A local medical laboratory is opening its second location in Idaho Falls.
Express Lab, a full-service clinical laboratory with three locations already in the region, is opening its new location at 2001 S. Woodruff Ave., Suite 15 B in the coming weeks. Its other Idaho Falls location is at 3910 Washington Parkway, Suite B.
Lori Leask, manager of Express Lab, said in a news release that the growing need for laboratory services in Idaho Falls led to the company’s decision to expand in order to provide a higher level of health care services to their patients.
“Our goal is to keep wait times to a minimum, which is what adding the new site will provide,” Leask said.
Express Lab is a locally owned business, founded by Dr. John E. Liljenquist in 2000. It is the largest private reference laboratory in eastern Idaho, and works with individual patients and health care providers alike.
To learn more about Express Lab, visit expresslabidaho.com or call 208-529-8330.
Henry’s Fork Foundation hosts
grand opening for new campus
A local conservation nonprofit has moved into a new headquarters in Ashton.
The Henry’s Fork Foundation officially moved into what it’s calling a “Community Campus” in August 2017, and is holding grand opening ceremony to commemorate the location, at 801 Main St., from 4 to 7 p.m. June 14.
The Henry’s Fork Foundation is a conservation group whose sole focus is the conservation, protection, and restoration of the unique fisheries, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River watershed. The foundation boasts a membership of more than 2,500.
The building was originally constructed as the Ashton Hospital in 1950, and had been used as a storage facility since 1988. The Henry’s Fork Foundation began renovations on the facility in December 2016.
The facility includes an interpretive center, which takes visitors through exhibits from “Local History, Agriculture, and Hydropower” and “Fly-Fishing on the Henry’s Fork” to “Hydrology and Water” and “Aquatic Ecology and the Web of Life.” The facility also features a collaborative conference center, staff conference room, and visitors lounge.
Local Subway restaurants
hosting a ‘Day of Giving’
Area Subway restaurants are banding together Thursday to help those in need.
In what they are calling the “Day of Giving,” Subway is partnering with the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission to provide sandwiches and other resources to 200 homeless and low-income individuals in the Idaho Falls area. The event also features free haircuts and resources for job opportunities.
The event starts at 6 p.m. along the Greenbelt at 525 River Parkway.
I.F. Association of Realtors hosting
free homebuyers education course
The Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors is looking to help interested homeowners learn the ins and outs of buying a home.
The organization is hosting free homebuyer education classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 18 at the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors headquarters, 1508 Midway Drive, Ammon.
President Donald J. Trump declared June as National Homeownership Month, and free classes are being held to recognize that. They will offer the Finally Home! Homebuyer Education program, which was created in Idaho in 1997.
The homebuyer education class is meant to help individuals feel more confident about finding their next home. The class helps future homeowners understand budgeting, credit, loans available, or even if they’re ready for homeownership. There are courses and counseling available available at each class.
To learn more, contact the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors at 208-523-1477.
Rexburg chamber hosting
guest speaker Chadwick
The Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a guest speaker at its upcoming forum.
Connie Chadwick, director of the Regional Development Alliance, will speak at noon June 13 at 167 W. Main St., No. 2 in Rexburg.
Lunch also is available at the event for $10.
To learn more, or to RSVP, call 208-356-5700, or email Jeanine Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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