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

Futura Title & Escrow buys Oregon-based AmeriTitle (access required)

The parent company of Alliance Title and Escrow Corp. purchased AmeriTitle Inc. for an undisclosed amount on April 1. The combined title and escrow company will have more than 600 employees working in 73 offices in five states. Both AmeriTitle ...

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Venture College garnering interest from BSU students (access required)

Boise State University students have until April 12 to apply for Venture College, the university’s new non-credit program that will prepare students to launch businesses. Program director Kevin Learned said he’s received strong interest from students, some of whom might ...

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Project update: Lucky Fins in Boise (access required)

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill is starting renovations on its new location at Boise’s Grove Plaza, at the former Brick Oven Bistro location. An interior demolition has started while plans for the finished space are still being finalized. “We’re going to ...

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Nine more Moxie Javas rebranding as Caffe Capri (access required)

Boise will soon have more Caffe Capri coffee shops, as at least seven current Moxie Java locations will switch brands and coffee ingredients in the first two weeks of April. In addition, a Moxie Java in a shopping center on ...

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Trader Joe’s deal took years to put together (access required)

Trader Joe’s announced new location in Boise came after years of talks with the grocery store about expanding to Idaho. The grocery store, known for its eclectic, private-label food, will open a 13,000-square-foot store in downtown Boise on the corner ...

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Hire One no more: business tax credit doesn’t get Senate hearing (access required)

A job tax credit touted in Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State speech that easily passed the Idaho House has stalled since moving over to the Senate. That dead-end means a tax credit for adding new employees ...

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Echelon expands to downtown

Echelon Fine Home, a furniture and design store, has opened its second, larger location in downtown Boise. Co-owner Amy Foster Davis started the furniture store in a small, 1,000-square-foot shop inside Budget Blinds in Meridian in 2010, but demands for ...

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Turning a home remodel into a tax break (access required)

As Joe Levitch surveyed a kitchen remodel in Boise’s Warm Springs Mesa, one of his first tasks wasn’t plotting where to put new cabinets, but what to do with the old ones. Levitch was talking with Ted Reiff, president of ...

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Micron posts $286 million in quarterly losses (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. posted quarterly losses of $286 million, which is slightly larger than losses in the previous quarter and a year ago. The company posted stronger sales and a higher gross margin, with large non-operating losses connected in part ...

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Project Update: Vision Charter School (access required)

Framing is complete on the new, 23,500-square-foot project for Vision Charter School in Caldwell. The project will include a classroom and administration building as well as a library/media center, multipurpose room and gymnasium. Seepage bed plans are being revised, but ...

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