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Kustra named to chamber’s hall of fame; Walmart opens training academy in Boise

Bob Kustra, Boise State University
Bob Kustra, Boise State University


Bob Kustra, president of Boise State University since 2003, is the 2017 recipient of the The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award.

Kustra is the fifth recipient, following Dennis Johnson in 2016, Skip Oppenheimer in 2015, Nancy Vannorsdel in 2014, and Doug Armstrong in 2013.

He will be honored at the 2017 Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 10th.


Walmart has opened a training academy at its Overland Road store in Boise.

The academy is one of 200 the retailer plans to open this year for front-line supervisors.


KQXR, 100.3 The X Rocks, has been named 2016 Medium Market Radio Station of the Year by the Rock Radio Awards, which are handed out by RadioContraband yearly in Las Vegas..

The station, owned by the E.W. Scripps Co., has been nominated five times and won the award twice.

Peggy Calhoun: 208-377-6355. These and other achievements will also appear in the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider magazine, whose print edition and its digital replica are published on the third Wednesday of each month. Click here for the Statesman’s e-edition, which includes Business Insider (subscription required).

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