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Idaho Secretary of State bolsters voting security with Idaho firm (access required)

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In an attempt to improve election security, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is using software from a Boise company, PlexTrac. “The PlexTrac platform will allow the Idaho SOS cybersecurity team to collaborate effectively across all counties for reporting and ...

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US government imposes restrictions on Micron customer Huawei (access required)

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New restrictions imposed by the U.S. government on Chinese manufacturer Huawei last week aren’t likely to affect Micron Inc. but could presage additional future restrictions that could impact the Boise-based chip manufacturer. Jim Handy, a veteran Micron analyst and general ...

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Pace of Small Business Administration COVID lending slows (access required)

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The second phase of a federal program intended to provide loans to small businesses affected by economic disruption caused by COVID-19 coronavirus still has more than $100 billion in it as the pace of loan requests slows down. The Paycheck ...

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Trinity Networx opens IT services office in downtown Boise (access required)

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An Ontario, California, computer services company has opened up an office in downtown Boise. Trinity Networx LLC has now opened an office in the Banner Bank building downtown. This is a continuation of Trinity Networx’ expansion into Boston and Atlanta ...

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Black Box VR partnering with California-based gym chain (access required)

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Black Box VR, a Boise-based virtual reality exercise product, is undergoing a pilot project with Eos Fitness, a rapidly growing gym chain that could lead to Black Box VR being installed in Eos gyms nationwide. “We’re doing a pilot with ...

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Bank of Idaho opens permanent Nampa branch (access required)

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Bank of Idaho opened its newest permanent branch in Nampa on May 18. The branch is at 324 12th Avenue South, a building previously occupied by KeyBank. It is the company’s eighth full-service location statewide. The building is owned by ...

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Paycheck Protection Program still has $122 billion for small businesses (access required)

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If you’re an Idaho small business still looking for help getting through the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus, the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) still has $122 billion. That’s “billion,” with a B. “The key message we ...

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Don’t sweat it: Idaho fitness centers scheduled to reopen (access required)

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Assuming all goes well, Idaho gyms should be able to consider reopening on May 16, after being shut down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. “Protocols are now available for indoor gym and recreational facilities managers to implement in order to ...

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Columbia Bank to open innovative branch concept in Boise (access required)

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It’s a bank branch. It’s an arts venue. It’s a meeting place. It’s a NeighborHub, and Columbia Bank is bringing one to downtown Boise, at 190 N. 8th St. “Columbia Bank is excited to be bringing our award-winning NeighborHub to ...

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