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

Sun Valley moves away from foreign workers (access required)

A few years ago, it seemed all the staff at Sun Valley Resort hailed from a foreign country. Young servers in the resort’s restaurants and on the mountain often wore tags with their place of origin, and those places were ...

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Applications pour in for seasonal ski jobs (access required)

So many people are looking for seasonal ski area work in northern Idaho that Schweitzer Mountain Resort didn’t even hold its annual job fair this year. Applications poured in anyway. Schweitzer, near Sandpoint, fills about 700 positions in the wintertime, ...

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Meridian log and timber home maker joins with Canadian company

A Meridian-based log and timber frame home maker is joining forces with a Canadian company. Precision Craft Log & Timber Homes will be combined with Riverbend Timber Framing and Insulspan SIPS, an operation of PFB Corp. of Calgary, Alberta., said ...

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Boise City Council approves $15,000 for anti-panhandling campaign

UPDATED: Boise will spend $25,000 on a campaign to discourage panhandling and steer handouts to local non-profits instead. The city tested its proposed Have a Heart Give Smart Boise campaign this summer. The campaign used leaflets and posters to advise shoppers ...

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Idaho-based electric lineworkers college expands to Texas

Talk about major transmission line plans has Mike Hennessey, president of campus operations for Northwest Lineman College, in Kuna, feeling good about being in the electric transmission business. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts the country will need almost 60,000 ...

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Health industry leaders speak out (access required)

With a collective 122 years of hospital leadership between them, Joe Morris, Ed Dahlberg and Steve Millard jokingly referred to themselves as “the three wise men” when IBR sat down with them Oct. 28 to talk about the challenges facing ...

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Auto body painters face new $1,500 air quality permit

When the Department of Environmental Quality came to town in April to tell body shop owners about a new air quality permit for auto painters, David Tuttle, owner of Coachman Auto Body in Coeur d’Alene, was the first to apply ...

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Boise anti-poverty group given $125,000 grant (access required)

A Boise non-profit that helps entrepreneurs start and run successful businesses has won a $125,000 grant to help strengthen green businesses. Microenterprise Training & Assistance, or META, will receive $125,000 in January from Northwest Area Foundation, a St. Paul, Minn., ...

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