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10-week course to offer aid in starting a business (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Small Business Development Center and the Center for Workforce Training are teaming up in February for a 10-week course on starting and managing a small business. If you want to start a business and don’t ...

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Electronic payment transactions surpass checks, Fed Board says (access required)

IBR Staff Report A study released by the Federal Reserve Board in early December reported that electronic payment transactions in the United States surpassed payments by check for the first time. The 2004 Federal Reserve Payments Study: Analysis of Noncash ...

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Room-tax collections in Boise show rebound (access required)

IBR Staff Report Room-tax receipts from hotels and motels in the Greater Boise Auditorium District rose by 1.4 percent during GBAD’s latest fiscal year, ended Nov. 30, the district reports. Data released by GBAD show that lodgers paying the district’s ...

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Amalgamated's Nyssa plant lays off 100 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Amalgamated Sugar Co. plans to curtail work at its sugar beet processing at its Nyssa, Ore., this year in what the company said is a temporary move. About 100 of the plant’s 190 employees have been laid ...

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Book of Lists debuts for 10th year (access required)

IBR Staff Report Subscribers to the Idaho Business Review this week will receive the 2005 Idaho Book of Lists, an annual publication that lists companies and service providers in various business-related fields in the Treasure Valley. This is the IBR’s ...

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Challenges facing managers of benefits to be aired Jan. 18 (access required)

IBR Staff Report New issues for the people who manage employee benefits plans are to be discussed at a Western Pension & Benefits Conference Boise Chapter meeting Jan. 18. Attorney Sheldon Smith, Denver-based partner in the Holland & Hart LLP ...

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Western Trailers to build plant at Gowen Road site (access required)

IBR Staff Report Western Trailers plans to construct an 18,200-square foot manufacturing building next to its operations off Gowen Road west of Federal Way, according to documents filed with the City of Boise. The one-story building is planned for a ...

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Paychex opens Boise office; could grow to 50 employees (access required)

IBR Staff Report Paychex, a payroll and human resources service provider based in Rochester, N.Y., has established its first Idaho sales representative, Marcia Miller, in Boise. Miller, who works from an office in her home, said she anticipates Paychex will ...

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Tyson suspends Boise plant (access required)

IBR Staff Report Tyson Foods Inc. temporarily suspended operations at its meat processing plant on South Cole Road in Boise last week, citing “tight cattle supplies, lackluster domestic beef demand and the absence of key export markets,” the company said ...

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Boise firm sued for securities fraud (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Department of Finance has filed a civil suit in Fourth District Court against Steven Wayne Olson and his Boise-based company, Salt Lake City Wireless LLC. The complaint contends the defendants offered and sold securities in ...

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