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Author Archives: Scott Ki

LiveRez engaged in vacation rental software “tug of war” (access required)

Tracy Lotz started building websites for vacation rentals in 1994, and though his company has changed considerably, he’s still the small fish fending off large corporate competitors. Eagle-based LiveRez Inc. primarily focuses on a sliver of this market, professionally managed ...

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HP Boise offers media peek at local startup culture

For the second year in a row, Hewlett-Packard executives invited about a dozen reporters and bloggers to Boise to learn about their products and services, and get a sample of life in Idaho. These journalists will leave with favorable impressions ...

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Drones on the range: Commerce director aims for test site in Idaho (access required)

The Idaho Department of Commerce is leading an effort to convince the Federal Aviation Administration to select the state as one of six drone test sites in the United States. But the competition is fierce, with dozens of states in ...

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Idaho farmer unveils tool to help vines grow (access required)

A Caldwell man has invented a patented twist on tomato cages for indoor or outdoor gardens. Pat King’s background as a commercial produce farmer and former nursery owner helped in the development of his Garden Up System for growing tomatoes ...

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Idaho banks among lowest for interest rate yields

A website that compares interest rates across the United States shows Idaho near the bottom for certificates of deposits and savings accounts. Local banks in Oklahoma and Rhode Island offer about twice Idaho’s rates. GoBankingRates.com uses a database of more ...

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Supervalu plans layoffs in Idaho (access required)

Minnesota-based Supervalu Inc. will restructure its presence in Boise as part of its deal to sell off grocery and retail chains, including Albertsons stores, to an investment group. The company has started to disclose these changes to some employees, but ...

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Idaho chocolate has Twitter all atwitter (access required)

A Twin Falls confection maker supplies a leading San Francisco social media company with her handmade chocolate bark. Cyndi Arno’s confections have become so popular with employees of Twitter Inc. that they’ve asked her to create a unique flavor for ...

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Idaho State University plans for-profit pharmacy (access required)

The State Board of Education is considering a proposal to turn the university-run pharmacy in Pocatello into a limited liability company. The nonprofit Idaho State University Foundation plans to own and operate Bengal Pharmacy LLC to raise funds for the ...

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NNU students compete for social venture prize (access required)

Six teams of seniors will go head-to-head for cash as part of their capstone project for Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Business. The first-place team will win $1,500 to help make its social venture plan a reality. The second-place winner ...

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