Cutthroat Business is joined by Sen Abby Lee. She tells us about her background (2:22), and how her professional and education background influence her as a policy maker (4:17). We asked about cultural differences between the Idaho Senate and House (8:01), as well as her current race for re-election (9:57). Tori and I asked about Sen Abby Lee's greatest successes as a legislator (11:06), and her favorite small businesses (19:43).
Cutthroat Business is joined by U.S. Senator James E. Risch. We ask the Senator why he started the Local Gems program (2:42) and his advice from his career in small business (4:45). We also get to hear about the senator's greatest partnership, that with his wife Vicki (5:53).
Cutthroat Business is joined by Elizabeth Bowen. She tells us about growing up in Pocatello, ID and her educational and professional journey to the Idaho Legislative Service Office (3:50). We asked Elizabeth what redistricting is, and why we do it (11:34). Elizabeth explains how Idaho goes about redistricting (13:51), and what it was like being in the middle of what can be a very contentious issue (26:08). Of course, we ask her about her favorite local business (29:40).
Cutthroat Business is joined by Jennifer Swindell, Founder of Idaho EdNews. We talked about her growing up in Boise and her professional background (4:07). Jennifer tells us how her idea for ID EdNews came about (7:46), how much work went into starting it up (10:10), and how things changed as the readership grew (14:42). She shares advice on taking a concept to reality (15:22), and pursuing a career in journalism (19:07). We also discuss how Idaho did on education in the 2022 legislative session (28:00). Finally, we ask her about her favorite small business (34:44).
Cutthroat Business is joined by Mike Fong, Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration in the Pacific Northwest. Mike spoke about where he grew up and his education and professional background (5:44). We talk about the importance of city government and what he loved about it (8:20). He shares his professional experience and a key takeaway he had working in public policy (11:20). Mike also talks about the mission of the Small Business Administration and why entrepreneurs should take advantage of the programs it provides (22:18).
Produced by the Boise Metro Chamber. Music provided by Boise's own, Right Shoes.
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