Thursday, October 30, 2008

Idaho Energy Conference "Growing an Energy Cluster"

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Red Lion on the Falls

Idaho Falls, ID

“Growing an Energy Cluster”


Register at:


Featured Speakers:

US Sen. Mike Crapo

Dr. Steve Aumeier, INL

David Naccarato, McKinstry Co.

Tom Hornyak, Power County Advanced Energy Center

Sam Shakir, AREVA NC Inc.

Rich Rayhill, Ridgeline Energy

Paul Kjellander, Idaho Office of Energy Resources

Scott Gates, Idaho Power

Jackie Flowers, Idaho Falls Power

Robert Pothier, Epic Ventures & The E-Center

John R. “Grizz” Deal, Purple Mountain Ventures & Hyperion Power Generation

Jamie Boyd, Cascadia Capital, LLC


Special Event

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Partnership for Science & Technology

“Energy Advocate Awards” - Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Randy Waters Helps Facilitate Auction

Randy Waters with NAI is assisting the FDIC facilitate a sealed bid auction on the old ANB Financial on 900 South Utah. The auction deadline is October 31, 2008 and sealed bid must be postmarked by October. The property includes all the furniture and fixtures and equipment. The building is approximately 3,690 sf fully equipped and furnished with typical office equipment. The layout includes 5 individual offices, 5 secretary stations, 1 kitchen break area, equipment/server room, conference room, customer waiting area with soft seating with a gas fireplace and 42” flat screen TV, and 2 restrooms. Each of the 5 offices contain an L shaped work station, an executive chair, 2-3 guest chairs, a Dell computer, two 17” LCD monitors, and a filing cabinet. There is also and open secretarial area that contains similar items as well as Nortel VOIP phones, and extra work tables. The kitchen is equipped with a round table with 2 bar stools, a large fridge, oven, microwave, and a dishwasher. Call Randy Waters to get a bidders packet and schedule a tour at (208) 525-8088.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Inaugural Boise Idaho ICSC Event Scheduled

The inaugural Boise ICSC conference will feature retail updates from brokers located in Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nevada, and the Northwest. A panel of experts will discuss current economic conditions and how they are affecting developers, retailers, and bankers. Keynote speakers Fred Bruning and Andrew Wilk from the retail development company CenterCal will discuss their Meridian, Idaho project, provide insight into market conditions, and expound on the actions CenterCal is taking to adapt.

Presenting brokers will include Brook Blakeslee from Colliers-Idaho, Rick Casazza from Colliers – Nevada, Alex MacLean from Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest – Oregon, Chad Moore from Commerce CRG – Utah, and Mike Walker from NAI Business Properties – Montana.

The registration flyer can be downloaded at, or register online here.

New Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) in Eastern Idaho

NAI Commerce One Retail Specialist Brent Wilson received the CLS (certified leasing specialist) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. There are only five other brokers in Idaho with this designation, and Brent is the first outside of the Boise area or Northern Idaho.

In addition to completing significant education requirements, in order to qualify for the designation of CLS, Brent was required to have been actively engaged in a position with substantial responsibility for leasing shopping centers, and have at least four years of active experience in shopping center leasing.

About Brent Wilson

Wilson, formerly with SullivanHayes Brokerage and Retail Brokers, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, brings a wealth of experience in retail leasing, land acquisition, entitlements and site selection services to the team. Brent's career began in 1996 with the development consulting firm Berryman & Henigar.

Wilson earned a master’s degree in Land Planning from the University of Florida’s College of Architecture. He is also a professionally-accredited land planner, having passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam in 2000. He has also completed ICSC's University of Shopping Centers, The Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania, and ICSC's John T. Riordan School for Professional Development - Advanced Shopping Center Leasing Program.

Brent is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate. He has provided site selection and disposition services to many retail and restaurant clients - including Carmike Cinemas, Ace Hardware, Jack in the Box, AT&T/Cingular Wireless, Del Taco, Family Christian Stores, Cici's Pizza, Walgreen's (Pedersen Development), Discount Tire and the Mile High Running Company. Brent's landlord representation clients have included Armstrong Development, McWhinney Enterprises, the Urbahns Companies, and many others. In addition to brokerage services, Brent has provided development entitlement services to many clients over the past twelve years.

Brent can be contacted at 208.525.8088.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grow Idaho Falls Hosts Investor Breakfast

Business and community leaders attended the Grow Idaho Falls quarterly Investor Breakfast this morning at the Red Lion on that falls. NAI Commerce One was one of the sponsors of the event and Steven Keim, Steven Frei, and Guy Arnell along with six other NAI agents and support staff were in attendance.

Mike Connolly, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology Directorate, INL, spoke on the Western Energy Corridor. Linda Martin also unveiled the new Grow Idaho Falls web site, which will go live in the next month and which features a new LocationOne properties database on Bonneville County.

About Grow Idaho Falls

GROW IDAHO FALLS, INC., is an investor-based organization dedicated to the development and growth of Idaho Falls, Ammon and Bonneville County. GROW IDAHO FALLS, INC. plays an important role in the expansion of existing business, job retention and the attraction of new business to our area.

Originally called the Eastern Idaho Economic Development Council, GROW IDAHO FALLS, INC. has been in existence since 2000. Our primary goal is to create good paying jobs with benefits for the people and families of our community.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Idaho Falls Ranked #3 Best Place to Find a Job by

25 Best Places to Find a Job

Job seekers with no ties to any particular location often seek jobs in big cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco. But are these the places where they're most likely to find a job?

Not according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job seekers are better off looking in such cities as Sioux Falls, S.D., Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Rapid City, S.D.. All of these cities registered the lowest unemployment rates in July 2008.

Read the full article here, by Rachel Zupek, writer.

Monday, October 20, 2008

NAI Global Announces Flagship Office in Wyoming

NAI Global, the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms and one of the largest real estate services providers worldwide, announced today it is increasing its market coverage in the Rocky Mountains with the formation of NAI Jackson Hole.

Read the complete post on the official NAI Global Blog by clicking here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pocatello Costco Set to Open

It's official! The much anticipated opening of the new Pocatello Costco is this week. Doors open to the public on Thursday, October 23rd at 8 a.m. at 305 West Quinn Road.

Although I am not a Pocatello resident, I was thrilled to receive a Costco mailer with coupons and membership information a few days ago. I have been a Costco member since 1998 and I enjoyed frequenting Costco locations in Twin Falls, Idaho, Orem, Utah, San Diego, California, and Anchorage, Alaska during my college days. Since moving to Idaho Falls in 2002, I have appreciated the convenience of the local Sam's Club, but there are a few items that I can only find at Costco--like Kirkland brand chewable Vitamin C and the most adorable little girls dresses. You know, the essentials! I don't know if I'll be able to make it to the Grand Opening this week, but I will be stopping frequently on my trips to visit my parents in the Burley area.

It's been fascinating to witness the tremendous retail growth that has taken place in Pocatello in the past few years. NAI Commerce One is currently leasing space at the beautiful new Gold's Gym Retail plaza that is less than a half mile away from Costco on Flandro. For more information on the space available at Gold's, please view the listing on Loopnet by clicking here, or email with your questions.

--Kaly Shippen

About Costco

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses, mainly under the "Costco Wholesale" name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs.

For the complete company profile, please click here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

INL Brings Social Media Workshop to Idaho Falls

Take advantage of a full-day, immersive workshop on social media with instructor Shel Holtz on October 22nd, covering strategy and tactics and delving into the specific tools, including blogs, wikis, podcasts, social networks, social bookmarking sites, social ranking services, microformats, tags and widgets. Participants emerge prepared to integrate social media into broad communication plans and to implement specific strategies that meet measurable objectives. The session covers both internal and external communication.

Shel Holtz is one of the world's recognized leading authorities on intranets. He has led internal communications at two Fortune 500 companies and counseled scores of others, including Intel, The Arkema Group, Symantec, Applied Materials and PepsiCo. He is a leading advocate for the value and power of communication from your organization's leaders.

Where: Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls

When: Wednesday, Oct. 22

Cost: Early registration $59.00 per person
after October 17th $79.00 per person

RSVP to Nikki Iwert-Bays (526-8587 or

Did You Know?

INL Researchers Meet Major Hydrogen Milestone

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory reached a major milestone in September with the successful production of hydrogen through High-Temperature Electrolysis (HTE).

The milestone was reached when the Integrated Laboratory Scale experiment started producing hydrogen at a rate of 5.6 cubic meters per hour.

"This is by far the biggest achievement we've had," said Carl Stoots, the experiment’s principal investigator.

With this milestone met, the HTE plant is on its way to opening many doors for innovation in energy production, contributing to the Department of Energy’s overarching goal of a "hydrogen economy." Eventually, HTE could provide pure hydrogen for fuel cell-powered cars, Herring said – "but that’s a long way off."

Read the entire press release here:

(The HTE plant is located in the Bonneville County Technology Center, 101 Technology Drive in Idaho Falls, across the street from the INL Research Center. )

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

As Economic Ripples Continue Outward, Funds Amass to Move at First Sign of Upturn

A message from NAI Global President & CEO Jeffrey M. Finn

When the USA credit market buckled in August of 2007 it was difficult to foresee just how far and wide the ripples would be felt. But now, one year later, it is clear that the ripple would touch the world. Even the most buoyant markets have not been immune to the great credit strike of 2008.

While the construction lending spigot has shut off and the terms for investment grade debt have become much more expensive in the Western world, the emerging East is beginning to feel the pinch. Even the booming BRIC countries are starting to slow due to the combined reduction in Western demand and the higher cost of capital. But with the cycle opportunities are created. To seize this unique moment, billions are now being amassed in funds ready to pounce once the perceived bottom has been reached.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Free Public Rally with Mitt Romney & Senate Candidate Jim Risch

October 1, 2008

Following a noon fundraiser in Boise, Mitt Romney will speak at a free public rally in Idaho Falls at Riverbend Ranch, located at 2880 N. 55th West. The rally is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m.

Romney is stumping for United States Senate candidate Jim Risch along with local Republican candidates.

For more info, click here.

Idaho Falls Regional Airport to Hold Ribbon Cutting

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport's runway rehabilitation project has been completed, and the community will have a chance to celebrate with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 1st at Noon. Attendees should meet at Aero Mark on International Way to be escorted onto the runway.

The main runway will open at 6 p.m., and all airlines are scheduled to be back in service to Idaho Falls as of October 1. Work continues on the public parking facility, which should be completed by the end of the month.