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  • March 23, 2011 9:52 AM | Sandy Anderson

    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.

  • March 21, 2011 2:05 PM | Sandy Anderson

    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

  • March 18, 2011 3:57 PM | Sandy Anderson
    Idaho Pale Ale Brewed Only with Idaho Malt, Hops.
    VICTOR, ID -- Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, has created what might be the first-ever all-Idaho beer, named “Idaho Pale Ale.” This exceptionally flavorful India Pale Ale (IPA)-style brew was crafted only with hops grown in Southwest Idaho, high country barley grown and malted in Southeast Idaho, and pure Teton mountain spring water.
    The hops are the highlight of this beer, providing a big resinous flavor and a persistent bitterness. A light body and clean malt character allow the hops to shine through with tremendous clarity. Hop heads across the country will be delighted to see that the brewers in Idaho can craft an IPA every bit as hoppy as their west coast counterparts.
    “We’ve long maintained that Teton Valley, Idaho is the best place in the world to craft beer,” said Brewmaster Rob Mullin.  “For the first time ever we’ve been able to prove it with an exclusively Idaho-sourced beer. “  
    All of Grand Teton Brewing Company’s beers are made with barley grown in Southeastern Idaho and malted just down the road in Pocatello, Idaho.  “The farmers in Teton Valley, Idaho grow the best malting barley in the world,” said Mullin, “and we’re quite proud of the barley grown by our neighbors ‘out down below’undefinedat lower elevations in Southeastern Idaho--as well.”
    “This beer is now possible because Idaho hop farmers are no longer tied to exclusive contracts with the world’s largest brewery,” Mullin continued.  “We’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of these local hops and are inspired to use more and more of them.”  
    For this inaugural Idaho-only brew Grand Teton Brewing Company’s Head Brewer Marks Lanham chose the hops Zeus and Bravo, both relatively new varieties well suited to the IPA style.  “Zeus are high-alpha hops with an intense lemony-citrus flavor, and Bravo contributes a wonderfully pleasant, pungent aroma,” enthused Lanham.
    Grand Teton Brewing Company has always brewed with pure Teton mountain spring water. “For my money, ours is the best water on Earth,” claimed Brewmaster Mullin.  “We’re brewing with pure, clean Teton mountain glacier water, filtered over the course of 300-500 years by Teton mountain limestone and granite before it surfaces at a spring a half mile from the brewery.  We don’t treat our brewing water or add anything to it.  It’s been our passion over the years to create the best-possible beers to showcase our special Victor, Idaho water.”
    Idaho Pale Ale will debut the week of March 21 at several of the best craft beer bars and restaurants in and around San Francisco, home of the 2011 Craft Brewers’ Conference (March 23-26.) It will also make limited draft-only appearances at Grand Teton Brewing Company’s Victor, Idaho brewpub.  
    “This beer is already a favorite of the brewers.  If it gets a positive response, we promise to brew it again in the future,” concluded Mullin.  “In fact, we’ve already started talking about a fresh-hop version for the fall.”
    The first batch of Idaho Pale Ale is available on draft at select locations in California and at the Grand Teton Brewpub in Victor, Idaho.  Other Grand Teton Brewing Company beers can be found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming!  Call the brewery at 1-888-899-1656 for information and availability on this exciting new product.

  • March 16, 2011 11:03 AM | Sandy Anderson
    Beginning Memorial Weekend, gift stores at Idaho State Parks will focus products made in Idaho. According to an article written by Audrey Dutton in the Idaho Statesman, the state parks are embracing the opportunity to showcase and sell quality Idaho products. Since the state parks are an "Idaho" product too; they want to sell Idaho candy, wine, potato chips, salsa, other food items, souvenirs and clothes. Buy Idaho is proud to partner with Idaho State Parks in sharing the message that to keep Idaho's economy strong, Buy Idaho products and services.For more information on Buy Idaho, go to our website
  • March 07, 2011 1:23 PM | Sandy Anderson

    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 

  • March 01, 2011 3:34 PM | Sandy Anderson

    Buy Idaho has uploaded photos from the 2011 Buy Idaho Capitol Trade Show. Just click on the Photo Album button and see pictures of your friends and neighbors and their business products and services. And if you want to learn more about a particular business, go to the Member Directory button. You can find Buy Idaho members through the Industry Category or type in the business name. Click on the web address and... Voila! Itl take's you to the Buy Idaho member's website. It's that easy....

  • February 24, 2011 10:03 AM | Sandy Anderson

    Tammy Gardner, VP of Operations for Secure Data Sanitizations, LLC says "Thank you for such a great opportunity and helping us make some great contacts for our company. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of such a great event".

    Buy Idaho appreciates SDS for participating in the annual trade show at the Capitol Building and we're excited to know that networking with other Buy Idaho members is fundamental to the Buy Idaho message: Idaho Businesses doing business with Idaho Businesses because to keep Idaho's economy healthy and strong....Buy Idaho Products and Services. 

  • February 22, 2011 9:27 AM | Sandy Anderson
    Boise residents Carissa and Angelina stopped in at the Buy Idaho Showroom at the 8th Street Marketplace to see what Buy Idaho members have to offer. They both shop locally every chance they get because they love to support Idaho businesses. They had dinner at Buy Idaho member Cafe Ole the evening before, and came back to shop BoDo the next day, when they wandered into the showroom. Carissa and Angelina get the Buy Idaho message; To keep Idaho's economy strong, Buy Idaho Products and Services. Join Carissa and Angelina as they share with their friends and family that Idaho businesses have the very best to offer locally, regionally and state wide.  
  • February 18, 2011 8:22 AM | Sandy Anderson

    Wednesday, February 16th, was a magical day for everyone at the State Capitol Building in Boise. 112 Buy Idaho members showcased their products and services for all to see, taste, and touch. The sounds of talking and laughter resonated throughout the rotunda. The beautiful marble reflected rainbow shades of color and light.

    When 3 year old Hailey, along with her mom Layla and brother Alex, approached the Capitol, she whispered out loud "Is this a castle''? As Hailey entered the building, she looked around and saw the festivities and knew, just knew, this was a real live castle. The grand staircase gently weaved itself around and around, going higher and higher. What's at the top, Hailey wondered, as she tipped her head back further and gazed in awe at the sky. So she climbed the stairs to the second floor, then climbed the stairs to the third floor, and so very weary, she climbed the stairs to the fourth and final floor. All along the way Hailey and her mom and brother sampled food, played with a marshmallow toy, and watched a train set. "Yes", "this is a castle" she proclaimed to her mom. "But where is Sleeping Beauty"?

    When Hailey saw me and we said our hellos, she asked me where Sleeping Beauty was and where was her bedroom? I replied, "Way,way at the top and if we haven't seen her up and about, she is still sleeping". Hailey was very disappointed of course because she didn't get to see Sleeping Beauty.  Once again, through the eyes of a child, we learn to look at things a little differently and I will always remember Hailey's proclamation that the Capitol Building is a Castle. Yet the question remains unanswered; Where is Sleeping Beauty?


  • February 15, 2011 5:52 PM | Harold Brown (Administrator)

    Come visit Idaho author and publisher Steve Stuebner at the Buy Idaho show to see his extensive outdoor book titles and videos.


    Steve also will share information about the importance of adding web video to your web site as a key promotion tool to help with SEO optimization and exposure.


    You can see Steve’s books and web videos at


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