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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

Co-op faces lawsuits, drop in sales after salmonella outbreak (access required)

At least five lawsuits have been filed against the Boise Co-op over a salmonella outbreak that has led to 290 confirmed or suspected cases of illness since June 1. The outbreak was traced to bacteria at the Co-op’s deli, according ...

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Boise ed-tech company gains national reach (access required)

A Boise company’s education software is about to double its reach. Silverback Learning Solutions in Boise makes a learning achievement tracking software called Mileposts. The software will handle data for more than 300,000 students for this fall’s school year, up ...

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Stores prepare to upgrade credit card equipment (access required)

Merchants and businesses that take payments by swiping credit cards will need to add new equipment by October to avoid being held liable for any fraudulent charges they line up. Right now, those charges are covered by credit card issuers, ...

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Boise to get direct flights to Reno, Sacramento in the coming months (access required)

Alaska Airlines will fly daily between Boise and Reno starting in November, restoring direct flights between the two Intermountain West cities after Southwest Airlines ended the same route in 2012. Southwest, meanwhile, will offer weekday flights to Sacramento starting in ...

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Taco Bell Arena is getting a new video board (access required)

Boise State University’s Taco Bell Arena will have a new video board and digital displays installed before the start of college basketball season this fall. The projected $1.5 million project was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education June ...

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Meal Ticket raises money to fund growth (access required)

Meal Ticket, a Boise technology company that provides analytics and marketing support to food service distributors, has reported raising $674,623 in equity. Company CEO Wink Jones said that money will fund growth and execution of its services. “We’re still building ...

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NuMat plans bigger Idaho presence after reaching agreement with ISU (access required)

NuMat, a specialty materials fabrication and research and development firm based in Mississippi, will work with researchers at Idaho State University in Pocatello after signing a research and technology transfer agreement with school. The company will soon have employees and ...

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WOW Logistics adds dairy warehouse space in Jerome (access required)

WOW Logistics broke ground June 24 on a $16 million expansion to its warehouse space in Jerome. WOW provides third-party logistics for Davisco Foods International, the parent company of Jerome Cheese, which has its plant close to the warehouse space. ...

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Stability, education are key to economic growth, says governor (access required)

The most important thing lawmakers did in the 2015 legislative session was to increase funding for education, said Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch Otter. “The next generation of your products, your services and your ability to manage your businesses is sitting ...

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Apsey named athletic director at Boise State

Longtime Boise State University athletics administrator Curt Apsey is returning to the Broncos as athletic director, replacing Mark Coyle who left for Syracuse University. Apsey left Boise State last year to take the AD job at Carroll College in Montana. ...

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