Ball Ventures Ahlquist, or BVA, christened its new Meridian office at Ten Mile Crossing with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 17.

The company moved into the space a couple of months ago and is already in the process of expanding its 7,000-square-foot office by another 3,000 square feet.

BVA was founded last year in a partnership between Ball Ventures and Tommy Ahlquist, a physician and developer formerly with Gardner Company who ran for governor last year.

Since then, the company has announced several large projects including a new hospital, Central Valley Plaza, on Chinden Boulevard and a 52-acre office park, Eagle View Landing, on Eagle Road. BVA also announced this month its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group.

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At the ribbon cutting, Ahlquist thanked several of partners and key individuals, including Cortney Liddiard, CEO of Ball Ventures, David Turnbull, owner and CEO of Brighton Corporation, and Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd.

Ahlquist said it was nice to be in Ten Mile Crossing, in the “geographic center of the Treasure Valley.” He said he wanted the office to set the tone of the company’s branding and culture.

De Weerd said the city was “really ecstatic about what (BVA is) bringing to our community.”

“At some point you realize we all gained because he lost (the gubernatorial election),” said De Weerd. “We ... look forward to seeing your vision unfold in our community and beyond.”

Patty Bowen is the Meridian Press reporter. You can reach her at or follow her on Twitter @pattybowenn.

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