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New Biz Buzz column to showcase local business happenings


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Do you want to know what’s happening on the east Idaho business scene? We’ve got you covered. is launching a new column called Biz Buzz.

Every Tuesday, we will highlight grand openings, ribbon cuttings, new faces and all things business related in east Idaho. Send your tips and suggestions to Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Biz Buzz newsletter.

Ribbon Cuttings

Design & Home Decor Outlet

Date: October 25
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: 1352 S. Holmes Avenue, Idaho Falls

Prolific Business Solutions

Date: October 26
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 611 Wilson Ave., Ste. 6B, Pocatello

Telford Academy

Date: November 8
Time: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Location: 2017 E 49th N, Idaho Falls
Details: Telford Academy is newly remodeled and now serving Bonneville Online Schools. Join us for a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate.
Ribbon Cutting at 12:30 pm–please arrive 15 minutes before.


Buy a Vet a Bud for Veteran’s Day

Date: Now through November 11
Location: Applebees in Rexburg or Idaho Falls
Washington, Oregon and Idaho Applebee’s Locations to Treat Retired and Active Duty Military Members to a Free Beer Courtesy of their Customers on November 11

Applebee’s Grill & Bar locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho are inviting guests to thank their local retired and active duty military members with the announcement of their Buy A Vet A Bud program. Beginning today, and through November 11, guests can purchase a Budweiser®, Bud Light® or O’Douls® beer at their local Applebee’s to be given to a deserving veteran in-restaurant on Veterans Day free of charge as a way to honor and thank them for their service.* Participating guests will also have the opportunity to create an original label with a personal message, which will be put on the bottle before it is served to the veteran.

“At Applebee’s, we truly value and appreciate the sacrifices made by the members of our military to help keep our country safe,” said Jenifer Renteria, Regional Marketing Coordinator, Apple American Group. “As such, we are excited to announce our Buy A Vet A Bud program as a way for our employees and customers to show their support and gratitude to these brave men and women this Veterans Day.”

Buy a Vet a Bud is available at participating Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Apple American Group. In Washington, participating restaurants are located in Kennewick, Longview, Pasco, Richland (Columbia Point), Vancouver (Hazel Dell, Mill Plain, NE 112th Ave, Salmon Creek), and Walla Walla. In Oregon, participating restaurants are located in Albany, Beaverton, Corvallis, Eugene, Gresham, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Portland (Clackamas, Halsey, and Lloyd Center), Roseburg, Salem (Lancaster, North Salem, and South Salem), Springfield, and Tualatin. In Idaho, participating restaurants are located in Boise Airport, Boise Mall, Garden City (State Street), Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Meridian (Eagle Road), Nampa, Pocatello, Rexburg, Twin Falls.

*Guests must be 21 years old to purchase and redeem.

Guests must show proof of service from the list below:
*U.S. Uniform Services ID card (green)
*U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card (blue)
*Current Leave and Earnings Statement
*Veterans Organization Card (American Legion, VFW)
*Photograph in uniform
*Guest wearing uniform
*DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Military
*Citation or Commendation
*Military dog tag

College of Eastern Idaho Trunk-or-Treat

Date: October 24
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: College of Eastern Idaho, 1600 S. 2500 E. Idaho Falls

Real Heroes Trunk or Treat

Date: October 28
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Bonneville County Courthouse, 605 N. Capital, Idaho Falls

9th Annual Austin Kade Academy Hair & Fashion Show

Date: October 28
Time: 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Location: Civic Auditorium, 501 S. Holmes Ave., Idaho Falls
Details: Austin Kade Academy produces a Hair and Fashion Show Benefitting The Haven Shelter. All profits from our 9th Annual Show will be held at the Civic Auditorium on Saturday Oct.28th with two shows 5p & 7p. Tickets are $10. Video clips of our former shows are on YouTube under “Austin Kade Academy Hairshow”. We would love to be able to give The Haven an awesome donation this year. In the last 8 years we have been able to give them over $55,000. The students do all the work and preparation and we love to give back to the community that has supported us! Please contact Allison Price for more information:

Warren Miller Snow Sport Film Premiere

Date: October 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Colonial Theater, 450 A Street, Idaho Falls
This fall, the annual tradition is back to salute the start of winter. The world’s biggest name in snowsports cinema—Warren Miller Entertainment—celebrates its 68th ski and snowboard film with downhill thrills, global adventure and a nod to those that taught us to slide on snow.

Snow riders are a family—one big tribe comprising of many smaller ones. Familial rites pass down through generations. Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil. Line of Descent celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more.

This year, Volkswagen joins the most esteemed name in winter sports films as the presenting sponsor of the “Line of Descent” U.S. film tour. The partnership builds on the heritage and passion associated with both the Volkswagen and Warren Miller brands. Volkswagen’s partnership will grow authentically well into 2019, elevating the event experience that is the Warren Miller institution and marking the beginning of every winter season.

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat.

From powsurfing to splitboard, motorcycle, dogsled or snowmobile, watch as athletes chase winter along the Beartooth Pass, the French Alps, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Norway.

“This season, we explore how skiers are shaped by picking up a pair of skis for the first time,” notes Warren Miller’s veteran producer Josh Haskins. “More often than not, it’s family who introduces us to the sport or steers us on the path towards an ongoing passion—be it a ski bum lifestyle, a professional career or simply the desire to pass on the same feeling to the next generation. There is a kinship unlike any other in the ski community, and Warren Miller is the elder, bringing generations of skiers and riders together for 68 years, and this year is no different.”

Since 1949, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer. Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent will premiere worldwide in three locations on October 13, 2017, including Salt Lake City, UT, Portland, OR and Bozeman, MT. Screenings will then sweep across the U.S. from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast from October to January.

Tickets are on sale now. Film attendees will enjoy lift ticket and gear savings from Warren Miller resort, retail and partnered brands and also be entered to win nightly prizes like swag and ski vacations.

Idaho Falls Premiere will be at the Colonial Theatre – Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Additional show dates and times can be found at

Sponsors of the 2017 Warren Miller Film Tour include: Volkswagen, Western Montana’s Glacier Country, Gosling’s, L.L.Bean, Ester C, Ducati, Airstream, Helly Hansen, K2, HEAD, Marker Dalbello Völkl USA and SKI Magazine.

Free Seminar for Parents and Teens

Date: November 1
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: Eagle Rock Junior High, 2020 Pancheri Dr., Idaho Falls

For more information, visit or

Blackfoot Tater Trot

Date: November 4
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Jensen Grove

New Faces

This segment will highlight new executives, employees, businesses, awards and other noteworthy items in the east Idaho business community.

Planning Ahead

Out of the Box Networking Lunch

Date: November 7
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Cafeteria, College of Eastern Idaho, 1600 S. 25th Street, Bldg. 3, Idaho Falls
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for walk-ins
Details: Join us on November 7 for our monthly Out of the Box Networking Lunch. This is your opportunity to build your professional network and learn more about businesses in the community.
Door prizes, introductions, and other interactions will make this a casual, fun opportunity to meet others and build your professional network. Preregister by Friday, November 3

4th annual Business of Distinction Awards

Date: November 11
Time: Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with ceremony at 7:30
Location: Willard Arts Center, 498 A St., Idaho Falls
Details: RSVP here to attend. Call 208.523.1010 for more information.

Small Business Spotlight

If you own a business or know someone who does, we want to know about who you are and what you do. Stay tuned for a featured business in future columns.


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