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Lawmakers may take up ‘benefit corporation’ status (access required)

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Idaho may soon join more than 25 other states in allowing a new business classification for corporations that promise to benefit their community and environment, potentially at the expense of profits. Laws allowing for benefit corporations have been approved in ...

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CradlePoint is adding workers, seeking more space (access required)

CradlePoint CEO George Mulhern (right) with chief marketing officer Ian Pennell (left). Photo by Brad Iverson-Long.

Customers’ security concerns and expanded software offerings have helped Boise technology firm CradlePoint grow in recent months. The company, which makes networking routers and software, has topped its previous hiring estimates and added 100 employees in the past 15 months ...

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival hits record attendance (access required)

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As the Idaho Shakespeare Festival plays out its last few weeks, Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee has already been smiling for months as he looks through attendance and revenue sheets. The festival will achieve record attendance and earnings from ticket ...

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Salmon’s Gem Air wants grant for year-round Boise flight (access required)

Quest's Kodiak planes are flown all over the world. The will continue to be made in Idaho but the company now has a Japanese owner. Photo courtesy of Gem Air.

Gem Air has been flying four round trip routes between Boise and Salmon since May, but that service will likely shut down at the end of September unless the small airline gets a $250,000 federal grant. Gem and Lemhi County ...

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A word with Janice Fulkerson of the Idaho Nonprofit Center (access required)

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Janice Fulkerson is the executive director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, the organization that provides technical assistance to many of Idaho’s 4,500 nonprofit organizations. Fulkerson started her career in social work but rapidly moved into the health insurance industry before ...

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Oliver Russell acquiring Social Good Network (access required)

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Boise advertising agency Oliver Russell is acquiring the assets of startup Social Good Network, after the online fundraising company couldn’t receive any additional funding beyond seed funding the company announced in late 2012. An investor in that seed round of ...

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Cheese is now Idaho’s largest export (access required)

Chobani's $450 million yogurt factory opened in Dec. 2012. Photo courtesy of Tippman Group.

For the first time at least since 1996, cheese is now Idaho’s largest export. Milk products have always been a large export category for Idaho, with whey and dry milk powders trading the first-place spot. But this year is the ...

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The $6 billion wellness industry (access required)

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Wellness programs make business sense Terri Landa Some very savvy employers make it part of their business strategy that health really is part of the overall strategy of being successful. Helping your people, who are really your best commodity, if ...

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Mountain Aviation is acquired by private investors (access required)

Turboprop and jet charter service Mountain Aviation has been acquired by private investors. A spokesman for the company said the company will continue its operations in Boise and Sun Valley. “It’s going to be business as usual for Mountain Aviation,” ...

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