Trevor Schaefer's story is one of survival. As a young teen, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Discovering he was one of several in his hometown of McCall, Idaho, Trevor and his mother Charlie Smith, began the long trek to identify a chemical-related cancer cluster.
Trevor founded the Trevor's Trek Foundation for cancer victims with the goal to educate others about toxic environments and its effect on communities. Trevor testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Washington DC this past week. One voice speaking on behalf of cancer victims whose diagnoses are related to toxic environments.
Buy Idaho is proud to partner with Trevor's Trek Foundation to help educate others regarding cancer found in concentrated areas in specific time periods. Thank you, Trevor, for the courage to be the voice of experience and educating the rest of us because knowledge is the best ammunition to fight with. To read more about Trevor and his cause, go to www.trevorstrek.com.
Buy Idaho member, Idaho Magazine, just loves to tell Idaho history stories and
feature Idaho cities and landmarks.
Publisher Kitty Fleishman writes; Our May 2006 issue, our ninth to go online, has
been up for a couple of weeks now. I hope you've had a chance to go online and
read it. The Spotlight City is Homedale In Owyhee County on the beautiful Snake River
with deep roots and lots of hometown spirit! There's a terrific story about
some of the Peruvian sheepherders who are working up in the Sawtooths,
and you'll laugh when you read the story about "How Walter Got Under the
Bear." There's the story about the Teddy Bear Lady of Challis, and lots more!
If you haven't read it yet, I hope you will. It will help you to see how our
stories don't age, so information in older issues is just as valuable and
entertaining as it was the month it first appeared in print.
Thanks Idaho Magazine for supporting Buy idaho! To read more go to www.idahomagazine.com.
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It is said that one of the reasons Idaho cannot keep our young people home, is because of limited transportation opportunities.
Valley Regional Transit is prepared to move ahead with building an 11.9 million transit hub in downtown Boise. This includes a multi-modal hub of 12 busses, a taxi center, parking garage, bicycle racks, restrooms, retail and office space. The City of Boise and Capital City Building Development will contribute approximately 2.4 million matching funds with federal funding supplying 9.5 million. If all things stay on schedule, building will begin the fall of 2012.
Will this meet the transit needs for our young people who rely on other modes of transportation besides owning their own vehicle? Under VRT's Executive Director Kelli Fairless and Project Manager Rhonda Jalbert's leadership, it is a start in the right direction. Buy Idaho is proud to partner with Valley Regional Transit in promoting the Buy Idaho message: To Keep Idaho's Economy Strong...Buy Idaho Products and Services. To read about Valley Regional Transit, visit their website at www.valleyride.org.
Idaho has some of the fascinating Idaho company stories around. Did you you know that your favorite tea, Bigelow Tea is packaged in Boise, Idaho?
The Bigelow Tea Company was founded over 60 years ago. It is still a family owned operation that expanded their love of tea to include three plant operations, with one located here in Idaho. Plant Manager Tony Greer gave Barbara and me a tour of his operation located in Boise. They employ approximately 60 people and package over 100 tea varieties, shipping to customers all over the world. Their "on the Web" gift store carries over ninety gift items for the tea lover.
The Bigelow Tea Company has been a Buy Idaho member for 22 years and Buy Idaho is proud to partner with them to promote the Buy Idaho message: To keep Idaho's Economy Strong...Buy Idaho Products and Services. To visit Bigelow Tea's website go to www.bigelowtea.com.
Idaho resident Dorthy Tobin creates beautiful art with fused glass. "I love it's versatility; it can be cut at sharp angles or manipulated into loose, gravity-defined shapes" says Dorothy. Her creative talent manifests itself into contempory jewlery, decorative wall art, pendant lighting and other gifts. Raised in Nampa and currently residing in Boise, Dorothy thanks everyone who shops and supports local artists.
When you Buy Idaho, it's a win win for everyone. Come to the Buy Idaho Showroom located at 8th Street Marketplace and see Dorothy's beautiful creations.
We are very excited to welcome Air St. Luke's. They service southern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada with helicopters that are 'airborne critical care units'. Along with highly trained, professional personnel and state of the art equipment, they provide the best care available for medical emergencies.
I live an hour north of Boise and many people ask me if I'm concerned with living so far from medical facilities. My response has always been "Not when I can be air-flighted to a hospital in 20 minutes, and that being a shorter time than when I lived in the Treasure Valley"!
Thanks Air St. Luke's for providing such a critical service that can make the difference between life and well, serious medical issues. And thanks for supporting the Buy Idaho message: That to keep Idaho's economy strong...Buy Idaho! To read about Air St. Luke's go their website www.stlukesonline.org.
Buy Idaho member Treasure Valley Coffee is the Cheers of the Coffee World according to Retail manager Cecelia Zangria. Customers come from all over the valley to have their favorite coffee. In addition to their retail shop, they roast 40,000lbs coffee beans and deliver to more than 6000 businesses. Talk about a recipe for success! Read about them in Buy Idaho member, Idaho Business Review's, March 4th edition. It's a great article. And check out Treasure Valley Coffee's website www.tvcoffee.com
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