River Raft Trip
Matraex held their 2nd 5th Annual Matraex River Rafting trip on Saturday July 21st. Nick, Michael, Vlade, Taner, Janae and John headed to the Lower South Fork of the Payette this year for some fun in the sun. Aside of a 2 hour delay from a boat stuck on a rock and John, Vlade and Michael nearly drowning in the last rapid, not much else happened here.
Like each of the other annual River Rafting trips, we finished up the evening with a dinner at the Sonora Mexican Restaurant in Horseshoe Bend
River raft trip
Saturday July 21
Lower South Fork
Employee Appreciation Dinner
At 7:00pm April 16th Matraex had an Employee Appreciation Dinner at Berryhill & Co in Downtown Boise.
5 of the Matraex Employees brought their spouses for an evening filled with eating, eating and more eating as well as a little drinking.
A good time was had by all.
Berryhill & Co
Employee Appreciation Dinner
Monday April 16th
Matraex, Inc Has Moved Offices
Over Presidents Day weekend Matraex moved our office space from the Southwest Boise location to an newer office building in downtown Boise. We are sad to leave the home weve known for 5 years, but were excited by the prospects the new secure building in the prime downtown location brings us.
The move affects only our office location, where all of the consulting, administration and accounting work for our business is done. No changes have been made to our hosting environment which remains in the rock-solid data center we have been located in for the last 8 years.
We use our own VoIP phone hosting service so moving our phone networkwas as simple as unplugging them from the old location and plugging them in at our new location. All phone numbers remain the same and you can still reach us at (208) 344-1115.
The biggest change to will be to our clients that send mail to our office Letters and payments will need to be delivered to a different address. All payments and mail communication should now be addressed to:
1101 W Grove Street
If you have any questions about the move and how it may affect you as our client, please call Michael Blood at (208) 344-1115 extension 250.
Matraex 5th Annual Rafting Trip
In our annual tradition we broke away for the afternoon and went Rafting on the South Fork of the Payette River.
It was July 25th, 2008, a Friday afternoon, we closed up shop and headed up to Banks, Idaho.
The previous 3 years we rafted the Boise Main but this time around we thought we try something a bit more intense.
Here’s our seating chart in case you don’t recognize us in the hats.
Front Left – John Lyon
Front Right – Andre Nosalsky
Middle Left – Michael Porterr
Middle Right – Becky Gilmore
Back Left – Ryan Smith
Back Right – Michael Blood
Bronco Billy, Staircase, Dog Leg and even a dead elk along the way, everyone had fun and stopped at the Mexican Restaurant in Horseshoe Bend for dinner and drinks like we do every year. (I dont remember the name it changes every year)
We tossed the idea around of a full day rafting trip with a campout the night before for next years trip.
Thanks to Bear Valley River Co. for the tour.
There are more pictures on Flickr.
Moved Into Our New Space
Well, after about a month of construction a couple of weeks of waiting for cubicles and desks we have finally moved our offices across the hall to Suite 150 in the same building (1450 Eagle Flight Way Boise, Idaho 83709)
As we all expected we love it, Everything is new, It’s more private, there’s more space and natural light, our conference room is big enough for us to use, the a kitchen has a sink, the server room is isolated and quieter, the list goes on an on.
We are happy to be in new office and to show it off to anyone that wants to drop by, consider this an open invitation.
Our original office suite is being slightly remodeled to make an expaned space in our Executive suite. In the future this office will be layed out to handle growth in our Network Office Support services department.
Matraex, Inc is expanding! We have signed a new 5 year lease with Sundance Co to double our current office space (Suite 125) by adding a second office space (Suite 150). After a tenant across the hall moved out from our current location at 1450 Eagle Flight way in Boise, we began watching to see if we could expand to it. After several months of negotiations and planning the layout was decided, agreements were signed and as of February 4th renovations have begun. The schedule move in date will be March 1st 2008.
The expanded space will have 6 new office spaces as well as a dedicated server room, a conference and break room as well as a reception area. Long frontage windows will provide 4 offices with full length windows, which will allow a lot more natural light into our lives than Suite 125 did. The new conference room / break room will have a sink and dishwasher. While this seems small, it is actually something that we really pushed for, we can now graduate from paper cups and plates to real plates, utensils and coffee cups! Best of all our conference room will fit all of the employees in the company.
Here is the new plan, The walls in green will be torn down, the walls in red will be added to
Customers and Clients can continue to send correspondence, letters and information to Suite 125 however we will transition to using Suite 150 for this in the near future.
As soon as the renovations are complete all of the current employees will head over and stake claim to their space. While the renovations to our original space have not yet been decided we plan that it will be used for our growing office network support services. Some of this space will actually be used for our €œco-leasors€, SpeedyQuick Networks, Inc. As their operation has expanded they now have a need for 3 offices within this suite.
The 5 year $280,00+ deal marks our 9th year in business. Matraex previously has been in this building for only 2 years but this lease shows our commitment to this building. The building also houses several other IT companies including Solutions Pro. Since we have utilized Solutions Pro for our data center over the last 7 years we feel very comfortable here. The fact that we have up to 1 GB connections to our live and development servers allows us to work quickly and efficiency without a slower less reliable DSL or T1 internet connection in the way. We can not picture a more ideal location for our business.