|It’s about time…The holiday season is closing in fast, and that means it’s time to start decking the halls, switching up the décor, and getting ready for those special things that make this time of year such a great time to be in Idaho! Check out our upcoming events, community resources, and what you can expect from Buy Idaho this month, and beyond! |
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR-THE BUY IDAHO HOLIDAY MARKET! You’ve seen the news: if you ordered it yesterday, it may get here in time for you to give it to them, NEXT YEAR. Skip the drama, and give a gift that’s really personal and unique, while supporting local businesses right here in Idaho, and having a time that’s merry and bright!
Our Annual BUY IDAHO Holiday Market will be held on November 27th, from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM at the 34th Street Market, in Garden City, Idaho! We have partnered with Capital City Public Market, again this year, to bring you all of the Idaho treasures you need to check off your list!What to expect:Live music, friendly libations, and access to over 100 local vendors ready to delight you and everyone on your list with Idaho-tastic treasures and gifts! Did we mention the Boise Fire Burn Out Fund will be there with the BRONCO fire truck for a selfie photo opportunity with SANTA?!
After you tell Santa all the ways you have been good this year, you can head over to the Peregrine Fund booth and meet some majestic birds! Stroll around and pick up some dog treats from K9 Delights, some body butter from Butter UR Buns, a snack from Pioneer Pies, and some bitters to add some spice to your holiday libations. Those are just a few ideas of the wonderful shopping opportunities that await you on the Nov 27th, Small Business Saturday. Keep it local this holiday and everyday!
Interested in vendor space? Contact us today! SPACE IS LIMITED! SHOP MERIDIAN, SHOP LOCAL!
The Meridian Chamber of Commerce invites retailers who are members to participate in their FREE consumer awareness campaign, kicking off November 17th, 2021 (just in time for those holiday shoppers)! Participants can see their businesses highlighted on their socials, radio and print ads, be featured on live streaming event, on their app and website too! PLUS! Anybody who shops at a participating retailer or restaurant can upload their receipt, and be entered into a drawing to win one of their incredible prizes: A full spa package at the Shore Lodge, an 87″ Smart TV, or an Electric Bike! Learn more and participate here! https://meridianchamberevents.com/optin1603925761698
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS! TalentSpark is proud to partner with the Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance and the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce to offer this amazing opportunity! Are you a Veteran-Owned startup?TalentSpark is awarding 2 annual memberships to Boise’s Trailhead center to a few inspiring startups! We got our start right here in Idaho, and now they want to help other startups pursue their goals and follow their dreams, TOO! Let them know how a membership to Trailhead would help your veteran-owned startup begin to build success!
Submit your application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13hQbihIQAvXEYcBdp5uacTiB_YoE5L9IXQSoNVV48Ow/viewform?edit_requested=true
Have questions? Email Madeline Killworth: firstname.lastname@example.org. ARE YOU A BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC? Aren’t quite eligible for bank or credit union financing? MoFi is pleased to partner with Buy Idaho to help businesses get back to growing! Here are some quick facts: Thrive (“Prospere”) Special Loan Program Quick Facts:Loans up to $100,000 for for-profit businesses that were in operation and profitable in 20193% interest-only payments for 2 years (rate increases to 9% after 2 years)No prepayment penaltyMinimum credit score 625No prior bankruptcies for the business or any partner with more than 20% ownershipAccess to free business assistance services (e.g., marketing guidance, bookkeeping support, HR recommendations, etc.) $2,500 grant to help cover loan feesNo SSN required Business owners can get started with the online application process through a quick eligibility check: https://www.mofi.org/buyidaho . Or, call/text Bryan, our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, at 208-490-4896 FOODIE ALERT!Looking for authentic Puerta Rican cuisine? Then invite you to visit Wepa Cafe, in Garden City, Idaho! Find out more about their amazing menu, or make a reservation by calling 208-207-2962 or email email@example.com”
Idaho Manufacturing Alliance is having their Annual Trade Show!If you haven’t been, you will be shocked to see ALL THE THINGS MADE HERE IN IDAHO! Attend the show, be an exhibitor, meet the people and brilliance behind the amazing innovations of our state, learn about new trends and resources.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET YOUR BUSINESS FEATURED ON BUY IDAHO? We love our members, and as a way to say thanks for supporting Buy Idaho and to help you promote your business or organization to our network and beyond, we’d like to make you aware of this special opportunity! Would you like your business’s story, products, services, and what makes it special and unique highlighted?
Check out our recent blog and social featured series and let us know if you’d like the same opportunity for your company! https://buyidaho.wpengine.com/food-friends-and-floating-in-hell-hells-canyon-that-is/ https://buyidaho.wpengine.com/what-do-you-love-about-living-in-boise/ https://buyidaho.wpengine.com/member-spotlight-blog-roomse7en/ https://buyidaho.wpengine.com/member-spotlight-stigma-guitars/ BUY IDAHO’S 28th ANNUAL CAPITOL SHOWIf you’ve attended before, then you already know! If you haven’t yet, you know that you’ve always wanted to go! This is one of our biggest events of the year, our premier tradeshow for products and services made and carried out right here in the Gem State!Introduce yourself to Idaho, and introduce yourself to the best that it has to offer! Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this high-profile event, as well as vendor space! Contact us today to reserve your space and get your name in front of the best of Idaho! Tentative Date: January 27th, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Place: Idaho State Capitol Building Rotunda, 700 W Jefferson St. Boise Idaho, 83702 BIG SKY CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY FOR BUY IDAHO MEMBERS!College Sports fans appreciate partners and sponsors in a favorable light, so we’re proud to present to you this amazing opportunity for Buy Idaho members! Whether it’s digital, social media, promotional items, T-shirts, banners, venue signage, booth space, PA announcements and fan fest participation and everything in between, there’s a custom package that for every Buy Idaho member to reach the most exciting and engaged audience in the world; sports fans! Contact James Santelli, General Manager, Big Sky Conferencejames.firstname.lastname@example.org(208)861-6413 HAVE YOU HEARD OF IBE? Transforming Idaho’s Education SystemIdaho Business for Education (IBE) is a group of nearly 250 business leaders across the state. They are committed to transforming the state’s education system to set our students up for success in school, work, and life.Students today will create the workforce our great state needs.
Next week is National Apprenticeship Week and IBE is working with a national organization to sponsor this event. Apprenticeship is a solution to the current talent shortage in Idaho, a shortage that we expect to continue as Baby Boomers continue to retire at unprecedented rates, our high school students choose to not go on to post-secondary education and training, and the high cost of housing in Idaho is affecting employer ability to bring talent in from out of state. But there is a huge talent pool sitting in our high schools and colleges that can connect classroom learning to local careers, earn and learn, while still in school through Registered Apprenticeship.
Want to know more on how to access our greatest commodity and help keep them from being our greatest export?
Register to attend this virtual event that can show you how:
What: Virtual Accelerate Your Business: Expanding Youth Apprenticeship in Idaho Event
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12pm – 2pm MST
Why: Apprenticeship connects local talent to local business to support employers, youth, and Idaho
Join this virtual apprenticeship accelerator and learn how youth apprenticeship can be used to enhance a business’ talent development pipeline and provide local youth with hands-on training and related instruction leading to industry-recognized credentials and a career.
In the first half of this virtual event, local and national apprenticeship experts, including JFF, a national nonprofit that drives change in the American workforce and education systems to achieve economic advancement for all will provide an overview of the components and benefits of an apprenticeship and the U.S. Department of Labor registration process. Experts will share how local high schools are prepping students for success through Idaho businesses through the School to Registered Apprenticeship Program (STRAP) and other available support.
The virtual event’s second half will provide attendees the option to join smaller breakout rooms and interact directly with the presenters, participating STRAP and apprenticeship employers, and other Idaho Department of Labor representatives. The breakout rooms will be an opportunity to delve deeper into the topics of apprenticeship and STRAP through additional Q&A, participating STRAP employer perspectives on implementation and benefits gained, guidance on how schools can connect their students to STRAP opportunities, and discussion on how apprenticeship and STRAP can fit within your business and school.
For more Info:
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceipqz8oGdT_xTmNYQ21oCDV4lQe_Fk7
HERE’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BUY IDAHO MEMBERS!Contact Jennifer@buyidaho.org for more information, and to get started today.
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WHY JOIN BUY IDAHO? Buy Idaho offers SO many benefits to our members, and the list of perks is constantly growing, as WE grow. Some of our benefits include: networking, promotional opportunities, and exclusive usage of the Buy Idaho logos. Why wait? Put Buy Idaho to work for you! BENEFITSShow You’re Local! Digital or printed use of the BUY IDAHO LogoAffiliation with Idaho’s Statewide “Shop Local” Network B2B ConnectionsConsumer ConnectionsShowroom DisplayPrinted and Digital Directory Inclusion EducationSocial MediaUse of the PRODUCT OF IDAHO stickerUse of the BUY IDAHO sticker Collaboration with Government AgenciesBuy Idaho Promotions Speaking EngagementsAccess to Branded Events Member Specials and DiscountsPublic RelationsPartner Organization OpportunitiesInvestment in an Organization that Works! RESOURCES!
Idaho Business for Education
Connecting students to career opportunitiesThe Youth Apprenticeship Program connects people aged 16-24, to training and careers in Idaho. Building workforce-ready labor requires a collaborative effort among government, business, and education. Youth Apprenticeship provides education, work experience, and access to postsecondary education, training, and certifications. This program also promotes individual economic stability, business growth, and Idaho’s economy. It’s also the cornerstone in helping IBE reach our goal of having 60% of our 25- to 34-year-old workers hold a postsecondary credential.Through a joint effort with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Idaho Department of Labor, and Idaho Career and Technical Education, IBE is scaling up Idaho’s Youth Apprenticeship program, with a goal of placing 400 apprentices by 2024 in some of the 1,200 federal apprenticeships. Are you ready to expand and upskill your workforce, find local talent, and grow business? IBE Youth Apprenticeship Program is ready to help you.
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Did you know that The Arc Idaho makes dog bones?! You can support this local organization and the opportunities they provide to our developmentally disabled population by getting a healthy treat for your four-legged friend. In addition to these tasty treats, The Arc Inc has a professional printing operation and can package your products. For more information contact them!
Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce – Idaho has a new resource for veteran owned small businesses. The Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to create wrap-around services and a navigation network hub for veterans, military serving, and their families to provide community resources for Education, Housing for Heroes, Vet-preneur, Workforce Transition, Family and Wellness services.
Their vision is to bridge the gap by building strong sustainable partnerships deeply rooted within the civilian and military communities through collaboration and connection. We will build and maintain partnerships & relationships with businesses, agencies, associations, organizations, and nonprofits to provide pathways for veterans, military serving, and their families to find the right resources every time.
The IVCC’s vision is to create strong collaboration and partnerships, not duplication, in already established Veteran Service Organizations and Community Chambers. Find out more about this resource HERE.
Tribute Media –
Tribute Media is offering something extra special for Buy Idaho Member Businesses who are finding themselves in need of a quality website to enhance their online presence. If you have any questions, reach out to Tribute Media! “Nothing like a little global pandemic to put business in perspective. When COVID-19 hit and shutdowns began, we saw too many small businesses struggling to stay afloat with an online presence that was lacking, or in many cases, nonexistent. Stay-at-home orders, phased re-openings, and people just generally limiting their usual in-person methods of doing business, shopping, and dining, caused businesses without a strong web presence to struggle. “…read moreStay tuned for an education series brought to you by Tribute Media! Windermere Real Estate Professionals Employer Housing Benefit Program –
The EBA program is designed to provide employers with a Real Estate Benefit Program in their compensation package. Windermere Real Estate Professional EBA agents, with their established partners, will provide premier service for buyer and sellers to help them navigate through their real estate transactions. This FREE benefit for employers and employees provides an added compensation incentive while encouraging retention and contributing to our local economic strength. Local service or product vendors interested in being on the vendor list provided through the EBA program are invited to complete the contract and submit it to the office. EMPLOYER CONTRACT
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EducationZions Bank Idaho Business Resource Center provides education to local businesses and has several sessions slated for June. See the schedule here. The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides an array of training and classes for Idaho’s business community. See the upcoming schedule here.The SBA – Boise Since 1953, the SBA has worked to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.Treasure Valley SCORE Dedicated to the Success of Treasure Valley Businesses. Treasure Valley SCORE consists of a dedicated group of local volunteer mentors with a wealth of real-world business knowledge & expertise to help you grow your business for free. We get you answers to your questions. We are available to current and prospective entrepreneurs in Idaho and eastern Oregon.Boise State Center for Professional Development provides continued education for professionals. See the upcoming schedule here. Givent Executive Network– GIVENT Executive Network is a group of business decision makers that build trusted relationships with one another; and find ways to serve each other to accelerate business by providing solutions and connections to one’s core business needs. Chapters in Eastern Idaho and Boise. Learn more HERE.Tribute Media – Hub Spot TrainingBranched Roots – Market Research PPE Resources:Aire-Master of the Gem State.
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