Yearly Archives: 2019

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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Company Spotlight: Lactalis American Group

Mascarpone: while you may not be able to pronounce or spell it, you can appreciate how it elevates a fresh slice of tiramisu. Want to truly sweeten the experience? Go for the tub made fresh at Lactalis American Group in Nampa, Idaho. “It’s made from simple, great ingredients that we have here locally,” said Sebastien

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Company Spotlight: Black Sage

During Thanksgiving week, 2017, a drone buzzed over Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, dropping leaflets onto a crowd as they watched the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks. Later that afternoon, fans attending a football game between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos were also caught by surprise when leaflets rained down

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Company Spotlight: Mondo Fly Fishing

Leather suspenders, a wool button-down shirt, khakis, a beige bucket hat and a wicker fish basket. With the addition of a rod and reel, this is the stereotypical uniform of a fly fisherman channeling “A River Runs Through It.” Unless you’re Taylor Barlow or Levi Gephart, owners of Mondo Fly Fishing. “I was tired of

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Company Spotlight: TLK Dairy

If you’re into the smell of manure, you won’t find it at TLK Dairy. If something about a dirty pen or a cramped facility really makes you smile, steer clear of TLK. This is not your average dairy. “We take pride in keeping our facility clean,” said Terry Ketterling, owner of TLK Dairy. “We produce

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