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

Access Idaho’s payment app wins award (access required)

OnTheGo, a new app that lets Idaho government employees collect payments on their cell phones, has been named one of “30 innovations that mattered” in 2014 by GovLoop, a website that caters to U.S. government employees. The payment app, developed ...

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President of the Idaho Bankers Association to retire

Dawn Justice, president and CEO of the Idaho Bankers Association, will retire in April. She will be replaced by Trent Wright, who previously led the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association. Justice led the IBA for 11 years and notified the IBA ...

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Salt & Light buys stronger Twin Falls AM station (access required)

Catholic radio broadcaster Salt & Light Radio has added another Twin Falls AM frequency, buying 1270 AM from Locally Owned Radio in Twin Falls in an all-cash transaction. Salt & Light, based in Boise, will simulcast programming on its existing ...

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Boise’s iconic Linen Building is sold (access required)

The Linen Building events center in Boise has been sold by David Hale to undisclosed private investors. The new owners are now looking for retail, restaurant and office tenants. Hale said he sold the building in September but continued to ...

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Capital City Angel Fund adds three more local investments (access required)

In its first year, Boise’s $1.1 million Capital City Angel Fund has invested $350,000 in seven different companies, five of them with Treasure Valley connections. The angel investing fund recently announced three more investments, in divorce mediation technology company WeVorce, ...

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Boise asks Uber to stop charging for rides (access required)

The city of Boise issued a cease-and-desist order to Uber on Dec. 31, saying the app-based ride-sharing company violated its pact with the city to not charge customers while it was negotiating an operating agreement with the city. Any Uber ...

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New Ketchum hotel could open by 2016 (access required)

Aspen Skiing Co. will build a new 119-room hotel called the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum thanks in part to local and state tax incentives. The new hotel, close to Bald Mountain, has a targeted opening date of December 2016. The ...

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Commerce seeks to alter incentive program (access required)

The Idaho Department of Commerce is proposing a few small changes to the new Tax Reimbursement Incentive to make it more accessible in parts of the state with higher average wages. The proposed legislation, which has been sent to the ...

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ICCU launches Apple Pay (access required)

Idaho Central Credit Union is the first Idaho-based financial services company and one of the first nine credit unions in the U.S. to offer Apple Pay, the new, secure payment method available to people with the latest iPhone or iPad. ...

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