Yearly Archives: 2019

Company Spotlight: Mother Earth Brew Co.

“Living the dream” has become a go-to conversational response for adults across the nation, but how many can say they’re actually doing so? For Dan Love, owner of Mother Earth Brew Co. in Nampa, Idaho, the answer is a little complicated. “I can’t say I’m living my dream because I never dreamed I would do […]

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Company Spotlight: House of Design

House of Design based in Nampa, Idaho, isn’t what you think. Sure, their office space is on trend with exposed cement details, dry erase walls, bright white interiors and bold accessories, but their accessories aren’t trinkets for a coffee table; they’re robots. “We are a robotics systems integrator,” said Shane Dittrich, principal and CEO of […]

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Company Spotlight: Askalokal

How many times have the words “You definitely should try…” come out of your mouth? Whether it’s to a cousin in town for the weekend, a couple on the street wandering aimlessly in search of a new lunch spot, or to a friend planning the details of a first date, as humans, we are naturally […]

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Company Spotlight: Cascade Rescue

On the morning of March 22, 2014, a small neighborhood near Oso, Washington, woke to tragedy as a mudslide engulfed nearly 50 homes and structures, leaving more than 40 residents dead and numerous others displaced. Over 600 personnel, including first responders and volunteers, worked on the landslide recovery operations around the clock, burning through equipment […]

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Company Spotlight: New West KnifeWorks

What is the most important human invention? Is it the wheel, revolutionizing transportation and migration? Is it the radio, carrying messages across countries and continents to families and fighter pilots? Arguably, it’s the knife. Ambroise Muller of The Knife Hub points out, “One main fact that most individuals fail to observe was that the invention […]

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Company Spotlight: Nightforce

Nestled on a hill above Orofino, Idaho, overlooking the Clearwater River, is a modest campus that’s home to a state-of-the-art machine shop and an optics lab filled with engineers. The optical components used at this shop aren’t meant to be snapped into eyeglass frames, however. They’re a powerful and vital component of Nightforce rifle scopes. […]

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Company Spotlight: Fin Fun

If Disney has taught us anything, it’s that life is much better under the sea. You may think this is a dream far from reach, but Idaho Falls company Fin Fun begs to differ. “We’re a company that believes in making dreams come true, starting with children who’ve always dreamt of looking and feeling like […]

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Project Spotlight: Community Development Block Grant

Established as part of the Housing and Community Development Act in 1974, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by Idaho Commerce, allocates funding directly to the State of Idaho. CDBG can assist cities and counties with the development and construction of public infrastructure and facilities. Funds are awarded based on several factors including […]

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Company Spotlight: Ventive

Disruptive (adj.): relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one. To be a member of the highly sought-after Inc. 500, companies must see their industry through a unique, disruptive lens. Luckily for company number […]

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