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

Where the black hats meet the white hats

MacKenzie Brown ended up in her job as a cybersecurity researcher by accident. Once an aspiring actress, she went to Boise State as a theater major and then got a job with the state Department of Labor as an information ...

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New Micron CEO sees a bright future for the Boise-based company

Sanjay Mehrota, the new president and CEO at Micron Technology, Inc., introduced himself to Boise July 27 with a story from his days as a student in India. Mehrota had been admitted to the University of California, Berkeley, but he’d ...

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A haven for out-of-the-classroom learners

An unusual pair of entrepreneurs in Garden City will be taking their vegetable oil-powered pickup to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August to see if they can repeat their 2011 feat of breaking a record for speed. Six years ago, ...

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Traditional lodgings, modern marketing (access required)

Just a few decades ago, most people knew what the storied western lifestyle looked like. TV programs like Gunsmoke contained all the ingredients of the typical western, such as horses, cowboys, wide-open spaces, and nights around the campfire. Thanks to ...

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New lodging is enlarging the experience for Idaho visitors

When it comes to real estate and construction in Idaho, there probably isn’t a larger story than lodging. The number of hotel rooms in Idaho hit a plateau for several years during the recession. Boise, the state’s largest city, went ...

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Turning a dream into a way of life

The Idaho Songwriter’s Association has grown from a handful of participants when it started in 2010 to 6,000 now, and it arranges about 175 performances a year. It owes this growth to four people who joined forces as strangers to ...

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Big ideas, small houses

Dana Zuckerman has done a lot of explaining since she decided to put four very small houses on one third-acre lot in the far reaches of Boise’s North End. The houses, three with one bedroom and one with two bedrooms, ...

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