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Brokers predict longer office lease terms in 2010 (access required)

Despite an anticipated rush of commercial foreclosures in the coming year, brokers from Boise’s Colliers International predict the economy has stabilized enough for more office tenants to start signing longer lease agreements. Office specialist Scott Feighner said businesses have figured ...

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New Year’s Numerology (access required)

I’ve never been good with numbers, as most of my high school math teachers would attest, but I’ve always been interested in what they communicate.  In a statistical compilation in the January 4 issue of Time Magazine, I ran across ...

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Syringa Bank looks to raise capital (access required)

Syringa Bancorp officials hope to raise more than $7 million to further capitalize its banking ratios. President and lCEO Jerry F. Aldape said in a release, “Raising capital will allow Syringa Bancorp the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities in ...

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Building Permits (access required)

BUILDING PERMITSCITY OF BOISEPERMIT/TYPE    OWNER    BUILDER    LOCATION    VALUE02252    Bayshores Development Co    not listed    11425 W Executive Dr    2,00002284    Holiday Partners LLC    not listed    13613 W McMillian Rd    3,10002165    Overland Venture Co LLC    Chaney Stotts Const Inc    8162 W Overland Rd   ...

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AEHI visits S. Korea to talk reactor tech (access required)

The CEO of a small energy firm looking to build nuclear power plants in Idaho and Colorado was in South Korea late last week to meet with officials regarding the possible importation of Korean-made nuclear reactors into the U.S. market. ...

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Building Materials Holding now Boise-based BMC Select (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. on Jan. 4 said in a release that it completed its restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy successfully. Secured lenders converted debt to equity and now own the reorganized, privately held company and its operating ...

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Idaho receives $64,000 in settlement over cholesterol drug overcharges (access required)

Idaho will receive $64,637 that the state paid in overcharges for the cholesterol drug TriCor, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Jan. 7. Wasden joined 25 attorneys general in a $22.5 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories, Fournier Industrie et Sante and ...

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New leaders named at eastern Idaho economic development groups (access required)

Samantha Damron has been appointed executive director of the Eastern Idaho Development Corp., and Thomas Maydew will serve as executive director of the Region V Small Business Development Center. Damron, who has been EIDC’s business consultant and loan officer since ...

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Idaho unemployment rises to 9.2 percent in December (access required)

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment edged up slightly again in December as year-over-year job losses continued and the number of Idaho workers without jobs in December reached 69,016 – an all-time record. December’s statewide unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage ...

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Business workshop focuses on social media marketing (access required)

Businesses curious about how to use social media to their advantage are invited to attend a Jan. 14 workshop in Boise presented by MicroEnterprise Training & Assistance (META) titled, “What the Heck is Social Media and How Do I Dive ...

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