5:45 p.m. Doors open.

6 p.m. Reception begins.

Light hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar.

7 p.m. Dinner service begins.

The awards banquet program will begin at approximately 7:20 p.m.

Business professional or cocktail attire

Master of Ceremonies

Dana Kirkham

Dana is the former mayor of the City of Ammon and former executive director of the Regional Economic Development East Idaho. She’s also worked in the U.S. State Department and CIA.

Keynote Speaker

Megan Bryant

Megan Bryant is an Improv Trainer and an Award-Winning author of her autobiography, “Not My Plan – Sucking it in Until I had to Push it Out.” She was named 2019’s Best Local Comedian by the Boise Weekly.

Bryant spent her first 20 years of employment in corporate America, including retail banking, and project management for multi-million dollar FEMA grants, serving volunteer firefighter agencies across the country.

She’s been performing improv professionally since 2006 and also has been teaching improv in the workplace with teams of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Bryant has transformed the art of playtime into a vital business strategy to provide better connection and overall wellness for solopreneurs and small business owners and was recently appointed as the Director for the Idaho Women’s Business Center.

Bryant has been the recipient of such honors as Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 and Women of the Year recognitions. She serves as the VP of the Board for A New Beginning Adoption Agency.

Bryant is passionate about serving others through laughter and optimism. She’s driven to create happier, healthier human connections through humor. She resides in Boise, Idaho with her four young children. Stay connected with Megan on social media @KookyMegan or at