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Columnist’s love of teaching started in the Navy

A frequent contributor to the Idaho Business Review since 2004 will now be a much more frequent contributor. Dan Bobinski’s “Workplace Excellence” column may now be read each week in the Focus section of the IBR, or online. Bobinski is ...

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Locate Express: a business based on efficiency (access required)

Doug Joseph is a self-employed local investor and man of ideas who comes from a long line of enterprising people. “I think about a lot of ways of making things better,” he said. One of the most recent ideas churning ...

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Comraderie, service top list of priorities at Elite Edge Engineers (access required)

Lisa Vernon’s motivation for starting her own engineering firm was to create a work environment that suited her. “The impetus was that I’ve gone from company to company, and I thought, ‘I’ve yet to find an engineering firm with a ...

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Roles reverse when employee buys awards business (access required)

Lori Reading once worked for Elizabeth Reisch, owner of A/J Awards in Nampa. For seven years, Boisean Reading made the daily commute to Canyon County for her job at the awards company. Now Reisch works part time for Reading, who ...

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AARP state director examines Idaho seniors’ top concerns

Jim Wordelman has been the state director of AARP Idaho for more than five years. In a phone interview May 24, he answered questions about the top priorities of the 50-and-over population in the Gem State, as well as general ...

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Entrepreneurs purchase Pie Hole concept license (access required)

“Shut your pie hole” may be contemporary argot for telling somebody to stifle it, but a group of entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley is eager to do just the opposite: open a lot more Pie Holes. Pie Hole is the ...

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One of Idaho’s newest crops helps feed state’s economy (access required)

“We have been found,” said Gregg Alger, sounding more like a lost hunter than the owner of Huston Vineyards on Chicken Dinner Road in Caldwell. Alger was referring to the still-burgeoning Idaho wine industry and the work Moya Shatz, executive ...

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From Boise, HugeMagnet rep draws clients to SEO firm (access required)

With a car, a home office, a cell phone and an Internet connection, Darin Stubbs has been working since February as the director of business development in the Boise area for HugeMagnet, a California-based search engine optimization company. Stubbs said ...

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