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Cafe Ole to add location on Eagle Road

Cafe Ole is expanding into Meridian along Eagle Road, creating the local restaurant’s third location in the Treasure Valley. The restaurant’s general manager, Brandt Casey, said the new location, at the former site of the Carrabba’s Italian Grill near the ...

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Hawks shift gears on season ticket marketing (access required)

Spurred by a drop in season ticket sales, Treasure Valley sports teams are looking at better marketing. The Boise Hawks are turning their focus to season tickets for businesses. The Hawks, who began seeing “diminishing returns” on their season ticket ...

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GBAD district gets two new board members

The Greater Boise Auditorium District board has two new members after the May 21 election, with firefighter Jim Walker and business consultant Steve Berch taking over the seats held by Rob Perez and Stephanie Astorquia, according to Ada County’s unofficial ...

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MarCon president slapped with 24 federal charges (access required)

Federal prosecutors are accusing Elaine Martin, the 66-year-old president of Meridian-based MarCon Inc., of lying to the government for more than a decade to get more than $9 million in specialized government contracts. In a federal indictment filed in March ...

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Much is at stake in GBAD board election (access required)

The polls open for the Greater Boise Auditorium District May 21, giving voters the chance to put in their two cents about how the district should spend an estimated $45 million. The district, a Legislature-created entity that manages revenues from ...

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Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill president wins top Idaho SBA honors (access required)

Dan Todd, president of Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill, has won the Small Business Administration’s Idaho Small Business Person of the Year award. Todd received the award after Smoky Mountain continued to expand even during the recession, adding new employees and ...

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GBAD candidates reveal positions on convention center expansion (access required)

Candidates for the Greater Boise Auditorium district aired their sentiments on the future of the organization in their first public forum May 9, giving their impressions of how to spend an estimated $40 million available to the district. Seven candidates ...

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Office equipment companies poised to move into IT (access required)

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Fisher’s Document Systems has been adapting to the changing office supply environment for 70 years. When typewriters went out of style, the company moved on to provide and service printers, fax machines and copiers for local businesses. It sold its ...

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Immigration reform proposal would help Idaho agriculture (access required)

Idaho business leaders are encouraged by the bipartisan immigration proposal unveiled in Congress, saying the proposed measures will help agricultural industries in the state. The bill provides a “pathway to citizenship” for an estimated 11 million immigrants in the country ...

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