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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:

‘Coolest Thing Made in Idaho’ contest is back to highlight local manufacturing, supporting industries  (access required)

The “Coolest Thing Made in Idaho’ contest is returning for its third year, and nominations are now open.   “The Coolest Thing Made in Idaho contest is a way for us to showcase Idaho’s manufacturers and the innovative spirit that ...

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Expansion ahead for Idaho’s craft beverage scene (access required)

Columbia Distributing and Scout Distribution recently announced their 50/50 joint venture partnership that will launch beverage distribution to the whole state of Idaho this October. “Both companies have been intrigued by Idaho’s growth, and subsequently, the incredible growth of the ...

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Bond & Bevel: A family business finds home in Caldwell  (access required)

Bond & Bevel

Bond & Bevel is one of Caldwell’s newest additions. The brick-and-mortar shop is a craft coffee house, with a mercantile side that sells handmade leather goods. Heath and Krista Albers officially opened the business in April of this year and ...

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Money Metals Exchange to construct new building  (access required)

Money Metals Exchange, a rapidly growing Eagle-based company, is breaking ground in October on its 40,000-square-foot precious metals depository and fulfillment center. The state-of-the-art building will be located on a 3.2-acre lot adjacent to city and county emergency services near ...

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A look ahead at the Boise Entrepreneur Week competitions (access required)

Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) is back this year, running Oct. 24-28, with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship around Boise and beyond. This year, BEW will provide more than $300,000 in funding. The Trailmix pitch competition, which is presented by Albertsons, ...

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Lease End named Inc.’s number-one fastest-growing company in Idaho (access required)

Lease End, founded in Burley, was recently ranked the number-one fastest-growing company in Idaho on the 2022 Inc. 5,000 Annual List of Fastest-Growing Companies; Inc. ranked Lease End 171. Founded in early 2021 by Zander Cook and Brandon Williams, the ...

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Red Aspen breaks ground on headquarters after record growth (access required)

Red Aspen

  Beautiful things are happening for Red Aspen, the Boise-based social selling beauty company. Not only was the female-founded company just ranked #788 of 5,000 at the beginning of September by Inc., but on Aug. 30, the Red Aspen team ...

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Rudy’s – A Cook’s Paradise recognized as August Small Business of the Month (access required)

In 2002, Tom and Megan Ashenbrener began Rudy’s — A Cook’s Paradise after transforming the 118-year-old historic building that previously housed a hardware store owned by Tom’s father Rudy Ashenbrener, which he purchased in 1946. Tom Ashenbrener, the president at ...

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Brie’sta Coffee Co. expands with third location  (access required)

This summer, Brie’sta Coffee Co. broke ground on its third location, a flagship store and business headquarters at 1024 Airbase Road in Mountain Home. Brie and Kasey Thomason opened their first coffee shop in November 2013, with Brie working as ...

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