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BSU gets nation's largest educational VoIP deployment (access required)

Time Warner Telecom Inc., a leading provider of managed voice and data networking solutions for businesses, announced late last week the successful installation of its connections for VoIP services to Boise State University. “We’ll be able to save about half ...

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Cascade completes Farmers & Merchants bank merger (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Bank of the Cascades completed its acquisition of Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Boise, April 20. In the deal between parent companies Cascade Bancorp and F&M Holding Co., Cascade paid $22.5 million in cash and 5,325,000 shares ...

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St. Luke's, Farmers & Merchants win Meridian Chamber awards (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center, Farmers & Merchants State Bank and Creative Balloons have won the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s 2006 Small Business Awards for their contributions to the economic and civic health of Meridian. The chamber ...

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BMHC sales hit record $885M in quarter (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Building Materials Holding Corp., which owns BMC West, reported first-quarter earnings of $28.1 million, or 95 cents per share, up 33 percent from $21.1 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Results reflect an adjustment ...

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Idaho Bancorp earnings, loans up in 1Q (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho Banking Co. parent Idaho Bancorp reported first-quarter earnings of $290,000, up 16 percent from a year earlier. Diluted earnings per share of 16 cents compared to 14 cents in the first quarter of 2005. The earnings ...

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BBB accepting nominations for 'Integrity Counts!' (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations for its annual Integrity Counts! awards through May 26. The awards are open to businesses and nonprofit organizations in Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon that have operated for at least ...

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MPC Computers wins award 3 times (access required)

Nampa-based MPC Computers recently won the “Best Mid-Market Solution Hardware” Midsize Enterprise Innovation award for its DataFrame storage device, the third year in a row it has won the award. Senior information technology executives attending the annual Midsize Enterprise Summit ...

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FDIC: Idaho a top performer in '05 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho remained one of the fastest-growing states in 2005, according to a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. report issued this month. The state’s job-growth rate accelerated from year-ago levels to 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter, the third ...

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Quarterly home sales, prices jump in Ada, Canyon counties (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Total home sales increased by 36.5 percent in Ada County and by 42.6 percent in Canyon County in the first quarter, according to a report by the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, Boise. Median prices increased by 27.9 ...

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Mountain region grows non-farm jobs (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Mountain region enjoyed the fastest job growth of the U.S. Census Bureau’s nine regions from December 2004 to December ’05. Non-farm employment increased by 3.6 percent in the Mountain region compared to 1.4 percent nationwide, a ...

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