Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

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

A word with Ben Weaver of StrykeTech

Ben Weaver, founder of Stryke Tech, pulls up an example of the training bags the product can be attached to at his home office May 10 in Boise. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Benjamin Weaver is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and recent Boise State University graduate who, with a team of four, is marketing a product called StrykeTech aimed at helping to reduce football-related head trauma. The StrykeTech team, made up of Sam McCaskill ...

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A word about eclipse preparations with Patrick Nauman of Weiser Classic Candy (access required)

Patrick Nauman, owner of Weiser Classic Candy, stirs a fresh batch of fudge April 25. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Patrick Nauman is the co-owner of Weiser Classic Candy, a candy maker and cafe that sells its chocolates and other confections in seven states and online. Weiser Classic Candy operates out of a century-old, 3,000-square-foot brick building in downtown Weiser, ...

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Five Ada County Paramedics employees to receive awards

Ada County Paramedics employees (l-r) Casey Lane, Annelise Lane, and Peder-Ahearn are interviewed at the Idaho Statehouse. Photo courtesy of Ada County Paramedics.

Five Ada County Paramedics employees will receive the American Red Cross’ Hometown Hero Award in a ceremony at the Riverside Hotel on May 16. Annelise Lane, Casey Lane, Peder Ahearn, Cody Porter are all members of the Ada County Paramedics ...

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A word with Dave Self about health care cost and quality (access required)

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at St. Luke's Health Partners, Dave Self, talks with Senior Director Courtney Brumbach in his office April 4. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Dave Self is vice president of administration at St. Luke’s Health Partners, a Boise network of health care providers and insurers that was created in 2014 to bring down health care costs. At SLHP, Self is responsible for an 80-person ...

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Todd Combs named associate laboratory director at INL lab


Todd Combs has accepted the role of associate laboratory director for the Idaho National Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Science & Technology (EES&T) effective May 1. Combs is now director of the Global Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where ...

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HR panel: Shelve the policy manuals in favor of training and trust

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The Meridian human resources company Ameriben is a huge place by Idaho standards – it has 700 employees and expects to double in size in the next four years. It hired 20 people just last week. But when Human Resources ...

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A word with Elena Langan, the dean of Concordia Law School (access required)

Concordia University Dean Elena Langan poses for a photo in the library at the law school's Boise campus in April. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Elena B. Langan is dean of Concordia Law School in Boise, a position she took in February after working in law practice and academics in the Miami area for most of her career. Langan’s parents are Lithuanian, and she grew ...

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