During this hybrid event, Dr. Marlene Tromp, President of Boise State University will provide a state of the university address, sharing how the university survived and thrived during the pandemic and will share new initiatives that will impact the state and business community in a meaningful way.
Congressman Mike Simpson is the top Republican on the House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee. This subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Power Marketing Administrations, including the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). BPA is increasingly strained by the $600 million spent annually for fish costs and increased water discharges to ensure salmon viability. Now, BPA’s power rates are creeping up and becoming uncompetitive. Fast forward three years, and Congressman Simpson has developed a potential solution that required unwinding the complicated fabric of the economic and societal benefits of the four Lower Snake River dams.
Each year, Chamber members and business leaders come together to celebrate our members' excellence at the Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards luncheon. This year will continue the long-standing tradition as three finalists in each category will receive recognition at this year's luncheon. Categories include: travel, healthcare, financial services, food and agriculture, and nonprofit, as well as Small Business of the Year (small and medium-sized).
In the last year, Idaho’s higher education institutions have had to overcome many challenges caused by the pandemic and other critical challenges. Administrators, students, and teachers have all had to adjust to changing circumstances as the state adjusted. As the spring semester comes to an end, we will be hearing from school presidents from several of Idaho’s universities. Join us on May 3rd at noon as we hear from Kevin Satterlee, President of Idaho State University.