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Franklin Bldg. Supply forum slated Jan. 19 (access required)

IBR Staff Report John Mitchell, regional economist for U.S. Bank, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Franklin Building Supply’s Contractors’ Economic Forecast event the morning of Jan. 19 at the Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise. The ...

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Meeting on benefits issues set 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 this month. Sheldon Smith, Denver-based partner in the Holland & Hart LLP Employee ...

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Albertsons renews share buyback plan (access required)

The Albertsons Inc. Board of Directors has extended the company’s stock buyback program. Directors renewed the program that authorizes the Albertsons board to purchase up to $500 million of the company’s common stock. The board first adopted the plan, which ...

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Grubb & Ellis heads for Eagle River ofc. building (access required)

IBR Staff Report Grubb & Ellis Idaho Commercial Group was to move from downtown Boise to Eagle this week. The commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm leased 3,000 square feet on the first floor of Eagle River II, ...

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Buildings on State up for auction (access required)

IBR Staff Report A former Eddy’s Bakery building on State Street west of Glenwood Street, and an adjacent building that previously housed Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant, are to be sold at auction. ArmstrongAuctions.com plans to hold a public auction for ...

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Urban Land group gets grant for infill study (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Urban Land Institute has issued a $20,000 grant to ULI Idaho to team with Idaho Smart Growth to study how infill development impacts surrounding neighborhoods. The institute selected its Idaho chapter for one of six grants ...

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St. Luke's to charge Ada employees for parking (access required)

IBR Staff Report St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center wants to charge its Ada County employees for parking. Money collected would fund maintenance of all St. Luke’s parking facilities in the county, including the $11 million Warm Springs Garage that St. ...

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Idacomm takes over Velocitus (access required)

IBR Staff Report Velocitus Inc., an Internet service provider and a subsidiary of Idacorp, planned to transfer all assets, liabilities and employees to another Idacorp subsidiary, Idacomm Inc., as of Jan. 1. In a Dec. 20 letter to suppliers, Idacomm ...

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PUC rules in irrigation-revenue case (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has authorized Idaho Power to recover $11.58 million in lost revenue from customers in irrigation load-reduction program, and $1.9 million in carrying charges. Rates won’t rise immediately, as the total will be ...

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Business, tech show slated for Jan. 26-27 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Two days of trade show exhibits and seminars, many with a technology theme, are scheduled this month at the Boise Centre on the Grove. The Idaho Business League has set its annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo ...

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