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

Kling named permanent Nampa Chamber leader

Debbie Kling has shed the interim label and was named the permanent president and CEO of the Nampa Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17. Kling became the interim leader in August, when longtime president and CEO Georgia Bowman retired. Kling ...

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Project Update: West Valley Medical Center

Construction started Oct. 2 at West Valley Medical Center’s four-story, 91,500-square-foot  office building in Caldwell. The $15 million facility will house some of West Valley’s physicians and medical services, including a dedicated employer wellness clinic and an education center to ...

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Infill apartments planned for 15th and Bannock (access required)

Southern California developers have purchased a vacant block near downtown Boise with plans to build a mixed use residential development. The project would add more market-rate apartments, which new owner LocalConstruct hopes will appeal to people that want to live ...

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Airport gets $500,000 to increase service to Salt Lake City (access required)

The Magic Valley Regional Airport only provides commercial flights to Salt Lake City, but in the next year it could get more service to that regional hub. This summer, the airport received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of ...

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Del Taco coming to the Boise Bench

Del Taco, a Mexican fast food restaurant, will get a second Boise location. Area franchisee Craig Allen plans to build a new 2,285-square-foot, one-story building with a drive through lane on the Bench. City officials have not yet approved all ...

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Banks, borrowers using federal collateral for loans (access required)

Cordy Rost needed to expand the frozen-food packaging company he co-owns in Canyon County, but he ran smack into the recession hangover. The land he wanted to use as collateral for his construction loan had lost so much value, his ...

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Contractor sues over Grandview solar plant (access required)

A construction company with a $20 million contract for work on a proposed Idaho solar plant is suing the plant owners, saying it hasn’t been paid for $900,000 worth of work on the Idaho plant. The 20-megawatt Grandview PV Solar ...

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Project Update: College of Western Idaho (access required)

Framing is completed on a building that will house the College of Western Idaho’s library, medical clinic and early childhood education program. Construction crews are in the process of sheeting the exterior walls and rooms. Dave Evans Construction is building ...

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Remodeled Boise Mormon temple opening its doors (access required)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has finished a multi-million dollar remodel of its Boise temple and will open the religious site up to visitors on Oct. 13. The renovated temple had been closed since July 2011, while ...

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Meridian Chick fil-A opening Oct. 25 (access required)

The Treasure Valley will get its second Chick fil-A restaurant later this month, as a location in Meridian Town Center is set to open Oct.25. The 4,800-square-foot restaurant will have two drive-thru lanes, a patio and a larger menu than ...

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