Midtown: Better Together

Our Midtown neighbors continue to make good things happen.

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Windermere Powerhouse Group Supports Local

There’s no question that Boise’s real estate market is sizzling hot. Throughout the pandemic, real estate has been deemed an essential business. Thus, there is no doubt the real estate groups in Midtown including Oliver O’Gara Real Estate Group, Lysi Bishop Realty, Urban Concepts, and Windermere Powerhouse Group have remained occupied throughout the past year.

Windermere Powerhouse Group agents have been busier than ever — adapting to virtual real estate, serving the many people relocating to Boise, and dedicating time to serving the community.

“We were aware of the need to support local and our agents embraced it,” says Tom Rebholtz, owner of Windermere Powerhouse Group.

With the COVID restrictions, Windermere thought outside-the-box regarding community involvement. They hosted a Donation Drive-Thru supporting the Boise Rescue Mission. Friends and clients dropped off school supplies from the safety of their car. In addition, Windermere donated to FACES of Hope and The Idaho Foodbank, both of whom had more needs than ever before.

Windermere’s donation stats are worth celebrating: 800 pounds of school supplies, 7 families having a Christmas, and 3000 meals served.

“We’re committed to keeping this a thriving community,” Tom says.

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Boise Rescue Mission Gives 24/7

The Boise Rescue Mission is a critical community asset serving those struggling with homelessness and addiction. As the need for their services increased dramatically in recent months, the Mission took drastic measures to help.

“Typically, we do not operate as a day shelter, but during the COVID-19 outbreak, we completely changed our policies to remain open to anyone requiring shelter 24/7,” explains Christopher Monier, Manager of Men’s Ministries. “While we continued to offer free meals to anyone in the community who needed it, we also implemented extra meal times for breakfast, lunch and dinner to give people more options for times, as well as having separate meal times for our guests and the community.”

According to Monier, delivering this level of service was a true team effort that required a commitment by staff, guests, and other organizations. “I am proud of the people I work with, proud of the people we serve, and proud of the community we live in.”

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Payette Brewing: New Outdoor Spaces For Better Distancing

The original Midtown brewery, Payette Brewing is the neighborhood’s most popular gathering place.

Thanks to the help of several anonymous donors, Payette has been able to transform their outdoor beer garden into a unique space that still enables social distancing. The new space now features a bocce ball court, gas firepit, and large grass area with sun sails.

“Our beer garden was a great place to hang out. Now it is an awesome place to hang out,” says Payette Brewing marketing director Paige Francis. “We are grateful for the community’s support and our employees’ dedication in keeping Payette Brewing Company a part of Boise’s fun culture and social (distancing) scene!”

Agri Beef Keeps the Idaho Foodbank Well-Stocked

Family-owned Agri Beef donated 16,000 pounds of beef in April to The Idaho Foodbank, aiding in immediate relief for families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation was made through the Beef Counts statewide initiative, providing 42,000 servings of high-quality beef to families throughout Idaho. The need was (and is) great. The Idaho Foodbank has seen demand double in some communities.

Tandem Diabetes: Keeping Heroes Healthy

As an essential medical equipment manufacturer, Tandem Diabetes has always focused on creating a healthy work environment. This included weekly fruit deliveries for its Boise employees.

When their team went remote, the company decided to donate their fruit deliveries to the “Fruit for Heroes Campaign,” which helps to support people on the front lines and those affected most during this pandemic by sending fruit to healthcare and hospital workers, food banks, and free student meal programs.

The company continues to remodel their new, long-term space in Midtown, including implementing updated facility and workforce protocols that will keep the safety of their employees at the forefront.

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