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Idaho women entrepreneurs seek funding in Zoom panel (access required)

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Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic that had cancelled a planned April 7 in-person event, the Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital conference held a deal forum over Zoom on June 4 to give four Idaho women entrepreneurs advice on how ...

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Government relaxes requirements on COVID-19 loan program (access required)

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Interested in a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the federal government? You only have until the end of the month to get it. While the Small Business Administration announced plans to implement the PPP Flexibility Act — passed by Congress on ...

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Idaho Falls expands fiber optic network to include residential (access required)

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Idaho Falls, which has provided so-called “dark fiber” to government organizations and businesses in the city for decades, plans to offer high-speed fiber optic connections to all city residents in the next four years. “People were constantly coming to us ...

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JPMorgan Chase building Boise branch with private banking (access required)

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After closing its Boise branches inside Fred Meyer grocery stores in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, JPMorgan Chase Bank is now building a new branch — across the street from a Fred Meyer grocery store in which one of those branches ...

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Idaho uses CARES Act funding to save taxpayers $15 million (access required)

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The state of Idaho is using some of the $1.25 billion it received from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to save Idaho taxpayers up to $15 million. “The COVID-19 pandemic is ...

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Intermax buys its way into Spokane telecom market (access required)

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A North Idaho telecommunications company is expanding into Washington with a purchase of another telecommunications company. Intermax Networks, based in Coeur d’Alene, is buying Tel-West Business Communications, based in Spokane, for an undisclosed price. “Our success at adding Voice over ...

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Kuna considering ‘retail village’ for its small businesses (access required)

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The city of Kuna’s economic development committee is in the beginning stages of a “retail village” to let small businesses get off the ground without the expense of a storefront. “While we have a number of businesses in our downtown, ...

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Vacasa gets additional funding to overcome coronavirus (access required)

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Vacasa — which, like many vacation rental companies, was hit hard by COVID-19 — has received an additional round of funding from its investors that is intended to help it through the crisis. The company, which has headquarters both in Portland and ...

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