Friday, January 14, 2011
BSU All-America wide receiver to speak at the next Kuna Chamber of Commerce meeting
Kipp Bedard, vice president of investor relations at Micron Technology, will be the guest speaker at the Kuna Chamber of Commerce January business meeting.
For those of you who think this will be just another boring speaker, you might be surprised to know that Bedard was also a Boise State football player.
Not only that, Bedard was an All-America wideout on the BSU football team in 1980 and 1981 and held the Broncos' single-season mark for receiving yards (1,101), a record that stood for more than 20 years. He helped BSU capture the National I-AA Championship in 1980 with 11 catches in the national championship game for 212 yards.
Bedard, a Capital High grad, attended the University of Notre Dame and the College of Southern Idaho, and received his degree in business administration from Boise State University.
I know that the economy is on everyone's mind and seeing that Bedard is a vp at one of the largest Treasure Valley employers and that it is a Chamber of Commerce meeting, business will be the topic of discussion. But I wonder if the topic of football might just filter into the conversation.
The meeting will be 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at Kuna City Hall, 763 W. Avalon St. Lunch, $10 for members, $15 for guests, will be catered by Peregrine Restaurant.