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IBR names recipients of 'Women of the Year' distinction for 2006 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Representatives of the Idaho Business Review have an-nounced the names of 35 women the business publication will honor as the 2006 “Women of the Year.” Honorees were selected by a panel of female judges that included a ...

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Housing authority gets $208,000 in grants for assistance (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority received $208,593 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2006. Boise City / Ada County Housing plans to use the funds in its Family ...

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Center aids firms hit by imports (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho businesses hard-hit by imports can seek help from a new Boise office. The nonprofit Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center recently opened in the Eagles Center at Sixth and Idaho streets. The organization, funded by the U.S. ...

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Workers' comp rate-change extended (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho workers’ compensation insurers have an extra three months to file rate changes for 2006. The insurers traditionally change their workers’ comp’ premiums Jan. 1, after filing plans with the Idaho Department of Insurance to “deviate” from ...

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IBC issues $4 million in Trust Preferred Securities (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho Bancorp, parent of Idaho Banking Co., said subsidiary Idaho Bancorp Statutory Trust I completed a private placement offering of $4 million of 30-year Trust Preferred Securities. Boise-based Idaho Bancorp will use $3.5 million for future growth ...

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First building in Alpine Point Business Park to get under way (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT J. Thomas Ahlquist plans a multi-tenant office building at the southwest corner of Eagle Road and Wainwright Drive in west Boise. The single-story, 11,000-square-foot structure on nearly an acre would be part of the planned Alpine Point ...

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Biz-Net IT purchases Phone Works (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Biz-Net IT Inc. recently acquired the assets of The Phone Works from Garry Premoe and Chris Harrington. Both are Boise firms. The enlarged Biz-Net IT now operates networking and phone divisions, president and owner Gib Boren said. ...

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Keen takes reins as Idaho Power CEO (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Idaho Power Co. board of directors recently promoted J. LaMont Keen to succeed Jan Packwood as CEO. Packwood, 62, remains president and CEO of Idaho Power parent Idacorp Inc., but will pass Idaho Power CEO duties ...

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National AGC president to speak at Dec. 2 convention (access required)

IBR Staff Report Sam Hunter, president of the Associated General Contractors of America, is scheduled to speak at the Idaho AGC’s annual convention Dec. 2-3 at the Boise Centre on the Grove. Hunter, who is from Raleigh, N.C., is slated ...

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Coldwater's 3Q net rises to 20 cents a share (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Coldwater Creek reported third-quarter earnings of $12.4 million, or 20 cents per share, up 37 percent from $9.1 million, or 15 cents per share, a year ago. Net sales increased by 26 percent to $190.1 million. Analysts ...

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