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


    For Immediate Release

    IBL Events, Inc.

    Anna Marie Aldinger

    Tel 208-376-0464

    Fax 208-375-2688

    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

    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

    Companies wanting to participate in the Idaho Family Fun Pet Expo should contact IBL Events, 208-376-0464,  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.


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

    Media Contact:

    Hilary Mann


    Up North Distillery



    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.

    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: as well as Facebook

  • 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

    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,

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

    For Immediate Release

    CONTACT: Craig Bartschi, Owner Idaho Springs Water Co., 208-318-1540,

    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”.

  • February 07, 2018 2:25 PM | Sandy Anderson

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Ashten Goodenough,

    Boise, ID - Spring is near and water, water, will soon be everywhere. Back by popular demand, H 2 Whoa! is making another splash in Idaho’s only hands-on science center starting February 10, 2018.

    Have you ever wondered which household item uses the most water? Or which animal can survive months without a single drop of it? Did you know a giant water pump can move 150,000 gallons of water per second? Or that the United States alone consumes over 50 billion bottles of water each year, and only about 13% of these bottles are recycled?

    Water is precious, scarce, fascinating, and essential for life. With a dozen unique interactive exhibits, the Discovery Center’s immersive exhibition keeps water science fresh and fun.

    Discover more at H 2 Whoa! Disclaimer to parents: Kids will not walk out of this exhibition soaking wet. No change of clothes required. But they will walk out with a smile and a better understanding of how water impacts nearly everything in our daily lives.


    H2Whoa is made possible by our presenting sponsor, SUEZ, and our exclusive media partner, KBOI 2.

    About the Center

    The Discovery Center is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. The -museum is an interactive science center featuring exhibits and educational programs that offer authentic, sensory experiences making science, technology, engineering, and math tangible for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

    Admission Prices & Hours

    Admission prices will be FREE for members, $12 for adults 18+, $11 for seniors 65+, $10 for youth 2-17, FREE for children under 2. $1 discounts for active military and veterans. We’re open 10am to 5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.

    For more information: | 208.287.4220 | 131 Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702

  • January 17, 2018 2:15 PM | Sandy Anderson

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Kyra Gray, Wood River Naturals,, 208-720-2328

    Local small business in Twin Falls, Idaho seeks supporters for their Kickstarter campaign to bring their new all natural, mineral sunscreen to market. Twin Falls, ID: Today, Wood River Naturals, a small business that handcrafts natural home & body products, announced the launch of their Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for SPF testing and approval for their new natural sunscreen formula. The sunscreen is formulated with natural oils and butters that also soothe, nourish, and moisturize the skin. It is simply made and safe for all ages (even pets)! It is also coral-reef safe and biodegradable. They will be sending in samples of their sunscreen to the lab to get tested and approved according to FDA regulations and need the community’s help to raise funds as the price is significant. Kickstarter campaign runs until February 20, 2018 at the following weblink: 

    Raffle tickets for a $100 gift card to the Wood River Naturals online store will be given out to those who “share” the campaign on Facebook. One ticket given for every share. Drawing takes place Feb 21, 2018.

    About: Wood River Naturals handcrafts natural home & body products in small batches, as ordered. They have a wonderful product line that is simple and effective, using pure, premium ingredients. You can find out more information about Wood River Naturals on their website or on their Facebook page

  • September 27, 2017 2:13 PM | Sandy Anderson

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Hannah Mae Schaeffer

    Discovery Center of Idaho to host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition from October 21, 2017 – January 21, 2018

    BOISE, IDAHO – MythBusters, the Discovery Channel’s Emmy® nominated TV series first launched in 2003, is coming to life at the Discovery Center of Idaho with MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. The original TV series inspired a generation to inquire, interact and get involved with science using experimentation to prove or disprove popular myths, misconceptions, or legends. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will provide the community an opportunity to do the same.

    Co-hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true mythbusting encounter. "It's exciting to see fans take on some of our favorite experiments from the show while drawing their own conclusions and data," said Savage. "Although they are tackling the same myths and questions, each guest can have a unique experience within the exhibit."

    Guests of the Discovery Center will learn about myths, MythBusters the series, and what experimenting is all about by participating in a series of fun, hands-on experiences. Experiments cover topics such as flight, friction, gravity, speed, and combustion. The exhibition showcases:

    · Blueprint Room – Based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters’ iconic set, this room acts as an introduction to mythbusting and is filled with gadgets, props, video and, of course, blueprints used by the hosts to explore myths on the show.

    · Workshop – This is the place where guests turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. Guests discover whether they get more wet running versus walking in the rain and find out if toast really does always land buttered-side down.

    Discovery Center’s Educator, Robert Klusaw, says, ‘We are excited to host this exhibition because it introduces kids and families to the Scientific Method while exploring and testing your favorite myths from the show.’ The Discovery Center of Idaho is ready to throw cards, dodge bullets, and run in the rain with Idaho’s community in this exciting exhibition opening October 21st!

    VIP & Media Party

    On October 20th from 7pm to 9pm, the Center will host an exclusive VIP & Media Party for Discovery Center members, invited donors and local press to mingle with the people who helped develop the exhibition.

    Discovery Center of Idaho

    The Discovery Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 interactive science center featuring exhibits and educational programs that offer authentic, sensory experiences making science, engineering, math, and technology tangible for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

    Admission Prices & Hours

    Admission prices during MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be FREE for members, $18 for adults 18+, and $14 for youths 2-17. $1 discounts for active military and veterans. Open 10am to 5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.

    Local Sponsors

    The Discovery Center of Idaho would like to thank our presenting sponsor, Idaho STEM Action Center and supporting sponsors, Lamar Advertising and KBOI Channel 2 News.

    About MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

    MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition was created by Discovery Communications and Exhibits Development Group (EDG), in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates (GMC+A). MythBusters, the series, is developed and produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited. Financing for this exhibition has been made possible by Olympus Capital Investments, LLC, a unit of Olympus Holdings, LLC.

    About Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 223 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 162 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is the leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit

    About Exhibits Development Group (EDG)

    EDG is dedicated to the development, production, marketing and distribution of traveling museum exhibitions and cultural projects. EDG also serves as a partner to other exhibition organizers, museums, foundations and collection owners in the U.S. and abroad in the care and stewardship of their exhibitions and collections. EDG’s mission is to initiate and promote international cultural and intellectual exchange by bringing high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science, and history to broad and diverse audiences. For more information, please visit

    About Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates (GMCA):

    GMCA is an innovative consulting company to support the development and execution of new and vibrant educational, hands-on, minds-on experiences. GMC+A’s goal is to integrate new, cutting-edge technologies, environmental design and emotional storytelling with tantalizing visual audio and tactile experiences making exhibitions more personal artistic, fun, educational and memorable. For more information, please visit

  • August 30, 2017 2:07 PM | Sandy Anderson

    For Immediate Release


    VICTOR, ID – Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, is proud to announce two new product releases for Fall 2017: Black Cauldron Imperial Stout and American Sour 2016. 

    After a two year hiatus, Black Cauldron Imperial Stout makes its return as part of Grand Teton’s seasonal lineup and will be available in 12 ounce six packs and both one-half and one-sixth barrel kegs beginning in September. The flavor of Black Cauldron is velvety smooth and roasty with dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. The aroma is full of biscuit, toffee, coffee and smoke.


    The brewers at Grand Teton recommend pairing Black Cauldron with full-flavored grilled or roasted meats. Rich desserts like chocolate cake, truffles, fruit tarts, caramel flan or crème brûlée are also excellent matches.

    American Sour 2016 is Grand Teton Brewing’s third release of American Sour in their Brewers’ Series. The brewers hand-selected each barrel for blending to create a truly one of a kind Grand Teton Brewing sour beer. By aging this beer in a wide range of barrels, the brewers know that they selected and blended the highest quality beer. Like all beers in their theiour Brewers’ Series, they expect this beer to robustly stand the test of time. If stored properly, American Sour 2016 should continue to develop its sour characteristics for years.

    The previous releases of American Sour have been highly awarded, including medals in the North American Beer Awards, US Open Beer Championship and the esteemed Festival of Barrel Aged Beers. With this year’s version created as a blend of their base pale sour aged in oak barrels, the brewers at Grand Teton expect the our 2016 version to be equally exceptional.

    American Sour 2016 will be released October 3, 2017 in 11.2 ounce bottles and one sixth barrel kegs.

    Grand Teton Brewing was founded in 1988 as the first modern craft brewery in Wyoming. Their premium handcrafted beers include the 15x Gold Medal Winning Bitch Creek American Brown Ale; 2014 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner 208 Session Ale; 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner Sweetgrass APA; and, favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Old Faithful Ale, Teton Range and Teton Amber.  From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing beers are handcrafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally grown grains, Idaho grown hops and pure Teton Mountain spring water.  Discriminating beer drinkers can find their favorite Grand Teton Brewing brews on tap and in bottles throughout Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, northern Illinoiss, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.


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