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

Brewforia looking to move Meridian location (access required)

Brewforia Beer Market owner Rick Boyd has big plans for his Meridian bottle shop and restaurant, including a new location, expansion, and franchising. Boyd said he wants to stay close to the current location in Meridian, the corner of Overland ...

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Project Update: Boise City Hall (access required)

Structural improvements to Boise City Hall, to better protect the building from earthquakes and fires, should be finished by December, while remodeled city council chambers will be completed in early 2013. The $6.8 million project is under budget, with most ...

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Coldwater Creek announces reverse split to avoid stock delisting

Coldwater Creek, a women’s clothing retailer based in Sandpoint, announced a 1-4 reverse split of its common stock Sept. 25. The split will take place before trading begins on Oct. 4. Coldwater Creek’s board of directors approved the split in ...

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CSI close to breaking ground on $8 million tech building (access required)

The College of Southern Idaho expects to soon take bids on a new building that will put many of its technology programs under one roof. The $8.5 million Applied Technology and Innovation Center is targeted to open for classes in ...

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Project update: Icon Credit Union

Work will start in mid-October on Icon Credit Union’s fifth Treasure Valley location. The new 3,500-square-foot branch will have a drive-thru lane and full banking services, including mortgage and consumer lending. “We’re looking for another area to serve our membership,” ...

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Emergency gear company expanding in Idaho (access required)

Guardian Survival Gear, a wholesaler of emergency survival kits and equipment, will move its warehouse to Boise and has expansion plans that could triple its Idaho workforce in the next few years. Guardian Survival Gear manufactures, packages and sells survival ...

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Boise Airport doesn’t get grant for flights, but is repaving a runway (access required)

The Boise Airport won’t be getting air service to Sun Valley or the southeastern U.S. in the near future. The airport was turned down for a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that would be been used ...

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Governor’s budget chief Hammon to lead contractors’ group

Wayne Hammon, the head of the Idaho Division of Financial Management, will step down on Sept. 28 to become the executive director of the Idaho Associated General Contractors. He replaces Mark Dunham, who suffered a stroke early in 2012 and ...

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Pro hockey lockout dooms preseason game in Boise (access required)

The CenturyLink Arena in has been promoting a Sept. 25 exhibition game between the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild, but a lockout by NHL players scuttled the game being hosted by the minor league Idaho Steelheads. The ...

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ProService hiring 110 for call center holiday work

ProService, which opened a call center in Meridian last year, wants to hire 110 more workers by Thanksgiving to meet holiday demands for artificial Christmas trees and other decorations. The company currently has 70 call center workers. ProService, which provides ...

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