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Boise Metro Chamber Calls for Civility and Civic Charity

As a community-based organization whose mission includes advocating for an outstanding quality of life, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is deeply concerned about the recent issues involving the City of Boise and Cooper Court.

BSU, Peregrine Fund Biologists Make National News with Lucky Peak Study

Peregrine Fund biologist, Dr. Chris McClure, in collaboration with Dr. Jesse Barber, Heidi Ware, and other scientists from Boise State and the Intermountain Bird Observatory created a phantom road on Lucky Peak to show that traffic noise drives songbirds away from forests and harms ones that stay behind.

Michael Jung Shares What He'll Miss About Boise, Names Local Business Leaders as Mentors

A few days ago, the Idaho Statesman's publisher Mike Jung, announced that Friday, August 21 will be his last day with the paper. Though he is excited to be moving back to Florida where he will head the News-Press in Fort Myers as president, Jung admits that the decision to leave Boise and the Statesman was "excruciatingly difficult." The Chamber is sad to see our friend go, but we wish him all the best! 

Boise Metro Chamber Announces Erin Nuxoll, J.R. Simplot Company, to Board of Directors

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce today announced the selection of Erin Nuxoll, J.R. Simplot Company, to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Erin Nuxoll is senior vice president of human resources and a member of the senior leadership team at the J. R. Simplot Company.

Developers Announce 152-Room Downtown Hyatt Hotel

(via Boise Weekly)

PEG Development, in conjunction with Rafanelli & Nehas unveiled plans this morning for Hyatt Place: a 152-room hotel set to be located at 1024 W. Bannock St. in downtown Boise. The project includes a fitness room, a spa, a full bar and meeting space.The hotel's developers have said that construction will take approximately 13 months and is set to begin in early November.

President Obama Signs Legislation Designating Boulder-White Clouds Region New Wilderness Area

After years of environmentalists' advocacy and a decade of support from Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, the Boulder-White Clouds region is now a protected wilderness area. Just three days ago, President Obama signed legislation granting the strongest level of protection given to public land to 275,665 acres to be designated as three separate wilderness areas: the Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness, the White Clouds Wilderness, and the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness. 

Boise Metro Chamber Signs Partnership with Greater Bilbao Chamber

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce today signed an agreement with the Greater Bilbao Chamber of Commerce, officially making the two sister Chambers.

Bill Connors, President & CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Unai Rementeria, the elected Premier of the Parliament of the Basque Territory of Bizkaia, signed the agreement at a ceremony Friday morning.

John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting to Headline Boise Metro Chamber’s 132nd Annual Gala Dinner

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter John Ondrasik from Five For Fighting will headline the Chamber’s 132nd Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Ondrasik, best known for his hits “Superman” and “100 Years”, is an inspirational speaker who moves between podium and piano to create a musical conversation with the audience.

Boise Bicycle Project Unveils Plans for Idaho Gives 2015

via Boise Weekly

Boise Bicycle Project's Jimmy Hallyburton has an ambitious list of plans for this year's Idaho Gives, most notably to raise $50,000 for a bike community center and to turn Boise into the "bike capital of America". Hallyburton and his team at BBP have scheduled 24 events to take place in the 24 hours of Idaho Gives on May 7.

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Boise Bicycle Project
1027 S. Lusk St., Boise, ID 83706
United States
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Chamber Member Cradlepoint Looking to Expand Overseas

via Idaho Statesman

One of our Boise Chamber members, Cradlepoint, Inc., is making news today. The company's substantial growth coupled with a recently acquired $48 million in confident investors' money is encouraging CEO George Mulhern to make some ambitious decisions about the company's future products and satellite locations.

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Cradlepoint, Inc.
805 W. Franklin St. Boise, ID 83702
United States
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