Member Stories

“From border to border in Southern Idaho, Buy Idaho has a significant impact on our business.”

Bob Umphress, Interstate Plastics (Boise)

"Buy Idaho has helped me reach a market that I would never have been able to reach on my own.”

—Patrick Nauman, Weiser Candy Company (Weiser)

“Our membership tells the community that we are a local company that is invested in our state’s economy and growth.”

—Tracey Stone, Sage Wealth Management (Boise)

“Within Idaho, when we have the “Product of Idaho” stickers on our products, sales increase by about 50%.”

—Chuck Nowicki, Grand Teton Brewing Co. (Victor)

“Buy Idaho supports local businesses and makes our business stronger. We are able to employ local people who then have more money to spend at local businesses.”

—Richard and Stephanie Dean, Moxie Java, Int’l (Boise)

"I can't imagine being in business in Idaho and not having Buy Idaho in my pocket. You are such an asset. You not only encourage me to succeed, but also have the resources to help me make it happen."

—Cyndi Arno, Confections Perfections (Twin Falls)

"Our Buy Idaho membership helps identify IAC's commitment to the local community, while offering some great opportunities to be involved."

—Shaun Werdle, Idaho Athletic Club (Boise)

"Becoming a member of Buy Idaho was a profitable decision for Fat Daddy's Barbecue Sauce. Our business has grown and we have been able to participate in opportunities we would not otherwise been able to afford. Frequently their presentations open up immediate doors to our (and others) products."

—Chuck and Ellen Joy, Fat Daddy's Barbecue Sauce (Nampa)

"Joining Buy Idaho has given me a great network to get information about Idaho products and services. It is not easy to navigate the many regions of Idaho without addresses; phone numbers; etc. and Buy Idaho has been a tremendous resource in suggesting avenues to explore as I seek to expand Chique Lixo."

—Heidi Marotz, Chique Lixo (Idaho Falls)

"I had a great time this weekend (the Canyon County Fair)! I really like visiting with my Buy Idaho family."

—Rebecca McLenna, Vintage Candles Unwined (Boise)

“Buy Idaho means neighbors taking care of neighbors. Buy Idaho is Idaho business owners boldly displaying their good old-fashioned ‘western independence’, love of freedom and commitment to serve their community.”

—Mark Pasculli, CTR – Cleanup & Total Restoration (Boise)

"Joining Buy Idaho has been one of the best advertising decisions we have made. The exposure and opportunities are well worth the investment.”

—Greg Olson, Blue Lightning (Boise)