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Gates Sr. to speak to Community Foundation (access required)

IBR Staff Report William Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – and father of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates – is to speak at the Idaho Community Foundation’s annual meeting May 11. Gates and his wife created ...

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HP, nonprofits honored by Boise Chamber (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce honored Hewlett-Packard with its 2005 Distinguished Corporate Stewardship Award at its annual meeting last week. HP gives $2 million a year in grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations to Idaho organizations each ...

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6 commercial bldgs. slated in Meridian's Bridgetower (access required)

IBR Staff Report Six small professional office buildings are planned this summer in part of the Bridgetower mixed-use devel-opment in northwest Meridian. The Meridian Planning & Zoning Commission recently endorsed Verona Subdivision No. 3. The Meridian City Council is expected ...

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Idaho engineering firms honored by ACEC of Idaho (access required)

IBR Staff Report Several Idaho engineering companies were honored last month for their achievement in engineering during the Idaho Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. Each year, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho, representing the consulting engineers of Idaho, ...

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WGI gives funds to start new ASSE Foundation scholarship (access required)

IBR Staff Report DES PLAINES, IL – Providing funds to benefit construction safety and health students, the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSEF) has established the new Washington Group International Safety Scholarship program, thanks to a $5,500 contribution from ...

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Boise architectural firm wins award (access required)

IBR Staff Report Gile-Buck & Associates, a Boise-based architectural design and planning office, has been named a recipient of the 2005 Air Combat Command (ACC) Design Award by the United States Air Force. The national design award is given annually ...

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Bed Bath & Beyond slated for Federal Way (access required)

IBR Staff Report A Bed Bath & Beyond store is planned for The Family Center shopping development on Federal Way. The 28,000-square-foot retail building is to be constructed on a vacant 1.75-acre lot between the shopping center’s existing Home Depot ...

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Conference on 'sustainable' practices set for March 2-3 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Sustainability in the Inland Northwest, a conference about conserving energy and natural resources and developing a healthy economy and environment, is slated March 2 to 3 at the Grove Hotel in Boise. The focus of the conference ...

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Meridian to get Valley's 4th Red Robin restaurant (access required)

IBR Staff Report Construction has begun on a Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant in Meridian expected to open in mid-June. Steed Construction, Eagle, is contractor on the 6,350-square-foot restaurant fronting the west side of Eagle Road, next to Krispy Kreme ...

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Eagle to get 1st Idaho golf course devised by Nicklaus, son (access required)

IBR Staff Report Idaho is poised to get its first Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, in the Legacy Idaho community slated for an Eagle site bordered by Idaho 44 and 16, and Linder and Floating Feather roads. The course would be ...

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