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  • Name
    Russ Vawter

    Company
    Lee & Associates Idaho, LLC

    Job title
    Associate/Agent in the Commercial Real Estate Business

    About Lee & Associates
    Lee & Associates Idaho was established in the Treasure Valley almost a decade ago. Since then Lee & Associates Idaho has attracted some of the top talent in our industry. In fact, CoStar Group has recently recognized the company as the recipient of the 2014 and 2015 power broker award for Sales and Leasing transactions. Lee & Associates Idaho covers all product types including Office, Retail, Industrial, Land and Multi-Family. We specialize in commercial real estate sales and leasing and our team is driven by the success of our clients. Strong work ethic, deep rooted relationships, local knowledge, national reach and a world class team are at the forefront of our success. 

    Hometown
    Reno, Nevada

    One mistake many new homeowners make? 
    Just one!? 

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    It snows in Southern Idaho & in Arizona they don’t need to shovel sunshine!

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    When things seem tough look for the opportunity!

    Learn more about Russ here.

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  • Name
    Clayton Borah

    Company
    CrossFit 43 North

    About CrossFit 43 North
    At CrossFit 43 North we believe everyone deserves a high quality of life. A life free from chronic disease and full of adventure. We achieve this life through increased health and fitness. We will challenge you physically and mentally every time you come in. We just ask that everyday you try to be a little better than the day before.

    Title
    Owner/Head Coach

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    I genuinely care about people. I can come across as a little cold but my brain works very strategically and that’s just how I appear. Underneath I’m trying to use that strategic nature to help other people.


    What’s your favorite phone app?
    I spend the most time in Instagram but really enjoy playing with Loopimal.

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    Figure out how to be genuinely excited to see people. People love to be thought highly of and it’s a really easy way to make their day by greeting them with genuine enthusiasm.

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Don’t apologize for your rates. If you’ve set them properly they allow you to provide for your family, have less stress in your life, and offer the best quality of service you can. Why would you apologize for being the best you can be?

    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    I would like to say I’m most proud of my wife and daughter but they would be amazing without me. I could pick our gym members because I’m proud of all the progress they’ve made toward their goals but really they do all the hard work I just tell them what to do. So… I guess I’m most proud of the knowledge and skills I’ve mastered over the years making me the husband, father and business owner I am today.

     

     

  • Name:
    Laura Little

    Business Name:
    Laura Little Theatrical Productions

    Job title:
    Executive Producer Commercial and Regional Theatre

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you.
    I am lucky to work in a field that I am passionate about and thrilled to be co-prodicing “Come from Away” on Broadway this coming February. I have three grown children and two beautiful grandsons that live here in the Treasure Valley.

    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Flipboard

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    Collaboration is imperative, open doors for others because someone opened a door for you at one time.

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Surround yourself with people who are smarter then you and don’t be afraid to ask for mentorship.

    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Being able to provide growth experiences for others in my field of work and the experiences I have been able to provide for my children.

  • David Ferdinand joined the fast-paced world of Commercial Real Estate and Land-Use Consulting with Syme Real Estate in 2015 after serving Canyon County as Chair of the Canyon County Commissioner.  David's experience as a champion of economic development for Nampa, Canyon County, and the State of Idaho have allowed him to be uniquely positioned to help work with and secure commercial properties, solve land-use problems and represent business wanting to grow and locate in the Treasure Valley.
     
    Name:  
    David Ferdinand

    Business Name:  
    Syme Real Estate

    Job title:
    Agent/Realtor (R) Commercial Real Estate Services

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…  
    Born and raised in Nampa, Graduate of Nampa High School & Northwest Nazarene University with a 40 year history in media, marketing, radio, television, business consulting and development.  Married, 3 married children, 8 grandkids.

    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Genius Scan

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know? How to relax.

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Listening is the most important thing you do.

    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Dating my wife for nearly 50 years.

     

  • Alan JonesName:
    Alan C Jones

    Company:
    The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nampa – Idaho Center

    Title: 
    Director of Sales

    About Your Company:
    Our 74 room hotel is available for business or pleasure.  You will enjoy our warm surroundings and friendly staff that truly make you feel at home.   Our Lobby and Breakfast area were remodeled this year and we offer meeting/banquet space to accommodate 40-150+ people, in a variety of possibilities.  Notable amenities: Complimentary Full Breakfast, Free WIFI/HSIA throughout hotel, Indoor Pool and Hot Tub, Microwave & Fridge in all rooms, Free Cable TV, 24Hr Business & Fitness Centers, Dog Friendly, Shuttle Service (Free & Fee based), 24Hr On-site Laundry, Library/Public area to relax with TV, IHG Rewards, Nampa’s only Jacuzzi Suites!!!        

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    I am an energetic people person who fits greatly in Hospitality.  I am a husband, father and Grandpa happily involved in and caring about my Nampa community & the goings on in Idaho.

    What's your favorite phone app? My favorite phone app is either Daily Bible or Urban Family Talk.

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    That something called Radical Hospitality, will truly bless many people.

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Keep simple records and files.

    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    I am most proud of my marriage of 20 years.

  • rehab authority nampa chamber of commerce member

    Name:    
    Brian Thornock, PT, DPT, ATC

    Business Name:  
    Rehab Authority - Nampa

    Job title:  
    Rehab Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Certified Athletic Trainer

    About the Company: 
    RehabAuthority opened its doors for outpatient physical therapy services back in 1999 right here in Nampa, ID. Since then we have expanded to 15 clinics located throughout the Treasure Valley, Eastern Idaho, Minnesota and North Dakota. While we have experienced significant growth over the years, RehabAuthority continues to be focused on providing an incredible, individual, and fun experience while delivering exceptional health care to our patients. Our goal is to make a positive impact on every individual that walks through our doors as well as significantly improve the community where each of our clinics reside. We are excited to continue serving the local Nampa community and chamber of commerce for years to come!

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    Brian is a passionate health care provider who thrives on improving people's lives while having fun and providing an incredible experience. He is a dedicated husband, father, teammate, church member, and community supporter.

    What’s your favorite phone app?  
    Stitcher Radio for Podcasts

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    Being successful isn't about doing everything perfect, but consistently doing the things you do well.

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Be patient, be consistent, and focus on exceptional customer service.

    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Thriving in marriage with my beautiful wife Nicole and being called Daddy!

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    Name:  
    Denay Moles

    Business Name:  
    Mountain Gem Credit Union

    Job title:  
    Business Development Specialist

    About the Company: 
    Proudly in business since 1955, Mountain Gem Credit Union is a federally insured, full-service financial institution whose primary focus is to provide quality financial services at a fair price to our members.  Membership is open to individuals living or working in Canyon, Gem, Payette, Washington, Adams and Owyhee counties. We are known for employing caring, dedicated employees who strive to meet and exceed our member’s expectations.
     
    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
     I have been married to Gary for 30 years and have a son and 3 grandchildren.  I have enjoyed my career with credit union’s and now spending time golfing, reading, volunteering, and of course my grandkids.
     
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?  
    In Facebook you can hide wall postings for subjects you aren’t interested in.

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?  
    Let go of the guilt and make time for yourself!

    What is your proudest accomplishment?  
    I have been very blessed with so many things!

     
     
  • Name:
    Brad Ward

    Business Name:  
    Merit LLC, General Contractor

    Job title:
    Co-Owner

    About the Company:  
    Our business philosophy is built on TRUST, INTEGRITY and QUALITY. We will strive to make YOUR project, from start to finish, an enjoyable one.
    We bring the same high-quality construction from the SMALLEST to the LARGEST project.  Our goal is to bring YOUR project in on TIME and on BUDGET. You will agree that we are YOUR best choice!

    “You in 2: Write two sentences about you…
    This is a family based business and we are all about family. When not working we can be found enjoying Idaho’s great outdoors.

    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Godaddy email app

    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know? 
     Realizing you don’t have to know everything and networking is very important!
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    You get paid with 2 types of coins. One is experience the second is cash.  Focus on the 1st and the second will follow

    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Having the honor of having 5 grandchildren call me papa and Growing something from nothing!

    Merit Construction

     
  • Toby Gozart Idaho Central Credit Union Nampa
    Name:  
    Toby Gozart
     
    Business Name:  
    Idaho Central Credit Union
     
    Job title:  
    Commercial Loan Officer
     
    About the Company:
    Idaho Central was organized as a state chartered credit union in 1940. The credit union’s administrative office is located in Chubbuck, Idaho. Idaho Central has 700+ employees serving over 225,000 members with 27 locations throughout the state and over $2 billion in assets.  For the last four consecutive years, Idaho Central has been recognized as the Best Place to Work in Idaho by POPULUS, a marketing research firm, and has been ranked as the best-performing credit union in the nation by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Idaho Central is a full-service, federally-insured financial institution. For an Idaho Central location near you, please visit www.iccu.com.
     
    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…  
    My wife and I brought our family to Nampa in 2000 and have loved our new neighbors and community.  I have spent the past eight years in the Business Lending department at ICCU, and enjoy spending what little spare time I have golfing, backpacking, and watching baseball (I am a bit of a fantasy baseball nerd).
     
    What’s your favorite phone app?  
    ICCU of course!  So great.
     
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?  
    As time goes by, the more I realize that your values are more important than the product or service you sell.  I rarely follow up with clients after a sale and have them tell me about the great rate they received on the business loan we gave them, but more often about how they were treated through the process. 
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    There is enough business out there for everyone who does it the right way…don’t stress it.
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?  
    I have the greatest wife and children in the world…seriously.  I am a lucky guy.
     
     
     
  • Name:  
    Shaun Mar, DC

    Business Name:  
    Balanced Movement Chiropractic

    Job title:  
    Chiropractic Physician

    About the Company: 
    Balanced Movement Chiropractic has three doctors that specialize in treating musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries.  We want to get you feeling better quickly, that means treating the multiple factors that cause your pain. Treatments involve movement assessment, myofascial work, corrective exercise and the chiropractic adjustment to maximize patient improvement.  We utilize numerous muscle, exercise and adjusting techniques that are case specific to provide the most efficient care.  Our goal is always to get people moving better, feeling stronger and performing at their best.  

     

    What’s your favorite phone app?  
    ESPN Radio

    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?  
    I recently listened to the TED Talk from Simon Sinek, called Start With Why.  I thought it was an interesting perspective on branding yourself and your business.  

    The idea is to market "why" you're different and less so about "how" or "what" makes you different.

    What is your proudest accomplishment?  
    My wife and I are from Kansas and moved here 2 years ago despite only knowing two other people in the area.  Our family and friends are all back home but we realized our chance to step out of our comfort zone and start somewhere new, in a new part of the country.  It's been a big change but we love being here and capitalizing on all the outdoor activities that Idaho provides year round.  That's something we wanted all along and I couldn't be happier.  

     

  • Meghanne MartineauName:
    Meghanne Martineau
     
     
    Job title:
    Agent
     
    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    Meghanne is a native of Nampa and has been a licensed insurance agent with W.W. Deal Insurance since 2011. She enjoys being actively involved in the community, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.
     
    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Pandora – music keeps me energized!
      
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    I learned recently that having a diversified group of people to market to is going to help me grow my client base.  
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    I’ve learned that having a written plan in place makes your long-term goals more achievable  
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    My proudest accomplishment is graduating from Lewis Clark State College with a degree in Business and becoming a successful insurance agent.
     
    About W. W. Deal Insurance:
    Founded by Homer Deal in 1932, the W W Deal Agency has been in the caring ownership of the Deal family for over eighty four years.  With a focus on building relationships with our customers, the agency has prospered and grown into the largest independent agency in the city of Nampa.   We are an independent insurance agency and represent a carefully selected group of financially sound and reputable insurance companies.  This allows us to offer our clients the best coverage at the most competitive prices.  We take the time to listen to our customers, which helps us meet their specific needs for insurance.  We know that people are the core of our organization and hiring the right people is key to customer satisfaction.  The staff at WW Deal insurance are knowledgeable, flexible and responsive to your questions.  They are always available to help you with prompt, quality service in the event of a claim.  We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your insurance agent.  You can rely on the honesty, integrity and professionalism of the agents of W W Deal Insurance.  At W W Deal Insurance, we pride ourselves on being good neighbors and good listeners.  Many companies sell insurance but we offer a level of service, knowledge and dedication that others can’t match.  It’s part of the small town tradition we never intend to outgrow.
     
  • DON WIXOM | RE/MAX Executives & SellIdaho.com

    Don WixomTitle: 
    Former Broker/Owner, Current Realtor
     
    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you… 
    Don has been active in Real Estate in the Treasure Valley for 20 years. He has been married to his wife, Barbi for 30 years, has 2 grown boys and 3 grandkids. Don enjoys golf, shooting sports, classic cars and riding his Harley.
     
    What’s your favorite phone app? 
    “Convert Pad” allows you to convert weights & measurements
     
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know? 
    Selling your home every two years to make tax-free profit
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started? 
    Write more personal notes
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment? 
    Raising children that hold firm to their faith in God

  • JULIE VINCENT | CAMEO SALON

    Julie Vincent, Cameo SalonTitle:
    Owner
     
    Tell us about your business:
    Cameo Salon opened in downtown Nampa in 1975.   I have had a long and fulfilling career in the beauty industry and enjoy working with guest to improve their spirits through the services we provide.  I have a team that works with me, from the salon staff to the mentors I have through Aveda.
     
    What's something new you've learned recently you think others should know:
    I learned early in my career things constantly change and education is a necessity. 
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    My proudest accomplishment are three great daughters and being in business for 40 years.

  • LAWRENCE MANNING + BETTY MALLORCA | Hill Street Studios | TRACK 13

    The Nampa Chamber is honored to spotlight Lawrence Manning and Betty Mallorca of Hill Street Studios (commercial photography) and TRACK 13 (art galley & events). Lawrence and Betty answered our call for images for our new website. We are so thankful for the many new images we have to showcase our city and community!

    Title:

    Lawrence -- CEO, Lead Photographer, non-stop Idea Generator
    Betty -- President, Social Secretary, IT ​department, chief cook & bottle washer​, ​​producer, ​​art director​

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    We are "not-so-new" to Nampa; this is our third year living downtown.
    We love the friendliness and openness of our Idaho neighbors.
     
    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Lawrence: Spotify
    Betty: I love the ease of our mobile bank app (shout-out to Dale Jacobsen and our friends at Banner Bank!), but I spend the most time by far in Gmail and Facebook.
     
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    An easy way to help with email overload: www.unroll.me
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Have long-term goals and an official business plan.
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Lawrence's photo of the American flag was used on the "United We Stand" postage stamp, issued after the 9/11 incident to commemorate the American spirit. (Seen above)
  • Meghanne MartineauName:
    Meghanne Martineau
     
     
    Job title:
    Agent
     
    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    Meghanne is a native of Nampa and has been a licensed insurance agent with W.W. Deal Insurance since 2011. She enjoys being actively involved in the community, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.
     
    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Pandora – music keeps me energized!
      
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    I learned recently that having a diversified group of people to market to is going to help me grow my client base.  
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    I’ve learned that having a written plan in place makes your long-term goals more achievable  
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    My proudest accomplishment is graduating from Lewis Clark State College with a degree in Business and becoming a successful insurance agent.
     
    About W. W. Deal Insurance:
    Founded by Homer Deal in 1932, the W W Deal Agency has been in the caring ownership of the Deal family for over eighty four years.  With a focus on building relationships with our customers, the agency has prospered and grown into the largest independent agency in the city of Nampa.   We are an independent insurance agency and represent a carefully selected group of financially sound and reputable insurance companies.  This allows us to offer our clients the best coverage at the most competitive prices.  We take the time to listen to our customers, which helps us meet their specific needs for insurance.  We know that people are the core of our organization and hiring the right people is key to customer satisfaction.  The staff at WW Deal insurance are knowledgeable, flexible and responsive to your questions.  They are always available to help you with prompt, quality service in the event of a claim.  We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your insurance agent.  You can rely on the honesty, integrity and professionalism of the agents of W W Deal Insurance.  At W W Deal Insurance, we pride ourselves on being good neighbors and good listeners.  Many companies sell insurance but we offer a level of service, knowledge and dedication that others can’t match.  It’s part of the small town tradition we never intend to outgrow.
     
  • DON WIXOM | RE/MAX Executives & SellIdaho.com

    Don WixomTitle: 
    Former Broker/Owner, Current Realtor
     
    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you… 
    Don has been active in Real Estate in the Treasure Valley for 20 years. He has been married to his wife, Barbi for 30 years, has 2 grown boys and 3 grandkids. Don enjoys golf, shooting sports, classic cars and riding his Harley.
     
    What’s your favorite phone app? 
    “Convert Pad” allows you to convert weights & measurements
     
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know? 
    Selling your home every two years to make tax-free profit
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started? 
    Write more personal notes
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment? 
    Raising children that hold firm to their faith in God

  • LAWRENCE MANNING + BETTY MALLORCA | Hill Street Studios | TRACK 13

    The Nampa Chamber is honored to spotlight Lawrence Manning and Betty Mallorca of Hill Street Studios (commercial photography) and TRACK 13 (art galley & events). Lawrence and Betty answered our call for images for our new website. We are so thankful for the many new images we have to showcase our city and community!

    Title:

    Lawrence -- CEO, Lead Photographer, non-stop Idea Generator
    Betty -- President, Social Secretary, IT ​department, chief cook & bottle washer​, ​​producer, ​​art director​

    “You in 2” Write two sentences about you…
    We are "not-so-new" to Nampa; this is our third year living downtown.
    We love the friendliness and openness of our Idaho neighbors.
     
    What’s your favorite phone app?
    Lawrence: Spotify
    Betty: I love the ease of our mobile bank app (shout-out to Dale Jacobsen and our friends at Banner Bank!), but I spend the most time by far in Gmail and Facebook.
     
    What’s something new you’ve learned recently you think others should know?
    An easy way to help with email overload: www.unroll.me
     
    What is one business tip you’ve learned you wish someone had told you when you started?
    Have long-term goals and an official business plan.
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Lawrence's photo of the American flag was used on the "United We Stand" postage stamp, issued after the 9/11 incident to commemorate the American spirit. (Seen above)

  • JULIE VINCENT | CAMEO SALON

    Julie Vincent, Cameo SalonTitle:
    Owner
     
    Tell us about your business:
    Cameo Salon opened in downtown Nampa in 1975.   I have had a long and fulfilling career in the beauty industry and enjoy working with guest to improve their spirits through the services we provide.  I have a team that works with me, from the salon staff to the mentors I have through Aveda.
     
    What's something new you've learned recently you think others should know:
    I learned early in my career things constantly change and education is a necessity. 
     
    What is your proudest accomplishment?
    My proudest accomplishment are three great daughters and being in business for 40 years.
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