This new $5 million hotel will be on the tax rolls, and it will be beneficial for the Civic Center. It’s been a goal for a long time to have a hotel adjacent to the Nampa Civic Center to attract groups looking for convention space and nearby hotel."

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Dec. 11, 2015

Nampa Library Square Chosen as 2015 Intermountain Project of the Year


The new Nampa Library Square has been chosen as the 2015 Intermountain Project of the Year. The new Nampa Library is the focal point of Nampa Library Square, the redevelopment of an entire downtown city block. The three-story, 62,000-sq-ft library anchors the square and is accompanied by a new 300-stall, 100,000-sq-ft parking structure and two single-story office and retail buildings. Redevelopment of this city block has transformed the square into the focal point of downtown, creating a showpiece that has energized the community and motivated other local businesses to upgrade their properties as well.

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