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  • December 12, 2017 2:12 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Dear College and Career Colleague,  

    ‘Tis the season for a meaningful gift and this gift is a 2-for-1! Give your gift by Dec. 31st and get an ID state tax deduction.



    A friendly reminder that Idaho taxpayers who are married and filing jointly can deduct up to $12,000 of their IDeal — Idaho College Savings Program account contributions or gifts to accounts ($6,000 if single).

    * To qualify, contributions must be received or post marked by December 31, 2017.

    Contributions to an IDeal account for a family member or a friend is a very thoughtful gift that has the potential to grow exponentially and any Idaho state tax payer who contributes can take the tax deduction regardless of who owns the account!


    IDeal accounts offer many benefits, including:

    • ·         Idaho state tax deduction*
    • ·         Ability to use funds at technical, 2-year,4-year and graduate schools worldwide**
    • ·         Account Owner retains control
    • ·         Payroll direct deposit available


    The Idaho College Savings Board

    If you’d like to stop receiving e-mails about The IDeal - Idaho College Savings Program, simply send an e-mail to the Idaho College Savings Board at with “opt out” in the subject line.


    * Idaho taxpayers receive a maximum $6,000 state income tax deduction per individual taxpayer (up to $12,000 if married, filing jointly) from their State adjusted gross income annually for contributions to IDeal. Contributions to IDeal are deductible from Idaho state income tax, subject to recapture in certain circumstances, such as a non-qualified withdrawal or a rollover to another state's qualified tuition program in the year of the rollover and the prior tax year.

    **higher education institutions must be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education

    Important Legal Information

    For more information about IDeal - Idaho College Savings Program ("IDeal"), call 866-433-2533 or click here to obtain a Disclosure Statement. The Disclosure Statement discusses investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information. Because investing in IDeal is an important decision for you and your family, you should read and consider the Disclosure Statement carefully before investing. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. ("ABD") is Distributor of IDeal.

    Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

    IDeal is administered by the Idaho College Savings Program Board ("Board"). ABD, the program manager, and its affiliates, have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations, including investment advisory, recordkeeping and administrative services, and marketing. The Vanguard Group, Inc. ("Vanguard") serves as Investment Manager for IDeal. Sallie Mae Bank serves as the Savings Portfolio Manager for IDeal. IDeal's Portfolios invest in either: (i) mutual funds offered or managed by Vanguard; or (ii) an FDIC-insured omnibus savings account held in trust by the Board at Sallie Mae Bank. Except for the Savings Portfolio, investments in IDeal are not insured by the FDIC. Units of the Portfolios are municipal securities and the value of units will vary with market conditions.

    Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the Portfolios you choose. Except to the extent of FDIC insurance available for the Savings Portfolio, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in IDeal, depending on market conditions. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

    Not FDIC-Insured (except for the Savings Portfolio). No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee. May lose value.

    IDeal – Idaho College Savings Program Board
    700 West Jefferson St. Ste. 126
    Boise, ID 83720

  • December 11, 2017 12:50 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    New Members

    Dee’s Rum Kax (Boise),Adam & Eve (Boise), Melaleuca, Inc: Christa Sutton Independent Rep, (Meridian), Melaleuca, Inc: Stephanie Shaffer Independent Rep., (Boise), Idaho Sheepskin Company (St. Maries), 208 Candles & Co (Boise), Snake River Kettle Korn (Meridian), Escape This Live Boise (Boise),Voxn Clothing (Boise) 

    Renewing Members

    R.C. Bigelow Inc (Boise), Big City Coffee (Boise), Back Country Bar ( Boise), The Arc ( Boise), Ozark Mountain BBQ Sauce (Horseshoe Bend), Riverside Management (Boise), M& W Markets (Boise), TechHelp-BSU Boise, Dakan Funeral Home (Caldwell), Parker Portraits (Boise), The Rag Company (BoIse), My Spud Stuff (Boise), Iconic Idaho (Boise), Amalgamated Sugar ( Boise), Knipe Land Co (Boise), Idaho Potato Commission ( Boise), Oma & Popie’s Marinades & More (Kuna), RJM Computers and Electronics(Boise), Mobility Help Desk (Boise), Elite Networks, Inc (Boise), Idaho State Liquor Division (Boise), Wagner Foods, LLC (Nampa), Idaho Rural Water Association (Boise), QTS Payroll (Meridian), Gateway Inn –Grangeville, Super 8 Motel (Grangeville), Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac (Boise), System Kleen Restoration (Meridian), Ataraxis (Boise), Boise Cold Storage(Boise), Peterson Toyota Scion (Boise).

    We are grateful for your support! 

  • December 08, 2017 12:39 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    WOW! What a spectacular night! We filled 10,000 sq ft with some of the best, local, Idaho companies and the community came out to shop! We are so grateful for all of the "shop local" support that we witnessed last night.  Thank you to Kelly Schnebly at Colliers International Boise for helping us secure such an awesome location to showcase the Buy Idaho Holiday Market.  We hope you all had as much fun as Sandy and I.  Cheers to a great night! 

    See you at the Capitol Show January 30th! Registration is open!


  • November 06, 2017 2:19 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    We want to thank all of our new and renewing members for the month of October.  We appreciate your continued support! Together we build Idaho!

    New Members

    Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Zipsta, Strategic Tax Solutions, THD, Inc. The Gelato Shop, Sunwest Bank.  

    Renewing Members

    Three Rivers Insurance, Progressive Nursing, Lee's Candies, Beuna Vista Publishing, Alexander Clark Printing, Jenntangled Coloring Books, Boise refrigeration Services, Boise WiFi, Drake Cooper, Black Canyon Gourmet Popcorn,m Icon Credit Union, City of Caldwell, Idaho Independent Bank, MP Craftsman, Darlene's Printing, Alarmco, Idaho Horror Film Festival, Aire Masters, Diamond Line Delivery Systems, 44 North Vodka, Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association, Valley Regional Transit, The SO'LV Group, Idaho Pizza Company, Red Lion Boise. 

  • October 27, 2017 2:16 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Wow! We want to thank everyone that came out and supported our 31st Annual Meeting, Trade Show and Luncheon.  Thank you to our sponsors and all of those that helped us behind the scene to help make this event such a success! We look forward to planning more events for our amazing members! 

    -Sandy and Jen

  • October 11, 2017 11:32 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    New Members

    Bilbao & Co, BSR Design, Craig Howard Insurance, Hawke Financial Group, HDH Custom Knives & Leather, MILL 95, Renewable Energy NW, University of Idaho

    Renewing Members

    Arctic Circle, Boise GreenBike, Camille Beckman, City of Nampa, Cold Springs Winery, Cole Marr Durrham Photography, D & B Supply, Dream Chocolate, Evergreen Sprinkler Supply, Fiberpipe, First Federal Savings, Flahiff Funeral Chapels, Fredriksen Health Insurance, Gem State Welders Supply, Hidden Vision, Idaho State Department of Agriculture: Idaho Preferred, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, InCom Telecom, Interstate Plastics, iSAVE Network, Murdoch Finance Company, Pavingstones LLC, Peterson Stampede, Pioneer Federal Credit Union, PortaPros, Potter Wines, Stinker Stores, Summit Auto Glass, Western building Maintenance, Window Covering Outlet of Idaho.  

  • September 15, 2017 12:17 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    After the Buy Idaho First Thursday Open House, Susan, from Thunder Mountain Tea, received a lovely note from a customer.  

    "Dear Susan,

    We met you at the most recent First Thursday at the Buy Idaho Store.  Wanted to send a quick note to tell you how wonderful your teas are.

    So far, I tried the simply Ms. Grey at First Thursday, free samples of the 

    Irish Morning and Raspberry Oolong, and purchased the Country Pleasure which we just opened up.  Great teas.  Wonderful, tasty blends.  Country Pleasure and Ms. Grey are superb.  The Irish Morning is so smooth and so different from any of the overly strong, bitter Irish Breakfast blends I've ever had.  And, the Raspberry Oolong is really, really special.

    You've definitely hooked my wife and me on tea again.  Thank you!

    Paul D.

    Boise, ID"

    We love this! 

  • September 12, 2017 4:27 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    New Members

    Black Opts Automation systems, Old Flatbed Distillery, and Idaho Payment Processing.

    Renewing Members

    Idaho Lottery, Lyle Pearson, Smith Horras PA, Murie Design Group, Cougar Mountain Software, Jim Waters Insurance, American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho, Western recycling, Caxton Printers, Valli information Systems, Idaho Digital Learning, McCrea Heating and Plumbing, Building Resources, Cravin's Candy Emporium, the Allay Group, Chris Reeves Knives, Creative Gift Baskets, ABC Stamp, Sign, & Awards, Twin Falls Visitor Center, Aerial Rental, Starlet Satin, IdahoCalendar, Saint Alphonsus, and In the Bag Promotion.  

    We thank you for your support! 

  • September 06, 2017 11:56 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Now that the dust has settled and the boxes have been unpacked, we are ready to show off our new digs tomorrow with a great big party! We are very excited about our new location, and the potential for new events and opportunities, it brings.  The showroom is light, bright and welcoming and our office space breeds creativity.  Not to mention the courtyard! We are thrilled to call this new space our Buy Idaho home.  That being said, this move was quite the undertaking for a staff of 2.  So we want to thank all of the members, family and friends that helped make this move successful.  

    Thank you to our realtor, Brianna Miller, with Thorton Oliver Keller, who helped us secure this lovely location.  Thank you to Brett, Office Install Quality, for not yelling when we broke your cart with our very heavy desks and for your big furniture moving know-how.  Thank you to the Canyon County Fair for giving those heavy desks a new home.  Thank you to Boise WiFi for providing great internet service and being, frequently, available to answer my naive questions. Thank you to InCom Telecom for providing great phone service and phones that we will never learn how to use the full function of (where's that cheat sheet, Bobby?). Thank you Treasure Valley IT and Automated Office Systems for keeping us up and functioning. Lastly, when you easily spot our new location, we can all give thanks to Classic Design Studio for our beautiful new sign and for allowing us to be their new tenants.  We couldn't be happier and more thankful for you all.  Cheers to a new chapter! 

  • September 05, 2017 4:00 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    It's Time to Celebrate! 

    We have moved to our new and improved location and we are ready to party! 

    September 7, 2017

    5 pm - 9 pm 

    We will have live music by The Soulmates, beers flowing with Magic Valley Brewing, food with a cause from Even Stevens, unique tea blends by ThunderMountain Tea, sauces and spices from Oma and Popies Wing Dressin' & More, (don't be scared it's just information) Idaho Horror Film Festival, Mp Craftsman's wood creations, and beautiful Idaho photography by Idaho Scenic Images

    412 S 6th Street 

    Boise, Idaho 83702


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