Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

Boise Mobile Equipment increases fire truck production

A BME fire truck. Photo courtesy of BME

Boise Mobile Equipment, a Boise company that makes fire trucks for urban and wildland firefighting, is expanding into a larger space. The 27-year-old company was purchased in 2014, and the new owners have expanded its marketing and recently acquired two ...

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A word with Roger Quarles of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation (access required)

Roger Quarles, the executive director for the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation talks with a group from Teach for America during a luncheon Friday, August 11, 2017 in Boise.

Roger Quarles is a longtime educator who in 2014 became executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, a private organization run by the family of the supermarket founders Joe and Kathryn Albertson. The foundation focuses on improving ...

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Decades-old Hyde Park business to close


Certified Rug & Furniture Cleaners, a business that has occupied a central storefront space in Boise’s Hyde Park neighborhood space for 67 years, is closing. Owner Jerry Dunne has emptied out the 4,200-square-foot space that he owns on the neighborhood’s ...

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