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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Ketchum Innovation Center pivots to resources (access required)

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In an attempt to develop a year-round economy in the Wood River Valley area that isn’t dependent on tourism, the Ketchum Innovation Center is pivoting to a new role as an information resource for entrepreneurs. The nonprofit organization, founded in ...

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2018 Legislature good for business (access required)

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As the 2018 legislative session came to a close, Idaho business people said they were pretty happy with the results. “In my nine years here, this was the best legislative session in terms of our agenda and its efficiency,” said ...

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Idaho’s data is moving off the mainframe

Want a slightly used mainframe? Cheap? In a few years, Idaho might have one for you. The payroll system, used by state agencies, was installed on the mainframe in 1987 and the accounting installed in 1988, with the mainframe itself ...

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Banks help communities with philanthropy (access required)

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If you’ve ever been to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, you know the person announcing the night’s performance and sponsors – typically producing artistic director Charles Fee – concludes with: “And our season sponsor, for the 20th consecutive year, is …” and the ...

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FDIC’s 2017 report is good news for Idaho banks (access required)

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The state profiles for the fourth quarter and for 2017 as a whole from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) are out in a report, and show good news for Idaho banking and the Idaho economy in general “Idaho banks ...

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