HI, I’m Jeff Connell, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my page here on the website. I’m proud to call the Treasure Valley Home having moved here a little over three years ago. I live in Meridian with my 8 year-old son. Life has been an adventure in the last few years I went through a divorce after a 13 year marriage, so I’ve been navigating a life reboot. It’s been a lot of growth, some lessons learned along the way, and some really “unique” dating experiences. I grew up in Seattle, so I still cheer for the Mariners and Seahawks, and my son and I have adopted both the Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz for basketball. We’re still holding out hope Boise will get another basketball team to play. In my downtime, I love to travel, grab my camera and take pictures, and do some “adventures” with my kiddo. I made it to Australia last year which was one of those bucket list trips. I’m hoping to add another stamp to the passport sometime soon, and am committed to camping in our amazing Idaho outdoors this summer.
The Treasure Valley’s Lack of Affordable Apartments
If you or someone you know has been on the hunt for housing in the Treasure Valley, you've probably heard it's hard to find. Especially if you are on a lower or fixed-income.
This Feels Familiar: The Boise River Flows are at Dangerous Conditions
It was a beautiful warm Boise Memorial Day Weekend, but one natural place to cool off wasn't available (and remains so today). The Boise River is in dangerous condition.
I Learned a New Lifehack: Removing Gum from Car Floor Mat
It's probably happened to most of us. You're going about your business, get into your car, and realize you've stepped in gum and now it's all over your floor mats. How do you fix it?
Five Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Stores Will be Closing
It's a system that makes sense. Great deals on great stuff for a great cause. Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Stores support the programs of Idaho Youth Ranch, but now, five stores are closing.
Scentsy Wins Another Honor and is A Best Employer
It's another honor for Meridian-based Scentsy, as the company has been named one of the best midsize companies in the country according to Forbes Best Employers List.
Momentum to Legalize Weed in Idaho Burns Out
The move to legalize recreational and even medical marijuana in Idaho has once again run out of steam. The move to get medicinal marijuana on the ballot in the state has failed.
TEDx is Coming Back to Boise at JUMP May 5th
If you are a fan of TED Talks and the associated TEDx events, good news! May 5th Boise will be hosting TEDx at JUMP, and feature 14 presenters sharing their ideas for change.
Albertsons Broadway Store Will Keep Albertsons Name
If you shop Albertsons on Broadway, you've known the new store was being built on the property and demolition on the old was underway. Now, in addition, a name change - or change back.
Meridian Now One of the Fastest Growing Cities
The entire Treasure Valley has been in growth mode for the last few years, and the City of Meridian is no exception. It's now become one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Scentsy Honored as one of Top Direct Selling Workplaces
Scentsy, the company that started in a garage an now calls Scentsy Commons in Meridian home, has been honored as one of the top direct-selling companies to work for in the nation.