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  • October 09, 2018 11:20 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)







  • October 09, 2018 10:44 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Idaho Public Purchasing Association

    1 MONTH AWAY! Government Agency Registration: 7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show


    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


    $0.00 One Participant

    $0.00 Two Participants

    $0.00 Three Participants

    $0.00 Four Participants


    Jack's Urban Meeting Place (JUMP!)
    1000 W. Myrtle St.
    Boise, ID 83702



    Attention Government Agencies: We are pleased to extend an invitation to our 7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - we have only ONE booth available!! You may still sign up if your agency already has a booth reserved.


    This year during our trade show, we will be holding a drive for some highly needed items for CATCH, Inc., which provides charitable assistance to the community's homeless. Please keep an eye out for future emails outlining the details for this piece of our event! Also, you can check out what CATCH does for our community at their website below. 

    Planning is well underway for our 7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show and we are excited to once again present this great networking opportunity, at Jack's Urban Meeting Place (JUMP!).  This unique event allows Government Agencies to meet and talk directly to vendors, suppliers, contractors, and other service providers from across the state at one time. As a public procurement professional,  you will be able to provide valuable information to the vendor community on how to do business with your agency.

    The Agencies staff booths while vendors roam the trade show room and meet with individuals from each of the entities.


    By joining in on the IPPA 7th Annual RVTS:

    • Your agency may be meeting its outreach goals much more effectively
    • You may reduce the number of supplier visits to your office
    • Your agency is viewed as being “accessible” to the supplier community
    • You'll make valuable business contacts for your agency
    • Your participation in this event raises scholarship funds for the IPPA Chapter to professionally grow


    At least one to two members from your agency would be staffing a table and meeting with company representatives.  You may bring your agency display, literature about doing business with your agency, business cards, and giveaway items. 

    Procurement professionals, project managers, representatives from IT, Engineering, and other agency departments active in contracting for goods and services should definitely attend! Suppliers want to meet with decision makers and those who specify or use goods and services.

    Reach out to your agency departments and bring several people to help staff your booth!

    A buffet lunch will be served to agency members that work their booths at no cost from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., please make sure to let us know how many will be staying for lunch on your registration so that we can have an accurate head count.


    For more information, contact:



    8:00-9:00 am

    Government agency Check-in/Booth Set-up

    9:00-9:30 am

    Government Agency Social            

    9:30 am

    Day-of Registration Open/Vendor Check-in

    9:30-11:30 am

    Trade Show

    11:30-12:15 pm

    Lunch and Networking/Raffle Drawings

    12:15-1:00 pm

    Keynote Speaker - Rocky Detwiler

    1:15-2:30 pm

    Break-out Session

    1:15-2:30 pm

    Trade Show

    2:30-3:00 pm

    Show Closes/Agency Tear Down



    Keynote Speaker Spotlight

    IPPA is pround to announce our Keynote Speaker for this year's Reverse  Vendor Trade Show!

    Rocky Detwiler, a local to Boise Professional Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur. Rocky went from losing everything to becoming the inspirational leader he is today. He has been featured on various segments on A&E, ESPN, as well as on Rocky will be speaking about the Power of Connection and how it relates to our professions as vendors and government procurement specialists.

    If you would like more information about Rocky's story, his book, and other ventures, please go to:


  • September 06, 2018 1:29 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    New Members

    Be the Vintner, Boise Film Foundation, Idaho Soap Works, Rising Springs, The Murray Group

    Renewing Members

    ABC Stamp & Design, ACEC of Idaho Inc., Automated Office Systems, Boise Brewing, Caxton Printers, Chris Reeves Knives, Clearvoice Telecom, Cravins Candy Emporium, D & B Supply, Icon Credit Union, Idaho Digital Learning, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, Idaho Horror Film Festival, Idaho Lottery, Jim Waters Insurance, McCrea Heating & Plumbing, Mill 95, Mother Earth Brew Co., Murdoch Finance Company, Renewable Energy NW, Revolution Vodka, Twin Falls Visitor Center, Valley Regional Transit.

    You Make Buy Idaho Great! 

  • August 21, 2018 11:12 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Please join us for dinner Monday,

     August 27th, for some good food

     to support a great cause!



    Join us for dinner at Chipotle Mexican Grill!!
    7610 West State Street   Suite 110
    Boise, ID 83714 

    On August 27th from 5:00PM-9:00PM stop by for some delicious eats and support The Arc at the same time. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds from your purchase to The Arc.

    In order for your purchase to count towards our fundraiser, you must either a) verbally tell the cashier of your participation, b) show a physical fundraiser flyer, c) show a digital flyer on a smartphone or other mobile device.

    Proceeds from this event will specifically support our Recreation and Vacation Program (RAVE). Your support makes a difference in the lives of Idahoans with I/DD!

  • August 20, 2018 10:13 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    * Make sure to reply YES to complete registration to be eligible to win! 

  • August 06, 2018 10:01 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    American Institute of Architects, Idaho; Bardenay of Boise;; Boise Art Glass; Boise Front Adventures; Cafe Ole; Commercial Tire; Cordova Coolers; Cougar Mountain Software; Datatel; Brake Mechanical; Express Employment Professionals; EventRent; Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of Idaho;l FireFusion Studio; Grand Teton Brewing; Great Scott Skin Care Products; Greencare; Hollingshead Eye Center; Idaho Candy Co.;; Marilynn J. Harris (Author); Murie Design Group; Peters Law; Production Services International; Roady's Truck Stops; Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Smith Horras, P.A.; Snake River Rubbish; Sockeye Grill & Brewery; Stor-It Self Storage; The Honey Store; Tombstone Ink; the Turner Group; Utility Trailer Sales of Boise; Valli Information Systems; W.W. Deal Agency; Zions Bank.


    Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Key Design Websites; Love Communications; Reclaimed Lumber Products; Sweet Corner of Idaho; Voce Fruit Tea. 

  • July 02, 2018 9:48 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    BC United; Better Man Beard; Hammer Down River Excursions; Hopster Beverage; Peak View Solutions; TELIC; The Art of the Matter. 


    AAD Inspection Corp; B2B CFO; Barrier Pest Control; Black Ops Security Systems; Boise Centre; Boise Co-Op; Boise Fry Company; Choice Cuts; Classic Designs Studios; Coeur d'Alene Casino; Cross Town Movers; Delta Dental; House of Wheels; Idaho Educational News; Idaho Roasting; Idaho Springs Water; Idaho Wheat Commission; Kelejete; MacLife; Page's Windows and More; Press and Pony; Salmon River Brewery; S-Sixteen Limited Partnership; Sweet Hope Inc; The Allay Group; Treasure Valley Salsa; Western Records Destruction; Western Trophy & Engraving; Wood River Naturals. 

  • June 05, 2018 10:59 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Thank you for your continued membership with Buy Idaho!

    Air Van Moving Group, Albertsons, All Idaho Door, Briggs Steel, Caldwell Night Rodeo, Champion Window Company of Boise, City of Boise, City of Nampa, Even Stevens, Fireside Mallow, Idaho Central Credit Union, Peppershock Media Productions,Rapid Aerial, Re-pop Gifts, Sienna Hills Development Corporation, Unique Twist Jewelry. 

    Welcome to our NEW members this month! 

    Hello Beauty Full & Co., Iron Pine Brand, Melaleuca Independant Contractor - Phil Herrington, Progressive Realty Corporation. 

    You all make Buy Idaho great! 

  • May 31, 2018 3:15 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Best Bank/ Credit Union: Idaho Central Credit Union

    Best Clothing Store: Banana Ink

    Best Hotel: The Modern Hotel and Bar

    Best Nursery or Garden Store: Edwards Greenhouse

    Best Secondhand Shop: Idaho Youth Ranch

    Best Wine Shop: Boise CO-OP Wine Shop

    Best Brunch: Fork Restaurant

    Best Burger: Boise Fry Company

    Best Chef: Chef Lou, Westside Drive-in

    Best Dessert: The STIL

    Best Family Restaurant: Idaho Pizza Company

    Best Fries: Boise Fry Company

    Best Lunch: Idaho Pizza Company

    Best Market: Boise CO-OP

    Best Steak: (Tied for 1st Place) CHANDLERS

    Best Martini: Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

  • May 31, 2018 3:06 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)
    Huston's Release Party, June 2nd!  Join us!  

    Let's Kick Off Idaho Wine Month
    Together this 
    Saturday, June 2nd  



    New Cabernet and Merlot for Summer
    Don't Ya Know!

    It's been a long time since Merlot has been in our line-up.  We can't wait to share our 2015 Vintage with you! If you remember, our production was off by 40% in 2015 yield-wise but what we lost in yield, we gained in quality.   Grape vines somehow make up for tough growing conditions and as a result produce amazing quality in hardship.  Also, Huston Vineyards is releasing our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.   Interestingly, Cabernet was the shining star yield wise in 2015.  And with the lingering Fall temperatures this wine finished very nice!  

    We're kicking off Idaho Wine Month with great wine, food and original music this Saturday

     Saturday, JUNE 2nd 
    12:00 - 5:00 pm
    16743 Chicken Dinner Road

    The weather promises to be summer like, and we will enjoy the music of Tom Taylor on the lawn from 1-5 pm and food available from Bunk Haus serving Poboys and Peppersteak Sandwiches.  Out of respect for this small business, we ask that no outside food be brought in that day.  

    This might just be the time for you to join our wine club.  Chicken Dinner Circle Members receive 10% off all Chicken Dinner and Snake River Valley series wines in addition to discounts on merchandise, dinners and special events.  Club members will receive a complimentary glass of wine on Release days.  Join Saturday and you will too!
    Come hungry and grab some delicious lunch from Bunk-Haus Food Truck.  They have specialty hot sandwiches, fries and hand pies.  
    Tom Taylor will be on hand setting the mood with ORIGINAL music.
    Tom's style is perfect for whiling away a summer day while sipping great Idaho wine.



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