Sandy Anderson and Paul Fleming recognized with national awards for outstanding achievement
Each year, a select few Chamber sales professionals are selected for the Dana Ketterling Lifetime Sales Achievement Awards. These prestigious awards are given at the annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Convention.
This year, Sandy Anderson (who has been with the Chamber 4 years) is being honored in the Bronze category for reaching the monumental achievement of generating $175,000 in revenues.
Paul Fleming (who has been with the Chamber 9 years) is an honoree in the GOLD category for reaching the mammoth achievement of building relationships with more than 1,000 members.
We're blown away by the genuine, lasting relationships that Sandy, Paul and all of our Boise Metro Chamber team continue to build in this community.
We want to wish Sandy and Paul a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS for recognition of a job well done. Thank you, Paul and Sandy, for all you do for the Boise Metro Chamber, Idaho's only five-star accredited Chamber of Commerce.
The annual ACCE awards show is a big deal in our industry, recognizing outstanding achievements of Chamber professionals nationwide for Chamber Executives, Sales, Communication, 40 under 40, Lifetime Member Awards and the Chamber of the Year Award.
ACCE was established in 1914 with over 9,000 leaders from over 1300 chambers including 93 of the top 100 US metro areas. The combined membership of ACCE is close to one million businesses. Chamber Leaders look to ACCE for best practices, networks and new ideas that will help advance the interest of their communities.
Congratulations, Sandy and Paul!
Boise State President, Dr. Tromp, is Proud of Extraordinary Accomplishments in 2023 State of the University Address
The 2023 State of the University Address was delivered by Dr. Marlene Tromp, who is beginning her fifth year at the helm of Boise State University. Speaking to the business community at the Stueckle Sky Center, Dr. Tromp highlighted the innovative work BSU is doing with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the area of cybersecurity. She also mentioned the exciting launch of UPWARDS, a partnership between BSU and Micron Technology, which was announced earlier this month at the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Hiroshima, Japan, alongside industry CEOs, university presidents, the U.S. Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and the Japanese Minister For Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Boise State University is now home to more than 32,000 students, who are working toward the 5,500 degree options. Dr. Tromp highlighted the university's 20% growth in enrollment this year, in spite of decreased financial investments in public higher education.
“We believe the courage, the strength, the tenacity, the innovation of these students tells our story,” said President Tromp as she introduced the University’s award-winning “Out of the Blue” marketing video. (See the video here.)
Dr. Tromp talked about the ways Boise State is increasing access to higher education to rural areas with the University’s Community Impact Program. She shared about this incredible effort in more detail in the Boise Metro Chamber's Higher Education Series episode on Increasing Access to Higher Education.
Boise State University was awarded $68 million in research grants, which was a highlight of Dr. Tromp's speech, as was the sizable increase in the number of graduate students at Boise State.
Boise Metro Chamber Executive Board Odette Bolano shared her thanks on behalf of the business community for Dr. Tromp's exceptional presentation and for the university's diligence in preparing our community’s employees with the skills they all need to drive business forward.
The State of the University presenting sponsor was Idaho Central Credit Union. Gardner Group was the event sponsor. Co-sponsors included Albertsons, Sparklight and Keybank. The Boise Metro Chamber is incredibly grateful to these dedicated sponsors who made this event possible.
Boise City Mayor Lauren McLean discusses housing, parks, and passenger rail at the annual State of the City address at JUMP
Mayor Lauren McLean drew a crowd of over 500 people, with standing room only, at her annual “State of the City" address at JUMP Thursday evening. She touched on important aspects of her vision for Boise's growth including affordable housing, public safety, property taxes, transportation, and access to public parks for everyone.
Presenting Sponsors for the State of the City were, Idaho Central Credit Union and Saltzer/Intermountain Health. The sponsor of the post-address patio reception was Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design. Sponsors included, Gardner Company, Albertsons, St. Alphonsus, Blue Cross, Micron and the JR Simplot Company.
Thank you Mayor McLean for continuing this great tradition with us, and thank you sponsors and attendees!