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

Local search company leveraging partnerships to grow (access required)

Locate Express, a Boise technology company that helps people find contractors and other service workers, is growing both in Boise and outside the state thanks to licensing deals and partnerships with businesses. After a successful deal with the Better Business ...

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Idaho Falls and Sun Valley—but not Boise—get grants for new flights (access required)

Airports in Idaho Falls and Hailey both received grants from the federal government that could open up new eastbound commercial air service, but the Boise Airport, which sought direct service to the East Coast, didn’t get a grant. Craig Davis, ...

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Banner Bank buying Home Federal (access required)

Banner Bank is buying Nampa-based Home Federal Bank in a deal with a $197 million aggregate value. Combined, the bank will have $5.2 billion in deposits across Idaho, Oregon and Washington, making it the fourth-largest bank based in the Northwest. ...

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More Tamarack land could soon be up for sale (access required)

Large portions of the Tamarack Resort could soon go up for a sheriff sale, as creditor Credit Suisse submitted a write of execution on Sept. 19 on most of the resort’s property. Several parts of Tamarack, an uncompleted resort near ...

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Analysts: Micron doing well after acquisition, competitor’s factory fire (access required)

Shares of Micron Technology stock have reached prices not seen since 2006, and analysts following the company say the Boise-based company has a strong competitive position among memory chip makers. Micron’s acquisition of Elpida Memory earlier this year is helping, ...

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Little Guy Local flips deal site model (access required)

Meaghan Humphrey is hoping her website Little Guy Local, a combination of a local deals, coupons and sweepstakes, will be a useful marketing tool for small businesses looking to get noticed. The site, right now aimed solely at Boise, is ...

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Horse Station adds Cushman Wakefield as broker (access required)

Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Real Estate Solutions has been brought on as the exclusive real estate brokerage firm and listing agent for The Horse Station at Cache Valley, a 167-acre, mixed-use project located near Preston on the Idaho-Utah border. The ...

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Flights between Nampa and Idaho Falls, Pocatello to launch in October (access required)

An executive air charter service will start offering direct flights between Nampa and Eastern Idaho on Oct. 8. AvCenter, based in Pocatello with a fixed base operator in Nampa, is planning to offer roundtrip flights between Pocatello and Idaho Falls ...

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Chicago-area packaging corporation acquires Boise Inc.

The Chicago-area Packaging Corporation of America has agreed to acquire Boise Inc. for $1.99 billion, including $714 million of Boise Inc.’s outstanding debt, this year. PCA announced Sept. 16 that it will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of ...

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