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

Meridian company makes Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing companies

A Meridian company that provides background screening services for employers has placed No. 198 on Inc. Magazine‘s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the country. Inc. said Verified First, which started in 2013 and now has 103 employees, has ...

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A word with Mike Sumpter of Boise State University’s Venture College (access required)

Mike Sumpter is the new executive director of the Boise State University Venture College, an off-campus program for students who want to start their own business or nonprofit. Students can take part in the four-year-old Venture College for credit or ...

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The number of eclipse-goers to expect is still anyone’s guess (access required)

Among the many, many interesting human endeavors thrown into a spotlight by the upcoming total solar eclipse – the Today show snafu that seemingly omitted the very existence of Idaho in the path of the eclipse;  the helicopter company offering ...

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Redline Recreational Toys expands in McCall, east Boise (access required)

The Meridian-based Redline Recreational Toys is expanding, with new locations at Lucky Peak and in McCall. The company in March bought the assets of a business called Outdoor Adventures on Warm Springs Avenue and held the lease on the Spring ...

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Graeber and Company will open satellite salon on the Boise Bench (access required)

The storied Graeber & Company salon, a fixture in downtown Boise for more than half a century, is opening a satellite salon in the former Rapunzel salon on the Boise Bench. Graeber will hold a grand opening at its new ...

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Bonners Ferry land protected by state, Nature Conservancy (access required)

About 300 acres of forest and wildlife habitat at the foot of Hall Mountain near Bonners Ferry in northern Idaho has been conserved by The Nature Conservancy and the Idaho Department of Lands. The Hall Creek Forest property was purchased ...

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Taking time off from work takes a leap of faith

While some workers worldwide dedicate weeks and even months to summer vacations, most Americans barely manage a week away from work, and some spend that time beholden to a smartphone. According to a nonprofit called Project Time Off that tracks ...

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A word with Jamie Scott of Mill 95 (access required)

Jamie Scott is the founder and manager of Mill 95, a hops processing and storage facility that her family-owned company is building on Highway 95 near Greenleaf about 40 minutes west of downtown Boise. Scott is the former executive director ...

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Hawley Troxell, Moffatt Thomas law firms join forces (access required)

Idaho business law firms Hawley Troxell and Moffatt Thomas have joined forces to create a 75-lawyer firm called Hawley Troxell that will operate out of Hawley Troxell’s offices in the Wells Fargo building in Boise. The agreement, effective August 1, ...

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