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A small town credit union with a big heart (access required)

Valerie Guenther confesses that when she started her job at the local credit union 33 years ago, she didn’t even know what a credit union was. At that time, there were only two employees – her and the manager. She ...

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Teacher launches learning-based business (access required)

Longtime teacher Cindi Elliott is now on the other end of the learning curve – she’s trying to gain all the knowledge she can about being a successful business owner. Earlier this month, she and her husband Bryan started a ...

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Community medical clinic faced budget shortfall but still came out ahead (access required)

Late last year, the Garden City Community Clinic faced the possibility of turning away many of the low-income, uninsured patients who came to rely upon its services. In a December press release, Steven Reames, executive director of Genesis World Mission, ...

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Businesswoman starts medical coding, compliance firm (access required)

Compliance with federal regulations is something all businesses need to be up to speed on. But with passage of health care reform legislation last year, doctors’ offices and hospitals received new burdens to deal with. Jana Gill of Gill Compliance ...

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Siblings pool funds, open pizza business (access required)

Consider your brothers and sisters, the siblings you battled with, tattled on and fought for. Now imagine years later going into business with them. That’s what Tracy Cavin, Christi Brown and Rob Beck are doing with the planned grand opening ...

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Nampa airport still a bustle of activity in valley (access required)

Nampa Municipal Airport, located near Garrity Boulevard, is an essential part of Idaho’s airport system and a fundamental ingredient in the valley’s economic mix. To live near the airport is to hear a steady stream of plane engines accelerating for ...

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Signe Hart takes on business challenge – and Boston Marathon (access required)

Signe Hart looks the picture of health, well dressed in workout clothing. A lifelong fitness and nutrition enthusiast, she recently took on one of her biggest challenges – running in the 2011 Boston Marathon on April 18 at age 49. ...

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For business partners, it’s both what AND who you know (access required)

When you get laid off from work, it helps to have extensive knowledge of an industry, 30 years worth of contacts in the community and a good friend with money to invest. Sheldon LeBow got the axe from his longtime ...

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