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Author Archives: Dave Goins

Bogus Basin ski opening still on hold (access required)

Just how is the manager of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area doing when it’s Monday morning, Dec. 19, and ski season hasn’t opened yet? “I’m having another long day waiting for snow,” said Bogus general manager and president Mike Shirley. ...

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Surveillance cameras being installed on Boise buses (access required)

Relax, George Orwell fans. Although the Valley Regional Transit transportation authority – manager of ValleyRide – expects to have video surveillance cameras rolling on at least 45 of ValleyRide’s Boise buses by March, transit authority officials want the public to ...

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Multi-tenant office leasing deals red-hot in Meridian (access required)

Although there is no differentiation in market statistics between multi-tenant office leasing and business office park leasing in the Treasure Valley, data released by commercial real estate firm Colliers International shows at least one thing clearly: Meridian is red-hot. That ...

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Ex-BSU football standout now talks retirement planning (access required)

Carrying football terminology over to the financial advisory world, you might say that financial planners hit with “illegal procedure penalties” sometimes create image challenges for those actually working cleanly in the business world. That’s essentially the view of former Boise ...

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Deep pockets: Investors looking to multi-family apartment developments (access required)

Commercial property investors with deep pockets are increasingly moving toward large-scale investments in multi-family apartment developments in the Treasure Valley, according to one local real estate broker. Basically, more homeowners who are fleeing the financial fallout from the recent years’ ...

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Corporation founded in ’80s quietly helped create thousands of jobs (access required)

In the long shadows cast by marquee economic development efforts considered in Boise city government meetings during the 1980s, Treasure Valley Certified Development Corporation – later Capital Matrix, Inc. – was born and raised. Close to 30 years and more ...

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Eastern Idaho native first pursued TVCDC idea (access required)

Some news sources are quick to credit a small business committee at the Greater Boise Chamber of Commerce for developing and refining the Treasure Valley Certified Development Corporation idea during the early 1980s. But the original intellectual property credit actually ...

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Just what are certified development companies? (access required)

Other than being chartered through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program, what exactly are certified development companies? Here’s a definition from Samantha Damron, executive director of the Eastern Idaho Development Corp. in Pocatello, for what that particular CDC does: ...

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Micron almost triples business in China in fiscal 2010 (access required)

In the 1967 movie The Graduate, the one word of business advice confidentially imparted to young Benjamin Braddock – a role played by Dustin Hoffman – touted a commodity: plastics. Today, it looks like the best way to generally advise ...

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