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

Need paralegal training? Look elsewhere, says professional association

The board of the Idaho Association of Paralegals never recommends any of the state’s training programs to those who want to enter the trade. When callers ask which schools to attend for a paralegal course, board members advise looking online ...

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Shaping walls, dispelling myths: Sun Valley builders work to restore hemp’s good name (access required)

Hemp construction is receiving a boost in Sun Valley from two companies that are promoting it as a breathable, biodegradable, fire-resistant and recyclable alternative to traditional building materials. Blake Eagle, a longtime builder and the owner of Blake Eagle Construction ...

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New tools are a game-changer for designers and builders (access required)

When Kent Hanway and John Maulin, principals at CSHQA, were studying architecture at the University of Idaho in the mid-1980s, they did most of their work by hand, drafting in pencil on sheets of tracing paper. Computer-assisted drafting, or CAD, ...

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Boise’s Haute Shot expands line, looks into tennis attire (access required)

Two sisters who started a golf attire company last year in Boise are expanding their business and looking into designs for tennis wear as well. J.J. Winters and Julie Suitter launched Haute Shot Golf in December 2012. The Boise company ...

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E-cigarettes prompt new questions for health-focused employers

Most employers have figured out how to fit tobacco use into their human resource rules, wellness plans and health insurance incentives. But plenty are still working on their policies regarding electronic cigarettes, which deliver flavored nicotine-infused liquid through vapor. The ...

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Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should

Things were pretty quiet when I stopped by the state Department of Employment this week to see how a recruiting fair for an Alaska seafood company was going. In the room set aside for Icicle Seafoods, Inc., there were just ...

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Big summer ahead in Idaho for rules on remote medical practice

Efforts to set up guidelines for remote medical services in Idaho are gathering momentum this summer, with the formation of a new state Telehealth Council in June and an important conference on telehealth planned in August. Doctors, administrators, and regulators ...

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A word with Steve Hanson of Syringa Construction: ‘We’re back to the same values we had at the height of the market.’ (access required)

Steve Hanson came to the homebuilding industry after working a stint at the National Cash Register Corp. in Seattle, moving to Holland Realty in Boise, and then working with TOK Commercial and Group One Real Estate in Boise. Now he’s ...

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Q & A: Doug Dammrose of Mountain Health CO-OP (access required)

Doug Dammrose is executive director of Mountain Health CO-OP, a nonprofit health insurance company in Eagle that is gearing up to start offering insurance on the Idaho health insurance exchange this fall. Health CO-OPs were created by the Affordable Care ...

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A business education for a changing world

Millennials, a group entering the workforce after a hard lesson in recession economics, look for jobs and projects that have meaning, not just a paycheck. Four Boise-based ones who have started a new business with help from the Venture College ...

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