Business address: 599 West Bannock Street Boise, Idaho 83702
Describe the business:CapitolWest Public Policy Groupis a company devoted to advancing the interests of its clients in matters relating to developing and shaping governmental policy. The firm’s professional pursuits include consultation on political issues, legislative lobbying services, Washington, D.C., representation, and introductions to government and business leaders.
Who are your clients? We provide services for large and small companies and associations that span virtually all industries, including agriculture, telecommunications, lotteries, environment, waste management, construction, and finance.
What percentage of your business is individual vs. corporation? All of our clients represent business interests, ranging from small business enterprises, associations, and international corporations.
Has the political climate changed in any way that has affected your business? Yes, changes in public policy decisions at the federal, state and local levels of government can have a significant impact on corporate performance and organizational objectives.
What is your market niche? Our company is small enough to move quickly, and large enough to significantly impact public policy. We’re proud of our track record of successes, and more importantly how we have obtained those results.
How old is the businesses? We are in our twenty-first year.
Number of employees: Three full time and other special project associates as needed.
How did you get into this business? Both of us have been involved in political activities and corporate public affairs for some time.
Why do you do what you do? We both have a keen interest in public policy and strive to make a difference as policies are developed.
Best Business advise you have received: Work on the kinds of projects in which you fully believe, and then give a 110 percent effort.
Worst advice you have received: Hang out your shingle and wait for the world to beat a path to your door.
Education: Roger—Business degree from the University of Idaho. Jerry—Marketing degree from Alexander Hamilton Institute
Professional Strengths:CapitolWest Public Policy Group represents a balanced mix of clients on a variety of issues. Understanding and communicating our clients’ positions is a skill in which we excel. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with public policy makers that will enhance our clients objectives.