Yearly Archives: 2019

Company Spotlight: Quality Cage Crafters

American Ninja Warriors are known for doing what is seemingly impossible. They bounce effortlessly from wall to wall, leap into the air to land on tiny ledges, and run across angled platforms and spinning barrels. While their strength and agility are impressive, they can’t hold a candle to chinchillas. “They’re basically parkour ninjas,” said Josh

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Company Spotlight: EarthCraft Construction

Many Idahoans grew up with parents and grandparents instilling in them an important value: leave camp better than you found it.   For Mark (Ron) Hixson, who has built homes in the Treasure Valley for more than 40 years, this motto became a promise to his granddaughter and the inspiration for his design/build company, EarthCraft Construction.

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Company Spotlight: Cheekys

Whether it’s a blue and orange jersey, military camouflage, or a knee-length white lab coat, a uniform invokes a sense of pride, purpose and belonging. Although it creates an unspoken connection between those who wear it, a uniform isn’t always obvious. Sometimes, it’s nothing more than a spirited saying across the front of a t-shirt

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Company Spotlight: Brick6 Creative

If you’ve ever worked in a corporate environment or attended a corporate training, chances are you’re familiar with the human knot, the “build a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows,” and two truths and a lie. While these activities can be fun, competitive and a welcomed break from the work day, they’re often centered more around

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Company Spotlight: Mio Farms

Since the 1960s, Idaho farmers have had a knack for mint. With over 17,000 acres throughout the state, Idaho is the third largest mint producer in the country. From spearmint to peppermint, more than 2 million pounds of Idaho mint oil is sold on national and global markets each year for use in candy, gum,

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Company Spotlight: Hummuna Hummus

For all the hummusapiens out there, this one’s for you. Nestled in the Boise Farmer’s Market, surrounded by passersby eager taste the latest Hummuna Hummus lineup, is SEVZ Kitchen, a 3-year-old family-owned business focused on providing unique and simple hummus recipes to Boise and beyond. “It was all born out of my wife’s desire to

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Company Spotlight: Dragon Fly Tarps

If you grew up with a big blue tarp in your family, chances are you had a good childhood. It probably went down underneath the tent to prevent water and bugs from creeping in. It may have hung between a rusty suburban and a blue spruce tree to keep the sun out or shoo the

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Company Spotlight: Riverstone International School

In May 2019, Welcoming America dubbed Boise, Idaho, a Certified Welcoming community. This formal designation highlights cities and counties that have created policies and programs reflecting their values and commitment to immigrant inclusion. While inclusion can be seen in the city’s many farmers markets and festivals, it’s perhaps best showcased throughout the halls of the

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Company Spotlight: Proud Source

If you ask Amazon users what they think of Proud Source Water, they’ll proclaim they have never had a more thirst-quenching, satisfying gulp of H2O. You’ll even find a few who literally pledge allegiance to this water. What makes these hydrated customers so excited to drink from an aluminum bottle? “There’s a wholesome approach to

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Company Spotlight: First Response Fire

When screeches and splashes rise up from water in the Salmon River Valley and lakeside jam sessions carry long into the night, it’s summertime in Idaho. There are dozens of signs that the dry heat has settled in, one being the buzz of propellers overhead, hauling buckets through the air towards a nearby wildfire. Since

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