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ImageTek opens in Meridian, targets growth (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Iowa-based ImageTek, which offers document-imaging services, has opened an office with two employees in a 1,000-square-foot space on South Eagle Road in Meridian’s SilverStone development. Expansion is planned. “We hope to be at about 25 by year-end,” ...

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VoIP costs hinge on features, equipment (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Comparing prices on voice over Internet protocol phone service can be difficult, because providers base prices on many different factors: features, monthly minutes, number of extensions, length of service contract, and the level of bandwidth, if it ...

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Jackson buys fuel distributor BriCo (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Jacksons Food Stores family of companies just got bigger. The largest convenience store chain in the Treasure Valley, Meridian-based Jacksons, bolstered its Jackson Oil fuel distribution subsidiary by acquiring BriCo of Idaho. BriCo, based in Twin ...

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Developer expects summer '06 opening for hotel at El Dorado (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Construction of a hotel with 130 to 150 rooms and a 5,000-square-foot conference center is expected to start in late summer and conclude in summer, 2006, in El Dorado Business Campus near Eagle and Overland roads. An ...

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Short-term office complex opens in ex-Davidson digs (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Davinci Boise, an executive office-suites and “virtual office” complex, was to open this week in a 6,000-square-foot space at Eighth and Main streets. Salt Lake City-based Davinci International remodeled the space that D.A Davidson & Co. occupied ...

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Apartment vacancy drops further (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Apartment vacancy dropped to 7.5 percent in Ada County for the three months ended in late April, down a full percentage point from January and well below the 10.7 percent average recorded in April 2004. The recent ...

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Zions offers 'Smart Women' grants (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group plans to offer $20,000 in “Smart Women Grants” to women in various fields. Categories include small business startup and expansion, community development, continuing education and teacher support, child and elder care, ...

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Holding company buys Idaho Timber Corp. (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho Timber Corp. belongs to major holding company Leucadia National Corp. following an acquisition announced recently. Leucadia (NYSE:LUK) acquired Idaho Timber for an undisclosed price, the Boise-based company said. Based in the Syringa Bank building on Orchard ...

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HP rights award goes to Boisean (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Hewlett-Packard Co. re-cently issued its Award for Distinguished Leadership in Human Rights to Kelly Buckland, Boise. Buckland, executive director of the Idaho State Independent Living Council, was a key player in passing new protections for disabled residents ...

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State targets firms that falsify jobless insurance rates (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Companies intentionally trying to avoid paying higher unemployment insurance taxes will face new penalties, starting July 1. The penalties target State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) dumping. The Idaho Legislature passed a law implementing the penalties this year ...

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