Creative Balloons of Idaho, LLC was born in October 1998 when Carol and Bob Rawlings started a part-time venture stuffing balloons working from their home. In those days, you would find them at the Boise Towne Square Mall in Boise, Idaho, stuffing big clear balloons with bears and other cuddly animals during the holidays.
With each seminar and training workshop training Carol and Bob attend, they grow more energized about the balloon industry. Their talents took them from stuffing balloons to expanding their services to include event decorating and balloon deliveries. They continued their training and earned the designation of CBA’s (Certified Balloon Artists) in March 2002. Creative Balloons became a full-time business in July 2002. In October 2006, they opened their retail store. In 2008 and 2010, Bob and Carol were involved in competitive balloon events.
Creative Balloons of Idaho, LLC is a member of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, Meridian Promise, Balloon Planet, and the International Balloon Association.
2006 – Creative Balloons of Idaho, LLC won the Small Business of the Year Award in the 1-10 employee category from the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.
2007 – Carol was recognized as the Meridian Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year.
2008 – Carol was selected as the “2008 Woman of the Year” by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.
2012 – Carol serves as Chairman of the Board, Meridian Chamber of Commerce.
Events that Creative Balloons of Idaho, LLC has worked on:
- Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
- St. Luke’s Women’s Celebration
- St. Luke’s Kid For A Night
- Meridian Chamber Annual Banquet
- Boise State University
- University of Idaho
- BlueCross – Blue Cruise
- American Heart Association