Category: Business

Think Safety: How to provide your guests with a fun, safe event

Think Safety: How to provide your guests with a fun, safe event

From the Idaho Business Review  When guests feel safe, they can relax and enjoy themselves more. Providing a safe event for your guests begins with planning ahead. Often, that planning requires you to imagine some bleak scenarios. But with a plan in place to handle the things that could go wrong, you’ll be able to…

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Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review Bob Kustra recently stepped down as the president of Boise State University, after serving for 15 years. But Kustra had never even been to Boise — or to Idaho — until he became a candidate for the presidency in 2003. It was during that first visit to Boise, while staying…

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Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review When Bob Rosenthal started college, he knew he wanted to work in radio or television broadcasting. Rosenthal landed his first job in the industry soon after graduation, as the sports director for the NBC television affiliate in Missoula, Montana. He was only 21 at the time. “It’s been 45 years,”…

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Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas lost another piece of history recently when a brick building on Grand Avenue crumbled onto the sidewalk below. According to Virginia Marrujo, the interim community development director for the City of Las Vegas, the building near the intersection of Grand and Douglas Avenues once belonged to the Maloof…

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Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

From the Las Vegas Optic The first locomotive arrived in Las Vegas 140 years ago this month. Regular passenger and freight service over the next 20 years helped Las Vegas grow into one of the largest cities in the Southwest. Eventual expansion of the railroad resulted in other Southwest towns becoming much larger than Vegas,…

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Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

Public art fosters “creative class” community downtown

From the Idaho Business Review From traffic light control boxes wrapped in colorful artwork to multiple murals and sculptures, downtown Boise is home to hundreds of works of public art. These publicly accessible works are both privately and publicly funded, but are available for viewing by anyone without paying admission. Of course, none of these…

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Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Twenty years ago, Sheri Schmidt went to work for The Home Depot as a cashier. She quickly realized she loved the company and its culture. Now, after working as a cashier, an assistant manager and a loss prevention manager, Schmidt is the store manager of the Boise Home Depot. Schmidt’s…

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Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Kevin King started his first business when he was just 15, and he’s been managing his own businesses ever since. “I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember,” King says. “I’ve only worked for a few people throughout the years, and even during those times, I had…

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Kerri L. Bryant, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kerri L. Bryant, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review As the director of the project management office for Scentsy, Kerri Bryant is right where she wants to be. “I don’t have elaborate goals of becoming CEO for a major organization or running my own business,” Bryant says. “I think project management, in general, is fulfilling for me because it’s…

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