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A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Brooke Strickland is a full time freelance writer & social media specialist that specializes in writing blogs and other website content for local and national companies. She is also the co-author of Hooked on Games, a book about technology and video game addiction. View her website at: brookestrickland.org

Northwest Nazarene University’s Robotics Vision Lab receives grant for fruit-harvesting robot   (access required)

Last month, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) Robotics Vision Lab received a $101,000 grant by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. This specialty crop grant, presented by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will allow the university’s faculty and student researchers ...

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Feelin’ Groovy Tours enters Boise-area market (access required)

Things are getting a little bit “groovier” in Boise now that Feelin’ Groovy Tours has entered the scene. Michelle Keener opened the company in late summer 2019 in Sandpoint, where she sat behind the wheel of her restored 1976 Volkswagen ...

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School districts provide local solutions to dental staffing shortages (access required)

Staffing shortages are plaguing industries of all kinds, and the dental field is no exception. To help address the lack of qualified dental professionals, local school districts and dentists are offering dental assisting programs that provide high school students the ...

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Pay4Me app helps international students make cross-border payments  (access required)

When Sunday “Paul” Adah arrived in the United States to attend college, he ran into a problem: his local bank in Nigeria couldn’t deliver the required $4,000 tuition deposit. Fortunately, he knew someone who could help him make the payment, ...

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Boise-based startup launches app aimed at nontraditional appointment booking  (access required)

Boise-based start-up tech company Ohana Technology recently soft-launched a new app called Ohana Schedule. The app allows users around the Boise area to search and book automotive repairs or maintenance at a time they choose, eliminating the need to call ...

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Black Sheep Sporting Goods named October Small Business of the Month  (access required)

Founded in 1975, Black Sheep Sporting Goods is a locally-owned, full-line sporting goods retail operation located in Coeur d’Alene. Specializing in everything outdoorspeople need, such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and other outdoor gear, the company employs just under 100 ...

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Multicultural eats, eight days a week (access required)

When it comes to experiencing a variety of cultural cuisine, Treasure Valley is rich with diversity. Whether you want to sit down and enjoy a decadent meal for a special occasion or are feeling adventurous and want to introduce your ...

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McCall Lake Cruises named Small Business of the Month for September  (access required)

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of McCall is by water. McCall Lake Cruises, celebrating a decade of business this year, has been providing people with a unique experience aboard a 62’ vessel, the IDAHO. This September, ...

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New adult training academy coming to Mountain Home  (access required)

Artist's rendering of the renovated Bealls building in Mountain Home. Graphic courtesy of the City of Mountain Home.

Downtown Mountain Home will soon offer a new adult training academy. Shakoori Town Center business owner Mirazim Shakoori and David Porter, president of Porter House, which is a 25-year-old training company that owns and operates the Shelley Adult Training Academy ...

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