Yearly Archives: 2019

Company Spotlight: Muscle Donut

A face full of donuts isn’t the secret weapon of a professional athlete. Lean muscles aren’t built from high fat, high sugar, highly-processed foods. For fitness competitor Jackie Melesio, that was a problem. “I’ve always been into fitness and I’ve always loved donuts,” said Jackie. “When I started doing fitness competitions I realized donuts didn’t […]

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Company Spotlight: Cradlepoint

Most people share the same morning ritual: wake up, roll over, unlock smartphone, tap and scroll. The wireless networks that penetrate nearly every waking moment of society are growing as ubiquitous as ever. Today, consumers expect a connection wherever they go. “Cellular networks have become very pervasive, very reliable and very fast,” said Todd Krautkremer, […]

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Company Spotlight: SJX Jet Boats

From remote Alaskan waters to typhoon recovery in the Philippines, touring the turquoise shallows of the South Pacific to skimming down the Clearwater in search of steelhead, SJX Jet Boats is making waves across the globe. “I’ve got a map in my office that’s speckled with pins and marks where we have boats around the […]

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Company Spotlight: Glanbia

With century-old roots in the Irish dairy co-operative movement, Glanbia focuses on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. Now, the company that started from small beginnings in Irish agriculture is now a global nutrition company, providing ingredients to top brands in both the food service and retail space, in addition to the […]

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Company Spotlight: Killer Creamery

Chilla in Vanilla. That was the heavyweight boxing championship in 1975, right? Wrong. Alongside Peanut Blubber, Caramels Back, No Judge Mint and Jam Session, Chilla in Vanilla is one of Killer Creamery’s delectable keto ice cream flavors. “It’s ice cream, so it’s got to taste good,” said Louis Armstrong, owner of Killer Creamery. “All of […]

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Company Spotlight: Kount

According to Brad Wiskirchen’s 12-year-old son, dad’s job is to catch bad guys on the internet. “What we really do is give companies the data they need to make sure they’re dealing with a verified person during digital interactions,” said Brad, the CEO of Kount. The patented technology Kount uses was originally developed at another […]

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Company Spotlight: Mountain Valley Farmstead

Nestled between sloping mountains in the Salmon River Valley lie 20 acres of land peppered with over 100 four-legged cotton balls, grazing and enjoying the sun. Now and again their mornings are interrupted when they’re led to a barn to be milked by Randal or Carol Stoker, who make artisan sheep cheese at Mountain Valley […]

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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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