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William Gilbert: ‘The recession woke people up’ (access required)

William Gilbert co-founded The Caprock Group in 2005. The Boise-based firm manages the assets of families typically worth $20 million or more. We talked with Gilbert about his company, a recent expansion and his thoughts on developing the Idaho economy. ...

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End of Saturday mail delivery was long anticipated (access required)

Most of the businesses that will be affected by the end of Saturday mail delivery were well prepared for the change, which has been discussed for years. The decision by the United States Postal Service will likely have little or no ...

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International students boost Idaho’s economy (access required)

Idaho’s nearly 3,000 foreign students add more than cultural diversity to Idaho. They also directly contributed $60.2 million to the state’s economy last year, according to the “Open Doors 2012“ report. The Institute of International Education, a New York nonprofit that promotes ...

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Former Key Bank exec moves to U.S. Bank (access required)

Joel Hickman, former Idaho district president for Key Bank, has returned to banking. His new employer is U.S. Bank and his title is Community Regional President for Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon, according to his LinkedIn account. At Key Bank, ...

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Daily paper starts weekly coverage of Meridian

A new weekly newspaper called the Meridian Press focuses on the southwestern Idaho city. The paper is delivered free on Fridays to 10,000 targeted homes and other locations in Meridian. The daily Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa publishes the new weekly. ...

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Meg Carlson: A life in business (access required)

Meg Carlson is president and CEO of Prosperity Organics Inc., and principal and co-founder of the C&H Group in Boise. Prosperity makes the Melt line of butter substitutes. C&H advises clients on how to buy, sell and value medium-sized private ...

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Boise Cascade to become a publicly traded company

  Boise Cascade LLC has received approval from the New York Stock Exchange to go forward with an initial public offering. The Boise-based company distributes building materials, and makes and sells wood products. In the company’s announcement Jan. 23, the ...

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Honk’s $1.00 bankruptcy reflects competitive dollar store landscape (access required)

The owners of Honk’s $1.00 chain of discount scores have filed for bankruptcy, with unsecured debts of almost $700,000. In their Jan. 11 Chapter 11 petition with the U.S. District Court, Darrell and Sharolyn Cox listed assets of $1.7 million ...

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Keiretsu rethinks model in Boise (access required)

The Boise chapter of an angel investment group has seen a drop in activity and members. As a result, local organizers have lowered fees and are considering ways to streamline operations. The Keiretsu Forum is like a real-life version of ...

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