December 2015 Around Town 2

Workplace Health and Wellness Seminar

Jessica Abbott, CHHC, Health and Wellness Manager of Be Well Perform Well™ will present Creating a Healthy, Thriving Work Culture on January 21, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the CW Moore Building located at 250 S. 5th Street in downtown Boise.

Topic will include: beat burnout and increase employee engagement; learn new, healthy habits to implement in the workplace; discover how exercise boosts brainpower. To register, contact

Students – Submit Your Film Shorts

The Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and its Future Filmmakers Forum (FFF) are now accepting student submissions for the Fifth annual Sun Valley Film Festival to be held March 2 – 6th, 2016. The FFF showcases student-made films from the Wood River Valley, greater Idaho and across the country. A screening, reception and award ceremony will take place during the festival. The program encourages students to view filmmaking as a valid way of self-expression, which comes with challenges requiring fortitude, creative vision, and execution.

Students in grades 7th to 12th are invited to submit films, no longer than 10 minutes. Submissions will be received through the SVFF website. Full details regarding categories, submission, requirements, deadlines and more can be found at

The FFF Hot Shot award will be presented for the best national film submitted by a student and will include a $1,000 dollar cash prize.

neUdesign Moves to Larger Meridian Location

The professional architecture firm neUdesign is excited to have relocated to a redesigned office space in downtown Meridian at 725 NE 2nd Street. Growth over the last few years prompted the move for neUdesign, and their goal was to increase their workspace while remaining in downtown Meridian.  After finding an old mechanic shop around the corner from their old office on E. Idaho Avenue, they were able to renovate the old building, creating a blend of the old and new that includes: exposed wood trusses, well-used concrete floors, and state-of-the-art character.

The firm of architects and design professionals work on projects here in the Treasure Valley and all across the United States.  This firm is well equipped to handle any project and has the skills and expertise to make  visions become a reality.

Annual Boise Fire Fighters Toy and 
Donation Drive

The Boise Fire Fighters Local 149 and local businesses will be partnering again this holiday season to conduct the 7th
Annual Boise Fire Fighter Toy Brigade. The purpose of this event is to help support children that are either sick or homeless and
additionally to help support their families during the holiday season.
The 7th Annual Boise Fire Fighter Toy Brigade will visit the Ronald McDonald House, and the City of Lights/Boise Rescue Mission and the Children’s Hospital at St Luke’s downtown.

The Boise Fire Fighter Toy Brigade is actively seeking additional support from local business to help make this year’s event a
great success. Support can be in the form of cash donations, toiletry items or toys.

Piece Unique Clothing Co., 205 N 10th Street in Downtown Boise, is offering an additional incentive to area supporters, when you either drop off a new, unwrapped toy or donate at least $20, you can appreciate 20 percent off on one item in the store. And, Santa will be at the store on “Small Business Saturday” on November 28th.

Donations can either be mailed to Boise Fire Station 7  at 1666 Commerce Ave, Boise, ID 83705 or can be picked up from local businesses the week of December 10th – 14th. For more information contact Craig Martin, Boise Fire Fighters Local 149, 208.447.8535,

Artist – Call for Entries

As an investment in the economic vitality of the Linen District, the City of Boise is providing funding to commission one artist to create four works, which will be shown for one year.  The opportunity site is located on the black fence that is just west of the Linen Building on Grove Street between 14th and 15th Streets. There are four 2′ x 4′ spaces where artwork can easily be installed. The artist will be paid $3,000 for the project. Upon completion, the works will be owned by the City of Boise and installed in other locations after one year on exhibition. Selection Process Artists are invited to submit examples of their past work, which will be reviewed by a selection panel from the neighborhood. The panel will choose one artist, who will create new art. The selected artist’s work will be installed by March 22nd, 2016. For more information contact Karl LeClair,, 208.433.5685.

OrangeTheory Fitness Opens Meridian Location

Orangetheory Fitness, an exciting fitness concept, is opening soon in Meridian. Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular, strength  and endurance training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory Fitness’ heart –rate monitored training is designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy.  Led by skilled instructors, participants use a variety of state of the art equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, suspension training and free weights, burning between 500 -1000 calories per class. The result is the Orange Effect-more energy, visible toning, weight loss and an extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout.  You can learn more about Orangetheory Fitness at or call 208.895.9076.

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