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A Word from Our CEO

It’s cliche, but it is so hard to believe we’re already nearing the end of 2023! This year has absolutely flown by, and as you’ll see from the highlights below, we’ve had a BIG year. Personal highlights for me include Stoltz being honored as one of Idaho’s Best Places to Work (again), supporting multiple nonprofits through event sponsorship and participation, attending WPI’s Global Conference in Athens, Greece, and watching the team bring home some much deserved hardware from the annual Rockies Awards Show. In addition to those awards, our incredible Chief Creative Officer, Kate, took home the IAF Silver Award, a true testament to the impact she’s had on the Idaho Advertising community over her 22 year career at Stoltz. 

2023 was also a year of change—we picked out our new Stoltz ‘home’ just down the street and will be packing up to move in early spring of 2024. Designing the perfect space for us has been a fun exercise, as we imagine a collaborative, creative, and functional office that is befitting of this incredible and talented team. As we look back on 2023, I’m filled with gratitude for another fast-paced, exciting, and fulfilling year. Cheers! 

Jaime Ekman, President & CEO

Black and white image of Kate, Jaime, and Tracy with gradient shapes
Black and white image of Kate, Jaime, and Tracy with gradient shapes

A Look Back…

2023 stoltz stat: "21,264.94 hours spent on 244 projects." Black and white image of a group in front of the weiner-mobile captioned "Weiner-mobile visit"


Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you absolutely crushed in the first month? Yeah, us neither. But that’s what January felt like when Business Insider picked up Crissie’s op-ed on her (and Stoltz’ first) sabbatical.
Read About Crissie’s Business Insider Op-ed

We also introduced our Stoltz Code of Ethics, a months-long development of Stoltz-specific ethical practices that benefit our partners, our community, and society as a whole.
Read Our Code of Ethics

Our 2022 Summer intern, Clara Adams, paid us a visit in the Weiner-mobile—her new full-time ride.
See Clara Adams Internship Recap

2 black and white group photos. One is captioned "2023 heart ball" the other is captioned "Intuit small biz big impact day"


We made it on Idaho’s top 10 Best Places to Work list…again!!
See All 2023 Winners

Not only did we help develop, but also had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Intuit Small Biz Big Impact Day, an event supporting their incredible small business clients.
Watch us at Intuit Small Biz Big Impact Day

Supported our partners at Idaho Falls Community Hospital by attending the annual Idaho Heart Association Heart Ball, a truly unforgettable night…where we may or may not have closed down the dance floor.
See Our Work for Idaho Falls Community Hospital

2023 Stoltz Stat: "2 Stoltz babies born. (+1 on the way)." Black and white image of Mitch and his baby captioned "Mitch and Lua Kuhn"


In honor of Women’s History Month, we launched a project close to our hearts—the Gender Gap Confessional—a movement to spotlight real stories of gender inequality from real people in our community.
Learn More About the Gender Gap Confessional

Our Creative Director, Mitch, welcomed a beautiful baby girl (!!!!) and was the second employee to take advantage of our new parental leave policy.
Read Mitch’s Parental Leave Blog

We celebrated women at the annual Women Business Leaders Wine Tasting put on by our partners at Hawley Troxell. When we tell you they’re pros at more than their practice, we mean it—networking with the best, wine tasting, and a to-die-for spread made it a memorable evening.
See Our Work for Hawley Troxell

Black and white group photo captioned "Spring Offsite". A second black and white photo captioned "The Rockies"


At the Boise Ad Federation Rockies Awards, we danced till we dropped and celebrated our Chief Creative Officer, Kate, bringing home the IAF Silver Medal.
Learn More About the IAF Silver Medal

Investing in our team’s development is important, so we spent a day learning and connecting at our Spring offsite.

Dinner, drinks, and FUNdraising for children’s mental health—our team attended the annual Children’s Home Society of Idaho Gala!
See Our Work for the Children’s Home Society of Idaho

We happily welcomed the wonderful (and Lil’ Wayne-obsessed) Dori to our team as an Account Manager.
Meet Dori

2023 Stoltz stat: "966 hours invested in continuing education." Black and white image of Gia captioned "Welcome Intern Gia!"


School’s out, summer interns are in—we welcomed University of Idaho student Gia to hang with us for the summer.
Watch Gia’s Internship Recap

Our WPI friend and the Chief Media & Publishing Officer at R&R Partners, Fletcher Whitwell, came to speak with BAF, and we managed to catch a happy hour with him.
Learn More About Fletcher Whitwell

Our Director of Accounts & Strategy, Krista, made the journey to the Big Apple to attend the Marketing Brew Summit.
Learn More About the Marketing Brew Summit

Black and white image of Kellie captioned "Kellie at HOW Design Live". 2023 Stoltz stat: "8 conferences attended"


The Women in Leadership Series launched! This series places women leaders in the spotlight (right where they should be) to share their experiences and what leadership means to them.
Read the Women in Leadership Series

Our Chief Creative Officer, Kate, celebrated 22 years at Stoltz by taking a well-deserved sabbatical. In true Kate fashion, she took full advantage by maximizing her time with family, exploring Italy, and even learning to play the guitar!
Read Kate’s Blog About Her Sabbatical

Senior Art Director, Kellie, headed to Music City for the HOW Design Live with some of the best in the industry.
Learn More About HOW Design Live

The “work” trips continued in Silicon Valley to visit our partners at Intuit and enjoy Chef Eduardo’s tacos at their annual Street Fair.
Watch Chef Eduardo’s Story

Black and white group photo captioned "Boise River Float". Black and white image of Jeff playing guitar captioned "Jeff at his album release"


Our team cooled off during our annual Boise River float—arguably our can’t-miss event of the summer!

Our Senior Digital Producer, Jeff Mensch (who’s cooler than any of us will ever be), had an album release party for his band Allegedly, and the team showed up to celebrate.
Read Jeff’s Bio

Our personal sommelier and Chief Financial Officer, Julie, celebrated 25 years with Stoltz!
Read Julie’s Bio

Black and white image of a building captioned "Sneak peek of new Stoltz office". 2023 Stoltz Stat: "597 hours invested in community engagement".


Did you hear we’re moving offices? We finally got to explore our new space and toast to an exciting future!

Crissie, Creative Director, spoke as a panelist at the Possibilities and Pitfalls of AI with City Club Boise and killed it, per usual.
Read Crissie’s Bio

Black and white group photo captioned "Boise Pride 2023. Black and white image of Amy captioned "Welcome Amy!"


We were proud sponsors of Boise Pride this year and even had a booth! We had an absolute blast!
Watch Our Pride Recap

Not one but THREE of our team members were nominated for the Boise Young Professional Awards.
Learn More About the Boise Young Professional Awards

Our 2023 Stoltz Returner, Amy (equal parts punk and sweet), joined the team!
Read About Amy’s Returnship Experience

Senior Art Director, Deanna, went to the Outdoor Media Summit here in Boise.
Learn More About the Outdoor Media Summit

Black and white image captioned "Tracy at WPI Global Summit". 2023 Stoltz Stats: "$14,000 invested in sponsorship and non-profit events."


We did lots of bonding during our Fall offsite, which happened to be our new Art Director, Maddie Godwin’s first day at Stoltz—luckily, we didn’t scare her away with all the mushy gushiness.
Meet Maddie

Clara, Graphic Designer, explored NYC and attended the AIGA Design Conference connecting with talented designers from across the country.
Learn More About the AIGA Design Conference

Our leadership team went to the WPI Global Summit in Greece, yes, that Greece! Not to mention, Tracy, Chief Operating Officer, rocked it as a moderator AND panelist of a DEIB talk.
Learn More About the WPI Global Summit

Black and white group photo from Stoltzgiving with text in a box labeling it "stoltzgiving". Another black and white group photo is underneath labeled "Stoltz team at United Way"


Another baby girl entered the world! Krista, Director of Accounts & Strategy welcomed a little one and is currently enjoying her parental leave!
Read Krista’s Bio

‘Tis the season! We celebrated Stoltzgiving with our annual potluck—leaving stuffed full of gratefulness!
Check Out Our 2023 Stoltzgiving

We continued our DEIB education by sponsoring and attending the 9th annual Blue Sky Institute DEI Summit.
Learn More About the Blue Sky Institute DEI Summit

A few of our team members took advantage of our monthly volunteer hours to be holiday helpers with the United Way.
Learn More About the United Way

Black and white group photo from the holiday party with text in a box labeling it "holiday party". Another box reads "2023 Stoltz stats". Statistic reads "12 new clients"


After seeing our Stoltz dip challenge on socials earlier in the year, the Downtown Boise Association challenged us to a Dip In and Dip Out challenge, and we’re always up for a friendly competition.
Learn More About the Downtown Boise Association

We partied the night away at KIN for our annual holiday party consisting of the most thoughtful secret santa gifts, delicious tastings, games, and dancing.
Learn More About KIN

Our executive leadership team attended the Jesse Tree Housed for the Holidays Event, celebrating another year of keeping our Treasure Valley neighbors housed.
Learn More About Jesse Tree