Washington, DC – January 11, 2016 – CRI Advantage, an Idaho based Information Technology services and solutions company and a leading provider of IT Services and Solutions to the Federal Government as well as commercial markets and state, local and education markets, today announced they hosted the January 11, 2017 Idaho Industry Breakfast at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington DC.
Monte Brookshier, CEO of CRI Advantage, Inc. was the keynote speaker. Mr. Brookshier thanked everyone for attending and gave a brief overview of CRI Advantage and the Information Technology services it provides from its Idaho locations. He expressed great optimism for the future by stating, “I know that there is a lot of uncertainty in this town and leftover rancor from the election. And people are not sure how this is all going to work out. But I am very optimistic, even bullish, on what is coming from this new administration.” Mr. Brookshier commented that based on this optimism, CRI Advantage is planning to expand its presence in both eastern and western Idaho with additional IT Services and Support Management (ITSSM) and software development facilities and personnel. Mr. Brookshier recognized and thanked Battelle Energy Alliance (https://www.battelle.org/laboratory-management), the operator of the Idaho National Laboratory for their unwavering support for Idaho small businesses.
Having grown up in a rural Idaho town, I understand the value of hard work and integrity and have strived to bring those values to CRI Advantage.” He finished up by stating, “This is going to be a great time for small businesses such as CRI Advantage, for the Information Technology services we provide and for Idaho, the state we all love.”
In attendance were Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and his staff, Idaho Senator Jim Risch and his staff, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and his staff and Congressman Raúl Labrador and his staff. Also in attendance were Joe Howard, CRI Advantage Director of Federal Marketing, Charles Skamser CRI Advantage Vice President of Sales and Marketing, representatives of many of Idaho’s corporations and other parties with interest in the State of Idaho.
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is severing his third term in the Senate representing the State of Idaho. Mike served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-1998 representing Idaho’s 2nd District. He is Chief Deputy Republican Whip for the 115th Congress. Senator Crapo is Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and is a member of The Budget Committee, The Finance Committee, The Indian Affairs Committee and The Judiciary Committee For more information about Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, please go to: http://www.crapo.senate.gov/.
Idaho Senator Jim Risch
Idaho Senator Jim Risch is currently serving a second term as Idaho’s 28th Senator. He is a member of The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, The Select Committee on Intelligence, The Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, The Committee on Foreign Relations and The Select Committee on Ethics. For more information about Senator Jim Risch, please go to: http://www.risch.senate.gov/public/.
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is serving his tenth term in the House of Representatives for Idaho’s Second Congressional District. Congressman Simpson serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is the Chairman for the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. He also serves on the Interior and Environment Subcommittee and the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. These committees have jurisdiction over funding for a number of programs critical to Idaho, including the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, our National Parks, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Smithsonian Institute. For more information about Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, please go to: http://simpson.house.gov/.
Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador
Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador is serving his fourth term representing the 1st Congressional District. Congressman Labrador serves on the Natural Resources and Judiciary committees, where he is a leader on immigration and criminal justice reform. In 2015 he helped found the House Freedom Caucus, a group of reform-minded conservatives. For more information on Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador, please go to: https://labrador.house.gov/.
About CRI Advantage
CRI Advantage, founded in 1988, is an IT Services and Solutions small business serving federal, state, and local governments as well as the private sector, helping clients digitally transform their organizations. Headquartered in Boise, ID with lead offices in Reston, VA and Idaho Falls, ID, CRI has been appraised by the CMMI Institute at CMMI-SVC/3 (Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 3 for Services) and holds certifications for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000:2011, and ISO 27001:2013. CRI is a U.S. Department of Energy Small Business of the Year awardee. For more information, visit: www.criadvantage.com.
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