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Companies that Care: BVA
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Companies that Care: BVA

Ball Ventures Ahlquist is giving back to the community by helping fight COVID-19 and providing a safety net for those who are struggling.
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December 4, 2021
ICCU will move downtown branch, with construction of new tower set to start
Boise Dev

ICCU will move downtown branch, with construction of new tower set to start

Idaho Central Credit Union will close its long-standing branch at 200 n. 4th St. in coming weeks, with the building set to be torn down. After crews tear down the two-story ICCU branch, a new 13-story tower branded to the large Idaho-based credit union will go up in its place. The project, helmed by Ball Ventures Ahlquist, will include a new bank branch, back-office space for the credit union, as well as apartments and medical office space.
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December 4, 2021
Empty desert south of airport is Boise’s next big growth hot spot. Here’s what’s coming
Idaho Statesman

Empty desert south of airport is Boise’s next big growth hot spot. Here’s what’s coming

Tommy Ahlquist of Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Mike Adler, Adler Industrial, are partnering to create a large mixed-use development called Pleasant Valley Industrial Park on South Orchard Street near the Boise Airport.
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December 4, 2021
Ball Ventures Ahlquist Breaks Ground on d&b supply store
Idaho Press

Ball Ventures Ahlquist Breaks Ground on d&b supply store

MERIDIAN, IDAHO — Ball Ventures Ahlquist and D&B Supply announced in a press release they broke ground “on D&B’s largest retail store in Idaho” Nov. 16 in Caldwell.
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November 24, 2021
New ‘flagship’ D&B Supply to open in Caldwell and replace old location
BoiseDev

New ‘flagship’ D&B Supply to open in Caldwell and replace old location

D&B Supply broke ground on a new Caldwell location Tuesday. This is Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s first ‘large-scale’ project in Caldwell.
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November 18, 2021
Another groundbreaking at 10 mile crossing
Idaho Business Review

Another groundbreaking at 10 mile crossing

The developer trio of Ball Ventures Ahlquist, Brighton Corporation and SCS Development broke ground on Oct. 7 on a new 75,000-square-foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.
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November 16, 2021
What's Coming Near You
Idaho Statesman

What's Coming Near You

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October 8, 2021
New office building to host growing Boise private equity firm
Boise Dev

New office building to host growing Boise private equity firm

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October 8, 2021
Topgolf coming to the Treasure Valley
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Topgolf coming to the Treasure Valley

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The fastest growing state in the country is showing no signs of slowing down. And more proof of that can be found in a blockbuster announcement from a worldwide leader in restaurant and sports bar entertainment. The next phase of the new Eagle View Landing development on the corner of the Interstate 84 and Eagle Road will include Idaho’s first and only Topgolf venue. The formal announcement will include Meridian Mayor Robert Simison, along with other local dignitaries but will also include the Lowe family who’s legacy Ahlquist plans to acknowledge. “We're inviting them to our event tomorrow," Ahlquist said. "They're a great family with a heritage of farming, hard work, corn maze, and more. Think of it all! It all happened right here. So, we're just thrilled that the next turn of this property is better than that - if you can imagine - it will be even better."
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September 23, 2021
Developers in Meridian launch major project, including Topgolf venue
Idaho News 2

Developers in Meridian launch major project, including Topgolf venue

MERIDIAN, Idaho (CBS2) — It's been 15 years in the making for Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist, trying to develop 80 acres of the former Lowe farmland in Meridian at Eagle Road and I-84. "This land has been zoned commercial for 20 years. And for 15 years I've been trying to develop it," Ahlquist said. "Twice we had it under contract but it just didn't work out for lots of reasons." It's working out now, Ahlquist says, as community leaders and development partners broke ground Wednesday and attended a party to celebrate the event. The $200 million project -- which could be completed in 14 months -- is so ambitious it boggles the mind.
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September 23, 2021
Topgolf, offices, retail, multifamily housing coming to Meridian's Eagle View Landing
Idaho Press

Topgolf, offices, retail, multifamily housing coming to Meridian's Eagle View Landing

MERIDIAN — Topgolf is finally coming to Idaho as part of the next phase of a mixed-use development that broke ground in Meridian on Wednesday. “The who’s who of who cares about Meridian, Idaho, our kids, they’re all part of this project,” said Meridian Mayor Robert Simison at the groundbreaking event for the Eagle View Landing development. The development is a partnership between Ball Ventures Ahlquist, a Meridian-based real estate development company, and other construction and hospitality partners. The next phase of the development, located at 1111 S. Silverstone Way, near the intersection of Eagle Road and Interstate 84, will include the Topgolf facility, a 396-unit multifamily housing complex operated by Brighton Corporation, a Hyatt Place Hotel by B&T Hospitality Management, a 150,000-square-foot office building, and two new retail buildings, according to a Ball Ventures Ahlquist news release.
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September 23, 2021
BVA, stakeholders announce ground breaking for 7 buildings
Idaho Business Review

BVA, stakeholders announce ground breaking for 7 buildings

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA), in partnership with Brighton Corporation and B & T Hospitality (B&T), has announced it broke ground Sept. 15 for the next phase of Eagle View Landing.
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September 23, 2021
Topgolf breaks ground in Meridian - The entertainment facility is part of the new Eagle View Landing on the corner of Interstate 84 and Eagle Road.
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Topgolf breaks ground in Meridian - The entertainment facility is part of the new Eagle View Landing on the corner of Interstate 84 and Eagle Road.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — On Wednesday, developers broke ground in Meridian on Idaho's first and only Topgolf in the Gem State. This is the company's 73rd venue worldwide. Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist said honoring the legacy they built here was important in developing the next phase of this piece of Idaho's history.
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September 23, 2021
Topgolf, five other projects, coming to Meridian
Idaho News 6

Topgolf, five other projects, coming to Meridian

BOISE, Idaho — Six new projects are coming to Meridian off I-84, including Idaho's first Topgolf location. The announcement was made on Wednesday and a groundbreaking event was held for the projects.
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September 23, 2021
BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist Speaks about the 2nd Inspire Excellence Awards Luncheon
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BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist Speaks about the 2nd Inspire Excellence Awards Luncheon

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September 8, 2021
Watch live: COVID-19 delta variant Q&A with Drs. Pate & Ahlquist. RSVP and ask your question now
Idaho Statesman

Watch live: COVID-19 delta variant Q&A with Drs. Pate & Ahlquist. RSVP and ask your question now

The delta coronavirus variant first was identified in Great Britain and India in December 2020. In short order, it became the dominant strain there. It hit the U.S. in June, and because it is more contagious than the original coronavirus, and because so many Idahoans refuse to be vaccinated, it is spreading quickly in the Gem State. We know you have questions, so, we felt it was time to turn to our COVID-19 experts, Dr. David Pate and Dr. Tommy Ahlquist for another question-and-answer session. You can ask a question in advance or post it during the live, virtual event.
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September 9, 2021
Inspire Excellence event to fund Teens 2 Trades
Catie Clark | Idaho Business Review

Inspire Excellence event to fund Teens 2 Trades

Inspire Excellence announced on July 21 the new date of its second awards ceremony and first fundraiser banquet: Oct. 13. The first annual Inspire Excellence Awards luncheon will be hosted by BVA at JUMP’s Pioneer Room in downtown Boise where nine more individuals will be honored. “Any funds over and above the cost of the event and awards will go to fund the long-term goals of the Teens 2 Trades program,” de Weerd explained. Inspire Excellence Inc. is currently taking nominations for this year’s awards through Aug. 30.
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August 17, 2021
7’s Hero: Treasure Valley development company remodels a family's home to help a father of 18 with ALS
Maggie O'Mara | KTVB

7’s Hero: Treasure Valley development company remodels a family's home to help a father of 18 with ALS

"Tommy Ahlquist of BVA Development offered to renovate the Barrus family home for free, and companies all over the Treasure Valley pitched in to help."
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August 17, 2021
Meridian breaks ground on planned flex office space
CAROLYN KOMATSOULIS | Meridian Press

Meridian breaks ground on planned flex office space

"MERIDIAN — Ball Ventures Ahlquist broke ground Wednesday on a planned flex office space at its Victory Commons project in Meridian. South Meridian is growing substantially, said Thomas Ahlquist, Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s director of marketing and community relations. Victory Commons is located at the intersection of South Meridian and Victory roads."
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August 17, 2021
Industrial park near airport will span 520 acres
Ryan Suppe | Idaho Press

Industrial park near airport will span 520 acres

"BOISE — A planned industrial park and mixed use development south of the Boise Airport will be 520 acres when completed, the developers announced Wednesday. A news release revealed new details about the project, led by Ball Ventures Ahlquist and its parent company, Idaho Falls-based Ball Ventures, along with Adler Industrial and Sawtooth Investment Management. The “Pleasant Valley” site will include primarily industrial facilities along with “a diverse mix of complementary commercial uses,” such as office and retail. “At (Ball Ventures Ahlquist), we focus on curating developments that inspire excellence,” CEO Tommy Ahlquist said in the release. “The Pleasant Valley project certainly does just that, bringing opportunity, future growth sustainability, and eminence to the entire geographic area where the development is located. Through our strategic partnership with Adler Industrial, the Pleasant Valley development will unlock the entire south side of Boise.”
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August 17, 2021