Showing posts from July, 2010

Idaho Environmental Forum Plans Annual Boise River Conference

The Idaho Environmental Forum will host their 7th annual Boise River Conference on August 11th. The event begins with an afternoon conference on Boise River and Treasure Valley water issues at the Barber Park Education and Event Center. An evening float trip on the Boise River will follow. The evening will culminate with a barbeque at Ann Morrison Park. The conference is open to IEF members and friends. Registration is required.

Anyone interested in protecting our Idaho environment is welcome to join IEF. The group is an informal educational organization dedicated to understanding the environmental issues facing our state and seeking ways to work toward solving some of those issues.  Luncheon meetings are held monthly. There is no fee to join. For information, visit

Idaho Business Review to Publish Event Planning Insert

In August the Idaho Business Review will publish an insert to their paper on event planning. The insert will contain a variety of articles and a list of the top local caterers, meeting facilities, event planners, and rental companies. The purpose of the insert is to help corporate planners find the resources they need to plan their holiday parties, if they have not yet made those arrangements. IBR publishes the list of top merchants every year, but this is the first time they have devoted an entire section to event planning.

Last week I gave an interview to one writer for his article. Tomorrow I meet with another writer who is working on two articles. A client and I will also have the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot at a rental center to illustrate one of the articles. It is a privilege to share with the IBR staff so they in turn can share with our community and allow businesses to learn about the wide variety of resources available to create unique events for their client…

Idaho Marriage License Variations

In May I planned and coordinated a wedding for a couple from Washington. They got married in Nampa, so they obtained their marriage license in Canyon County. Now, because they live out of state, they are having difficulty obtaining a certified copy of the license so the bride can change her name. Because of their problem, I checked the requirements in Ada County and nearby counties where we most often hold weddings to learn about their requirements and hopefully alleviate future problems.

Marriage licenses can be obtained at any county courthouse in Idaho and can be used anywhere in the state within one year of the issue date. Blood tests are not required and the license can be used immediately. Applicants must be 18 or older to marry without parental approval.

In Ada County, a license costs $30 cash. Approximately three weeks after the wedding the couple will receive a certified copy in the mail. The bride can then take it to the nearest Social Security office to legally change her …