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5 affordable ways to invest in your employees for the new year 

Research continues to show that investing in the growth of employees significantly benefits organizations. It helps businesses retain their workers and stand out from their competitors. 94% of employees say they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their learning and development. Additionally, ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to buy or sell your house 

Considering buying or selling a home but hit the pause button because of the holidays? Think again. The holidays are historically a great time to buy or sell and our experts have some advice for making the most of the festive real estate season.  “Winter is ...

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Supply is down, prices are up, Idahoans are worried

The holidays have arrived, a time for faith, family, and friendship. But this year, new worries weigh on the season. Small businesses and families across Idaho are confronted with broken supply chains and rising prices on everything from gas to ...

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Idaho COVID vaccinations — separating fact from fiction

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across Idaho. Hardest hit? Vulnerable older adults, children, families struggling to juggle work and caregiving and people with medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.   Decades of research has proven that vaccinations are literally our best shot at corralling COVID-19. Ask ...

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Make the most of charitable giving with your IRA 

When we think about leaving a charitable giving legacy, making a bequest from our estate naturally comes to mind. However, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) can be an attractive and flexible way to manage charitable gifts and meet estate planning needs.  ...

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A guest opinion on Scott Yenor’s comments 

By now Boise State University professor Scott Yenor’s misogynous remarks at a far-right gathering in Florida have been widely publicized, criticized and, no doubt, applauded in extremist circles.  “Our independent women seek their purpose in life in mid-level bureaucratic jobs like human resource management, environmental protection and marketing,” he told the audience. “They’re ...

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Your small business should be offering gift cards this holiday season

Consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,000 on holiday gifts this year, and most of the people shopping aren’t hoping for traditional presents. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that 56% of consumers would prefer to receive gift cards in their stockings. They’re on more holiday wish lists than electronics, clothing or jewelry.  For some companies, ...

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Operation Open Roads cuts red tape, addresses workforce shortage

As we approach the holiday season, our states are committed to ensuring the free and fast flow of commerce. Americans enjoy a high quality of life, and as government officials, our job is to not only maintain the standard of ...

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