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Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

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

Thrift stores change with the times

Idaho technology companies aren’t the only ones looking to Silicon Valley for inspiration. Two years ago, a team of leaders from the Idaho Youth Ranch, which helps pay for its social services programs through revenues from its two dozen second-hand ...

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A word with Lee Gientke about real estate capital (access required)

Lee Gientke is the managing partner at Pontifex Capital, a Boise firm that develops and manages real estate and serves as a real estate-focused private equity firm. Geintke was a history major at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where ...

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A word with Eric Davis of Retail West (access required)

Commercial real estate developer Eric Davis grew up near Cleveland and studied construction technology and business at Ferris State University in Michigan. He spent six months working as an engineer in a power plant before moving in 1978 to Homart, ...

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A word with Ryan Stoa of Concordia University Law School (access required)

Ryan Stoa is a lawyer who teaches property law, administrative law, natural resources law and environmental law at Concordia University Law School in Boise. Stoa grew up in Minnesota, spending summers with his mother’s family in France, before studying international ...

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This is what progress looks like

When I started working at IBR in 2010, there were so many empty parking spaces in BoDo that you could have parked a semitruck and trailer parallel to the sidewalk on Broad Street at midday. Back then, positive business stories ...

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A word with Diane Bevan, first CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Diane Bevan is the first full-time CEO of the 11-year-old Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Nampa-based networking organization. The chamber has 125 members and a 14-member board; Bevans is its only employee. Bevans, a native of Nowata, Oklahoma, was ...

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Albertsons reports year-over-year financial improvement

The Boise-based Albertsons Companies, Inc. on July 16 reported improved results for its fiscal first quarter. Albertsons posted a quarterly loss of $17.7 million for the 16 weeks ended June 16, compared with a loss of $204.9 million a year ...

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