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Releases: Brooks Internet Software, Idaho Tax Commission, Honor, Guts & Glory

Brooks Internet Software celebrates 15 years

IDAHO FALLS – Brooks Internet Software, Inc., is today celebrating its founding 15 years ago, and announced key corporate achievements and milestones, including immediate profitability, and a customer base of about 8,500 enterprises around the world. Since its founding, the company has sold over 100,000 copies of its network printing applications, including its largest sale to date – 3,000 licenses to a branch of the U.S. armed forces, this year.

“In 1995, many enterprises were deploying PCs on their enterprise networks. However, it soon became clear that these platforms were not easily integrated with IBM and other legacy systems,” said Dave Brooks, president of Brooks Internet Software. “At the same time, IBM began supporting TCP/IP, which created an immediate opportunity for printing to Windows PCs and printers as a lower cost solution than the big network printers. We introduced our first application, RPM Remote Print Manager, for processing print jobs on standard Windows platforms, made our first sale as soon as RPM was released, achieved profitability immediately, and welcomed our first employee eight months later.”

The company went on to develop INTELLIscribe, for more reliable network print job processing, and ExcelliPrint, for advanced network IPDS printing from IBM systems. The applications are available from the company and its resellers in over 110 countries.

Idaho Tax Commission sets homeowner’s exemption 2011

The maximum homeowner’s exemption for 2011 will decrease to $92,040, according to calculations by the Idaho State Tax Commission. The maximum exemption for 2010 is $101,153.

“The decrease reflects the recent state of the housing market,” said Alan Dornfest, property tax policy supervisor for the Tax Commission.

Idaho provides a partial property tax exemption to qualified homeowners for their primary dwelling and up to one acre of land. The law exempts 50 percent of the assessed value from taxation; however, the exemption can’t exceed a maximum value that changes each year based on the Idaho Housing Price Index. That index is published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

“There will be no change in the amount of the homeowner’s exemption for anyone whose home has a 2010 market value under $184,000,” explained Dornfest. “The impact of the exemption on property taxes will depend on how much 2011 property values change.”

Idaho’s homeowner’s exemption began in 1980, with a maximum of $10,000. It remained at that level until 1983, when it was raised to $50,000 by voter initiative. The 2006 Idaho Legislature raised the exemption to $75,000 and tied future numbers to the Housing Price Index.

Idaho businesses help launch patriotic website and apparel line

Honor, Guts & Glory is a new on-line apparel company and soldier story forum with an unmistakable message. It testifies to the traits of American servicemen, servicewomen and their families who have made sacrifices for our freedom.

Two Idaho businesses helped create the idea, website and forum, which launched this week. PayDirt Media created the logo, web site and graphics; new public relations firm In Flow, LLC was hired for the press release and marketing strategy. Idaho’s PayDirt Media acquired the business through a client referral and later found one of In Flow’s consultants using the internet.

“Technology allowed us to expand our territory and the pool of potential clients we can serve, as Idaho businesses” said Stacy McBain, managing consultant at In Flow, Business Growth Solutions. “We hope that same principal helps HonorGutsAndGlory.com generate significant web traffic and compelling story submissions from soldiers or their families.”

Www.HonorGutsAndGlory.com is founded on one ideal – to honor, respect and thank all patriots who have served our country in various ways. The website includes blogs, photos, stories, videos and logo gear. “We wanted to create a place where selfless Americans can be honored,” said founder Michael L. Green. So he’s creating a web exchange and archive of people who truly contribute to American society.

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