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Vicki Lawrence to keynote women's financial event (access required)

IBR Staff Report Vicki Lawrence, TV comedienne and singer, is scheduled to keynote the fifth annual Idaho Everywoman’s Financial Conference, set from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Oct. 21 at Boise Centre on the Grove. Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane ...

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Mixed-use project proposed on Boise River in Garden City (access required)

IBR Staff Report A former meatpacking plant site on the Boise River in Garden City would become a large mixed-use project under a plan developed by Jim Neill, a lawyer who moved to Boise two years ago. Neill, who has ...

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'Shops at Karcher' due in Nampa (access required)

IBR Staff Report A 40,000-square-foot building at the northeast corner of Nampa-Caldwell Boulevard and Karcher Road is slated to become “The Shops at Karcher” after a renovation. Built for Waremart (now WinCo Foods), the building has housed Nampa Furniture for ...

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Boise Police offer training to curb underage drinking (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Boise Police Department is offering training for bar and restaurant employees on how to spot underage drinkers. The training sessions are designed to cover techniques to read forms of identification, responsibilities of servers and drinking establishments, ...

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IBC to form holding company (access required)

IBR Staff Report Idaho Banking Co., formed in Boise in 1996, plans to form a holding company, bank directors announced last week. Idaho Banking Co. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the new company, Idaho Bancorp, and shareholders will ...

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Albertsons acquires SoCal retailer (access required)

IBR Staff Report Albertson’s, Inc. has acquired Bristol Farms, a Southern California gourmet and specialty food retailer, the Boise-based food and drug chain announced last week. The acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, “marks Albertsons’ entry into one of ...

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Plexus shuts down Washington plant (access required)

IBR Staff Report Plexus Corp. last week announced a $10 to $13 million restructuring program that includes the closing of its Bothell, Wash., facility, the impairment of certain fixed assets and additional costs for previously announced actions. The Neenah, Wis.-based ...

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Post Services Insurance moves to larger quarters (access required)

IBR Staff Report Post Services Insurance Inc. has expanded from its office at 14th and Franklin streets to new offices at 27th and Bannock streets. The company’s owner, Bill Post, bought the Bannock building and is leasing 2,000 square feet ...

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Laska Co. plans move, staff increase (access required)

IBR Staff Report Laska Co., a business brokerage, plans to move to larger downtown Boise quarters and add staff. Bill Laska, company principal, said he plans to move the business to 1,200 square feet on the sixth floor of the ...

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Eagle Big O Tires store planned (access required)

IBR Staff Report Construction of a Big O Tires store is planned in the development that The Home Depot anchors on State Street in Eagle. The 5,400-square-foot Eagle store would be built north of State Street (Idaho 44) in the ...

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