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ACHD director Schweitzer to retire in 2011 (access required)

William Schweitzer, who has served as director of the Ada County Highway District for nearly a decade, announced on Jan. 6 he would retire when his contract expires on Feb. 5, 2011. Hired by the five elected ACHD commissioners, Schweitzer ...

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IBR seeks Women of the Year nominations (access required)

Everyone knows someone who stands out and inspires others. And we want you to tell us who they are so we can share their stories. The Idaho Business Review is once again asking readers to submit nominations for the paper’s ...

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BSU plans open house for 2010 Executive MBA program (access required)

Boise State University is inviting prospective students and interested companies to attend an open house for its Executive MBA program on Jan. 27. Scheduled to run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Loft on the fifth floor of the ...

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Green building leader to speak in Boise (access required)

The author of the Living Building Challenge, a stringent international green building standard, will be paying Boise a visit Jan. 14 and 15. The International Living Building Institute says its challenge is “the most advanced green building rating system in ...

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Businesses back texting while driving ban (access required)

Idaho lawmakers probably won’t encounter much opposition to a bill that would ban texting while driving from many transportation-heavy businesses that fear for the safety of their own workers. “I definitely would agree with the ban on texting,” said Jeffrey ...

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Stimulus grant supports former Micron workers (access required)

Workers laid off by Boise-based memory chip maker Micron Technology may be in line for some assistance from a nearly $2.4 million federal stimulus grant. Announced on Jan. 5, the grant was awarded to the Idaho Department of Labor to ...

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Construction employment drops in November (access required)

The five largest Idaho metro areas lost jobs in the construction industry in November, along with 96 percent of the metropolitan statistical areas in the nation. The job losses came in a month when spending on construction projects dropped to ...

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Macy’s to close downtown Boise store (access required)

Macy’s Inc., announced Jan. 5 that it will shut down its 118,000-square-foot retail outlet in downtown Boise. The store currently employs 61 employees. The closure is “part of the ongoing annual process to selectively prune underperforming locations while also opening ...

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Congress extends federally-funded unemployment benefits, supplement, COBRA stimulus provision (access required)

Many of Idaho's unemployed workers will see no disruption in their federal emergency unemployment insurance benefits after Congress and President Obama extended the program for two months into 2010, the Idaho Department of Labor said. The $25 supplemental benefit passed ...

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