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Boise Cascade agrees to sale of headquarters (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Boise Cascade Co. announced that it has agreed to sell its downtown Boise headquarters building to Rafanelli & Nahas, a regional real estate developer. BCC said in a statement that it would become the largest tenant in ...

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Id. Independent Bank assets, earnings rise (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho Independent Bank reported after-tax earnings of $7.4 million for 2005, or $2.50 per share, up 48 percent from $5 million, or $1.73 per share, in 2004. Assets increased 29.2 percent to $509.8 million. Coeur d’Alene-based IIB ...

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Qwest adds customer-service jobs (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Qwest Communications International Inc. plans to hire 350 customer-service employees in Idaho Falls, Boise and Pocatello. The effort will add 100 jobs at Qwest’s residential sales center in Idaho Falls and bring total employment there to 575, ...

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T3 Cingular Wireless adds two new stores (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT T3 Cingular Wireless plans to open two Boise stores in the next month, and add nine employees. An 800-square-foot store to open Feb. 21 adjacent to P.F. Chang’s in the BoDo complex will cater to downtown business ...

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MPC earns high marks from NASA contractor (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT One of Nampa-based MPC Computers’ desktop PC models was given the top ranking in computing performance by a company under contract to test computing products for NASA. Alterion, an independent firm that tests how well PC systems ...

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IPC seeks to buy power from Oregon project (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho Power Co. recently struck a one-year sales agreement with C-Gen Co. LLC to buy power from a 10-megawatt biomass plant in east central Oregon. Wood waste fuels the plant, which C-Gen operates next to the Prairie ...

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2nd annual Kickstart event slated March 22-24 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Bo Peabody, co-founder of Village Ventures and author of Lucky or Smart: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Kickstart entrepreneurial symposium March 22-24 in Boise. While still a student, ...

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Big Sky Airlines adds non-stop flight from Boise to Walla Walla (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Big Sky Airlines started offering a daily non-stop flight each way between Boise and Walla Walla, Wash., last week. The flight from Boise to Walla Walla departs at 8:15 p.m. Mountain Standard Time and arrives at 8:15 ...

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Boise State Construction Management teams receive top academic honors (access required)

IBR Staff Report Boise State Construction Management teams placed first and second with two of its four teams earlier this month at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Inter-Scholastic Regional Competition and Conference in Reno, Nev. “We’re proud of all ...

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CTA remodels historical Meridian building (access required)

IBR Staff Report A Meridian K-12 Christian school in Idaho will soon have a gymnasium with the capacity to house 1,200 people with the start of a recent building addition to the turn-of-the-century school. CTA Architects Engineers, a Boise-based firm, ...

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