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Electronic ID provider Biomark ready to branch out (access required)

Editor’s note: Idaho Innovator is a monthly IBR series, featuring Idaho innovators and their products. By Ken Levy Special to the ibr Biomark technicians are old hands at applying electronic identification technology to fish. But they’re about to hunt much ...

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Valley engineers see growth this year (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR As if by design, Treasure Valley engineers seem cheerfully optimistic about their prospects for 2005. Several projects are keeping engineering firms busy. Amy Dockter, project electrical engineer and associate stockholder for CSHQA, said ...

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In debit card age, are checks headed for extinction? (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Despite the added costs of accepting electronic transactions, many Boise-area merchants seem satisfied with the apparently increasing trend toward electronic payments over check writing. A study released by the Federal Reserve Board in ...

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Choose electronic merchant account vendor wisely (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Setting up the ability to process electronic transactions is easier than you may think. Merchants can establish credit- and debit-card capabilities through any bank or credit union, or through private companies represented by ...

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1st phase of ABI campus nearly done (access required)

By Ken Levy Special to the IBR Ancient traditions have been combined with new technology in the new Ahavath Beth Israel campus on Latah Street in Boise. The relocation and expansion of the congregation’s facilities began in May 2003, and ...

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Students benefit from BSU service-learning program (access required)

By Ken Levy SPECIAL TO THE IBR Students in the Construction Management program at Boise State University get firsthand experience with projects they help plan and build. One such project, completed in March, had students building a greenhouse at the ...

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Asin Homes builds on residential boom (access required)

Business is building so quickly at Asin Homes LLC, Boise, that the company has surpassed 2002 revenues, according to owner Gary Asin. “We enjoyed a 37 percent growth in sales from 2001 to 2002,” said Asin, who anticipates between $6.5 ...

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Wi-Fi 'hot spots' begin popping up around Boise (access required)

From coffee shops to airports to hotels, notebook and PDA users are finding more locations to get online with wireless connections, thanks to Wi-Fi technology. Wi-Fi, short for Wireless Fidelity, refers to the 802.11 standard used for wireless local area ...

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Economy forces some architectural firms to change way of doing business (access required)

Slowdowns in public projects and new construction have forced some architectural firms to redesign how they do business. Four employees were laid off in the past year at Lombard-Conrad Architects, Boise, according to Nate Turner, vice president. The company employs ...

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HVAC installers see sales rising (access required)

After a somewhat cool business period in 2002, heating and air conditioning firms are reporting hotter sales this year. “We had about 7 percent growth in 2002,” said Toby Ashley, president, Ashley Heating & Air Conditioning, Boise. The company, which ...

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