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

Decades-old Hyde Park business to close

Certified Rug & Furniture Cleaners, a business that has occupied a central storefront space in Boise’s Hyde Park neighborhood space for 67 years, is closing. Owner Jerry Dunne has emptied out the 4,200-square-foot space that he owns on the neighborhood’s ...

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A word with Jerry Goodwin, CEO of Guerdon Industries (access required)

Jerry Goodwin is president and CEO of Guerdon Industries, the Boise-based modular building company that recently entered the modular hotel construction market. Goodwin, who studied plastics technology engineering at Western Washington University, spent 28 years in the aerospace industry before ...

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A word with Mary Nielson of Harmon Travel (access required)

Mary Nielson is a private travel agent at Harmon Travel, a Boise business with about 20 workers that started in 1957. Nielson gets a lot of questions about how the bricks-and-mortar travel business has managed to survive the advent of ...

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A word with Carrie Morgan, VP of culture and leadership at Lunchbox

Carrie Morgan holds the title of vice president of culture and leadership at Lunchbox, a waxing salon company that started in Boise in 2010 and now has 29 salons in 10 states. Morgan’s job is to create and maintain a ...

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Albertsons Companies acquires the meal kit delivery service Plated (access required)

The Boise-based grocer Albertsons Companies has acquired Plated, a New York-based meal kit delivery service that will start selling its meal kits in Albertsons stores. With 270,000 workers and more than 2,300 stores in 35 states, Albertsons is one of ...

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Boise-based Neurilink purchases Seattle company (access required)

Neurilink, a Boise company that provides video conferencing, interactive displays, digital signage and audio visual support to companies, has purchased Blue Sky Integrated Technologies of Seattle, Neurilink announced. The two companies will operate under the Neurilink brand, according to a ...

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The Car Park acquires North Carolina company

The Car Park, a Boise company that manages parking at dozens of Boise locations, at the Friedman Airport in Blaine County, and in other states, has purchased the North Carolina parking company McLaurin Parking. McLaurin is a 70-year-old family-owned company, ...

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A word with Shelby Bills of Graeber & Company (access required)

Shelby Bills is a managing owner at Graeber & Company, the venerable downtown Boise salon. Bills, who grew up in Meridian, started working at Graeber when she was 15, moving to a front desk job at 19, and bought a ...

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