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Fisher's names Chris Taylor CEO, president (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Fisher’s, the major office-equipment dealer based in Garden City, recently named Chris Taylor president and CEO. He succeeds Gregg Alger, who served as CEO for 13 years and recently sold his interest in the company. Board Chairman ...

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Ex-Fred Meyer exec named grocery CEO by Albertsons' buyers (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT A former Fred Meyer Inc. CEO will run Albertsons’ grocery operations, the group buying Albertsons Inc. said last week. Robert Miller served as CEO of Portland-based Fred Meyer from 1991 until Kroger Co. acquired Fred Meyer in ...

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Idaho maintains pace as third fastest growing state in nation (access required)

IBR Staff Report Idaho continues to be the third fastest growing state in the country, according to information released by the U.S. Census Bureau. It grew by 2.4 percent last year lagging behind only Nevada and Arizona. Population grew nationally ...

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Idaho engineers earn ACEC awards (access required)

IBR Staff Report Idaho engineers were honored earlier this month for their achievements during the annual Idaho Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. Sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho, representing the consulting engineers of the state, the ...

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Chamber hosts Ada County growth address (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Regional growth issues affecting Ada County will be discussed at the second annual State of the County Address from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 15 at The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise. County-elected officials plan to discuss ...

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Gov. proclaims March 20-24 Entrepreneurship Week (access required)

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne proclaimed the week of March 20-24 Entrepreneurship Week to celebrate Idaho’s rich history of entrepreneurialism and to encourage future innovators to launch their businesses here. The week will include an international student business plan competition and the ...

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Coldwater Creek earnings jump for quarter, year (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Coldwater Creek Inc. earned $18.9 million in the fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 28, or 20 cents per share, a 65.5 percent jump from $11.4 million a year earlier. Net sales increased by 41 percent, from $204.1 ...

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EPA settles Bown water issue (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Conger Management Group for violations of the Clean Water Act during construction of the 35-acre Bown Crossing development on East Boise Avenue in Boise, an EPA news ...

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Office Value building renovations set (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The new owner of the Office Value building in Meridian plans to renovate it. Dave Buich of Eagle recently acquired the 23,000-square-foot building on the south side of Fairview Avenue west of Eagle Road. He plans a ...

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Boise Cascade earnings rise for quarter, year (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Boise Cascade Holdings LLC reported $121.4 million in earnings for 2005 including $22 million in expenses for special items, and $42.6 million in the fourth quarter, including $47.2 million in income for special items. Earnings increased by ...

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