Yearly Archives: 2019

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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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: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

There are 162 people in Idaho quietly making history. Their story began in September of 2018 when they walked through the sparkling glass doors of a building whose design rivals an art gallery or museum. They are the inaugural class of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We are the first and only medical school

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