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A peek into human resources departments post-2020 (access required)

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What do yoga and HR have in common? The necessity to practice flexibility and foster strong mental and physical health, according to Stephanie Parker, president and executive recruiter with TalentSpark. Parker’s concept kicked off the 2021 annual Human Resources Association ...

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Idaho businesses share insights into recovering, rebounding  (access required)

Idaho businesses are saying they are hopeful with the return to Stage 3 of reopening, and Idaho’s rebounding is looking good, economic experts are saying.   Stage 3 reopening guidelines encourage nightclubs to operate as a bar, limiting capacity to allow ...

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Lewiston to replace 100-year-old water treatment plant (access required)

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The City of Lewiston has approved $27.5 million to construct a new water treatment plant retrofitted to part of the existing facility. The existing facility — initially constructed about 100 years ago — will “largely be demolished.” The current water ...

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Business, workforce development partner in apprenticeship program (access required)

Stitch Fabrication co-owner Jamey Sproull says it’s not every day he meets a potential employee who is excited about a career sewing parts of outdoor recreation gear, but through a new partnership program, Sproull is meeting quite a few, and ...

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Idaho’s rebounding beef industry raising the steaks (access required)

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“Beef, it’s what (should) be for dinner,” industry stakeholders are saying, calling on Idahoans to help bolster the state’s beef industry. Experts are touting Idaho’s beef industry recovery from the 2008 recession to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, but to more ...

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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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