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November 9, 2015

IBR Launch Party

You are invited to explore the focus and features of the Idaho Business Review for 2016. The staff of the IBR will be on hand to answer questions and discuss opportunities for the new year. We look forward to seeing you at this networking reception.

November 5, 2015

The Foundation for Idaho History 7th Annual Wine, Eats and Artifacts

Rarely seen museum artifacts on display

Live band and dancing

Sneak peek of the designs for the new Idaho State Historical Museum

Silent Auction

Trivia games with prizes


Business Casual dress, but vintage dress is encouraged

November 5, 2015

Idaho Wine Commission – “Sippin in the City”

Break out from the everyday tasting, step away from the table and prepare yourself for a different type of tasting. Sip your way through Idaho’s best while tasting sweet and savory bites in the city.

Featuring all Idaho winemakers, tasty treats from Idaho’s coolest culinary artists and original local music. Get your ride to or from the event free with UBER. New riders, use code SIPPINBOISE .

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November 5, 2015

Seminar on Trustee Selection by John McGown-Idaho State Tax Institute

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November 3, 2015

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 2015 Economic Summit

November 2, 2015

Boise Chapter ACFE Fall Workshop

Day 1

7:00am 8:00am Registration
8:00am 8:45am Dan DeCloss – IT Fraud Risk Assessments
9:00am 9:45am
10:00am 10:45am Don Bowers – Forensic Tools and Techniques
11:00am 11:45am
11:45am 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm 2:00pm Dylan – Obtaining Evidence from Mobile Devices
2:15pm 3:00pm
3:15pm 3:45pm Tana – Intelligence gathering using social media
4:00pm 4:45pm

Day 2

7:30am 9:00am Clark H. – Trends in CyberCrime and Searches and Seizures
9:15am 10:45am
11:00am 12:30pm Brad Frazer – Intellectual Property Theft
12:30pm 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm 2:45pm Dale Dixon – Ethics
3:00pm 4:00pm
4:00pm 6:30pm Informal Social @ the Ram

November 2, 2015

Serving Up Wishes-Make A Wish Foundation

Now in its 13th year Serving Up Wishes is a unique fundraiser that partners Make-A-Wish® Idaho and Boise State University to make wishes come true for Idaho children. Approximately 80 Boise State University student-athletes, representing every NCAA men’s and women’s sport Boise State sponsors, take part in this high-energy fun-filled night full of non-stop entertainment.

During the evening, Boise State student-athletes showcase their many talents to the delight of the event guests. The evening includes a sit down dinner, live auction, and a presentation from a wish child and/or their family highlighting their special wish experience. You will also be treated to a presentation from a wish child and/or their family.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity organization in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories and 35 international affiliates on five continents.

The Idaho chapter is celebrating its 30th year of wish granting and more than 1,200 wishes that have been granted in Idaho. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 225,000 wishes to children around the world since 1980, granting a wish every 38 minutes.

October 30, 2015

2015 U.S. District Court Bench Bar Conference

Always a grand bargain for the enlightening and interesting content of the conference program, the conference cost is $75 for attorneys, $35 for U.S. Attorneys, Federal Defenders, Young Lawyers (ISB), law clerks, law school faculty, and paralegals. (Late registrations will have higher registration costs.) There is no charge for current law students. The cost includes the CLE credits, a continental breakfast, and a full lunch (breakfast and lunch provided at the Boise conference only). CLE credit approvals are pending. A registration form is available on the Courts’ website at


And, a link to a recent op-ed from the Washington Post, authored by Philip Howard, our keynote speaker:

October 29, 2015

Hilarity For Charity-Attorneys For Civic Education

To support the 2016 National High School Mock Trial Competition, which will be held in Boise. In May 2016

 Hilarity for Charity, a short-form improv comedy troupe, and will include scenes and gimmick games driven by audience suggestions and completely off the cuff.

October 26, 2015

National Business Institute Seminar “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish”

Program Description

A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law

As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This program will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between. Register today!

  • Understand the importance of thorough and accurate paperwork when hiring new employees.
  • Know what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies.
  • Review alternative dispute resolution tactics that are effective and advantageous for employment-related matters.
  • Appropriately apply wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly-paid computer professionals.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state WARN Act requirements when performing layoffs.
  • Remain up to date on the latest developments regarding employee behavior and controversial social media policies.
  • Learn the key steps to investigating employee misconduct thoroughly and legally.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:

  • Attorneys
  • HR personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

Course Content

  1. Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
  2. Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
  3. Wage and Benefit Issues
  4. Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context
  5. Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
  6. Workplace Behavior and Privacy – Current Developments
  7. Discipline and Discharge – Necessary Documentation

Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

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