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Business group awards scholarships (access required)

Five high school students were the Idaho recipients of scholarship awards to encourage young people with an interest in business. The National Federation of Independent Business gave the awards as part of its Young Entrepreneur Foundation. The award recipients will ...

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Petra builds its own new HQ (access required)

Commercial construction contractor Petra Inc. expects construction on its new headquarters to be done in January 2007. The company started building the two-story, 18,000-square-foot structure June 7 at 1055 N. Rosario Drive in Meridian, south of Fairview Avenue and west ...

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IP seeks hydroelectric plant contract OK (access required)

Idaho Power seeks state approval to contract with a small hydroelectric power plant planned southwest of Kuna. The Riverside Hyrdo 1 plant, managed by Dennis Daugherty, would produce up to 1.9 megawatts of energy. One megawatt can power about 750 ...

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Small-business owners honored (access required)

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is naming three businesses its 2006 Small Businesses of the Year in conjunction with its Small Business Celebration events June 15. The winners are Sloan Fencing and Construction, Materials Testing and Inspection, and Commercial ...

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State: employees offering less benefits to workers (access required)

Between 2002 and 2005, Idaho employers scaled back the basic fringe benefit packages offered to full-time employees, according to the new Idaho Fringe Benefits Survey. The 2005 survey, conducted by the state commerce and labor department, found that three-quarters of ...

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Editor joins Idaho Business Review (access required)

IBR Staff Report Boise native John M. Foster has been named managing editor of the Idaho Business Review. He will supervise the writing and production of the Idaho Business Review’s weekly news product. Foster has most recently served as news ...

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IBR moving to new office in BoDo district (access required)

IBE STAFF REPORT The Idaho Business Review will relocate its offices to BoDo this week and may not have phone service for part of Friday, June 9. “This is part of our commitment to be in the heart of the ...

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Economist: Idaho adds jobs at a faster rate (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho added more than 30,000 net new jobs in the 12-month period ended in March, up 5.2 percent, according to Zions Bank Economic Consultant Jeff Thredgold. “Powerful economic growth has been in line with most other states ...

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Boise attorneys recognized for serviced to community (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Two Boise attorneys were recently honored by the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Mountain West. Karen Gowland of Boise Cascade received the pro bono award, and Roderic Lewis of Micron Technology received the leadership award, which recognizes professional ...

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International Isotopes reports small loss (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT International Isotopes Inc., an Idaho Falls-based company that makes products for the nuclear medicine industry, last week reported a loss of $141,993 on revenue of $1,196,943 for the first quarter of 2006. That compared to a loss ...

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