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Two Women’s Business Center leaders take jobs at Zions Bank (access required)

Sheila Spangler, manager of the Idaho Women’s Business Center, and Karen Appelgren, Women’s Business Center business development specialist, have accepted positions at Zions Bank, according to Karan Tucker, executive director of Mountain States Group. Mountain States Group, the nonprofit under ...

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Report: Idaho saw more acres burned last year than any other state (access required)

Wildfires burned more acreage in Idaho – 1.66 million acres – last year than in any other state, according to an Oct. 10 report from the national information service CoreLogic. But despite the large number of acres burned, Idaho sustained ...

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Shootings raise awareness of workplace security concerns (access required)

Reports of several mass shootings this year have raised awareness of danger in the workplace. While it’s impossible to prepare fully for violence, security companies and police say the proper training can help managers reduce the risk. There have been ...

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A policy on cell phones and driving is good for business (access required)

One of the largest commercial auto claims George Dahlinger has seen come across his desk came from an accident caused by a cell phone. An on-the-job driver dropped his cell phone, “and while reaching for it, hit a woman in ...

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Idaho Nonprofit Center director retiring this year

The Idaho Nonprofit Center is looking for a new executive director, as Executive Director Lynn Hoffmann will retire at the end of this year. “As a board we’re so sad … but we’ve got a national search on to replace ...

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Government is closed, but business is open

The government has shut down, which means Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, both of which draw tourist traffic to eastern Idaho, are closed. According to The Associated Press, thousands of disgruntled tourists are being turned away from park entries, ...

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Researchers find ways to reuse agricultural byproducts (access required)

The City of Milwaukee caused a stir earlier this month when the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the city will try using cheese brine – a byproduct of the cheese-making process – as part of its road deicing strategy this ...

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Idahoans appreciate their wine

If you’ve lived in Idaho long, you know the state is gung-ho on promoting local goods and services. Campaigns like Buy Idaho, Idaho Preferred and Think Boise First remind us frequently that, population-wise, we may be small potatoes, but potatoes ...

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