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

Study: Pets now outnumber kids in apartments

As apartment residents, pets can be problematic. They sometimes scratch floors and walls; they make noise, and they make other things. But rental property managers and owners who don’t allow pets in this day and age are missing out on ...

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A word with Scott Schoenherr of Rafanelli and Nahas (access required)

Scott Schoenherr is a partner and Boise director of Rafanelli and Nahas, one of the larger property owners in downtown Boise. Schoenherr is a Detroit-area native who started out as a football player at Michigan’s Northwood University, transferred to Michigan ...

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An Idaho housepainter with fans from Toronto to Tehran

Eagle house painter Chris Berry is recognized all the time in Home Depot. Restaurant waiters know who he is. Once, he was riding the subway in London at midnight when a stranger said, “You’re the Idaho house painter.” Fans know ...

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US adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 percent

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn’t enough to keep the ...

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Hawley Troxell acquires Idaho Falls firm (access required)

Idaho’s largest law firm, Hawley Troxell, just grew larger with the acquisition of a three-lawyer firm in eastern Idaho. The Boise-based Hawley Troxell said July 2 that it had added Bailey, Hahn & Jarman, effective July 1. In addition to ...

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A word with Curtis Fletcher of Prefab Logic (access required)

Curtis Fletcher is president and CEO of Prefab Logic, a Boise company that coordinates modular construction projects. Fletcher, who is trained as an architect, started his manufacturing career with the recreational vehicle company Fleetwood. In 2004, he founded a company ...

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Where sewage sludge is serious business

The topic of solid waste treatment rarely makes for an engaging presentation, but Ben Nydegger, the biosolids program manager for the city of Boise’s Public Works department, actually has a pretty interesting story to tell about what happens to what’s ...

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Environmental group appeals massive juniper removal in Idaho

An environmental group is challenging one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees that federal officials say will protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse and benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho. The Western Watersheds Project in an administrative appeal ...

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Hundreds will travel to Boise for site selector conference in 2020

Boise has been chosen as the location for a site selector conference that will draw about 400 people to the city in the fall of 2020. Thousands of people travel to Boise for conferences every year, but the Industrial Asset ...

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A word with Andy Propst of HomeRiver Group

Andy Propst is CEO of HomeRiver Group, a Meridian company that has acquired a half-dozen property management companies around the nation in the last two years and now manages nearly 5,000 rentals in 20 states. When Propst joined the company ...

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