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Author Archives: Kim Burgess

Kim Burgess is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

Idaho submits Medicaid expansion waiver for family planning (access required)

Idaho officials have submitted a Medicaid expansion waiver requiring patients get a referral from a primary physician before they can get family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care. The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare on ...

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Darin Ramp joins Zions Bank as a mortgage loan officer

Darin Ramp has joined Zions Bank in Nampa as a mortgage loan officer, responsible for business development and customer service for residential construction and mortgage lending throughout western Idaho. Ramp has 12 years of lending experience, with 10 years serving the ...

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Andrea Kier joins CSHQA as a senior marketing coordinator

Andrea Kier has joined CSHQA as a senior marketing coordinator. She has 10 years of experience in website content and maintenance, social media, content planning, writing, editing and marketing strategy. Previously, she led the direct mail program for a tour ...

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Experts Forum Report: A Public Private Partnership

A Public Private Partnership: How the Private Sector Impacts Public Policy  Synergy between the public and private sectors is critical for the state’s success, but it can be challenging to achieve. Navigating the political system takes time and energy, which ...

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IBR’s health care panel discussion will offer broad view of industry

The Idaho Business Review will present an August Breakfast Series panel discussion on health care trends featuring local leaders from across the industry, including St. Luke’s Health System, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Blue Cross of Idaho and Delta Dental. The panel, ...

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A word with Kevin Satterlee, president of Idaho State University

Kevin Satterlee has deep Idaho roots that run through the state’s public institutions of higher education. A fourth-generation Gem State native and self-described “small town boy,” Satterlee took on his most public role last April when he was named the ...

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A word with Tara Malek, owner at Smith + Malek, PLLC

Historically, a strong family life has been a liability in the demanding legal field, where billable hours are often the mark of success. Not at Smith + Malek. The Idaho firm prioritizes work-life balance with measures like flexible schedules, a ...

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A word with Paula Benson, Preservation Idaho board president

Editor’s note: This Q and A also appears in the next edition of Square Feet on education facilities, which publishes on April 12. Beyond their core educational mission, schools also serve as essential neighborhood hubs that reflect the needs of ...

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A word with Natalie Lemas Hernandez, CEO of Commercial Northwest Property Management

For Natalie Lemas Hernandez, success has been all about mindset — fostering an attitude focused on collaboration, openness and individual strengths. The 31-year-old CEO of Commercial Northwest Property Management said she saw the value of her business double in less than 24 ...

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