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COBE Advisory Council

Active. Engaged. Valued.

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) is helping create the future for our students and the Treasure Valley through entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and collaboration. Collaboration with leaders from our vibrant business community is central to the College’s ability to achieve its vision, mission and strategic directions. The COBE Advisory Committee (COBEAC) is made up of business leaders who not only care about the direction of our Valley, but believe strongly that COBE can be a key driver in creating economic value and improving our community’s high quality of life.

Gregg Alger

Owner, Huston Vineyards • 208-426-1125

In 2007 Gregg and Mary Alger started Huston Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Snake River Valley Wine Region near Huston Idaho. As Owners/ growers their first vineyards were planted in 2007 and the Winery and tasting room was opened in April 2011. Gregg has worked diligently in building the Snake River Valley Wine Region/ Sunny Slope Wine trail which was created in 2009 by a group of industry operators, chambers of commerce, city leaders from Nampa and Caldwell and Economic Development with the purpose of building tourism in Southwest Idaho’s wine country.

In addition to his work in agriculture and wine industry he continues consulting for small businesses in strategic planning, sales management, and financial benchmarking in the digital printing and imaging field having worked in the industry almost 20 years. As a consultant, he specializes in business start-ups and organizations in high growth mode. Prior to this Mr. Alger started Fisher’s Office Equipment and prior to selling the business served as President and Owner of Fisher's Office Equipment, dba/ Fisher’s, and Digital Printing and Imaging (DPI) an affiliate company.

Mr. Alger believes in partnering with the community that he lives. Recently he was nominated by industry peers and appointed by governor Butch Otter as a Commissioner for the Idaho Wine and grape Growers Commission, currently serving as Chair of the Commission. Additionally, he serves as a board member for Buy Idaho Association and is past Board Chair. In addition, as an alumnus he maintains a high level of involvement with Boise State University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Dean, College of Business and Economics and served as the President of the Advisory Board from 2005 through 2007. In addition, is involved in many community associations/ organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, currently serving on the Caldwell tourism committee, Sales and Marketing Executives of Idaho, Ducks Unlimited, to name a few.

Gregg Alger, an Idaho Native, lives in Canyon County with his wife Mary and their two sons Jacob and Joshua.