The Western Business Education Association (WBEA) held their annual conference in Boise over the President’s Day weekend. Local members hosted the event at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise. The conference featured presentations and workshops relating to business education along with tours of local points of interest. Tours included Bardenay, Scentsy, JUMP, the Capitol Building, Basque Museum, and the Boise Art Museum.
College of Western Idaho faculty, Steve Ackerman, Yolanda Barnes, Dave Berggren, Teri Harbacheck, Jenny Miller, Scott Straub, and Lindsey Wallgren presented at the conference giving insight to the community college view of business education. The conference brought almost 220 educators from all over the west (including British Columbia and Alberta) to the City of Trees. The WBEA is composed of secondary and post-secondary business educators and CWI faculty members helped provide the attendees with community college perspective of issues from dual credit to student retention.