Today, the Boise Metro Chamber invited the officers and crew of the USS Idaho to the Chamber to thank them for their service and offer a platform to share about the namesake submarine.
The crew has spent the better part of two weeks touring Idaho to understand Idaho's beauty and culture. They each shared their experiences including seeing elk, attending a Broncos basketball game, a steelheads game, and snowmobiling in freezing weather. The officers and crew hope to bring these experiences back to share with the rest of the crew who will serve on the USS Idaho. They will also utilize their experiences to inspire the interior design of the submarine which will have a mountain scape in the dining area along with Idaho-themed tables. They also mentioned that the submarine will be christened uniquely, with water collected from Idaho lakes rather than champagne.
Special thanks to the officers and crew of the USS Idaho!
Chamber CEO Bill Connors and Chamber Board Treasurer Tom VanHemelryck, President of WaFd Bank-Idaho met with Christy Tribe, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Idaho-Utah. Christy and her team discussed how the Boise Chamber could help expand its mission of teaching economic literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship to young people in Idaho. Connors said, “that mission certainly is consistent with our mission to help expand the quantity and quality of our workforce. We will be active partners in this effort.”
Thank you to all that attended the first Business After Hours event of 2023 at the beautiful studio of Honey Badger Creative! It was a great turnout for a night of networking, learning more about Honey Badger Creative and enjoying delicious catering.
If you'd like to host a Business After Hours to share more about your business with our Chamber community, contact Teresa Kirkmire at 208-472-5241.