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Kim Burgess is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

A word with Christopher Pooser, partner at Stoel Rives, on the Main Street Relief Project (access required)

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for companies of every size, but small businesses are often more vulnerable to economic upheavals. Lacking the resources to weather the storm, many are battling to continue operations. To help these businesses survive, reopen and reestablish themselves, Stoel ...

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Breakfast Series Report: Idaho tourism confronts COVID-19 (access required)

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When COVID-19 hit Idaho in March, every industry was affected, but few were harder hit than tourism. Air travel dwindled to a few half-empty planes; hotels were virtual ghost towns. The story was the same across the country, and the ...

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US casinos push for cashless gambling payments, citing virus

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The American casino industry wants gambling regulators to make it easier to adopt cashless payment transactions on the casino floor, citing a desire to help customers avoid handling money during the coronavirus outbreak. In a ...

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Zions Bank hires Zachary Balmer as Business Banker (access required)

Zions Bank has hired Zachary Balmer as a business banking relationship manager at its Linder and Chinden branch located at 1767 W. Island Green Dr. In this role, he is responsible for developing and maintaining banking relationships with business clients. Balmer brings more than ...

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2020 Icon winners represent Idaho’s long-term trailblazers (access required)

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Over the past few decades, which Idaho leaders have truly shaped the state into the success story it is today? The Idaho Business Review considered that question and came up with a list of 15 trailblazers, change-makers and innovators to receive ...

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A word with Nick van Santen, Associate Director, Experiential Learning at Boise State University Career Services

In many industries, an internship is a critical means to get a foot in the door and launch a successful career, but those coveted spots can be hard to secure. Fortunately, Boise State University is connecting more and more students ...

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Looking back: Idaho Business Review’s most-read stories of 2019

2019 was an eventful year for Idaho with a contentious Boise mayoral race, record-setting growth and appearances for the state on practically every positive top 10 list across the country. But, it appears, nothing could beat the long-awaited appearance of Two-Buck ...

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2020 Women of the Year reflect Idaho’s growth, diversity

2019 Women of the Year

After receiving more than 220 nominations and a record number of completed applications from women around the state, the Idaho Business Review is proud to announce its 2020 Women of the Year. Competition was fierce, and the panel noted great ...

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