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Kasey Thompson, Idaho-based entrepreneur is the current Chairman and Chief Executive of Freight Brokerage TNT Logistics Inc. He was named Business Owner of the Year in Idaho no less than two times–the first in 2009 and then again in 2015–the only Idaho resident who has been accorded such an honor.

Kasey is the head of Cedar Creek Communications, which he started up in 2002. This was the first of seven multi-million dollar companies that he would start up in his career.

Kasey’s outstanding accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by the business community. He has been profiled in a number of prestigious natural and regional trade magazines, including American Professional, Brokerage USA, Help Idaho, Northwest MMA, Sherdon and Urban Liaison, all of which featured him on the cover.

That Kasey would be so lauded among his peers should come as no surprise. At the tender age of 8, while most of his peers were still playing with toys and engaging in typical childhood activities, Kasey was already getting started with his professional career. It was at that age that he started up his very first company, working out of his native town of Rigby in Eastern Idaho.

After graduating from high school, Kasey went to Korea where he served as a missionary for two years. His primary responsibility there was to oversee the tasks of a team of 200 missionaries. At the end of his assignment, he returned to the US and enrolled at Boise State University, where he took up International Business & Marketing, subsequently graduating with honors.

Although still a young man at the time, Kasey Thompson began to attract the attention of a number of Fortune 500 companies due to his academic excellence and outstanding business skills. Kasey had other plans however, and instead chose to embark on the entrepreneurial path. It was then that he founded Cedar Creek Communications.

Cedar Creek quickly achieved a considerable degree of success, which led to Kasey exploring other business opportunities. He would later establish six other highly successful companies, including Halo International, Knockout Promotions, Stone Creek Development, Thompson Investments, TNT Logistics, and Xtreme International. All of these companies would turn out to be multi-million dollar earners, and Kasey found himself a millionaire at the age of 28.

One of the things that set Kasey apart from most other entrepreneurs is his wide range of varied and eclectic interests. More than just your typical savvy businessman, Kasey is also closely attuned to the community in which he serves. In fact, one of his most significant accomplishments outside of the business sphere was his organizing of professional boxer Roy Jones, Jr.’s fight at Qwest Arena in Boise, which was the largest sporting event in the history of the state. Clearly capable of handling events of equal magnitude, Kasey later organized Ribfest, which was the largest outdoor event in Idaho history. The event took place in Meridian, and garnered an attendance of more than 100,000 local residents and tourists from out of state. To learn more about him, visit: http://kaseythompsonidaho.blogspot.com/

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Kasey Thompson, Idaho-based entrepreneur is the current Chairman and Chief Executive of Freight Brokerage TNT Logistics Inc. He was named Business Owner of the Year in Idaho no less than two times–the first in 2009 and then again in 2015–the only Idaho resident who has been accorded such an honor.

Kasey is the head of Cedar Creek Communications, which he started up in 2002. This was the first of seven multi-million dollar companies that he would start up in his career.

Kasey’s outstanding accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by the business community. He has been profiled in a number of prestigious natural and regional trade magazines, including American Professional, Brokerage USA, Help Idaho, Northwest MMA, Sherdon and Urban Liaison, all of which featured him on the cover.

That Kasey would be so lauded among his peers should come as no surprise. At the tender age of 8, while most of his peers were still playing with toys and engaging in typical childhood activities, Kasey was already getting started with his professional career. It was at that age that he started up his very first company, working out of his native town of Rigby in Eastern Idaho.

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After graduating from high school, Kasey went to Korea where he served as a missionary for two years. His primary responsibility there was to oversee the tasks of a team of 200 missionaries. At the end of his assignment, he returned to the US and enrolled at Boise State University, where he took up International Business & Marketing, subsequently graduating with honors.

Although still a young man at the time, Kasey Thompson began to attract the attention of a number of Fortune 500 companies due to his academic excellence and outstanding business skills. Kasey had other plans however, and instead chose to embark on the entrepreneurial path. It was then that he founded Cedar Creek Communications.

Cedar Creek quickly achieved a considerable degree of success, which led to Kasey exploring other business opportunities. He would later establish six other highly successful companies, including Halo International, Knockout Promotions, Stone Creek Development, Thompson Investments, TNT Logistics, and Xtreme International. All of these companies would turn out to be multimillion dollar earners, and Kasey found himself a millionaire at the age of 28.

One of the things that set Kasey apart from most other entrepreneurs is his wide range of varied and eclectic interests. More than just your typical savvy businessman, Kasey is also closely attuned to the community in which he serves. In fact, one of his most significant accomplishments outside of the business sphere was his organizing of professional boxer Roy Jones, Jr.’s fight at Qwest Arena in Boise, which was the largest sporting event in the history of the state. Clearly capable of handling events of equal magnitude, Kasey later organized Ribfest, which was the largest outdoor event in Idaho history. The event took place in Meridian, and garnered an attendance of more than 100,000 local residents and tourists from out of state.

Boise Idaho Humanitarian Business Owner of the Year in 2016

Kasey Thompson, Idaho native, receives his second consecutive public recognition award.

Members of his supporting cast join him on stage during his acceptance speech.

Kasey Thompson, Eagle Idaho business owner as well as Chief Executive of Idaho’s largest Freight Brokerage TNT Logistics Inc., is named Eagle Idaho’s Business Owner of the Year in 2016. 

Kasey Thompson Boise Idaho business owner and Chief Executive of Idaho’s Freight Brokerage TNT Logistics Inc. is named Idaho’s humanitarian Business Owner of the Year in 2016. This winner of this award is chosen by a panel of 10 past winners. Kasey’s reputation as a successful entrepreneur has placed him on the cover of over 25 top business magazines so far this year. He was named Eagle Idaho Business Owner the year not just for his savvy business skills but also for his work in the community to better the state of Idaho. The selection panel was impressed that Thompson started his career in business very early in his life. He was eight years old when he started his first company. He has a MBA from Boise State in International Business & Marketing. Thompson became a millionaire at the age of 28. According to interviews with several members of the selection panel; A key reason Thompson is a 2 time Eagle Idaho Business Owner of the Year is his give back to the community attitude. He has exerted a lot of time and donated millions of dollars to Boys & Girls Clubs, Optimist, United Way, Woman & Children Alliance, and Wounded Warrier Fund. Terry Maguire, Chairman of the Boise Idaho Business Owner group said “Thompson has done more for the state of Idaho than most people in the past 10 years, he is a class act and a genius charismatic business man”. Maguire went on to praise some of Thompson’s accomplishments including the biggest sporting event in Idaho history; the HBO Pay¬Per¬View fight of Roy Jones, Jr., an American professional boxer, at Qwest Arena in downtown Boise. In addition, Kasey put on the largest outdoor event in the history of Idaho which was held over a weekend in Eagle, Idaho. The event, called Ribfest, got over 100,000 people in attendance.

Make A Wish Foundation Announced by Promoter Kasey Thompson

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Source: http://boise.eventful.com/events/xfs55-night-champions-/E0-001-035273559-4

Promoter Kasey Thompson announced Wednesday that all gate proceeds to this event will be donated the Make A Wish Foundation. Thompson who sits on the board of directors for multiple nonprofit organizations including Help Idaho, Ada County Boys & Girls Club, Hope Matters, etc., is no stranger to giving back to the community. “Giving back whenever you can is important to me” says Thompson. “We choose a different nonprofit for each event that we do.” Continue Reading https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasey-thompson-921457a

Holyfield fight in Boise

A boxing card featuring legends Evander Holyfield, Virgil Hill and possibly Roy Jones Jr., as well as local fighters Kenny Keene and Cleveland Corder could be coming to Boise this summer.

Idaho based Knockout Promotions, Inc., is putting the card together, and Boise is one of five potential sites.

The others — Fargo, N.D.; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Acapulco, Mexico and Ixtapa, Mexico — are also contenders for the fights that would take place in late June or early July.

“There are a lot of reasons why Boise makes sense,” said Kasey Thompson, the Milllionaire CEO of Knockout Promotions Inc. “It has a great degree of support for boxing, in particular for Kenny, which is a testimony to him and for the people of Boise. That makes it a natural for a big fight like this.”

Thompson said he’s put a hold on July 1 at Qwest Arena for the card. There are hurdles to overcome, but money is not one of them as Thompson has already put up over a million dollars for the event.

Thompson, has exclusive rights to put on boxing events in Qwest Arena, as well as contracts with Keene and Corder.

“If I was a betting man, I’d say there is a two-thirds chance that it will happen,” Thompson said. “It’s just a matter of working the numbers out, i would like to bring this once in a lifetime event to my home state of Idaho instead of Mexico or Dubai.”

Keene, who is based in Emmett, said he hopes the card happens and that he gets a dream matchup with Virgil Hill, the current WBA cruiserweight champion.

“That would be the biggest thing in my career,” the 37-year-old Keene said. “It’s everything I ever worked for. My only question is why didn’t this happen when I was 25 or 26? But that’s OK, I’ll take it when I get it.”

For his dream fight to happen, Keene must win his May 12 fight in Boise against John Long and hope the WBA then ranks Keene. Hill already has approved Keene as an opponent for the summer card.

“Kenny needs another win to get back in the rankings,” Thompson said. “The May 12 fight should suffice. With his career record and consistency, hopefully it won’t be much of a problem.”

Corder could be a part of the card, too, against an opponent that hasn’t been determined.

Thompson also said he would love the fight to happen in Boise because of its Mountain Time Zone location and its proximity to Las Vegas.

The other locations have higher travel costs, and in the case of Dubai, the time zone would mean the fights would have to occur in the morning to be live during prime time on the East Coast.

Fargo is an option because Hill is a native of North Dakota and extremely popular there, much like Keene and Corder are in Idaho.

The Mexican cities of Ixtapa and Acapulco are resort towns that are close to the U.S. and are ideal for boxing, Thompson said.

Dubai, which has professional golf and tennis events, continues to try and become a player in the sports world.

“They are throwing around huge chunks of money to attract sporting events, entertainment and tourism,” Thompson said. “They have a great advantage, but the logistics aren’t so good.

“I personally would like to see Boise get it because of the fan support. It would be an easy sell.”

Thompson said for Boise to land the card that ticket sales of $1 million must be generated. He said if the fights were to happen at Qwest Arena, ticket prices probably would range from $50 to $350, with the average price slightly less than $200.

“I would expect a sellout at those prices,” Thompson said.

Holyfield and Hill already have signed contracts to fight on the card.

Holyfield, who has held the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight championship belts, is scheduled to fight Frank Wood of Nashville, Tenn.

If Keene doesn’t qualify to fight Hill, Mohamed Azzaoui is a possible opponent. Azzaoui has a fight April 1 against Costa Chondros and a loss could eliminate him as a potential foe for Hill.

Jones Jr., who has held championships in the heavyweight, light heavyweight, super middleweight and middleweight classes, is expected to sign his contract “any day now,” Thompson said.

“His attorney was the biggest cheerleader of this,” Thompson said.

Keene said it would be a coup for Boise to land a fight card with so many big names.

“It would be great, and I’d be blown away if it happens,” he said. “You would expect something like this to happen in Vegas. It would be incredible.”

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