News from LINC

Partnering with Local Business

Over the past several years, LINC has participated in the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Boise (LB) program. We send a member of our staff to Leadership Boise to learn more about our business community and make new connections.

As a part of Leadership Boise, the class partners with the current class of Leadership Boise Academy (LBA) students to execute a service project on behalf of a local non-profit. This year, as a part of their service project, they conducted a Blue Path Mapathon of downtown Boise!

So what is BluePath? BluePath is a non-profit community that serves both consumers and businesses to make it easier to get around and get business done. A Mapathon is a volunteer event where folks go out into the community to educate business owners about accessibility. They conduct a simple evaluation of local businesses and get them on the Map! All of the information gathered is uploaded into this online directory to let folks with disabilities know what the current accessibility features are at any given location!

In collaboration with LINC and the folks at Blue Path, the LB and LBA participants got an orientation that included disability awareness, facts about independent living and how to conduction a Blue Path survey. Then they went out in groups to evaluate the downtown businesses that had signed up for the project through the Chamber. Over the course of several hours on a Saturday morning, over 40 businesses were mapped!

To find out more about Blue Path and how to access that great database, visit Patronizing businesses that are accessible (or who are making positive efforts that direction) leads to other businesses following their good example!

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1182 Eastland Drive North
Suite C
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD

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Boise ID 83705
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Caldwell ID 83605
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