Hometown heroes are the focus of annual college bowl game set for Dec. 27
Boise, ID - In recognition of the service and sacrifice of thousands of first responders nationwide, SERVPRO will host the fifth annual SERVPRO First Responder Bowl at SMU's Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The University of Memphis Tigers will face off against the Utah State University Aggies. Kickoff is set for December 27, 2022, at 3:15 Eastern Standard Time on ESPN.
"This game shines a spotlight on hometown heroes across the country," said Christian Isaacson, a disaster restoration specialist with SERVPRO of Boise. "We are proud to be part of a company that honors all first responders for willingly putting the welfare of others ahead of their own personal safety."
Nationwide, SERVPRO franchises, including Boise, were asked to submit the name of a first responder from their hometown to be considered for special recognition at the game. This year, SERVPRO is honoring Cpl. Phillip Zonn and POFC. Geobani Guerra of the Prince George's County (Maryland) Police Department. Zonn and Guerra were both separately traveling home from their shift when they approached a vehicle that had been involved in an accident. The two officers bravely worked to cut the unconscious and injured driver free from the burning vehicle before it was engulfed in flames.
The First Responder Bowl caps off a year of significant support from SERVPRO for first responder communities across the country. Following Hurricane Ian, SERVPRO, in partnership with First Responders Children's Foundation (FRCF), a nonprofit organization that aids the children and families of first responders, provided $150,000 in financial grants to 80 first responders affected by the storm. (https://1strcf.org/ian/). In addition, SERVPRO performed, at no charge, mitigation services to begin restoring the homes of ten first responders affected by Ian.
SERVPRO is also celebrating community and individual participation in the game. First responders nationwide will enjoy the game with first responder tailgate boxes, filled with tailgate goodies, purchased by their local SERVPRO franchisee and delivered to their local fire stations and public safety offices in time for the game. Fans in the Boise area can show their support for first responders by taking and posting a selfie with the hashtag #MySelfieGives while watching the game in person or on TV. SERVPRO will donate $100, up to $25,000, to the FRCF for each selfie posted during the game.
Tickets for the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl are available now at https://www.firstresponderbowl.com/ticket-op. First responders are eligible for up to four complimentary tickets to the game. SERVPRO, as a presenting sponsor, also honors first responders at 12 additional bowl games, including the Armed Forces Bowl and the Frisco Bowl, with the "Honor a Responder" award.
SERVPRO specializes in disaster cleaning, restoration, and construction services, helping to remediate damage, making it "Like it never even happened," for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of Boise, please contact Christian Isaacson at (208) 375-0300 or Cisaacson@servproboise.com. For more information about SERVPRO, please visit www.servpro.com.
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 2,000 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small – from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."
Sun Valley Culinary Institute to hold recruiting event at Anthony’s at Boise Monday, December 19, 4-6 p.m.
If you are considering pursuing a culinary arts career, the Sun Valley Culinary Institute (SVCI) would like to meet you. After graduating its first class of students with much success, SVCI is excited to offer its one-year Professional Program to more Idahoans and others thinking about a career path in the culinary arts. Enrollment is now open.
Join Sun Valley Culinary Institute’s Executive Director Karl Uri and Chef Instructor Joseph Tocci for complimentary appetizers and refreshments at Anthony’s at Boise on 959 W. Front Street on Monday, December 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. to learn more about SVCI’s one-year Professional Program. In addition, Uri and Tocci can answer questions concerning the program, coursework, tuition, and all it entails to enroll in the program, including professional externships available in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Beyond the kitchen classroom, students can meet visiting chefs and prepare food for the dedicated patronage of residents and visitors. The Institute’s Ketchum, Main Street location makes it accessible and a desirable place to pursue a culinary arts dream, with real-life opportunities at the Sun Valley Resort and the many award-winning restaurants in the Wood River Valley that all support SVCI’s mission and programs with great enthusiasm.
“We want to spread the word about the Sun Valley Culinary Institute and foster talent and grow an awareness for the culinary arts in south-central Idaho,” said Executive Director Karl Uri. “Do stop by no matter your level of interest to learn more about SVCI and the many things that happen beyond our teaching kitchen—it’s exciting.”
Although SVCI is not an accredited institution of higher learning and cannot issue college credits or a formal degree, it is solely focused on culinary education. Students who pursue and complete SVCI’s one-year Professional Program will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate.
If you plan to attend the Sun Valley Culinary Institute’s recruiting event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Validated parking for Anthony’s at Boise is available in the Simplot parking garage with an entrance off S. 11th Street. Take the elevator up to the restaurant lobby.
About Sun Valley Culinary Institute
The Sun Valley Culinary Institute (SVCI) provides culinary education for students, professionals and food enthusiasts. In addition, SVCI attracts and develops workforce talent for the Wood River Valley’s diverse hospitality industries. While strengthening and diversifying the local economy, the Institute promotes community health and wellness with a focus on local food sources and sustainability.
The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is at 211 Main Street in Ketchum, Idaho. To learn more, visit SunValleyCulinary.org or email info@SunValleyCulinary.org.
CSHQA has announced new and returning members to its Board of Directors. Collin Hill, Senior Architect and Jason Brunson, Senior Electrical Engineer, were both named new Directors, serving three-year terms. Emily Baker, Founder and Managing Partner of Portman Square Group, Boise, Idaho will serve an additional three-year term as an Outside Director.
Returning Directors are Jim Otradosky, Chair, Danielle Weaver, Gabe Caretto, Jim Marsh, Mark Gier, and Outside Director, Scott Maloney, Senior Partner and Founder of Crain & Company, Denver, Colorado. Ruthie Heikkila, Human Resources Manager and Jesse Goldman, interim CEO are departing after three years of service as internal Directors.
Join MSPC to celebrate the Holidays, see the results of our first Idaho Poll and get an in-depth preview of the upcoming legislative session from a panel including Rep. Bruce Skaug, Rep. Judy Boyle and Sen. Ben Toews.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 PM
The Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714, USA