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Brant Schlaich wants people to dig those ‘Good Floatations’ (access required)

With financial help from his family, Brant Schlaich, 23, purchased 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt for around $600 and a used flotation tank made by a company called Oasis Relaxation for $7,500. With the salt, tank and some water, he ...

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Company thrives on repairing others’ damages (access required)

“We specialize in something that doesn’t happen to any one person very often,” said Nick Bradshaw, Idaho division manager of Belfor Property Restoration in Boise. Bradshaw formerly owned Service Team of Professionals in Boise but sold the company to Belfor, ...

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New business was born from fire and infirmity (access required)

In a span of three months in 2008, Brooke Linville experienced a tsunami of troubles. She and her husband lost their home in the Oregon Trail Heights fire, her face was paralyzed from Bell’s palsy, and it was later determined ...

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Apex helps businesses find change methodologies (access required)

Brian Russell once worked for Microsoft, first in Reno, then in Boise. It was through a contact made while working with that corporate behemoth that he came to be a one-man branch of a company called Apex Performance Solutions. Russell ...

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Hospice team brings complementary skills to care (access required)

People in hospice care have three basic needs: physical, emotional and spiritual. But because a nurse isn’t necessarily schooled in spiritual counseling and a social worker trained to give emotional support isn’t licensed to perform medical tasks, it becomes essential ...

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Chris Reeve Knives a cut above others (access required)

The government of South Africa sought out Chris Reeve in his youth, summoning him to fight for his country. Though he answered the call, Reeve didn’t feel fully equipped for the task. “I needed a decent knife to go around ...

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Company seeks to help newcomers to area (access required)

“If you jump on a plane and come to Boise, how do you set up shop?” asked Leonard Loewen, co-owner with Ryan Litke of a new company called All Inclusive Relocation. The two men believe they have the answer for ...

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Ex-educator starts business to teach ‘from outside’ (access required)

Matt Gresham left the educational system earlier this year to impact the lives of students the way he wants. He felt stifled, he said, in his attempts to help youth while working as a teacher and administrator. “After 11 years ...

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Joan Myrick put in her 5,000 hours – for free (access required)

Ask Joan Myrick her age and she replies, “I’m 79. Closer to 80.” For the past 17 years, Myrick has given freely of her time to help patients, their families, and staff at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell. She ...

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