Idaho's Potato Commission is starting the new year with new offices. Normally when a move is made from one city to another, you would think of it as a big move. Not so for the IPC.
Despite a new address in Eagle, ID, the IPC is still just blocks away from Boise, ID, its location for decades.
Address of the new headquarters will be 661 South Rivershore Lane, Suite 230, Eagle, ID, 83616. Mailing address will be P.O. Box 1670, Eagle, ID, 83616.
To unveil the new facility, an open house was held in mid-December. The move from the former location in downtown Boise was made at the end of November.
IPC Chairman Frank Muir invited Congressman Butch Otter to the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with members of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce. Commission members Bob Wilkins and Doug Gross were on hand with Muir.
The IPC will keep its same phone and fax numbers (208-334-2350 and 208-334-2274) and e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org
According to an employee, the facilities are about the same square footage as in the former location but much "newer and cleaner."
The location is easy to reach by taking a left-hand turn at the corner of State and Eagle streets, taking a right and heading toward the Boise River.
Muir says the new offices will be a big plus for the IPC as it hosts foreign visitors. It will also establish the IPC as an organization with a new attitude that is helping to unite the Idaho industry to overcome the challenges it faces in a global and otherwise changing economy. "And the Boise River view is great," he added.