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Author Archives: Lauren Bonneau

Pick your own bouquet this spring at a flower farm (access required)

Flower shops look out! Forget picking huckleberries. Something people are doing these days that you might not be aware of is picking their own flowers. You choose the size bouquet you want, and then you walk among the flowers and ...

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A Word with Diane Bevan, the Idaho Women’s Business Center (access required)

At the close of 2021, Idaho Business Review (IBR) connected with the Idaho Women’s Business Center (IWBC) executive director, Diane Bevan, to hear her take on the issues women and women-owned businesses in Idaho are facing today, what opportunities are available to them in 2022 and how IWBC and its programs can ...

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A Word with Wayne Hammon, Idaho Associated General Contractors  (access required)

As I mentioned in my previous article recapping some of the construction and development projects started or completed in 2021, the construction industry experienced some serious challenges last year. Through some major adversity — insane increases in commodity prices, dwindling inventory in supply chains and new COVID-19 requirements and precautions — projects managed to ...

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A day along the Greenbelt exploring a Garden City neighborhood (access required)

When you look at Garden City on a map, you might be surprised at its size, considering the population figure of nearly 12,000 (from 2019). I know I was when I first started getting familiar with its boundaries. Driving the ...

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A review of the Orchard House Restaurant in Caldwell (access required)

An off -the-beaten-path local favorite is The Orchard House in Caldwell. The restaurant is about 10 miles from Caldwell center on Karcher/Sunny Slope Road, which is ID-55 S. Any direction you come from takes you on orchard-view roads in the ...

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A look back at IBR’s events throughout 2021 

Idaho Business Review (IBR) held 15 virtual and in-person events in 2021 to keep our business community informed and honor the business leaders doing amazing work across the great state of Idaho. While the first six months saw only a ...

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Construction and new developments in 2021 

The developer trio of Ball Ventures Ahlquist, Brighton and SCS Development broke ground on Oct. 7 on a new 75,000 square foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.

The construction industry experienced some serious challenges this past year — such as insane increases in commodity prices, dwindling inventory in supply chains and new COVID-19 requirements and precautions to name a few. But even through all this adversity, construction still went on and projects ...

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Amazon Invades Idaho (access required)

Loading a "last mile" delivery van at an Amazon delivery station like the one Amazon will build in Meridian. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Amazon was all over the news this past year, and Idaho Business Review covered several notable announcements of the company’s expansion throughout Idaho. One of Amazon’s guiding principles is “commitment to operational excellence,” and the company is working to achieve ...

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The “Women of the Year” meet and greet present, past honorees 

Idaho Business Review held its sixth annual Women of the Year Meet-and-Greet reception on Sept. 1 in Boise at the Arid Club. More than 50 women were in attendance — including some of this year’s honorees as well as past recipients — networking together, reconnecting and/or creating new friendships. The ladies spent the evening getting ...

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