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

Gynii Gilliam leaves Department of Commerce (access required)

Top Idaho Department of Commerce official Gynii Gilliam is leaving the state’s business agency. Gilliam was leading the department’s recently reconfigured business expansion division. The state agency is going through restructuring that included eliminating two top-level positions, though Director Jeff ...

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Financial institutions partnering to make fewer people ‘unbanked’ (access required)

Ten Idaho banks and credit unions will soon start offering classes that could help people who can’t get a checking account no longer be “unbanked.” The Bank On program, which launched in August in partnership with the United Way of ...

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San Francisco Fed president: Debt ceiling talk a dangerous game (access required)

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President and CEO John C. Williams told a crowd of lawmakers and business leaders in Boise that while the current government shutdown is affecting the U.S. economy, a potential default on the federal government’s ...

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Marketron expands into TV for mobile and message campaigns

Marketron, a Hailey-based business software company that caters to the media industry, has signed a television station owner, expanding beyond its foothold with radio stations. Marketron has announced a mulit-year deal with Post-Newsweek Stations, the broadcasting division of the Washington ...

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ITC speaker Belluzzo: It’s time to connect tech talent with investors and advisers (access required)

Former Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft executive Rick Belluzzo says smaller cities like Boise can improve their technology community by creating formal programs, such as accelerators, to connect startups with potential investors and mentors. Belluzzo, who will serve as the keynote speaker ...

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Kendall Auto Group adds Alaska dealership (access required)

Kendall Auto Group, which has corporate offices in Boise and owns car dealerships in Meridian and Lewiston, has bought Morrison Auto Group of Anchorage, a Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen dealership in Alaska’s capital city. Kendall already owns dealerships in three ...

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Idaho is nation’s biggest user of Treasury-backed lending program (access required)

Idaho banks and small businesses have used all $13.2 million the state received from the U.S. Treasury for a lending program that lowers the amount of collateral that businesses need for a loan. But the Idaho Housing and Finance Association ...

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Hupp: Airport will keep working for more Boise flights (access required)

After losing out on a federal grant that would have helped establish service between Boise and New York, the Boise Airport is scaling back its plans to get an East Coast destination, the airport director said. Instead, the Boise Airport ...

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