Dutch Bros. Coffee
Dutch Bros Coffee was founded in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma: brothers of Dutch descent. After three generations in the dairy business, government regulations pressed the family to sell the cows. What felt devastating turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
The bros bought a double-head espresso machine, threw open the barn doors and started experimenting with just 100 pounds of beans and a rockin’ stereo. They set up a pushcart on the railroad tracks and started passing out samples to anyone who would brave the new brew, and, within a month, they knew they had something special.
“One of the most rewarding things in this change of occupation was going from smelling cow manure to smelling coffee,” said Dane. “You’d open the bag, and it was like heaven.”
Today, Dutch Bros Coffee is the country’s largest, privately held drive-thru coffee company, with more than 370 locations and 12,000 employees in 7 states. But growth hasn’t taken the company away from its roots. Dutch Bros still gives away drinks — now over one million each year — to further the bros.’ mission of “spreading the Dutch Luv.”
The company donates over $2 million a year to its local communities and nonprofit organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in honor of Dane, who passed away in 2009 after a four-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
With its loyal customer base dubbed the Dutch Mafia, Dutch Bros Coffee continues to grow, and, wherever it does, the love, donations and smiles grow also.
Syringa Networks is an Idaho limited liability company, and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho with additional offices in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and West Valley City, Utah.
Syringa Networks was founded on a single guiding principle—to provide a world-class, high performance communications infrastructure that will create growth and opportunity for our customers and their communities.
Our network is an asset to the communities we touch, enabling commerce, extending educational facilities, enhancing healthcare, and connecting people around the globe.
Syringa Networks specializes in custom network and voice solutions for businesses, providing a broad range of networking services throughout Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Services are delivered over a 4 Terabit capacity backbone, on a purpose-built self-healing fiber optic network. Ethernet offerings are available at speeds from 10 Mbps up to 100 Gigabits (Gbps). In addition to a full range of E-Line, E-LAN, and Layer-3 services, Syringa Networks operates Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technologies. And through services such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Global Software-defined Wide-area Networking (SD-WAN), Syringa Networks can customize your business communications regardless of the technologies used at each location. Additional services provided include Business Internet Access, Fiber-to-the-Tower, and Network Equipment sales.
We began in 1978 as a four-person semiconductor design company in the basement of a Boise, Idaho, dental office. By 1980 we had broken ground on our first fabrication plant, and then just a few years later we introduced the world’s smallest 256K DRAM. In 1994, we earned a spot on the Fortune 500 and steadily grew into an industry leader through our technology innovations, key partnerships, and strategic acquisitions around the world.
Micron knows that education and a strong community are vital to the success of both society and innovative companies. Each of Micron’s sites around the world, know and understand the complex needs of their community. That’s why the Micron Foundation has a broad portfolio of organizations and events that it supports to enrich each unique community.
Agri Beef Company
Agri Beef Company functions as a vertically integrated beef producer, which operates a ranch, cattle feedlots, and beef processing and packaging facilities located primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Breeding programs at IL Ranch in northern Nevada supply Agri Beef's feedlots with more than 5,000 calves and 9,000 lambs annually. Also, the company provides feedlot services to cattle producers in the Pacific Northwest at its four facilities in Idaho and Washington. PerforMix Nutritive Systems manufactures a variety of nutritional supplements for healthy animal growth, while state-of-the-art veterinary centers at the feedlots provide animal care. Agri Beef's Washington Beef subsidiary processes and packages beef products for the company and its customers. Agri Beef offers cattle management services for client cattle companies, handling 40,000 head annually. Services include custom programs to assist ranchers with cattle procurement, feeding, and nutrition; financing, forward contracting, accounting, and inventory management; inspections; trucking; and end-product merchandising. The company manages the National Beef feedlot and processing and packaging operations in southwestern Kansas, and it owns the Supreme Feeders operations in Liberal, Kansas.
Agri Beef sells its own beef products under the Washington Beef brand in the United States and St. Helen's brand for export. The company's premium brand is Double R Ranch, touted for its quality as grain-fed Northwestern cattle. Agri Beef specializes in American Kobe beef and Kurobuta pork, high quality meats with unique marbling and flavor properties which the company markets to upscale restaurants and specialty retail grocers under the Snake River Farms brand.
Clearwater Analytics® is the leading provider of web-based investment portfolio accounting, reporting, and reconciliation services for institutional investors at thousands of organizations.
Clearwater aggregates, reconciles, and reports on more than $3 trillion in assets across thousands of accounts daily. Our clients include corporate treasuries, insurance companies, investment managers, banks, governments, and other institutional investors both in the United States and worldwide.
For more than a decade, we have leveraged web-based software and world-class client service to help clients such as Cisco, Facebook, Oracle, Starbucks, Knights of Columbus Insurance, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, C.V. Starr & Co., Wilton Re., WellCare Health Plans, and many others, streamline their investment and accounting operations. Clearwater also works with hundreds of custodians, investment managers, dealers/brokers, and electronic trading portals who offer Clearwater to their many clients.
With global headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and offices in New York, London, and Edinburgh, Clearwater sets the new global standard for investment portfolio reporting.
In 2006, the idea for Kount was created on the back of a napkin during a sushi lunch. In 2007, Kount officially launched in Boise, Idaho. Innovation drives Kount and as the leader in digital fraud prevention, the company holds 29 patents. The company received an $80 million investment from CVC Capital Partners in 2016, which contributed to the company’s growth. Kount expanded into their new global headquarters in the heart of downtown Boise in 2019.
With the largest network of trust and fraud signals combined with adaptive AI and ML, Kount’s Identity Trust Global Network uncovers the true level of trust behind interactions where other solutions often miss fraud, create false positives or unnecessary friction due to limited datasets and lack of real-time AI.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.
Harris & Co. PLLC
Harris & Co. PLLC is a trusted advisor and leading provider of specialized accounting, tax and consulting solutions serving successful middle-market businesses, not-for profit and governmental enterprises, and high net worth individuals. They provide quality services to the entire Treasure Valley and beyond.
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