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Engineer’s hobby pays off at the pump — Focus (access required)

With a 2001 Saturn SL1 purchased for $3,800 at Nampa Kia, Micron engineer Ernie Hamilton managed to average 53.5 miles per gallon on a recent round trip to Seattle averaging a speed of 60-65 miles per hour. He had as ...

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Welcome mat’s out at Boise Guest House (access required)

Coming to Boise? Looking for a place to stay? Try the newly opened Boise Guest House at 614 N. Fifth St. Owner Eve-Marie Bergren purchased an 1895, two-story former residence in downtown Boise, refurbished it with eco-friendly materials and now ...

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Ensuring computers (almost) never fail — Focus (access required)

Rebecca Yeager is the general manager of Treasure Valley IT in Boise. The company helps businesses keep their computers up and running and free of worms, viruses or other problems. She answered the following questions about what businesses – especially ...

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Money in the bank: HSAs – One option for meeting health care expenses — Focus (access required)

Putting the consumer in the driver’s seat is key to Michael Berry’s vision of providing affordable health care. Berry is the chief executive officer of Boise-based American Health Value, a health savings account administrator. HSAs became an option in health ...

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More than medicine: Ladd Family Pharmacy offers services meant to prevent illness and educate the patient (access required)

Elaine Ladd is trained and experienced in the pharmaceutical trade; her husband Kip has sharp business management skills. Working as a team, the couple launched Ladd Family Pharmacy at 1109 S. Broadway Ave. next to KeyBank. The grand opening was ...

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The WineKeeper sells space for storage of aging beverage (access required)

Think about it for a second. What kinds of things generally end up in a cellar? Boxes, items that might be used someday but have no immediate purpose but to gather dirt, dust and cobwebs? In 2007, Garrett and Brett ...

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What makes a good entrepreneur? — Focus (access required)

The IBR asked successful business people in the area, “What makes a good entrepreneur?” This is what they had to say: 1. Make principle-based decisions. Everyone always asks me. “What’s the key to success?” Bottom line: there is none. There ...

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