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  • January 28, 2019 10:56 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

  • January 28, 2019 10:52 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

  • January 23, 2019 3:40 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release

    Media Contact:

    Nick Aldinger


    The Idaho Business & Technology Expo is Coming to the Boise Centre February 20th

    January 23rd, 2019 – Boise, ID – The 28th Annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo will be held on February 20th, 2019 from 8am to 5pm at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise. This one-day event will give you access to the Idaho Tech Expo Hall for the latest in technology trends, services, and gadgets!  This year’s expo features over 16 hours of FREE educational seminars, speaker panels, pitch competitions, networking lounges, Launch Pad Row featuring local startups & more. Attendees must register at Seating is limited.

    The Allata Main Stage Seminar Topics Include: 

    ·         Innovation at Work – Opening Keynote by Ryan DeLuca, Co-Founder & CEO, Black Box VR

    ·         Why Idaho Is Prime for Women in Tech: The Rebranding Initiative

    ·         Machine Learning for the Rest of Us

    ·         Customer Delight: The Only Metric that Matters

    ·         The Future of Blockchain: Are You Ready?

    ·         Strategies for Defending Against Ransomware's Heavy Assault on Business in 2019

    ·         ITC Speaker Panel: Creative Technology Disruption

    ·         AI & the Future of Innovation

    Whether you are a technology enthusiast, IT professional, business owner, investor, or entrepreneur, the Idaho Tech Expo has educational opportunities and networking primed for you. Visit www.IdahoTechExpo for event registration and complete seminar list.

    Sponsors Include: Allata, Alliant Merchant Solutions, AT&T, Black Box VR, CableOne, CRI Advantage, Iliad Interactive, In Time Tec, ITC, IVRC, Jobu Jobs, Little Egg Solutions, Micron, Nexus 3D Consulting, Pacific Office Automation, Trailhead, Tribute Media,, Wrapspace

    The Idaho Business & Technology Expo is managed and produced by IBL Events.  Call 208-376-0464 or email

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  • January 22, 2019 4:17 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Platinum Events & Security LLC

    Idaho Horsemen Football Organization

    (208)546-9211 - / www,

    Media Release

    New Indoor Football Team kicks off season in the Treasure Valley

    Idaho Horseman sign contract with Ford Idaho Center & announce the schedule

    (For Immediate Release)

    Nampa, Idaho January 22, 2019--The Idaho Horsemen Football Organization - Platinum Events & Security LLC is pleased to announce the kick-off of the team’s inaugural season, with the finalizing of a contract with the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on January 4.

    “We believe that professional indoor football is needed in the Treasure Valley. Better still, the community has shown the team is wanted—as ticket sales have been growing strong since February 2018,” says Chris Reynolds, team owner.

    The Idaho Horsemen is brought to you by Platinum Events & Security, LLC. Co-owners Chris & Angelina Reynolds envisioned the team as a way to bring affordable, family-friendly entertainment to the Treasure Valley. The couple also sees the Horsemen as a platform for athletes to continue their career while trying to reach the next level of professional sports. In addition, local dancers have an opportunity to showcase their skills through the Lady Spurs dance team.

    The team will play a 12-game schedule, with six home games. The home schedule:

    March 23 versus Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks

    April 7 versus Sacramento Spartans

    April 26 versus Reno Express

    May 11 versus Tri-Cities Fire

    May 30 versus Sacramento Spartans

    June 15 versus Wenatchee valley Skyhawks

    Season Tickets are currently on sale now and Individual Game tickets will go on sale February 15, with tickets starting at just $12.

    The Players

    The Horsemen conducted tryouts in the fall, and the team has

    signed 29 players. Players must report to camp by February 23rd.

    “We are still looking to plug in more key positions to solidify our initial

    roster,” Chris Reynolds says.

    While the Horsemen have many local players on the roster, players are also

    coming from out-of-state.

    “Our Host Family Program was put together to help these guys get settled in

    local homes—and we’d love to see the community welcome them, “says

    Angelina Reynolds. “Host Families will receive season tickets and other

    benefits—so check out our website for more information.”

    We are also interested in finding local businesses that can provide part time

    jobs for the out of state players to help supplement their income. It is

    important for us to provide the best possible experience for the players while

    here in the valley.

    Platinum Ticket Packages

    The Horsemen are currently offering an exclusive ticket package to the first

    1000 fans to kick off the season—with discounts up to 75%. Close to 40

    percent of these tickets are already sold.

    Platinum members receive two passes for 2 years—for only $250.00.

    In addition, Platinum Members also receive:

    Two t-shirts, two hot dogs & two beverages prior to each home


    Access to the players, the dance team, and field prior to each home


    Opportunities for pictures and autographs after every home game.

    Their family name or business name listed

    on, and as part of the team media guide.

    First access to playoff tickets

    Businesses receive a booth/table at our preseason Kickoff Party

    *The Platinum Member Season Ticket offer will end Sunday, February

    10, 2019*

    “The Horsemen also provides great opportunity for local businesses to get

    involved—whether through gifting tickets to their clients or customers, or

    becoming sponsors in a more official role,” Chris Reynolds says.

    Sponsorship and other branding opportunities are still available for local

    businesses—and information can be found on

    About the League

    The Horsemen are part of The American West Football Conference (AWFC), a

    new league that will kick off its inaugural season on March 23, 2019.

    The Reno Express

    The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks

    The Tri-Cities Fire

    The Sacramento Spartans

    and your Idaho Horsemen!

    About the Ford Idaho Center:

    The Ford Idaho Center is managed by Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and is

    conveniently located off I-84 in Nampa, Idaho. The campus is home to the

    Ford Arena that holds a capacity of 12,000, the Ford Amphitheater that can

    hold up to 11,000, and the Ford Idaho Horse Park and Sportscenter that has

    a capacity of 2,200, has 518 horse stalls, 44 full hook-up RV spots, 16 partial

    RV hook-ups, two covered riding arenas, and four open riding arenas. The

    Sportscenter also offers a full restaurant and meeting space that is open to

    the public during select events and is also available as a rental space.

    For more information, please


    Contact: Don Miller - Or Drew Allen - Peppershock

    Media -

  • January 09, 2019 11:52 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    19th Annual Idaho Remodeling & Design Show –

    Where you will find the tools to make your dream home a reality

    For Immediate Release

    Media Contact:

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    IBL Events


    January 9, 2019 -- Boise, Idaho – The 19th Annual Idaho Remodeling & Design Show is slated for January 26 & 27, 2019 at the Boise Centre, Sat 10-5pm & Sun 11-4pm.  This comprehensive home show brings together home owners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts in the Treasure Valley. Every aspect of the home can be explored from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones.

    See the latest innovations and design trends.  Over 120 exhibits will be showcasing everything for the home including, but not limited to cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms, additions, insulation, smart home automation, energy efficient windows, exterior products, landscape installations as well as home décor. Be sure to attend the complimentary educational seminars presented by local experts.  This year’s topics include: Interior Design for Kitchens & Master Baths, 21 Trendy Wood Flooring Ideas, How to Hire and Select Your Remodeler and many more seminar options. For a complete seminar schedule visit

    Don’t miss the chance to enter to win $1,000 to use towards your next remodel project just by attending the Idaho Remodeling & Design Show!

    Make plans to visit the Idaho Remodeling & Design Show Jan 26-27 at the Boise Centre and discover hundreds of new ideas for your next remodel project.  Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite or pay cash at the show. General Admission $7.00. Children Free. 

    The Idaho Remodeling & Design Show is managed and produced by the IBL Events.   Call 208-376-0464 or email

  • December 20, 2018 4:04 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)



    December 19, 2018

    Circling Raven Golf Club, Coeur d’Alene Tribe Join

    Brand Initiative Promotes Native American Golf & Culture Travel Experiences today announces that Circling Raven Golf Club – an amenity of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel that is tribally owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene’s – has partnered with the Native American Golf & Culture travel website.

    “Circling Raven ranks among the finest courses in the United States,” said Dan Shepherd, principal. “Because the Coeur d’Alene Tribe offers extensive cultural experiences that complement the casino resort, golf course and other amenities, it’s ideally suited to benefit from the website, its branding program, and the travel package sales leads.”

    Native American courses are most often pristine, with no surrounding development. As the Creator intended. Native American courses reflect tribal culture and traditions. Cultural assets include tribal art, pow wows, history, food, and more. The golf is superb, as are the affiliated hotels, resorts, casinos and cultural immersion. However, they’ve never been branded collectively.

    “Native American Golf & Culture Travel and offer long-overdue marketing cohesion, a way for our unique tribes and properties to harness the powerful overall brand we share,” said Laura Stensgar, Director of Public Relations/Cultural Tourism at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho, 50 minutes from Spokane (WA) International Airport. “We believe the brand marketing program and website will drive more people and groups that stay longer with us, spend and experience more, and take unforgettable memories home with them.”

    Circling Raven is an 18-hole course routed through 632 acres of pristine Palouse country. With no surrounding development, this award-winning Gene Bates championship design pairs ingenious holes with stunning scenery and solitude. Many who play the course, which includes a first-class golf shop and excellent restaurant with bar, claim it as an immediate member of their Top 5 all-time golf experiences.

    Golf is just the start of the leisure options at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, which is currently renovating its casino with a planned Spring 2019 unveiling. The full-service spa, restaurants, retail and coffee shops, and spacious rooms with inspiring Native American décor also beckon.  Following are a few cultural experiences the Coeur d’Alene’s offer visitors and resort guests:

    ·         Stories, Dance and Tribal Cuisine Package – Experience true tribal hospitality while enjoying traditional storytelling, dance and local tribal cuisine. 

    ·         Ancestral Lands Package – Experience the beauty, history and importance of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s ancestral lands.

    ·         Adventures Package – Experience “true Idaho” while gaining cultural insight.

    ·         Powwow Package – Experience Julyamsh Powwow, the inland Northwest’s largest outdoor powwow, up close and personal. 

    ·         Bison Ranch – learn hands on the cultural significance of this mighty animal; and

    ·         Cataldo Mission and Museum – visit Idaho’s oldest standing building, hand built by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in the early 19th Century.

    For more information about stay, play, and culture packages at Circling Raven and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, visit

    About and Native American Golf & Culture Travel

  highlights unparalleled golf and Native American cultural experiences available throughout the U.S. We discover what courses, cultural, and geographical areas intrigue you, then outline trip options for your consideration. We’ll help secure your tee times and lodging reservations, as well as recommend after-golf activities – from dining and entertainment to cultural experiences and other attractions.

  • November 06, 2018 3:00 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Small Business Saturday

    NOVEMBER 24, 2018

    Shop Small in the heart of it all            Downtown Boise !       

    For communities to thrive, their small businesses need to thrive.

    That’s the idea behind Small Business Saturday. And the idea has caught on!

    On Small Business Saturday, 2017*:

    • ·         43% of adults, or an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local independently-owned businesses, generating roughly $12 billion in reported spending.
    • ·         70% of U.S consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday, and in addition to support on Main Streets, shoppers turned out for online small businesses – with 35% reporting that they Shopped Small® online on November 25th alone.
    • ·         90% of consumers surveyed said Small Business Saturday has had a positive impact on their community.
    • ·         73% of consumers who reportedly Shopped Small at independently-owned retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday did so with friends or family.
    • ·         Shoppers made Small Business Saturday an all-day affair, as 58% of those who participated in the day reported shopping or dining at more than one small, independently-owned retailer or restaurant on Small Business Saturday this year.
    • ·         On a national level, nearly half (48%) of consumers who participated in Small Business Saturday reported visiting a small business that they had not previously been to on Small Business Saturday.

    Dine Well, Shop Unique

    Downtown Boise is the largest concentration of small, independent business in the state of Idaho. Dozens of businesses in every district of Boise’s Downtown are taking part in Small Business Saturday. Many offer guests festive, exclusive promotions and events designed to make the experience a special one.

    Stamped Passport? Win a Downtown Boise Gift Card!

    The Small Business Saturday Downtown Boise Passport is available at participating merchants. Pick up the Passport, collect the number of stamps from individual merchants, then enter to win one of six $50 Downtown Boise gift cards. Go to downtownboise.orgfor a list of participating merchants. Completed Passports are collected at Rediscovered Books at 8th & Idaho Streets. Downtown Boise gift cards are good at more than 300 merchants!

    “Small Business Saturday in downtown Boise is a fun day to meet friends and family, and enjoy a day that’s as much about community as it is shopping. Merchants downtown always give their visitors a great experience as well as unique, fabulous finds, and it’s always more meaningful knowing our purchases directly support our neighbors,” said Lynn Hightower, Executive Director of the Downtown Boise Association.

    Community Support Makes it Happen

    The Downtown Boise Association is registered with American Express as a Neighborhood Champion. As Shop Small Business Saturday enters its 9th year, the DBA is honored to work with partners equally dedicated to supporting small business including the Boise Farmers Market, Buy Idaho, the Capital City Public Market, the Small Business Administration, Rediscovered Books and Idaho’s Small Business Development Center


    Experience, Enjoy, Be Something Special  -  Be Downtown Boise

    *data from the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released today by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express (NYSE:AXP)Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce to make the day a success.

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


    For Immediate Release

    November 6, 2018

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    Fax 208-375-2688

    Attention Treasure Valley Job Seekers! After Hours Job Fair November 15th

    November 15th, 2018

    The Courtyard by Marriott

    1789 S Eagle Rd

    Meridian, Idaho 83642

    IBL Events will host the Fall 2018 After Hours Idaho Job and Career Fair on Thursday, November 15th from 4pm to 7pm at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S Eagle Rd, Meridian, Idaho 83642.  This FREE event is open to the public and job seekers will have the opportunity to network with over 45 companies seeking individuals to fill their open positions.

    If you are looking for a job or a career change, employers 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, 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

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


  • October 30, 2018 11:43 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

    Media Contact:

    Hilary Mann


    Up North Distillery



    Up North Distillery Wins New Medals at the 2018 SIP Northwest Spirits Competition and the Inaugural National Honey Board Spirits Competition

    October 24, 2018 POST FALLS, UP NORTH DISTILLERY is pleased to announce that our company has recently won two Silver Medals & Judges’ Pick in the 2018 SIP Northwest Spirits Competition as well as a Silver Medal & two Bronze Medals in the inaugural National Honey Board Spirits Competition.

    SIP Northwest Spirits Competition: Best of the Northwest

    Sip Northwest magazine is excited to release its seventh annual Best of the Northwest awards issue. This collector’s edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest beverage trends, locally focused restaurant and bars, producers to watch, elite drink destinations to visit and when, plus much more.

    An open call for submissions in April drafted more than 667 entries from wine, 282 beers, 145 from spirits and 145 ciders. The magazine recruited an accomplished, qualified group of 92 premier palates from the greater Pacific Northwest to assess and determine the top four medalists, plus Judges’ Picks, in each respective beverage category. Up North Distillery won the following medals:

    • 3 Year Apple Brandy- Judges’ Pick
    • Apple Brandy- Silver Medal

    • Big Kid Cider- Silver Medal

    National Honey Board Spirits Competition:

    In the National Honey Board’s first spirits competition, 90 made with honey spirits competed for recognition at the 2018 Honey Spirits Competition. The Honey Spirits Competition featured seven spirits categories, including a category that contained products that used honey as the primary distillate. The submitted spirits were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and the role honey played in the spirit. Up North Distillery won the following medals for their Honey Spirits which is a distilled mead wine:

    • Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits- Silver Medal in the distilled with honey category

    • Honey Spirits- Bronze Medal in the distilled with honey category

    • Barrel Finished Honey Spirits- Bronze Medal in the distilled with honey category

    Previous awards include:

    2018 American Distilling Institute Competition:

    • Gold Medal & Best of Class: Honey Spirits

    • Silver Medal: 3 Year Barrel Aged Apple Brandy

    • Bronze Medal: Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits

    • Bronze Medal: Apple Brandy

    • Bronze Medal: Big Kid Cider

    2018 American Craft Spirits Association Competition:

    • Bronze Medal: Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits

    • Bronze Medal: 3 Year Barrel Aged Apple Brandy

    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

    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 as well as Facebook


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