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A note from the editor Jan. 7

Hello 2022 — with your promise of new challenges, but also new opportunities.  In this first edition of the new year, Idaho Business Review (IBR) touched base with several industry stakeholders to ask about what they are preparing for and hope to succeed in. Construction: ...

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Year in Review: Rebounding continues thru banks, credit unions, government  (access required)

“Rebound” was the word of the year for financial institutions and many of their stakeholders last year, especially coming out of 2020.  Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans made a second appearance in the millions early in the year. Financial experts regularly reviewed ...

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A note from the editor Dec. 31

The question “What just happened” hit me so acutely when thinking about 2021 coming to a close. Despite a continuing global pandemic (sorry, can’t help but mention it), a tumultuous political climate and figurative and literal growing pains, Idaho has a lot of ...

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Idaho tech charges forward into 2022  (access required)

This time last year, nearly to the day, we ran in the Idaho Business Review a look back on Idaho’s technology industry titled “Technology was a bright spot: Year in Review 2020.”  Today, with 2020 becoming 2021, that sentiment is still relevant.  Technology, ...

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories made headlines in Idaho all year long (access required)

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is well known throughout Idaho for its manufacturing and expertise in technology, being a large employer in the Lewiston and Moscow areas, and, recently, for its making Idaho Business Review headlines. SEL, led by Edmund Schweitzer ...

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Did you know these companies are based in Idaho?

What does it take to stay in business in the Treasure Valley…as the valley itself expands, as customer preferences change and as new technology is developed? Local business owners are saying embracing the community is key — whether that is building ...

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A note from the editor Dec. 24

Happy holidays to you and your loved ones from us at Idaho Business Review! It’s a special time when many, including us, slow down our daily work routines to spend time with friends, family, maybe some snow projects…but if you find ...

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U of I students gain hands-on legal experience through partnership with Jesse Tree on eviction cases  (access required)

Though not out of law school, five University of Idaho students are already making an entrance in the legal profession, and Jesse Tree is receiving help with its many eviction cases. This September, Jesse Tree partnered with the University of Idaho (U of ...

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Idaho, national stakeholders create industrial infrastructure cybersecurity apprenticeship program  (access required)

Two Idaho institutions have joined a consortium with some national partners to address workforce needs in industrial infrastructure cybersecurity. Idaho State University (ISU) and the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) have partnered with Siemens Energy Inc. and other ...

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‘Disruptive:’ Idaho nonprofit associations now offering health care option to members (access required)

A “disruptive” health care organization and two nonprofit associations are partnering to offer a competitive advantage to their small business stakeholders, among other benefits. Representatives from FARE Idaho — which serves agriculture, restaurants and food and/or beverage establishments — and ...

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