MEDIA ADVISORY: Columbia River Treaty Town Hall, Risch to Speak at Idaho Women’s Business Center Kick-off Event

Boise, Idaho – On Thursday, July 18th, U.S. Columbia River Treaty Negotiator Jill Smail will lead a town hall on the Columbia River Treaty, which is up for renegotiation between the U.S. and Canada. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) will provide pretaped remarks for the event. The town hall is free of charge and open to the public.

Columbia River Treaty Town Hall
Thursday, July 18, 2019
5:30pm MST
Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol

Confirmed participants:
U.S. Columbia River Treaty Negotiator Jill Smail
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Idaho Office of the Governor

Questions must be sent in advance of the event to[1].

On Friday, July 19th, Senator Risch will provide remarks at a kick-off event to celebrate the establishment of the Idaho Women’s Business Center. The event will take place at the Idaho State Capitol.

The new Idaho Women’s Business Center, hosted by the Idaho Hispanic Foundation and the University of Idaho, will provide resources and tools to Idaho’s female entrepreneurs to help them start and grow businesses. Risch, who is a member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, played an integral role in helping bring this vital program back to the state of Idaho by working with the Small Business Administration to reopen the application process and tailor the program to better fit the needs of our rural state.

The Idaho Women’s Business Center Ribbon Cutting
Friday, July 19, 2019
10:00am MST
Second Floor Rotunda of the Idaho State Capitol

Confirmed participants:
U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
Idaho Governor Brad Little
Jessica Flynn, National Women’s Business Council Board Member and Red Sky Founder and CEO
Representatives from the Idaho Hispanic Foundation
Representatives from the University of Idaho
Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration

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