Media Invited to Join Unite Networking for All Star Networking Event with The Boise Hawks

BOISE, IDAHO: Business and baseball what could be better? Join Unite Networking and the Treasure Valley’s best networkers from local chambers and networking organizations for a night of networking, food, baseball and fun.


Unite Networking & Marketing presents an All Star Networking Event with The Boise Hawks on  Thursday July 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Networking and dinner are from 5 – 7 p.m. The Boise Hawks game is from 7:30-9:30.Unite

According to their official website, Unite Networking is committed to connecting you with the best networking events, business workshops, and opportunities to meet the best people in the Treasure Valley.

“We also produce some pretty great events for your business too. We have developed strong networking relationships over 20 years in the Treasure Valley. Let us Connect you to NEW Business!” the company says.

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Did you know that…?

  • At our Meet the Media Event, we gave away $14,000 in business advertising packages from our media partners to small business owners?
  • We hosted Yelp 101 for Business, in conjunction with Yelp to assist business owners in understanding and using the FREE tools available from Yelp to promote their businesses.
  • We are hosting an All-Star Networking Event with 18 participating Chambers & Networking Groups.

Unite Networking brings all networking groups, chambers, and participating business organizations together for an Ultimate Networking experience.  In order to grow your business, you need to grow your network. Connect with business owners and professionals at our Unite Ultimate Networking Events.

To learn more about Unite Networking & Marketing, visit http://

Affluent Idaho resort area braces for more wildfire evacuations

By Laura Zuckerman


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SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Crews battling a wildfire that destroyed six upscale homes and forced 600 people from a resort area in Idaho on Tuesday braced for strong winds as authorities warned scores more homeowners and businesses to prepare to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

The so-called Cape Horn fire in northern Idaho has scorched 2,000 acres of mountain spruce and pine forests hugging multimillion-dollar cabins and condominium developments on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake.

Looter to Who? James Baldwin on Racism in America

Looter to Who? James Baldwin on Racism in America


These words from 1968 ring so true today …

Originally posted on Longreads Blog:

In 1968, essayist, novelist and activist James Baldwin spoke with Esquire about racism in America, Dr. Martin Luther King, poverty and police brutality. In our current era of high profile police violence in communities like Ferguson, Missouri, and protests in Baltimore, Maryland, Baldwin’s words sound as prescient and, unfortunately, fresh as they did forty-seven years ago, proving the slow pace of progress in America, and how much hard work we have left to do. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

Q. How would you define somebody who smashes in the window of a television store and takes what he wants?

BALDWIN: Before I get to that, how would you define somebody who puts a cat where he is and takes all the money out of the ghetto where he makes it? Who is looting whom? Grabbing off the TV set? He doesn’t really want the TV set…

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Urban Talent Management is a Top Booking Agency

BaileyUrban Talent Management, Utah’s top booking agency, has been booking models and actors for 17 years. During that time, Urban has created an unparalleled client and talent database. Urban boasts an amazing team of booking agents lead by Tina Bullen who has been in the industry for over 30 years and specifically, has been booking talent for over 20 years. Our bookers have over 50 years of combined experience in the modeling and acting industry. As a result, our clients trust us to manage the casting and booking process because we provide the perfect talent for any project.

I have been working with Urban for about 3 years. I am often going to castings and I consistently get booked for many jobs. I love working with Bret andUrbanTalentLogo_OutWht Tina! They are great people who genuinely care about their models. I never thought that I could make modeling a part of my career, but thanks to the great staff at Urban they have made it possible for me. I am truly grateful for the opportunity they have given me!  – Jeni Matthews

As a full service agency, Urban is also in Boise. They represent only professionally trained models and actors. Urban’s talent database includes models, actors, kids, fitness talent, voiceover talent, specialized talent including snowboarders, skiers, runners, cyclers, etc., sponsored and extreme athletes, photographers, hair & makeup artists, dancers, musicians, singers and even pets. We specialize in Print, Convention, Runway, Live Promotion, TV, Film, Voiceover, Commercial and Industrial. We have competitive rates and our bookers are on call 24/7.
Its hard to believe that I have been with Urban Talent for over 14 years now! I didn’t know much about the modeling/acting industry back when I was first approached to sign with the agency. Actually, it wasn’t really anything I thought I would ever be doing! However, I began booking jobs immediately and have booked consistently since. Through the workshops I took in the beginning and the personal encouragement and coaching I always receive from Tina and staff, I always feel totally prepared to attend auditions and castings and to arrive at my booked jobs knowing what to expect and what to do. The opportunity to work with fun and interesting people is great, and to get paid for it is a wonderful bonus! – Denise Segura
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Bailey Heesch / Credit: Lenny Wheeler Photography

From Bailey Heesch:

As a booking agent, I hire models & actors who go through professional training to ensure a higher quality of professional talent. They understand the industry standards & are there to deliver a quality job for any client. We have talent that range from kids to seniors, print, live, runway, & fitness models, as well as Voice over & actors.
If you are interested in using any talent, you may visit our website, call my office, or email me & I will get you a casting sheet & prices.

I am a person with a passion for beauty and health. I am a professional model & actress. I have taken professional classes for both modeling & acting as well as professional speaking. Being in front of people and crowds is no issue for me. I ensure I am professional and respectful with any job I do.

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Why do cities spend scarce resources lobbying the federal government?

Why do cities spend scarce resources lobbying the federal government?

The hierarchy of U.S. government provides various pathways for local representation. Nevertheless, cities regularly invest in paid representation. This presents a puzzle for American democracy. Why do cities lobby, and do they lobby strategically? We quantify for the first time the extent of this phenomenon and examine its determinants using new data on 498 cities across forty-five states from 1998 to 2008. We find that economic distress pushes cities to lobby, but does not impact expenditures. Cities in competitive congressional districts, and therefore crucial to national politics, spend more on lobbying.
The above abstract is from an article published in the March issue of the Political Research Quarterly by Jaclyn Kettler, Assistant Professor Department of Political Science at Boise State University.
In this paper, the researchers examine why cities spend scarce resources on hiring professional lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Although many cities spend a good deal of public money on lobbying, we know little about this behavior. Using a new dataset, they study the lobbying activities of 498 cities across 45 states from 1998-2008. Kettler and her co-author find that cities are more likely to lobby the federal government in times of economic distress. Additionally, cities spend more on lobbying when they are in a competitive congressional district, making them more relevant in national politics.