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  • August 07, 2018 10:20 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    August 14th, 2018
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

     

    Nampa Civic Center

    311 3rd St S

    Nampa, ID 83651

     

    IBL Events will host the Idaho After-Hours Job and Career Fair on Tuesday, August 14th from 4pm to 7pm at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St S, Nampa, ID 83651.  This FREE evening event is open to the public. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with over 50 companies seeking individuals to fill their open positions. Also, don’t forget to check out the FREE Educational Seminar: "Innovative ways to find a job in today’s market”, presented by Express Employment Professionals at 3pm prior to the job fair at the Nampa Civic Center.

     

    If you are looking for a job or a career change, employers and and human resource representatives from a wide assortment of industries will be on hand to speak with you. They will be recruiting for positions in healthcare, information technology, hospitality, customer service, communications, construction, manufacturing, warehousing, and more. These employers are looking to fill an array of full-time and part-time positions. 

     

    Experienced and first-time job seekers welcome.  Job seekers please remember to bring plenty of resumes, dress for success, and register to attend this free event at http://ibleventsinc.com/events/idaho-job-career-fair

     

    Companies wanting to participate in the Idaho Job & Career Fair should contact IBL Events 208-376-0464, info@ibleventsinc.com

     

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  • July 12, 2018 12:36 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate Release

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    info@ibleventsinc.com

    www.iblevents.com

    Idaho Diaper Drive to be Held at Annual BabyPalooza

    Boise, Idaho -  IBL Events, Inc. is excited to announce they are partnering with the Idaho Diaper Bank at the 5th Annual BabyPalooza to raise awareness and donations for #DiaperNeed July 21, 2018 at Expo Idaho. Saturday 9am-3pm. The BabyPalooza offers FREE admission. Guests can stop by and peruse over 65 exhibits all while supporting the IDB!! Diaper and monetary donations will be accepted at the door!

    If you are expecting a little bundle of joy soon or you are already up to your knees in diapers, don’t miss the Idaho BabyPalooza.  It is the place for expecting and new parents to find a huge variety of products and services for starting a family. There’s something for moms to be, newborns and toddlers. SHOP OUR VENDORS! You'll love the variety of mom and baby centered vendors at our event! Meet the experts in the industry. CHECK OUT OUR EDUCATION ROOM! During the event you will have access to free seminars and demonstrations by local small businesses who offer family services. Topics include “Breastfeeding Tips”, “Keeping Your Baby Safe; ABC’S of Safe Infant Sleep”, “ How to Establish Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies”, and more.

    PICK UP SOME AMAZING SWAG! At the BabyPalooza guests can enter to win many prizes. And there is SOOOO much more! You're going to be simply amazed by everything we have planned for you this year! Stay tuned for more updates as they happen! Guests can register to attend at www.ibleventsinc.com/events/babypalooza


    Discover what’s best for your pregnancy and baby and join us at BabyPalooza July 21st at Expo Idaho.

    For questions contact IBL Events  208-376-0464 or info@ibleventsinc.com.

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  • July 12, 2018 12:34 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         Contact: Daniel Eliot

                                                                                                   National Cyber Security Alliance

                                                                                                   202-765-9310

                                                                                                   Daniel@staysafeonline.org

                                                                                                                                   

    Government, Business and Cybersecurity Leaders Gather at

    CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop

    Boise, ID July xx, 2018 ‒ The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on helping all citizens stay safer and more secure online, is coming to the Boise Metro Area with its CyberSecure My Business™ workshop to teach businesses best practices for securing their company data and share resources available to help.

     

    With over 100 people planned to attend, the event takes place on Tuesday, July 24th from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Boise West/Meridian (Coronado Ballroom) located at 1789 South Eagle Road in Meridian. It is part of a national tour of workshops designed to generate much-needed cybersecurity awareness, targeted to the country’s vulnerable small and medium-sized businesses. The morning will feature an interactive workshop educating attendees on how to improve employee and business cybersecurity.

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are gaining the attention of hackers. SMB’s represent 54% of the nation’s economy, according to the SBA. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Report, 58% of targets within their study of over 53,000 incidents identified as small businesses. Furthermore, the BBB found that more than half of small businesses would be unprofitable within a month if they were to lose permanent access to their essential data.

    With this top of mind, NCSA created a workshop designed to help small businesses learn to be safer and more secure online in language they can understand. Utilizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, content from federal agencies like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the most recent threat data, NCSA educates smaller organizations on how to think about cybersecurity and offers real-life scenarios along with steps they can take to better secure their data. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework offers an impactful way to engage businesses by assisting them to envision how cybersecurity applies to their individual needs and provides a pathway to better cybersecurity practices both immediately and as their businesses grow.

    “Cybersecurity is a critical issue for small businesses. This seminar is designed specifically to help Idaho’s small and medium-sized businesses understand security and provide foundational information to build a cybersecurity strategy tailored to meet their needs,” said Jeff Weak, Director of Information Security, Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.

    During each workshop, an NCSA-trained facilitator leads the attendees through the following steps:

         Understanding the data assets they have that cyber criminals might want to steal

         Learning how to protect those assets without having to spend a lot of money or time

         Detecting when something has gone wrong

         Knowing how to react quickly and appropriately to make the impact as small as possible and understanding the need to create a plan of action that can be implemented when a breach occurs

         Learning what resources are needed to recover after a breach

    The content is developed to be easily understood by people who do not have technical backgrounds. Attendees learn about generating a business inventory list and policy document, the necessity of employee training, and the importance of creating recovery plans. Some of these materials are used during the workshop and others are important reference materials for future use. Attendees leave the workshop with a better understanding of the threats and tools to better secure their company data.

    “Through our research, we have learned that many business owners are unaware that if a cyber-attack results in a substantial loss to their finances, the bank is not responsible to cover losses. The burden of proof lies with the business,” said Tyler Andrew, BBB Northwest + Pacific, CEO. “This is why BBB is committed to supporting, educating and empowering business owners on the best practices for keeping their companies safe from attacks.”

    Registration to the event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  “We want to thank MediaPRO and Trend Micro, our Contributing National Sponsors, and all our partners in advance for helping to make the event a success,” said NCSA Executive Director Russ Schrader.

    Featured, are guests from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, and Idaho Attorney General’s Office. Community partners include; Idaho Small Business Development Center Network, Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, Idaho Technology Council, Boise Metro Chamber, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, & Buy Idaho.

    To register visit for the event, please visit  https://cybersecuremybizboise.eventbrite.com or email Karen@staysafeonline.org. To learn more about staying safe online and to find links to websites that offer additional account security information, visit www.staysafeonline.org.  

    After the morning workshop on the 24th, the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Director of Small Business Education, Daniel Eliot, along with the Idaho Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, will head to downtown Boise for a walking tour, where they’ll visit small businesses along the 8th street business corridor, between Front and Bannock, handing out free camera covers and providing businesses with short cybersecurity briefings, including NCSA’s Lock Down Your Login tips.

     

    About NCSA                                                                                                                     

    NCSA is the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA's primary partners are DHS and NCSA's Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AT&T Services Inc.; Bank of America; CDK Global, LLC; Cisco; Comcast Corporation; ESET North America; Facebook; Google; Intel Corporation; Logical Operations; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft Corporation; NXP Semiconductors; Raytheon; RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Salesforce; Symantec Corporation; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA's core efforts include National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from DHS; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyber attacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.  

    ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Northwest & Pacific, which serves more than 15 million consumers in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Hawaii and Western Wyoming.  


  • July 05, 2018 3:27 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    Ladies Summertime Market to Feature Unique Idaho Companies

    Boise, Idaho – IBL Events announces the Ladies Summertime Market, July 21st at Expo Idaho (Chinden & Glenwood).  Event hours are Saturday 9am-3pm.  Admission is FREE.

    The Ladies Summertime Market is a unique, intimate, and festive shopping experience in Boise. This event will feature an array hand-crafted jewelry, local sweets and savories, artisans, crafts and boutique businesses, apparel, accessories, beauty and skin product and services from around the Treasure Valley. Take a break from the heat, grab your friends and shop from the many booths. Uncover everything from the unique to the extraordinary July 21st! Over 85 indoor and outdoor exhibits.


    Companies wanting to participate should contact IBL Events, Inc, 208-376-0464, Annamarie@ibleventsinc.com.  IBL Events produces and manages local trade shows and expositions every year with a wide variety of subjects including health and fitness, remodeling and design, technology and career building.

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  • May 03, 2018 2:31 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    For Immediate Release

    May 3, 2018

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    Fax 208-375-2688

    info@ibleventsinc.com

    Spring/Summer Job Openings Hoping to be Filled at Idaho Job Fair May 9th

    May 9, 2018
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Nampa Civic Center

    311 3rd St S

    Nampa, ID 83651

    IBL Events will host the 2018 Spring Idaho Job and Career Fair, Wednesday May 9th from 9am to 3pm at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St S, Nampa, ID 83651.  This no-cost event is open to the public. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with over 50 companies seeking individuals to fill their open positions.

    Employers and community partners from a wide assortment of industries will be on hand to speak with job seekers. They will be recruiting for positions in healthcare, information technology, hospitality, customer service, communications, construction, manufacturing, border protection and more. These employers are looking to fill an array of full-time and part-time positions. 

    Experienced and first time job seekers welcome.  Job seekers are urged to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Job seekers can register to attend at http://ibleventsinc.com/events/idaho-job-career-fair

    Companies wanting to participate in the Idaho Job & Career Fair should contact IBL Events 208-376-0464, info@ibleventsinc.com


  • April 20, 2018 2:27 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate Release


    April 20, 2018

    Four Events for the Price of One Saturday April 28th!

    Boise, Idaho –Looking for a day full endless entertainment? IBL Events announces four events for the price of one --$6 Admission, FREE for kids 12 and under –from 9am to 5pm, Saturday, April 28th at Expo Idaho (Chinden & Glenwood).  Guests can view and shop over 300 exhibits and participate in heart pumping activities at the Family Pet Expo, Kids Fun Fest, Experience Idaho Expo and Girls Day Out Expo. Collect $1.00 off your entry at  http://ibleventsinc.com/coupons

    Pet owners and enthusiasts will enjoy shopping the latest pet products and services OR adopting a new pet at the Family Pet Expo. You won’t want to miss two live shows by animal expert Corbin Maxey at 11am & 2pm. Bring the family and your leashed four- legged friends to the Pet Expo.

    Moms AND Dads…don’t miss the Kids Fun Fest where children can Explore, Create and Discover. Activities include rock climbing wall, obstacle course, pony rides, petting zoo, jump house, bubble soccer and visits from your FAVORITE princesses and super heroes!

    Idaho, our Idahome, a place like no other on earth! Mark your calendar to attend the Experience Idaho Expo and explore the incredible local businesses, people and products that make Idaho a great place to call home. Gather new ideas for summer recreation and outdoor activities, home projects, Idaho apparel, arts and crafts, adventure tools, local food and everything in between.

    Ladies, grab your girlfriends for a day of fun and relaxation at the Girls Day Out Expo. Learn about the best skin care, beauty products, amazing spa treatments and tips to accentuate your personal style. Discover local crafts and home remodeling ideas. Learn about healthy living, getting fit and plan your next vacation trip.  Shop til your heart’s content!

    Spend the day at Expo Idaho for indoor and outdoor fun April 28th! For more info visit ibleventsinc.com

    IBL Events produces and manages local trade shows and expositions every year with a wide variety of subjects including health and fitness, remodeling and design, technology and career building.

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    Anna Marie Aldinger

    IBL Events

    expositions | tradeshows

    208.376.0464 (office)

    www.ibleventsinc.com | 2018 Calendar of Events

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  • April 13, 2018 9:27 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate Release

    IBL Events, Inc.

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    Fax 208-375-2688

    Annamarie@ibleventsinc.com

    www.ibleventsinc.com

    April 10, 2018

    For Immediate Release

    Family Pet Expo Featuring Live Appearances by Corbin Maxey April 28th

    Boise, Idaho –IBL Events, Inc. announces the 13th Annual Family Pet Expo, April 28th at Expo Idaho (Chinden & Glenwood).  Event hours are Saturday 9AM–5PM.  Admission for adults is $6.  Children 12 and under are free.

    The Family Fun Pet Expo brings together pet enthusiasts of all kinds and is fun for the whole family. Pet Expo features local and national industry resources, pet products, pet services, traditional family pets, as well as non-traditional.  We are also pleased to announce there will be two live appearances by nationally recognized animal expert, biologist, and television personality, Corbin Maxey at 11am & 2pm! For more information about Corbin Maxey please visit www.corbinmaxey.com.

    Pet Adoption, petting zoos, pet food samples, pet clothing, toys, groomers, vet clinics, microchipping, reptile exhibits and so much more will delight guests and their four legged friends! With over six thousand guests and their pets expected to attend again this year, family and pets have never had so much fun away from home.  You can also adopt a pet at the Idaho Humane Society booth and learn about other local rescue groups.  Behaved pets are welcome to attend. Get a $1.00 off coupon at http://ibleventsinc.com/coupons

    Companies wanting to participate in the Idaho Family Fun Pet Expo should contact IBL Events, 208-376-0464, Annamarie@ibleventsinc.com.  IBL Events produces and manages local trade shows, expositions and events with a wide variety of subjects including health, fitness, remodeling, design, business, technology and jobs and career building.

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  • April 06, 2018 3:42 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Media Contact:

    Hilary Mann

    Proprietor

    Up North Distillery

    509-251-8801

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Up North Distillery Wins Best of Category & Gold Medal at the American Distilling Institute 2018 Spirits Competition.

    April 2, 2018 POST FALLS, UP NORTH DISTILLERY is pleased to announce that our company has recently won a “Gold Medal” & “Best of Specialty Spirits” for our Honey Spirits at the 2018 American Distilling Institute Competition.  This product is made solely from Idaho honey. We create a mead wine and then distill it, resulting in a naturally gluten free spirit with an essence of honey.

    Entrants consisted of newly opened micro-distilleries to globally recognized spirit brands.

    http://distilling.com/events/judging/awards/

    Up North Distillery won award medals for the following products:

           Honey Spirits- Gold Medal

           3 Year Apple Brandy- Silver Medal

           Apple Brandy- Bronze Medal

           Big Kid Cider- Bronze Medal

           Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits- Bronze Medal

    Previous awards include:

    2017 Denver International Spirits Competition:

           Gold Medal: Honey Spirits

           Gold Medal: Barrel Finished Honey Spirits

           Gold Medal: Apple Brandy

    2017 Las Vegas International Global Spirit Awards

           Gold Medal: Barrel Finished Honey Spirits

    2018 American Craft Spirits Association Competition:

           Bronze Medal: Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits

           Bronze Medal: 3 Year Barrel Aged Apple Brandy

    Up North Distillery products are available on site at their distillery in Post Falls where you can enjoy a free tasting, a signature cocktail and a bottle to go. Their products are also available in Idaho liquor stores.  For additional information visit: www.upnorthdistillery.com as well as Facebook https://www.facebook.com/upnorthdistillery/.




  • April 03, 2018 2:45 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    Employers Hiring for Spring and Summer Positions at Meridian Job Fair, April 12th

    April 12, 2018
    4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    The Courtyard by Marriott Meridian

    1789 S Eagle Rd

    Meridian, ID 83642

    The Idaho Job & Career Fairs continue to attract a strong turnout of employers and community partners. Next Thursday, April 12th, 4pm-7pm at the Courtyard by Marriott in Meridian more than 40 companies will be on hand looking for applicants to fill hundreds of jobs.  Whether hoping to find a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this FREE job fair. Positions available for high school and college graduates as well.

    Bring plenty of resumes and dress for success! Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register to attend in order to receive up to date details regarding the job fair.  To view a list of companies scheduled to attend and register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/idaho-job-fair-april-2018-tickets-44076733697

    Job placement agencies caravanning job seekers to the fair, please contact us to coordinate a drop off time on April 12th.  Companies wanting to participate in the Idaho Job & Career Fair should contact IBL Events, Inc., 208-376-0464, Annamarie@ibleventsinc.com.

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  • February 13, 2018 2:29 PM | Sandy Anderson (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release

    CONTACT: Craig Bartschi, Owner Idaho Springs Water Co., 208-318-1540, craig@idahospringswater.com

    Nampa, Idaho. (February 12, 2018) – Idaho Springs Water has been a locally-owned and operated beverage distribution company in Idaho since 1993. The company services commercial and residential customers throughout central and southeast Idaho, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in Nampa and Twin Falls. In addition to water delivery, Idaho Springs Water offers water treatment solutions and Keurig Coffee brewing systems. Recently, the company added small batch, fresh roasted coffees from Idaho Roasting Company.

    In 2005, Idaho Roasting Company was founded locally in Meridian, Idaho by owner Ron Paul. Paul built a reputation in Idaho for providing high quality, hand-crafted coffee blends using only 100% Arabica coffee beans from coffee growing regions around the world.

    The two locally-owned, Idaho brands merged in November 2017. “The transition was a natural fit,” said Idaho Springs Water owner, Craig Bartschi. “We shared many of the same accounts, so it was seamless for current customers and gave us the opportunity to provide a new high-quality, coffee delivery option to potential customers.”

    As Idaho Springs Water expands, it has not lost sight of its’ Idaho beginnings. Their delivery vehicles display an award-winning graphic wrap depicting the mountains and rivers of Idaho. The company prides themselves on creating a family-friendly culture that employs about 14 local employees. Craig’s wife Pam serves as office manager, son, Brandon Bartschi, is the route sales manager and son Jason is the service manager.

    Idaho Springs Water and Idaho Roasting Company have both been long-time supporters and members of Buy Idaho. Sandy Anderson, Executive Director of Buy Idaho said, “We are proud to promote these two local, Idaho companies. It is always exciting to see Idaho companies collaborate to succeed and grow. We look forward to continuing our partnership under this new marketing model”.


 

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