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Debra Leithauser President and Publisher, Idaho Statesman Last April, I had the pleasure of announcing that the Idaho Statesman had joined forces with other area businesses and created a new initiative we called Together Treasure Valley. To be honest, I was a little nervous launching this group. I was new to the community and just getting to know the area and its business leaders. What would we pull off? Would the community engage with us? Would we find the right causes to support? I shouldn’t have worried. Today, I’m beyond thrilled to share how far we came in our first year. We gave away almost $200,000 to make the Valley an even better place to live and work. We got tons of suggestions from readers like you via our website, togethertreasurevalley.com. And we supported communities across the Valley with an impressive variety of projects. Don’t just take my word for it, though. Take a look at this list of projects we have funded: • $40,000 for 50 benches that are being placed throughout the Valley. These beautiful benches are already being installed in Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell, Boise and beyond. (If you want to request one, go to togethertreasurevalley.com/request-abench). • $50,000 to City of Caldwell for the development of its Indian Creek Musical Art Park, a playground that will include sculptured musical instruments built for beauty as well as play. • $50,000 to the City of Boise to add public artwork in the medians along Vista Avenue, the corridor that welcomes visitors from the airport and interstate, as well as daily commuters. • $17,250 to Lee Pesky Learning Centers so that 7,500 incoming kindergarten students could receive ABC story mats and activity guides to improve the literacy skills that promote kindergarten readiness.

• $3,000 to the Caldwell Public Library to create “storytime kits” for parents and caregivers use to get children reading at home. • $3,000 to the Eagle Public Library to create an adapted toy collection for families with children who have special needs. • $3,000 to the Garden City Public Library to purchase 24 computer monitors with 24-inch screens – a big improvement from the 17-inch to 19-inch screens their visitors now use.

community. We want to hear your ideas for projects, and your concerns and hopes for the future of the Treasure Valley.

• $3,000 to the Nampa Public Library to expand its beginning readers collection to help young readers improve their literacy skills.

We can make the Treasure Valley even better … together!

Not bad for our first year. And the City of Boise matched our arts funding, stretching our dollars even further. We love that.

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• $3,000 to the Meridian Library District to invest in its Summer Reading Program that aims to get books into the hands of kids who can’t visit the library when school is out.

The businesses that make up Together Treasure Valley are wonderful partners. Every month, we come together to discuss how to make a big impact on our community. Helping others is at the core of what these businesses and leaders are about. While I was just getting to know them a year ago, I’m proud to call them friends and colleagues today. Like I said, what a difference a year makes. Here’s to seeing what’s next for Together Treasure Valley – and hearing your input on how we can continue to impact our community. To share your vision for our Valley, please submit an idea on togethertreasurevalley.com. Thanks for reading, and read on to learn more about my partners in this endeavor.

• $3,000 to the Boise Public Library to start a pop-up traveling children’s library.

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5 | ALBERTSONS COMPANIES

CONTENTS 15 | JACKSONS FOOD STORES

Brad Street, President, Intermountain Division

John Jackson, CEO

6 | BOISE AIRPORT

Meet the companies working together to make amazing things happen in 2017

16 | LYLE PEARSON

Rebecca Hupp, Airport Director

Travis Bradenburg, COO / General Manager

7 | CBH HOMES

17 | OPPENHEIMER DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Ronda Conger, Vice President

Jeremy Malone, Vice President Coby Barlow, Property and Operations Manager

8 | COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL George Iliff, Managing Owner

18 | REGENCE BLUESHIELD OF IDAHO Scott Kreiling, President

9 | DELTA DENTAL OF IDAHO Jean De Luca, President and CEO

19 | SAINT ALPHONSUS HEALTH SYSTEM Rodney Reider, President and CEO

10 | ENGINEERED STRUCTURES, INC. (ESI) Neil Nelson, President

20 | ST. LUKE’S David Pate, MD, JD, President and CEO

11 | HOLLAND & HART LLP Erik Stidham, Partner

21 | UNITED HERITAGE INSURANCE Todd Gill, Executive VP and CFO

12 | IDAHO CENTRAL CREDIT UNION Deanna Turner, Business Relationship Manager

22 | UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO Michael Satz, Executive Officer of SW Idaho

13 | IDAHO POWER COMPANY/IDACORP, INC. Darrel Anderson, President and CEO

23 | WELLS FARGO Todd Cooper, Senior VP, Idaho Regional Business Banking Manager James Hillman, Senior VP, Wealth Management Regional Managing Director

3 | IDAHO STATESMAN Debra Leithauser, President and Publisher

14 | INTERMOUNTAIN GAS COMPANY Scott Madison, EVP and General Manager

IN EMERITUS

AGRI BEEF CO. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

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BRONCO MOTORS, INC. GARDNER COMPANY

IDAHO WINE COMMISSION SCENTSY


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Brad Street President, Intermountain Division

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE? ➤ The passion people have for our community. Because so many people here care about where they live, they help to ensure our fabulous little “city of trees” remains first class!

WHAT MAKES THE TREASURE VALLEY A TREASURE?

NAME ONE LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER YOU MOST ADMIRE.

I think the treasure of our Treasure Valley is the

Bob Miller. Over the years, I have learned quite

people who make up this magnificent place. Our

a bit from Bob’s leadership style. He values the most

community highlights people from all walks of life. And

important part of our business – people. His goal is to

each person brings their own personal experiences,

ensure each and every shopper in our store has a good

interests and cultures to make this population what is it.

experience. He takes pride in our employees and treats

The perfect spot for a community conversation! We are donating 50 benches to our community, thanks to the generosity of the Together Treasure Valley partners.

each one with the same kindness – from the team

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

We cherish the philosophy that Joe Albertson

had many years ago: giving back to the communities where our customers and associates live and work. It is a tradition that we value to this day. In addition to

member who is new to the job to the person who has been with the company for many years. His focus on the business is simple: work hard, treat people well and be a good neighbor within the community.

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE?

supporting local nonprofits with donations of money and

food, our team members volunteer thousands of hours

commitment, portrayed by our group of business partners,

each year to the various charities that help support the

and will see the impact Together Treasure Valley has had

community.

on making our community the best place to live.

I think the community will appreciate the sense of

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Rebecca Hupp Airport Director

Originally, the Morrison Center was to be shaped like a pyramid and built in the middle of Ann Morrison Park. It was built on the Boise State campus instead. When seen from the air, it’s shaped like the State of Idaho.

WHAT MAKES THE TREASURE VALLEY A TREASURE? ➤ The Treasure Valley is so much bigger than the sum of its parts. There isn’t one thing — it’s the combination of everything that makes Boise so amazing! Most importantly, Boise is safe, convenient and affordable compared to other cities. Add great weather with four seasons of fun activities and attractions, and it is easy to see why our community is on so many top 10 lists nationally. WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $18,000 TO SIX AREA LIBRARIES. WHY WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU AND TO THE GROUP?

I’ve heard Boise and our community described as

It is not an overstatement to say that libraries

“freakishly friendly” or “Boise Nice.” When I first moved

change lives. By providing funding for libraries, we

to Boise, a colleague explained it this way: “In some

helped children, the elderly, the disabled, refugees and

places people are hurried or even rude. In other places,

people from all walks of life. When you think about

people are nice because it is expected. In Boise, people

the impact of these grants and the number of people

are genuinely nice because they are happy.” I hope that

positively affected, the return on investment is huge. In

as our community continues to grow, we are able to

addition, this project truly reached the entire Treasure

maintain our community personality of being thoughtful

Valley area by providing grants to six different libraries.

and kind to one another. To me, this can be seen every

Each library was able to use the funds to provide the

day in our community in the form of a simple smile, a

resources needed for specific projects to best meet the

pleasantry, kind word and, many times, people coming

needs of the community. Personally, I’m passionate

together to do something positive for our community.

about education, and reading is fundamental to nearly everything in life. Our libraries are such a tremendous resource for our communities, it is easy to support their mission!

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Ronda Conger Vice President

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE? ➤ My hope is that we leave a lasting impact on not just those that we support, but an impression on all the community. Whether it’s the small things or the big, there is power in numbers, and Together Treasure Valley is working to make a difference.

A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD?

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

Moving to the Treasure Valley isn’t just a location

The people. Living in the Treasure Valley is like living

change. It is a complete life makeover. You’ll be saying,

in one giant family. The people truly care about their

“Welcome home to one of the No. 1 places to live.” With

community and those around them.

new jobs and companies at every corner, an affordable place to live and a top-notch community, the Treasure Valley will steal your heart quickly. Whether you’re looking for the city feel with live music and plays or the

WHAT POSITIVE FEEDBACK HAS YOUR COMPANY RECEIVED ABOUT TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY?

wide-open spaces and wildlife of the mountains, the

Treasure Valley has it all. Stop working multiple jobs to

banding together to give back to the community in a

just afford that one bedroom, stop worrying about your

nontraditional format. We all have our own causes

kids playing in the yard, and start living, Treasure Valley

and groups we support; Together Treasure Valley has a

style.

different mission and feel — we have had nothing but

People are excited about local companies

positive feedback!

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Boise State University mascot Buster Bronco had a 1930s papier mache predecessor named Elmer. Students would burn him to the ground after Homecoming.


George Iliff Managing Owner

From 1929 to 1945, one of the most popular restaurants in Downtown Boise (first on Main Street, then 8th Street) was

the Mechanafe, an automated restaurant where food was served on a conveyor belt. Slogan: “Where the World Meets to Eat.”

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY? ➤ We recognize the unique value that we have in the Treasure Valley. We are growing rapidly and, while growth is good, we recognize the need to preserve and enhance what makes the Boise area great. We strongly believe in giving back to our community by engaging in support and service to selected civic, charitable and business organizations. Our team is heavily engaged in many of these organizations and we support each other in doing so. WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE?

Well, it’s not a “hidden gem” at all but the greatest

discovery since I moved here in 2001 has been the great

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $50,000 TO HELP FUND CALDWELL’S INDIAN CREEK MUSICAL ARTS PROJECT. WHY WAS THIS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT TO FUND?

people in our community. There’s a genuine quality of

openness, caring and involvement that is the culture of

for outdoor shared spaces. It encourages parents

this beautiful area.

and children to get outside and learn. Parks show

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE?

That the businesses investing in Together Treasure

Valley are giving back to the community in various meaningful ways for future generations to enjoy.

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Musical instruments for all ages are so appropriate

residents of the Treasure Valley that all areas feature a unique appeal. It also shows the city of Caldwell that businesses of Boise are happy to support neighboring cities — where many Boise-based employees are choosing to raise their families.


on Facebook! Jean De Luca President and CEO

WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE? ➤ The art and music scene. Inspiring writers, designers, artists and a vibrant culture and support structure to house and represent them. We have everything, from powerful local performers shining in some of our smaller venues mixed in with a nice representation from bigger-name acts in our large venues. The arts are very well represented here.

WHAT MAKES THE TREASURE VALLEY A TREASURE?

There’s a familiar term I often hear called “Boise

Nice.” It’s the smiles you receive on our streets, waves from passers-by and the congenial vibe across our entire

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

SmilePower is our mantra. We believe in the power

of smiles to transform our community, relationships

community — businesses, shops and neighbors. It’s such

and overall health. So we’re pretty dedicated to making

a truly delightful place to live, work and just “be.”

a difference in the Treasure Valley. That takes many

ONE OF OUR AREA’S TREASURES IS THE OUTDOORS. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO HERE?

If I had to choose one, I would say ski. I love the easy

forms — from our people donating time and resources to important local events, to providing free sealants and services to thousands of students, to helping in-need seniors receive free dental health services to enhance their quality (and longevity) of life. We’re all about

access to great powder, ample peaks, fast lift lines and

helping support longer, richer, more active lives here in

quality of the air; you feel it when you breathe it in.

the Treasure Valley.

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Neil Nelson

Meridian got its first creamery in 1897. The city has observed Dairy Days in some form since 1929.

President

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? ➤ I would like to see the use of the Railway Corridor through the Valley. I believe this is an extremely valuable asset that is underutilized in terms of our connectedness and community.

WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE?

The Owyhees. The area south of Boise is really

A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY THEY SHOULD?

amazing and has a lot to offer. Although it’s not for

everyone, I enjoy it.

the outdoors, value community and family, you will love

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE?

I want the community to see the good that happens

when leaders in the community come together for a common purpose. We can make a significant difference

The Treasure Valley is a hidden gem. If you enjoy

it here. You can get anywhere in the Treasure Valley in about 20 minutes.

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

in our community when we work together. Our group’s

purpose is to have an enduring, positive impact in the

you hear around our office regularly. Whether that is

Treasure Valley. This can best be accomplished by

supporting each other in succeeding on a project or

effectively partnering with the other businesses that

supporting our community through charitable endeavors,

make success possible — clients, neighbors, public

our purpose is to work together as a team to make

agencies, designers, subcontractors and suppliers.

success happen.

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Erik Stidham Partner

WHAT POSITIVE FEEDBACK HAS YOUR COMPANY RECEIVED ABOUT TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY? ➤ Holland & Hart has received a lot of positive feedback relating to the donation to Caldwell which will help build an interactive music park. Caldwell has a great mayor and City Council dedicated to making the Indian Creek park area a real community gathering place. This donation should help those efforts. A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD?

On a typical Saturday this July, she could wake up, have truffled egg toast for brunch at The Modern Hotel and Bar, walk to the Boise Art Museum to check out paintings by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, grab a shuttle to Barber Park, float the Boise River, disembark near Payette Brewing for refreshments, wash up and then bike to Outlaw Field to catch Diana Krall in concert. Moreover, there would be a better than 97 percent likelihood she would not encounter a single rude person all day.

NAME ONE LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER YOU MOST ADMIRE, AND TELL US WHY.

Naming just one is tough. I greatly admire James Harrison, a founder of Fast Enterprises and tremendous philanthropist, and Tom and Daniel Prohaska, the founders of Idaho Trust Bank. But when I think of broad impact on the Treasure Valley, I think of Mark McKellar,

President of the North American Food Group for the J.R. Simplot Company. A native of New Zealand, McKellar’s talent for leading was evident early; by the time he was 28 years old, he was already managing the Foster’s brewery in Fiji (perhaps the greatest job any 28-year-old has ever had). After Foster’s, McKellar joined the Simplot Australia division, advanced within the company, and was promoted to his current job about six years ago. After being named President, McKellar played a crucial role successfully planning, building and running the state-of-the-art potato processing plant in Caldwell. The Caldwell plant did replace some older Simplot facilities and resulted in a net loss of jobs. But by successfully placing the new plant in Caldwell, Simplot ensured hundreds of good paying jobs would remain in the Treasure Valley. And despite his work commitments and being relatively new to the Treasure Valley, Mark has given back to the community as a member of the board of directors of The Idaho Foodbank and several other charities. Perhaps most impressively, Mark has not let his professional and community responsibilities take precedence over his commitments to friends and family.

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In the Gold Rush days of the 1860s, Idaho City was the largest city in the Northwest. By the 1870s, Idaho’s Chinese population exceeded California’s.


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Deanna Turner Business Relationship Manager

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE? ➤ Through our efforts of service and contributions of art, I hope that we create a

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strong bond throughout the Treasure Valley to bring all of the communities together as one. WHAT POSITIVE FEEDBACK HAS YOUR COMPANY RECEIVED ABOUT TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY?

A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD?

The exposure that we have received through

Known for its outstanding quality of life, the

Together Treasure Valley has been incredible. We receive

Treasure Valley is a family-friendly community. Four

compliments regularly by community members who

distinct seasons offer endless outdoor recreation. The

appreciate and support the work that we are doing

vibrant Downtown markets, Boise River Greenbelt,

through this project.

sporting events and cultural activities make the Treasure Valley one of the greatest places to live.

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

Idaho Central Credit Union has a culture of service

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

and encourages every team member to spend time

giving back. We consider it our responsibility to provide

connect more communities would be nice.

service and support to the communities that we serve.

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The Boise River Greenbelt. Enhancements to


Darrel Anderson President and CEO

WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE? ➤ The hidden gems I’ve discovered are the many access points along the Greenbelt that allow travel from Eagle to Lucky Peak. These access points connect our urban areas to vast open spaces that can be traveled easily and offer numerous recreational opportunities. A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD?

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $18,000 TO SIX AREA LIBRARIES. WHY WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU AND TO THE GROUP?

The Treasure Valley and its residents reflect the social, recreational, educational, economic and cultural attributes of a larger metropolitan area while maintaining the feel and spirit of the West. Start your day hiking or biking many of the trails along the river or Foothills, or explore some of Idaho’s historic sites. Sports, shopping, dining and many diverse cultural activities are minutes away and add value to the outstanding quality of life represented in the Treasure Valley.

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE?

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

My hope is Together Treasure Valley will continue to build and sustain a coalition of members who continue to look for ways to support our communities and reflect the values of the Treasure Valley.

Libraries serve all residents of our communities. The central core of education is literacy. Our libraries, coupled with our education system, provide lifelong learning opportunities that serve our communities and all residents of the Treasure Valley. As a major employer headquartered in Boise, our future workforce is dependent on a robust and effective educational system. Together Treasure Valley’s support of local libraries is helping to shape our future workforce.

Better planning and funding for transportation infrastructure to support growth connecting the population centers of the Treasure Valley. Comprehensive planning and funding directly support commerce and the quality-of-life activities enjoyed and expected by residents of the Treasure Valley.

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Approximately 90 languages are spoken by students in the Boise School District. More than 70 are spoken in the West Ada District and around 13 in the Nampa District.


In 2016, we gave $

Scott Madison

158,000

to make the Valley better … together!

EVP and General Manager

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY? ➤ The opportunity to grow and nurture the gifts which have been passed on to us from prior generations. Our ability to continue to grow our communities for the benefit of future generations and future employees of our company. Our natural gas distribution system will be here for the use and service of future generations. It is our obligation to strengthen our system and communities for the Idahoans of the future.

We Love Our Libraries!

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

The great spirit of the people who live here and

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $50,000 TO HELP FUND BOISE’S VISTA GATEWAY MEDIAN ARTS PROJECT. WHY WAS THIS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT TO FUND?

their love of the outdoors. This spirit is nurtured and

strengthened by our abundant access to public lands

the overall quality of life in the Treasure Valley. The

— not least of which is the great Ridge to Rivers trail

Vista Avenue gateway is a very important entrance to

system.

Downtown Boise. So many people drive through Boise

WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE?

My hope is Together Treasure Valley will in some

small part make an impact on improving and expanding the fantastic quality of life we enjoy in the Treasure Valley. The projects we champion will hopefully be an inspiration to others to become involved in growing and improving our community.

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Support for the arts is important to maintain

on I-84 without experiencing our great Downtown, Foothills, Bogus Basin or the other great things about Boise. By supporting the Vista Median Project, we are projecting a positive and welcoming image as people enter our city.


John Jackson CEO

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $50,000 TO HELP FUND CALDWELL’S INDIAN CREEK MUSICAL ARTS PROJECT. WHY WAS THIS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT TO FUND? ➤ Together Treasure Valley’s mission is to help fund a variety of projects that will leave a lasting, meaningful impression on the Treasure Valley. The Indian Creek Musical Art Park is a perfect example of this. The Musical Art Park will bring together beautiful art in a way that is both interactive and educational. All musical instruments will be working art sculptures designed as true percussion instruments which will enhance Indian Creek’s beautiful urban outdoor setting and create a full sensory experience for both children and adults. It is strategically located between two downtown destinations – Indian Creek Park and Indian Creek Plaza – which are designed to encourage social participation for the entire community. We started our business in Caldwell 42 years ago. Recently, we announced the construction of a new distribution center in the City of Caldwell. This is a major part of our business, and we are very pleased to bring it back to the community where it all started. It is truly gratifying to me personally to contribute to the City of Caldwell’s revitalization efforts, both economically and culturally. ONE OF THE AREA’S TREASURES IS THE OUTDOORS. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO HERE?

NAME ONE LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER YOU MOST ADMIRE, AND TELL US WHY?

words, and Bob’s actions speak for themselves… He

Alpine skiing, golfing, boating and recreational flying.

Bob Miller. I believe actions speak louder than

completely and quickly turned Albertsons around. I also

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

appreciate the culture he has created: respect for one another, no arrogance and a helpful attitude.

The people. The people of the Treasure Valley are

the friendliest and most generous ever.

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The Boise WaterShed, the city’s new environmental education center in Northwest Boise, also includes the largest inventory of public art — all with an environmental theme — in the state.


Travis Brandenburgh COO / General Manager

Stan Lee’s 1964 comic Tales to Astonish #62 introduced the Hulk’s nemesis Samuel Sterns, born in Boise, Idaho.

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $18,000 TO SIX AREA LIBRARIES. WHY WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU AND TO THE GROUP? HAVE YOU HAD AN “AHA MOMENT” IN YOUR LIFE WHEN IT COMES TO LITERACY OR EDUCATION? ➤ The first time you pick up a great book and can hardly stand to put it down is a magical experience. The chance to get completely lost and transported into a great writer’s art is something everybody should experience. I remember reading great books like “Fahrenheit 451” and “1984” as a child and enjoyed them so much that I still re-read those books today. WHAT LASTING IMPRESSION DO YOU HOPE TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY WILL HAVE?

I hope that we can enhance, support and create

A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD?

places, projects and events that uniquely demonstrate

how special it is to live in the Treasure Valley.

almost any type of lifestyle. It not only allows for you to

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

The homeless issue here is very troubling. To

The Treasure Valley truly provides something for

get out and enjoy life, it almost begs you to!

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

witness these types of challenges in an area referred to

as the “Treasure Valley” is mind-boggling.

people are so genuine, friendly and outgoing.

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The people. I know of no other place where the


Coby Barlow Property and Operations Manager

Jeremy Malone Vice President

A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD? ➤ The Treasure Valley is a clean, vibrant, safe and friendly area with amazing access to the outdoors, unexpected arts and culture, energizing sporting activities with a booming economy sparked by established, world-renowned corporations as well as innovative start-up corporations creating change in the world. TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $18,000 TO SIX AREA LIBRARIES. WHY WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU AND TO THE GROUP?

Being able to support education in six area

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $50,000 TO HELP FUND CALDWELL’S INDIAN CREEK MUSICAL ARTS PROJECT. WHY WAS THIS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT TO FUND?

libraries was extremely meaningful. Having the ability

to fund libraries and educational programs, through

is a fabulous mix of public art inspired by and for

a variety of means and programs, supports the true

children of all ages. This art will be instrumental in the

spirit of the Treasure Valley. Education, at all levels,

development of Caldwell’s arts community and fulfills

is extremely important to continued success of the

the mission of TTV by supporting young and not-so-

Treasure Valley, and TTV’s support of education

young through art and music.

Caldwell’s Indian Creek Musical Arts project

shows the commitment to education from the business community.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO BOOK TO GIVE A FRIEND?

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

The Treasure Valley is our hometown and we

corporately insist we leave our community and environment in a better condition than we found it.

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By 1900, 10 passenger trains were coming through Nampa each day. The train station, built in 1903, now houses the Canyon County Historical Society and Museum.


Scott Kreiling President

Clint Eastwood filmed “Bronco Billy” on location in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City and Nampa in 1980. Many locals got parts as extras. The iconic Ranch Club in Garden City also made an appearance.

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY? ➤ Our area has so many great, incredibly well-run nonprofit organizations that provide such terrific opportunities to make a difference. From preparing weekend backpacks to fight food insecurity at The Idaho Foodbank to partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities, our team has been both energized and honored to be able to roll up our sleeves and get to work to help support our communities.

WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO ALL THE REQUESTS FOR TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY BENCHES AND WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING MOST FORWARD TO SEEING THE BENCHES?

I guess I’d have to describe my reaction as

fortunate we all are to live where businesses come together for the good of everyone in the Treasure Valley.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

“pleasantly, but not completely, surprised.” It

certainly showed that residents and civic leaders

rate of high school students going on to pursue

across the Valley were really paying attention to

additional education. In a knowledge-based economy,

Together Treasure Valley. It also validated the bench

our youth need to be as well-equipped as possible to

recommendation itself. As far as locations for the

compete and win — and that requires post-secondary

benches, I look forward to seeing them in or near

education and a commitment to lifelong learning.

parks, the Greenbelt and other places where people of all ages go to enjoy the outdoors. As they rest, have a drink or enjoy a snack on the benches, I hope people have a “life is good” moment and think about how

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The statistic I’d like to see change is our area’s


Rodney Reider President and CEO

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE? ➤ The friendliness of the people is the one thing I never want to see change. There is a healthy openness by people where pleasant conversation can flow among strangers waiting in line or people joining in on singing “Happy Birthday” for people they don’t know at a restaurant. I have no doubt that if you were in line in a store, struggling with many packages, not only would someone help if you asked, many would ask you first if they could help. That friendliness makes our area such a great place to live. WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE?

the region our home. At Saint Alphonsus, our Catholic

our communities” goes beyond medical care. We are

I believe our hidden gem is the arts scene

throughout the Treasure Valley. There are many incredibly talented people in the Valley that provide us with opportunities musically and visually that are outstanding. I have to mention that two of the venues for performances, the Morrison Center and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor amphitheater, certainly enhance the experience!

mission to be a “transforming, healing presence within called to meet needs, whatever and wherever they are. We hold wellness clinics in low income areas for people to receive basic care for no cost, use our mammography coach to travel to remote parts of our region to provide cancer screenings at little or no

our Libraries!

with schools, businesses and communities to combat obesity and tobacco use, provide the foundation for a community’s Meals on Wheels program, work to solve

live here. My team is truly fulfilling Jesus’ mission of

Treasure Valley, we call many communities around

WE LOVE

cost, and we touch lives in other ways. We partner

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY? With hospitals and clinics throughout the

The Together Treasure Valley partners first project was giving $18,000 to our public libraries. Six libraries, from across the Treasure Valley, each received $3,000.

homelessness and mental health challenges, as well as push for policies that will improve the lives of all who love and healing.

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Find out more details about this project and others on page 3.


David Pate, MD, JD President and CEO

In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt created Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge near Nampa. It’s one of the earliest refuges in the national wildlife refuge system.

WHAT MAKES THE TREASURE VALLEY A TREASURE? ➤ Medium-sized communities that have a small-town feel surrounded by the mountains, the rivers and all of the other naturally beautiful features. It’s a very unusual balance. And then you factor in impressive higher education institutions, world-class health care (I’d be remiss in not mentioning this, of course, and we are fortunate to have Saint Alphonsus, West Valley and others along with St. Luke’s), a vibrant and eclectic arts scene, a dynamic private sector and a generous citizenry. People are generous with their time, their knowledge and their resources, which supports common aims and needs, and our largest institutions collaborate to plan effectively and anticipate future generations. It’s a very dynamic ecosystem. WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE?

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUISNESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

The Idaho Botanical Garden. Incredible. Every

time I visit, I find some new plant, some newly planted area, some new feature. The concerts, the spring bird and wildflower walks, the classes and events, all just add to the variety there. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. A late-summer must. It’s hard to know which is better, the balloons or the kids’ faces as they watch the balloons! The Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Gala. Every year is better than the last. How is that even possible?

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Let me start with the quality of life. I believe our team is able to be as effective as we are because the way of life here is supportive and sustaining. The community is our friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family, and we are building the health system we would want for those we most care about. We have been honored as Idaho’s mostpreferred health system, and it is our privilege to give back to the communities that have made us so successful. I want to note as well that St. Luke’s is community-owned, and all team members have a very real investment in our organization. Team members have been born at St. Luke’s, had their children at St. Luke’s, served on boards with St. Luke’s … As a team, we are strengthened in delivering on St. Luke’s mission and vision by being involved in such a vibrant community.


Todd Gill Executive VP and CFO

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE? ➤ Even with the population growth, there has been a balance of open space, parks, the Greenbelt, recreation and trail systems that are an integral fabric of our communities that promotes the balance and pace of life that we enjoy. WHAT “HIDDEN GEMS” HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LIVING HERE?

My hidden gem is getting away from it all. If you

want to get away from the daily grind, it doesn’t take you very long to be on the water fishing; on the trail biking/ hiking; on the river rafting; on the mountain hunting; or on the road visiting a historic site — and still be home for dinner.

benches are a great complement to the many areas of open space that people can enjoy.

NAME ONE LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER YOU MOST ADMIRE, AND TELL US WHY.

Darrel Anderson, president and CEO of Idaho

Power, has been a friend and leader in this community for a long time. Darrel moved here years ago for the very reasons Together Treasure Valley is promoting

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY HAD ABOUT 100 REQUESTS TO PLACE THE 50 BENCHES WE BOUGHT FOR THE AREA. DID THAT REACTION SURPRISE YOU, AND WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING MOST FORWARD TO SEEING THE BENCHES?

today. He is a passionate leader of people, and he and Idaho Power are strong supporters of the recreational opportunities we have. Darrel also knows the importance of our local charities and community events; he gets involved and provides his time and leadership to many great causes.

I was not surprised by the demand. People

appreciate the open space and recreation in the Valley and the opportunity to hike, bike, walk and explore. The

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Golfers used the Boise Foothills as their links in the 1920s.


Michael Satz Executive Officer of SW Idaho

Harry Orchard assassinated former Gov. Frank Steunenberg in Caldwell in 1905, leading to the infamous “Trial of the Century” when union bosses were tried for conspiracy. Reporters from across the country traveled to Idaho to cover the trial.

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY? ➤ Our Treasure Valley faculty and staff are invested in the success of the region and community as a whole, whether it is through helping businesses achieve their objectives, improving education throughout the area or supporting activities for younger students in the Valley. Together Treasure Valley is a perfect match for our vision of working together to make a brighter future for our community. A FRIEND IS CONSIDERING MOVING TO THE TREASURE VALLEY. WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH ON WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD?

The Treasure Valley is a great place to live. Whether

you are coming here because it is so kid- and familyfriendly, you are looking for fantastic outdoor activities or urban downtown nightlife, or you just want a friendly community to live and work in, the Treasure Valley has it all.

Obviously, given my organization, education is

central to my identity. I am not only an administrator at the University of Idaho, but a teacher as well. My

WHAT POSITIVE FEEDBACK HAS YOUR COMPANY RECEIVED ABOUT TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY?

TOGETHER TREASURE VALLEY GAVE $18,000 TO SIX AREA LIBRARIES. WHY WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU AND TO THE GROUP? HAVE YOU HAD AN “AHA MOMENT” IN YOUR LIFE WHEN IT COMES TO LITERACY OR EDUCATION?

I have had several Vandal alumni approach me

and express their gratitude that we are participating in the Together Treasure Valley effort and that it makes them proud to be University of Idaho alumni.

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experience as a teacher has shown me the value of engaging in educational activities that reach out to a large audience. The more people you reach, the higher the chances are that you will provide them with an inspirational moment or give them their own “aha” moment.


Todd Cooper – Senior Vice President, Idaho Regional Business Banking Manager

James Hillman – Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Regional Managing Director

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF PUBLIC ART AND WHERE IN THE WORLD IS IT? ➤ The statue of Anne Frank at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise. I have had the chance to walk business leaders from all across the country to the memorial, and to see their reaction has been amazing. HAVE YOU HAD AN “AHA MOMENT” IN YOUR LIFE WHEN IT COMES TO LITERACY OR EDUCATION?

WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE?

The “aha” moment would have been a conversation

with (J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Executive Director) Roger Quarles a number of years ago when he indicated the number of beds in jails needed in the future is determined by 3rd grade reading levels.

WHAT ENERGIZES YOUR BUSINESS TEAM TO WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY?

We rely on the members of our team to bring their

passion and often personal story to community support. When we listen to our team about what is important to them in the community and why, it becomes easier for others on the team to hear that story and passion, often creating a higher engagement level. From that we then evaluate how to invest the company’s community dollars to best support what is important to our team.

The Treasure Valley is a place that still has a small community feel but enjoys many of the great amenities of cities much larger. The diversity of things to do covers a wide range, from the obvious outdoor activities to the less obvious cultural and civic events. Many other cities in the U.S. have these things, but in very few places are they all so easily accessible. Literally 5 minutes from Downtown Boise are trailheads of singletrack hiking and biking trails covering the Foothills; Broadway-quality productions take place in one of the best theaters in the Northwest at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, worldclass skiing and fly fishing are just short drives away; and a vibrant Downtown growing with new development including more living options. All of this surrounded by a community with a history of growing successful businesses from the ground up and a huge civic pride where people step up to deliver whatever is needed to help each other out.

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Before becoming a state park, Eagle Island was a prison honor farm that began its operations in 1930 with 40 trustees, dairy barns, a bunk house and dining hall.


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Thank you to the 20 companies and local business leaders who have come together in this initiative in 2017 to select and fund a variety of projects that will leave a lasting, meaningful impression on the Treasure Valley.

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