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Employers can help more people claim tax credit (access required)

  IBR Staff Report   A seminar slated June 5 will cover a federal tax-credit program that employers can offer to qualifying employees. The free seminar on the Advanced Earned Income Tax Credit program is slated from 9:30 to 11:30 ...

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Quintana takes on BVEP responsibilities (access required)

Ben Quintana has been named a director of Business Development for the Boise Valley Economic Partnership in Boise. Quintana, manager of the Chamber’s Boise Young Professionals (BYP) and former director of the Small Business Success Center, will continue to manage ...

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Washington Division unit to manage Hanford tank cleanup (access required)

URS Corp.’s Washington Division, Boise, is part of the team that the U.S. Department of Energy picked to manage cleanup of underground waste tanks at the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington. The $7.1 billion contract with the U.S. Department ...

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Visual Genesis now part of Power Engineers (access required)

Power Engineers has acquired Visual Genesis, the staff of which will comprise the new visual services department of Power’s Environmental Services Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Power Engineers provides engineering and environmental consulting services from 21 offices in the ...

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RV parts manufacturer opens plant in Caldwell (access required)

AL-KO Kober Corporation has opened a new manufacturing facility in Caldwell. AL-KO is supplying frames and axles for the RV and light trailer industry from the facility where operations began on May 15. The Idaho facility comes less than a ...

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Idaho Barley Commission sets smaller budget for 2009 (access required)

The Idaho Barley Commission will operate on a budget of $445,196 in fiscal 2009, down about 2 percent from the fiscal 2008 budget of $453,697, The Capital Press is reporting. Declining acres, which means less revenue for the commission, and ...

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Bank of West opens Meridian (access required)

Bank of the West opened a 3,000-square-foot branch building at 1630 S. Wells Ave., Meridian on May 21.Keith Demaline manages the branch, Bank of the West’s fifth in the Boise area. The bank in the past year also opened branch ...

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Idaho Smart Growth accepting nominations for annual awards (access required)

Idaho Smart Growth’s Grow Smart awards celebrate the work of innovative and community-oriented builders, planners, architects, organizations, and developers. This annual awards program highlights the leading projects that keep our communities vibrant and offers the general public as well as ...

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Unemployment, wage-law seminars set (access required)

Free employer seminars on Idaho’s unemployment insurance program and wage laws set for Meridian have been consolidated into two sessions June 5, the Idaho Department of Labor said in a release. Employers have their choice of morning or afternoon sessions. ...

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Report on infill to be presented (access required)

Idaho Smart Growth and ULI Idaho are putting together a presentation on “The Consequences of Residential Infill Development in the Treasure Valley.” The two groups have completed a study of 12 urban infill developments in the valley and are presenting ...

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