Sunday, August 31, 2008


Organizations to Advance Energy Security for Nation and Address Workforce and Technology Development Issues

Premier Donates $60,000 in Equipment for New Building

BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, AUG. 27, 2008 – Premier Technology, a leading manufacturer and industrial contractor in Idaho, the U.S. and abroad, announced today it has formed a strategic partnership with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).

CAES, based in Idaho Falls, is a public/private partnership comprised of Idaho’s three public universities, private industry, and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Premier and CAES made the announcement after CAES staff concluded a tour of Premier’s Blackfoot, Idaho facility.
Under terms of the partnership, Premier Technology and CAES will work collaboratively to enhance the effectiveness of both organizations in advancing technology-based workforce and economic development in Idaho.

Otter Pledges to Grow Idaho's Economy

Idaho Business Review reporter Simon Shifrin reports:

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said he hopes to “under promise and over deliver” on his pledge to grow Idaho’s annual gross domestic product from $51 billion to $60 billion by the time he leaves office during his “state of the state address to the business community” at The Grove Hotel in Boise [on August 28th]...

Read more from the Idaho Business Review...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

NAI Jackson Hole Office Set to Open

NAI Commerce One is pleased to announce the opening of its new NAI Jackson Hole, Wyoming Office, located at 320 Broadway in Jackson, Wyoming, in cooperation with Windermere Real Estate of Jackson Hole. NAI Jackson Hole will serve customers in Western Wyoming, covering the market area of Teton County, Sublette County, and Lincoln County. NAI Commerce One is also opening another office in Driggs, Idaho to serve customers in the Teton Valley. Clinton Arnold will be the lead local broker at the new offices.

NAI Commerce One Director Steven Keim said, "We are excited for the opportunity to have an increased local presence in the Jackson Hole market, and we are looking forward to making NAI Global's vast resources available to the Wyoming business and investment community."

NAI Jackson Hole will be the Wyoming flagship office for NAI Global, the premier network of independent commercial real estate firms and one of the largest commercial real estate service providers worldwide.

NAI Global manages a network of over 5,000 professionals with 325 offices in 55 countries throughout the world. NAI professionals work together with our global management team to help our clients strategically optimize their real estate assets. NAI offices around the world completed over $45 billion in transactions in 2007, and managed over 200 million square feet of commercial space.

In 2007-2008, NAI Global received top industry rankings:

Ranked #3 brokerage organization by Real Estate Forum
Ranked #2 brokerage network by Commercial Property News
Ranked #4 Lipsey's Top 25 Real Estate Brands

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tech Time Rentals in Idaho Falls Opening Soon

Tech Time Rentals is set to open on September 4th in the Shoppes in Ammon north of Super Wal-Mart. This store will provide affordable rental of many of the expensive gadgets we'd all love to use but don't necessarily want to purchase, such as professional quality digital cameras, HD camcorders, high definition projectors, stabilized binoculars, XBox 360's, and Nintendo Wii's. Check out their web site at

For more information on available space in the Shoppes in Ammon please call Randy Waters or Steven Frei at 208.525.8088.

Friday, August 22, 2008


New business concept blends daily home show with upscale home and garden showroom

IDAHO FALLS, ID (August 21, 2008)—The area’s only complete home and garden idea center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, August 23, at 10 a.m.

More than 70 businesses will display their products and services in the upscale permanent home show setting. The building’s 20,000 square feet of professional booth space allows for a second phase to be open early next year.

“We think that Idaho Falls needs a concept like this,” said Mary Shell, owner. “There are so many great local home and garden businesses. The Home Emporium is a way for them to display their products and services in one collective showroom. These local companies have built some truly amazing and beautiful exhibits, and we’re so excited to open our doors.”

As part of the grand opening festivities, The Home Emporium will host a free BBQ lunch and dinner. There will also be raffle prizes, live music from the American Spice Band, and family activities such as a bouncy castle and free balloons for kids.

“If you’re thinking of remodeling or building a home, or even just working on a home improvement project, The Home Emporium is designed to have everything you’re looking for in one place,” said Karen Koplin, manager. “We like to say that we eliminate the need to go from business to business.”

Vendor booths are unmanned to create a no-pressure showroom for customers—except during the company’s monthly events every third Saturday when customers will have the opportunity to interact with business owners and ask questions.

The company is still accepting vendor applications for showroom space. Applications are open to any company with home- or garden-related products or services.

The Home Emporium is an admittance-free home and garden show open seven days a week. It features exhibits from the region’s finest companies including painting, flooring, cabinetry, lighting, furniture, home services, art, landscaping, decorating, organization and much more. To learn more visit

The Home Emporium is located in Trellis Square, which has retail, office, and flex space available. For more information on Trellis Square, please contact Randy Waters or Steven Frei at 208.525.8088.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Brokers to Attend Teton Board of Realtors Annual Luncheon

Clinton Arnold and Kaly Shippen will represent NAI Commerce One at the Teton Board of Realtors Annual Luncheon at Teton Pines on Thursday. This annual membership meeting will be held to vote for the 2009 slate of Directors including the President Elect and one Director as well as two important changes to the TBOR bylaws. The guest speaker will be the Wyoming Association of REALTORS® President Kevin Bromley who will provide an update as to the State of Real Estate in Wyoming. The 2008 REALTOR® of the Year will be honored as well.

NAI Commerce One has plans to open offices in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and in Driggs, ID this fall with the local assistance of Julie Bryan and the agents at Windermere Real Estate. NAI's Wyoming office will operate as NAI Jackson Hole.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Snake River Landing and Iggy's Present a Night with the Chukars

Snake River Landing and Iggy’s Sports Grill invites the community to join them for a night of fun, prizes and America’s favorite sport – baseball on Friday, August 15th! The gates of Melaleuca Field open at 6 pm. 


Date: Friday, August 15th

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Location: Melaleuca Field - 568 West Elva

Child Price: General Admission $6

Adult Price: Box Seats $9, General Admission $6


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

CCET Training to be held August 13th in Idaho Falls

Please mark your calendars!

The next seminar for the Center for Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Training series will be held on:

Wednesday, August 13, from 8 a.m to Noon
University Place, the Center for Higher Education (CHE) building, Room 211,
1770 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls

To register for this free of charge seminar, please RSVP to: Margaret Speer, Technology Ventures Corp., 505-843-4202, or email to

Monday, August 4, 2008

Idaho Career Institute's Upcoming Broker Classes

VA001S: Real Estate Valuation & Analysis (Register here) August 5th - August 8th (Tuesday - Friday) 8 am - 5 pm $350 30 credits

LW001S: Real Estate Law (Register here) September 2nd - Sept. 5th (Tuesday - Friday) 8 am - 5 pm $350 30 credits

BM001S: Real Estate Brokerage Management (Register here) October 2nd - Oct. 10th (Thur/Friday - Thur/Friday) 8 am - 5 pm $350 30 credits

Idaho Career Institute - Idaho Falls
Monthly Classes. More Choices. Great Prices.
1765 W. Broadway, Idaho Falls
(208) 604-2464