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

Boise Hawks make stadium, staffing upgrades (access required)

Baseball fans who go to a Boise Hawks game this summer will likely see more staff on hand, a new purple tent on the third base line patio, and a blimp providing shade for fans on the first base line. ...

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Longtime state senator picked to lead Insurance Department (access required)

Dean Cameron, who has been elected to the Idaho Senate 13 times, will be the director of the Idaho Department of Insurance starting June 15. Cameron, who also runs an insurance company in Rupert, replaces Bill Deal, who retired at ...

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Hailey Airport reopens (access required)

The passenger terminal at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey reopened on May 21 after being closed for close to a month as part of an airport reconfiguration project. Work on the $34 million project will continue until the end of ...

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Nelson School Supply to close as owners retire (access required)

Nelson School Supply in downtown Boise will be going out of business in the next month as owners Ric and Jeri Lu Nelson retire. The shop has been in downtown Boise for more than 75 years, selling school uniforms, letter jackets, ...

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QB Solutions is expanding, moving (access required)

Bookkeeping and property management company QB Solutions has outgrown its small building on Americana Boulevard and is moving to a larger space at 14th and Jefferson streets. The new space will have more room for the company’s increased workforce and ...

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Goodie Girl Golf is expanding its accessories line (access required)

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dupay is expanding her line of golf accessories targeted at young girls, branching out from a ball maker affixed to a headband into reversible apparel. Dupay started golfing when she was 7 and now, with the help of ...

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Montana Community Development partners with Capital Matrix (access required)

Montana Community Development Corp., which provides small business loans and tax credit financing, has started a strategic partnership with Capital Matrix, a fellow nonprofit financial services organization that specializes in small business loans. Montana CDC has been doing deals in ...

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This drone gives smartphones a birds-eye view of the world (access required)

A Sandpoint company that’s already raised over $100,000 on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for a new drone is back with a new model that makes a smartphone the brains and eyes of a drone. The PhoneDrone, developed by xCraft, has ...

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Rediscovered Books to expand as neighbor Lux moves (access required)

Rediscovered Books will increase its footprint by 50 percent in downtown Boise, and is offering store credit and discounts for customers who help with crowdfunding to cover renovation costs. The bookstore is adding a second entrance and more space by ...

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SBA administrator: economy, low rates, good lenders spurring loan growth (access required)

The U.S.  Small Business Administration is going on the road this summer to help Pacific Northwest businesses take advantage of programs that could lead to federal contracts. “If you’ve got a firm here that’s got a product or service that ...

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