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Small Business Day set Feb. 7 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT William Maurer, a national property-rights expert, is slated to address the Small Business Day at the Capitol forum Feb. 7 in Boise. The National Federation of Independent Business Idaho chapter and Wells Fargo Bank will sponsor the ...

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Tax experts share nuggets of wisdom (access required)

Why we give “I think all of us want to make a positive impact in our community, for our country, or even worldwide, but can often feel that our small gifts of time or financial means won’t make much of ...

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Interest-rate guru to address BOMA symposium Feb. 14 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Robert Genetski, an economist considered an excellent interest-rate forecaster, is scheduled to keynote the Ninth Annual Boise Commercial Real Estate Symposium with a presentation titled, “The Coming Economic Boom.” The Building Owners and Managers Association Boise chapter ...

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Law, financial firms anchor U.S. Bank Plaza (IBR Focus) (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Law and financial firms occupy most of the 256,000-square-foot U.S. Bank Plaza building. U.S. Bank is the largest single tenant with 21 percent of the space, said Dan Preisler, general manager of the building. The bank occupies ...

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Grocery wholesaler Capitol Distributing expands space (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Capitol Distributing, the Meridian-based grocery wholesaler, will more than double its warehouse space on Commercial Court. Capitol, sister company to convenience-store chain Jacksons Food Stores, is adding 62,000 square feet of warehouse space following a recent lease-purchase ...

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Workshops on electricity rate hike start Jan. 23 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Idaho Public Utilities Commission plans three workshops on the 7.8 percent average rate increase requested by Idaho Power Co. The 7 p.m. workshops are scheduled Jan. 23 at PUC headquarters, 472 W. Washington St., Boise; Jan ...

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Reports: Albertsons talks resume (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT A previously rejected offer to buy Albertsons Inc. is back on the table, with revisions, according to reports published last week. Albertsons directors revisited a consortium’s bid last week after rejecting the group’s offer in late December, ...

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PrecisionCraft earns design kudos (access required)

IBR Staff Report The “Eagle’s Nest,” a new design by PrecisionCraft spin-off Mountain Architects Inc., Meridian, has been recognized in Log Home Living’s eighth annual design contest as a Top 10 Design and the “Editors’ Choice.” The judges, a group ...

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CTA receives 'Above and Beyond' award (access required)

IBR Staff Report The buildings are unique, and its projects span the gamut, but it was the company’s quiet service to a fellow employee that earned it a national award. CTA Architects Engineers, a 40-year Boise firm, recently received an ...

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GeoEngineers wins honors for bridge work (access required)

IBR Staff Report GeoEngineers’ Boise office was recently selected to receive a first place award for its use of geofoam at the Dry Creek Bridge in Hidden Springs. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho (ACEC) selected the Dry ...

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