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Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

Traditional lodgings, modern marketing (access required)

Hunting guides at Mackay Bar Ranch on the Salmon River in central Idaho. The ranch, which is reachable only by plane or jet boat, offers fishing and hunting and corporate and family retreats, and sees visitors from around the U.S., said co-owner Joni Dewey. Photo by Jared Wingfield and courtesy of Mackay Bar Ranch.

Just a few decades ago, most people knew what the storied western lifestyle looked like. TV programs like Gunsmoke contained all the ingredients of the typical western, such as horses, cowboys, wide-open spaces, and nights around the campfire. Thanks to ...

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New lodging is enlarging the experience for Idaho visitors

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When it comes to real estate and construction in Idaho, there probably isn’t a larger story than lodging. The number of hotel rooms in Idaho hit a plateau for several years during the recession. Boise, the state’s largest city, went ...

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Turning a dream into a way of life

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The Idaho Songwriter’s Association has grown from a handful of participants when it started in 2010 to 6,000 now, and it arranges about 175 performances a year. It owes this growth to four people who joined forces as strangers to ...

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Big ideas, small houses

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Dana Zuckerman has done a lot of explaining since she decided to put four very small houses on one third-acre lot in the far reaches of Boise’s North End. The houses, three with one bedroom and one with two bedrooms, ...

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Idaho companies are starting to climb aboard the sustainability bandwagon

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As a corporate sustainability professional, John Bernardo walks a tightrope. Bernardo, an executive in residence at Boise State University’s College of Business and a sustainability strategist at Idaho Power, can’t identify himself with environmentalists in a state and industry where ...

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Albertsons signs on to UN initiative to protect oceans

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Albertsons Companies has pledged its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14, which sets international sustainability targets for oceans, seas, and marine resources. The Boise-based grocer also announced June 6 that it has joined the Seafood Task Force, ...

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