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Inspirational Business Leaders

Tech innovators, contractors, artists and business leaders, these men enrich our lives and inspire us

Article by Staff Writer

Photography by Phil White, CsiPhotoDesign

Originally published in Meridian Lifestyle

Welcome to our annual Men's issue, a celebration of men who shape the professional and entrepreneurial landscape of Idaho and the Treasure Valley.

Through this photo montage, we pay tribute to the resilience, innovation, and dedication of men professionals and entrepreneurs who are making significant contributions to our communities.

From the bustling streets of Boise, Meridian and Eagle to the tranquil landscapes of rural Idaho, these men are the driving force behind the state's vibrant economy and thriving business ecosystem.

Whether leading innovative startups, managing successful enterprises, or pioneering new ventures, they embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and excellence.

As you immerse yourself in these photos by Phil White, take a moment to appreciate the diverse talents, skills, and passions of the men who call Idaho home. From tech innovators and agricultural pioneers to creative artisans and community leaders, their collective efforts enrich our lives and inspire us to reach greater heights.

Join us on this journey as we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Idaho's remarkable men, whose vision and determination continue to shape the future of our state.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re always interested to hear about men contributing in new and exciting ways. Email:

  • Mike Garcia, Loose Screw Beer Co.
  • Dave Wilhite & Bill Overton, Advanced Financial Solutions
  • Nathan Bude, Geico Insurance
  • Stuart Tallant, Jim's Appliances
  • Connell Lloyd, Wood Windows, Inc.
  • Chancelor (Chance) Werner, Bassett Furniture
  • Filip Vogelpohl, Boise Art Glass
  • Adrian Rodriguez, Commercial Tire Co.
  • John Archer, Mountain Land Design
  • Dave Grigsby, Zerorez Carpet Cleaning
  • Michael McAllister, Vintage 61 Wine Bar & Kitchen
  • Blake Simmons & Jay Simmons, Simmons Fine Jewelry
  • Creed Herbold, Travis Condos LLC.
  • Michael Teschner, Eco Lounge
  • Bruce Tarbet, Art Source Fine Art Gallery
  • Rex Chandler, Chandlers Prime Steaks & Fine Seafood
  • Bradley Shafer, Primrose School
  • David Escobar, Clothesline Cleaners
  • Randy Shelton, America the Beautiful Dreamer & Renditions
  • Cody Weight, Solitude Homes
  • Scott Hedrick, Scott Hedrick Construction
  • Dave Turin, Discovery's 'Gold Rush'