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Idaho CEOs saluted for their influence, leadership

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The Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program is recognizing some of the top Idaho leaders this year for the seventh year in a row. IBR received scores of nominations for company, business, nonprofit and government showrunners. Twenty completed applications and sent ...

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Rev. Bill Roscoe: On a rescue mission

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Most of us have struggled with the all-too-familiar situation. You’re leaving the grocery store in your car, and there’s a homeless person holding up a sign asking for money. What do you do? If you’re the Rev. Bill Roscoe you ...

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Darrel Anderson: Power Charger

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“Power” has many definitions – nearly 20, according to Merriam-Webster. Consequently, it’s not surprising that when you think “Idaho Power,” it can mean many things. But with great power comes great responsibility, and nobody is more aware of that than ...

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Jack Gustavel: Banking on it

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Jack Gustavel’s parents thought he should be a dentist. Gustavel was not convinced. “My brother (Terry) did go on to be a prominent dentist in Boise. I went to school and found out that wasn’t for me, so I switched ...

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Maureen O’Toole: Girl Scout Leader

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Maureen O’Toole, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council, doesn’t wear mascara when she goes to work each day. There’s a perfectly good reason for that. “We have 2,300 volunteers, 4,200 girls,” O’Toole says, “and they’ll ...

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Brad Wiskirchen: Highflying achiever in Idaho technology

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Kount is not what you’d call a household name. Though it holds a fistful of awards for innovation, chances are you’ve never heard of it. At the same time, if you buy things online, you’ve probably used it. “Let’s say ...

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Ken Wyatt: Libation leader

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Once you know Ken Wyatt’s life story, it’s not all that surprising to find out one of his favorite books is “Meditations” by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. “He was a man who spent (years) on the frontiers of the ...

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Travis Rothweiler: Manager supreme

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From his office on Second Avenue East, Twin Falls City Manager Travis Rothweiler can see a lot of history. The municipal offices are situated amid the lattice-like pattern of streets that has made up the heart of downtown Twin since ...

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Shaun Menchaca: Head honcho of wellness

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While attending his son’s soccer game at the Simplot Complex in Boise, Portneuf Health Trust CEO Shaun Menchaca got a glimpse of what was missing from southeastern Idaho. “I knew we needed something better in our community,” he says. “It ...

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Don Kemper: Health Hero

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One day in 1971, a young lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service heard a speech that altered the course of his career, which in turn affected the way Americans think about their health today. That young lieutenant was Don ...

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