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Boise women technology employees hold inaugural event

More than 100 women from Boise’s biggest technology companies got together to share professional advice at the first Treasure Valley Women in Tech event. In the first of what’s hoped to be at least a quarterly or semiannual experience, women ...

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Catching up with Royal Jay, converting health care from Blockbuster to Netflix

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It’s not easy for Jarod Ferguson to explain what Royal Jay does. “We help health care companies improve performance in value-based contracts,” said Ferguson, founder and CEO of the Boise-based company. Value-based, as opposed to fee-for-service, is a relatively new ...

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No business lounge planned at Boise Airport yet

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The Boise Airport has a plan to add $200 million of upgrades, but that isn’t likely to include a business lounge, according to administrators. “The Boise Airport is always looking for ways to expand amenities offered for passengers,” said Seth Briggs, ...

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What would a Xerox acquisition of HP mean for Idaho? (access required)

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Xerox is trying to buy HP – and it could mean layoffs. According to media reports, Xerox has offered HP $22 per share, consisting of 77% cash and 23% stock, or $17 in cash and 0.137 Xerox share for each HP share. If accepted, ...

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Valley County highway levy hits the end of the road (access required)

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A plan to raise money for roads didn’t work out for Valley County during the recent election. The west central county, which includes McCall, tried to raise $2 million through a road levy to help replace federal funding the county ...

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Banks help veterans find jobs, form businesses (access required)

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As service members return from active duty, banks and other organizations are helping them reassimilate through small business programs. “They’ve given so much to our country,” said Karen Appelgren, vice president and director of the business resource center at Zions ...

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Governor returns from nine-day Asian trade mission (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little has returned from a nine-day trade mission to Hong Kong and Taiwan, but it may take years for the trip to bear fruit. “You don’t know for a long time,” Little said, noting that Idaho just got ...

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Mountain Home downtown revitalization nears completion (access required)

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Downtown Mountain Home is getting a new look. By mid-December, the community’s first phase of downtown revitalization is scheduled to be completed roughly three months after it broke ground. The dated infrastructure hadn’t been updated since the 1960s, said Courtney ...

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