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Qwest offers DSL service in Kimberly (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Qwest Communications International Inc. recently launched Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) broadband service in&#160Kimberly, near Twin Falls. The move follows Qwest’s upgrades to the local telecommunications network. Qwest sought to “provide residents in&#160Kimberly a service that can simplify ...

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Meridian P&Z mulls apts., Walgreens (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Meridian Planning & Zoning Commission has endorsed a multi-family housing development and set aside a proposed Walgreen’s drugstore for further review. Both projects are planned off Ten Mile Road. The commission endorsed the Silver Oaks Subdivision ...

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Preco Electronics sells Illinois facility (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT &#160 Preco Electronics, Inc., which produces vehicle communications systems for the commercial vehicle and heavy equipment industries, recently sold its Morton, Ill., contract manufacturing facility to Vansco Electronics, LP. Vansco designs and manufactures electronic systems and components ...

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Micron Foundation helps launch BSU Ph.D. (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT A $320,000 grant from the Micron Technology Foundation to Boise State University enables the BSU College of Engineering to start a doctorate program in computer and electrical engineering. The foundation challenged BSU to find additional partners to ...

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Meridian residents win Zions Bank contest (access required)

Teresa and Terry Zanders of Meridian won Zions Bank’s grand prize drawing for a $50,000 makeover of the home where they have lived since 1978. The Zanders’ name was selected at random during a bank-wide drawing from among several thousand ...

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Cooper Norman receives marketing award (access required)

CPA firm Cooper Norman received the top award at the Association for Accounting Marketing’s (AAM) annual conference held in Orlando, Fla, recently. Cooper Norman’s 2004 poster campaign was judged against international competition and awarded the best in its category, according ...

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Accountancy renewal period ends July 1 (access required)

Accountants licensed in the Gem State and those with practice privileges have less than two weeks to renew their licenses without incurring a $100 late fee, the Idaho State Board of Accountancy announced. Those who still need to renew can ...

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Univ. of Phoenix MBA students must find, solve business problems (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Students in a new MBA program at the University of Phoenix will be putting aside their textbooks to earn their degrees. Instead of answering problems identified in a textbook, students in the “problem-based learning” master’s of business ...

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Idacomm partners with Pa. firm on power-line broadband (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idacomm plans to beef up its Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) service, offered mainly to electric utilities, by partnering with a Pennsylvania company. Broadband Energy Networks, based in Upper Darby, Pa., markets a product called Uni-Plex to ...

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Boise Chamber opens Small Business Success Center (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has opened the Small Business Success Center, which combines an online business academy and the programs and resources of two organizations that lost federal funding. The SBSC plans to host networking ...

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