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  • September 24, 2018 3:25 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    Josh Letsinger








    September 24, 2018

    Boise Brewing Awarded Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival®

    Black Cliffs Honored for Brewing Excellence in American Stout

    Boise, ID • September 22—Boise Brewing received a bronze medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 102 beer-style categories were announced September 22 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. 

    Boise Brewing was recognized in the American Stout beer-style category for its Black Cliffs, a roast-y, hoppy treat. It is well balanced with rich chocolate and coffee tones and plentiful Northwest hop character. Pine and citrus aromas play well with the dark malt aromas and the body and mouth feel are all a stout should be. This was brewed as our first Community Supported Beer and still one of Lance’s favorites.

    Boise Brewing accepting the Bronze Medal for Black Cliffs American Style Stout. This is the fourth year in a row Boise Brewing has received a medal at GABF.

    The 2018 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 293 expert judges from 8,496 entries, received from 2,404 U.S. breweries, plus 101 Pro-Am and 49 Collaboration entries.

    “The 32nd edition of the GABF competition yielded a remarkable turnout of the country’s most exemplary beers,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “I’m continuously impressed by contenders’ talent and passion and would like to extend congratulations to this year’s winners for their excellence in brewing.”

    For more GABF competition information, including the 2018 winners list and photos, visit

    Nestled in the heart of downtown Boise, “halfway between the campus and the capital,” Boise Brewing is the only community owned brewery in Idaho. Now with over 450 owners holding stock in the company, they are looking to expand the notion of “community supported beer”. Recently awarded a gold medal in the World Beer Cup Awards 2018 for their Black Cliffs American Style Stout they are staying true to their commitment to quality as their geographic reach gets longer. For more information on Boise Brewing, please visit

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  • September 11, 2018 10:14 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    For Immediate Release

    September 10th, 2018

    IBL Events
    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    Idaho Dream Wedding Expo is Back and Bigger Than Ever!

    Boise, Idaho –  The Idaho Dream Wedding Expo is the fall bridal event of the year, October 6th and 7th at Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood, Boise, ID 83714. Doors open Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Admission is $6 and advanced tickets are available for purchase at Save $1.00 off admission with promo code “EARLYBIRD” now through September 30th.  Free Parking available.

    Future bride and grooms are invited to attend the Idaho Dream Wedding Expo. Visit with over 75 sponsors and exhibitors all there to help your happily ever after come true. Guests can discuss future wedding plans and visit with photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, pastry chefs, venue owners, and entertainment providers. View rental equipment, lighting, décor, gowns, tuxes and more. Regardless of the wedding you’re planning there is something for everyone at the Idaho Dream Wedding Expo! This event is the place for future brides and grooms to navigate through almost anything they are going to need to plan their wedding and start out their new lives together.

    Lastly, attend the Dream Wedding Expo and purchase your “Lee Read Jewelers Dream Giveaway” raffle ticket to be entered to win a $2,000 His & Hers Wedding Band package. You do not have to be present to win but must purchase your ticket at the Dream Wedding Expo on October 6th & 7th. 100% of the proceeds will go to support Ride for Joy, a local therapeutic equine riding program! For more information regarding the giveaway please visit

    Sponsored by: IBL Events, Lee Read Jewelers, Go Out Local, Wild Roots Vodka, Azunia Tequila, My 102.7, Wild 101, Boise Events Resource Center, Chateau des Fleurs.

    IBL Events  |  208-376-0464  |

  • September 05, 2018 4:04 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


    For Immediate Release

    September 5th, 2018

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    The 26th Annual Health & Fitness Fair is Coming to Expo Idaho October 6th & 7th

    Boise, Idaho – IBL Events is proud to host the 26th Annual Idaho Health & Fitness Fair October 6th & 7th at Expo Idaho. This is a must attend for the Treasure Valley’s health and fitness conscious community. This FREE event is open to the public on Saturday from 10am to 5pm & Sunday 11am to 4pm.

    “This is the premier health event for all age demographics and where you can meet face to face, attend seminars, and interact with over 100+ health and fitness companies,” said show producer, Anna Marie Aldinger. 

    The Health & Fitness Fair is for health minded individuals looking for products and resources to help them achieve their fitness goals and adopt a healthier lifestyle. This event is about Idahoans having fun and spending time together while learning about better food choices, health, and fitness options. The Health Fair will feature tools and guides to revamp your life from the inside out.

    The Health Fair exhibits include companies representing: sports nutrition, personal care products, gyms and health clubs, medi-spas, health practitioners, personal training, physical therapy, wellness products, health screenings, weight-loss products, health foods, pain management, meal prep, senior resources and more.

    Also, if you plan on attending the health fair, don’t forget to check out the Old Skool Iron Strongman Classic on October 6th at Expo Idaho. This is also a free event and is open to the public. Come see the Treasure Valley’s strongest men and women compete in events such as the Log Press, Car Dead Lift, Sand Bag Carry, Atlas Stone Throw, & Truck Pull.

    Sponsored by: IBL Events, Old Skool Iron Boise, Go Out Local, Express Employment Professionals, Wild 101, My102.7, Fireball Whisky, Chiseled Nutrition.

    IBL Events  |  208-376-0464  |

  • 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


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



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


    For Immediate Release

    IBL Events

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    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

    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


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

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         Contact: Daniel Eliot

                                                                                                   National Cyber Security Alliance




    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 or email To learn more about staying safe online and to find links to websites that offer additional account security information, visit  

    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  

    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 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,  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

    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

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

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


    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

    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

    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) | 2018 Calendar of Events

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