Tuesday, September 30, 2008

AREVA Submits DOE Loan Guarantee Application for Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 29, 2008

AREVA today submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Energy for a loan guarantee for its Eagle Rock uranium enrichment facility, which the company is developing near Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The DOE loan guarantee program is designed to encourage investment in innovative nuclear
energy projects in the United States, such as new reactors and enrichment facilities.
The state-of-the-art Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility will use advanced centrifuge technology,
recognized worldwide as the benchmark for performance, reliability, and economics. This
technology offers significant improvements over current enrichment technology used in the
United States.
“DOE has made clear that maintaining a reliable and competitive U.S. uranium enrichment
industry is an important national energy security objective,” said General Manager of Strategic
Enrichment Programs Sam Shakir. “Our proposed Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility supports
this objective. It achieves a critical next step in building the infrastructure for long-term U.S.
energy security, reduces our nation’s reliance on imports of enrichment services, while
promoting clean nuclear energy to reduce greenhouse emissions.”
AREVA offers DOE a structure that meets the economic and technical criteria of the loan
guarantee program and offers the highest level of assurance of repayment.

AREVA is a world leader in enrichment services technology and the leading nuclear vendor in
the United States. The company expects to submit a license application to the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission for its Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility by the end of this year.

More About Areva

As the leading U.S. nuclear vendor and a key player in the electricity transmission and
distribution sector, AREVA Inc.’s 5,300 U.S. energy employees are committed to serving the
nation and paving the way for the future of the electricity market. With 45 locations across the
nation and nearly $2 billion in energy revenues in 2007, AREVA Inc., through its subsidiaries,
combines U.S. leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of
performance. In the U.S. and in more than 100 countries around the world, AREVA is engaged
in the 21st century’s greatest challenges: making energy available to all, protecting the planet,
and acting responsibly toward future generations. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hard Hat Steakhouse & Grill Announces Kick-Off Celebration

IDAHO FALLS, ID – Construction on the new Hard Hat Steakhouse & Grill has begun and the media is invited to a press conference on Friday, September 26 at 11 am in front of the building site on the corner of Pier View Drive and Snake River Parkway.

The new Hard Hat Steakhouse & Grill is approximately 10,000 square feet and will boast both first and second floor dining, banquet rooms and will hold approximately 400 guests. Known for their thick and juicy cuts of prime rib, big hearty steaks and a great selection of sea food, Hard Hat’s newest restaurant will continue to focus on amazing food and excellent customer service.

About Hard Hat Steakhouse & Grill

Hard Hat Steakhouse was started by James and Angie Billman of Shelley, Idaho. Their newest restaurant in Snake River Landing will be their second location, with the first being at 859 South Yellowstone in Rexburg, Idaho. The Billmans also own and operate Rocky Mountain Catering, a first-class catering experience, and have had the privilege of serving many famous clients including Willie Nelson, Senator Mike Crapo, Bruce Willis and others.

About Snake River Landing

Snake River Landing is an exciting new master-planned waterfront community in the heart of Idaho Falls. Encompassing over 400 acres of majestic Snake River property, the project stretches from Pancheri Drive south to Sunnyside Road and will include retail, office, restaurant and residential space along with several parks, trails and water features. For more information, please visit http://www.snakeriverlanding.com/

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Capital Markets Update from Dr. Peter Linneman

We may not be in the worst economic situation ever, but it is an interesting moment in history, as substantial risk simultaneously exists politically and economically as well as in the capital markets. These risks are reinforcing each other, creating abnormal levels of uncertainty.

NAI Global Chief Economist Dr. Peter Linneman compares today’s economic conditions to previous severe situations and shares his view on what to expect going forward.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

100th Shari's Restaurant Opens in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, ID--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Shari's chain of 24-hour family dining restaurants reached the century mark this week with the opening of the 100th location in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

"This is an exciting milestone in our growth," said Bruce MacDiarmid, Shari's Chief Executive Officer. "Reaching 100 locations is the result of hard work by the entire team at Shari's, who have created a community of loyal customers by serving quality food in a comfortable environment."

Over the past 30 years, Shari's has built a wonderful reputation for friendly service, delicious home-style food, and family-value pricing. Breakfast is one of Shari's specialties, featuring exclusive creations like Cinnamasation French Toast and Stuffed Hashbrowns. And don't forget the pie! Shari's has a wide selection of fruit and cream pies to enjoy with a meal, or as a whole pie to-go.

In addition to offering another dining choice to the Idaho Falls community, Shari's also brings new employment opportunities to the area. The restaurant has hired 90 local employees to staff the new restaurant.

Shari's Idaho Falls restaurant is located at 1330 W. Broadway. The building features an updated design for the chain, with an elevated tower topped with a skylight roof for a contemporary look, while retaining sections of the red tile roof and color palette that customers are familiar with from other Shari's locations. The interior has been designed to be warm and comfortable for customers, with the ability to seat nearly 180 guests at a time.

About Shari's Restaurants: Shari's (www.sharis.com) is the largest full-service restaurant chain based in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1978 and operated by Shari's Management Corporation of Beaverton, Oregon, Shari's Restaurants provide customers high quality, reasonably-priced meals 24-hours a day in a comfortable surrounding. Shari's menu features a full selection of breakfasts, salads, gourmet sandwiches, hamburgers, dinner entrees, desserts and pies. With nearly 4,500 employees, the chain currently has 100 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nebraska.

NAI Commerce One brokers Steven Keim and Steven Frei represented the Landlord, Renaissance Partners, LLP, in this "Build to Suit" and long term lease transaction with Shari's Restaurant. In addition to creating the site for Shari's, the site development resulted in the cleanup of the Broadway/I-15 Gateway arterial. This cleanup resulted in the creation of a beautiful decorative fence, landscaping and entrance monument at the north bound on-ramp of I-15 at Broadway Avenue in Idaho Falls.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Financial Management Seminar in Idaho Falls

Center for Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Training

(CCET) seminar, sponsored by Technology Ventures Corporation, BYU-Idaho/E-Center, Department of Energy, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Grow Idaho Falls, Inc., Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Small Business Development Center, Idaho State University – Idaho Falls, Idaho techconnect, Partnership for Science & Technology, and Regional Development Alliance, Inc is scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

CCET Seminars are held at Idaho State University – Idaho Falls (University Place)
Center for Higher Education Building, Room 211 - 1770 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls

The topic will be: Financial Management

This session explores the subjects of understanding and using the
financial statements, preparing budget projections and proforma financial statements, dealing with the various tax issues, and company valuation.

Featured presenters at the seminar include:


There is no cost, but registration is Requested – Please RSVP to:

Margaret Speer, TVC at (505) 843-4202, (margaret.speer@lmco.com) or
Garrick Martin, TVC at (208) 524-2582, (g.martin@techventures.org)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Event at Snake River Landing Raises Money for Diabetes Research

NAI Commerce One brokers Steven Frei, Alison Frei, and Kaly Shippen joined hundreds of walkers, runners, and volunteers at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Walk to Find a Cure" at Snake River Landing today.

Z103 DJ's Brad and Jeremy participated in the event, and vendors included the Idaho Eye Center, Rocky Mountain Diabetes, Contours Express, District 7 Health Department, EIRMC, The Gables of Shelley Assisted Living, Teton Pilates Studio, NAI/Snake River Landing, and Riverbend Communications (Z103).

Kaly Shippen dribbled a basketball while she walked to promote another upcoming JDRF fundraiser, the 1st Annual "Dribble to Find a Cure" Charity Basketball Clinics at Skyline High School on October 4th, sponsored by NAI, Snake River Landing, Skyline Basketball, and Palin's Pit Bulls. All proceeds will go to JDRF.
Click on the image to the left to view clinic details.

To register a participant online or just make a donation, go to the JDRF.org web site by clicking here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Republicans Hold Grand Opening at Snake River Landing

Bonneville County Republicans Open Local Campaign Headquarters

Idaho Falls, ID

Bonneville County Republicans announced the opening of their new campaign headquarters in a press conference Monday, September 8th, at 10:00 a.m. on the Pier at Snake River Landing.

“We want to provide our candidates and constituents a local resource to advance the Republican principals expressed in the convention in Minneapolis,” says Damond Watkins, Chairman of the Bonneville County Republican Party, who just returned from the GOP National Convention.

“The headquarters will provide a venue for the public to research the local races and to see that the stark ideological differences between John McCain and Barack Obama exist in a few of our local races,” he says.

The space for the headquarters was donated by Ball Ventures, and will be located at 901 Pier View Road Suite 204. The Headquarters will be open to the public Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm until the election on November 4.