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Author Archives: Alx Stevens

Ready to re-tire? Commercial Tire goes employee-owned (access required)

Commercial Tire has recently joined a number of other Idaho-based businesses in announcing the incorporation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, commonly called an ESOP. While the percentage of employee ownership can vary, Commercial Tire opted to become 100% employee-owned. ...

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TDS invests over $35 million on Boise broadband expansion (access required)

This article was edited on April 1 to correct a price. Internet service provider TDS Telecom is continuing its expansion in Idaho with a recent announcement that Boise will be its next service area. This latest expansion plan is expected ...

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Want to own an Idaho winery? Here’s your chance (access required)

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Two Idaho wineries totaling approximately 80 acres of vineyards and other amenities are up for sale, but not because either business is struggling, according to the owners. Lindsay Creek Vineyards in Lewiston is listed for $3 million on the market, ...

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Meridian Library reopens unBound, adds business librarian (access required)

After almost two years of downscaled operations, Meridian Library District’s unBound branch is planned to be back full-bore with the opening of its new home at 722 NE Second St. downtown. With the recent passing of a 10-year $14 million ...

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Hot new infrared sauna business to open in Eagle (access required)

After experiencing the technology for herself in California, Meridian resident Nina Whalen is planning to open the first infrared-dedicated sauna in Eagle. Infrared saunas use heat from infrared light to induce sweating as a form of deep detoxing, and while ...

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How many Idahoans will be able to afford to retire? (access required)

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Just how involved should state policy makers be in an individual’s retirement plan? The Office of Performance Evaluation is helping Idaho lawmakers this session answer this question with its report “Preparedness of Idahoans to Retire: Deciding the State’s Role.” “There ...

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Experts: Texas power outage event ‘unlikely’ in Idaho (access required)

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February’s disastrous power outages in Texas, coupled with unusually cold and snowy weather conditions, have electricity stakeholders asking: “Could that happen where I am?” For Idaho, what happened in Texas is unlikely, said Dave Whitehead, chief executive officer for Schweitzer ...

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