Monday, September 28, 2009

Energy corridor location key to economic development

Realtors sell by using an old adage – location, location, location.

Idaho National Laboratory's Steven Aumeier emphasized the same principle at the Bannock Development Corporation's recent Eighteenth Annual Economic Symposium.

"Bannock County, Idaho, is nestled within one of the richest energy corridors in the world and near the nation's premier nuclear energy research laboratory," he told the group, which gathered Aug. 17 at Idaho State University.

Idaho's U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, state Department of Commerce Director Don Dietrich and several others also delivered updates on the region's economic development and its many partners. INL, along with Bannock County and the city of Pocatello, is a legacy investor in BDC and joined several others in sponsoring the annual event.

Aumeier, INL's director of Energy Systems and Technologies, showed a map of the energy-rich Western corridor, which stretches from the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan down through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.

"Fortunately, Bannock and Idaho are situated within an area with a strong entrepreneurial culture and among key energy transmission lines for electricity and gas," he said. "This is a great opportunity and challenge."

He also outlined the need for pursuing the "Smart Energy Approach" and solving the "grand challenge of our generation" in responsibly producing and using energy.

Read the full article by by Keith Arterburn, INL Communications & Public Affairs by clicking here.

The Idaho National Lab...on YouTube!

Friday, September 25, 2009

JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls

Another great event at Snake River Landing...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

NAI Commerce One Has Moved!

NAI Commerce One is pleased to announce its new location at the historic Earl Building in downtown Idaho Falls.

The address is:

525 Park Avenue, Suite 2E
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Click on the image to the left to view a Google map.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Women's Business Groups Host Health Care Forum in Boise

Business owners curious how health care reform may impact their operations are invited to attend a forum Sept. 15 sponsored by the Southern Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and Women Impacting Public Policy.

The forum, titled “Understanding the Current Health Care Bill”, will take place from 9:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. at the Cascade Room of the Holiday Inn Vista in Boise.

Read the full article from the Idaho Business Review here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cutting edge mobile security technology tested at BYU-Idaho

The Idaho Business Review reports that a new technology that makes mobile business transactions more secure is being tested at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

The “open-encryption platform”, developed at the Idaho National Laboratory and licensed to Idaho Falls-based RFinity, uses a secure microSD card with a contactless interface designed by international security technology firm Giesecke & Devriet.

Integrating RFinity’s platform with G&D’s chip will make the world’s most reliable and secure identification and transaction system for use with mobile phones, according to a news release.

The open-encryption platform was honored this year by R&D Magazine in its R&D 100 list of “technologically significant products.”

Read the complete article from the Idaho Business Review here.

September Meeting of the Eastern Idaho Apartment Association

The Eastern Idaho Apartment Association's September meeting will feature Donna Oe, President and CEO of the Idaho Falls Better Business Bureau. Donna will discuss how landlords and businesses can protect themselves and their investments from identity theft, fraud, and schemes.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at 1075 Utah Avenue in the 1st floor conference room of the James Madison Taylor building in Idaho Falls. Networking starts at 6 p.m. with the program at 7.
The EIAA meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For membership information, please contact NAI Commerce One multi-family specialist Doug Powell at (208) 521-6971.