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Nevada-based sub chain plans to open local unit (access required)

Port of Subs, a Reno, Nev.-based submarine sandwich chain, plans in September to open its first Idaho unit in the Family Center near a new Fred Meyer store off Federal Way near Gekeler Street.John Larsen, Port of Subs owner since ...

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Grocery-chain's earnings jump 4 percent (access required)

Albertson’s Inc. last week reported net earnings of $186 million before merger-related costs, or 46 cents per diluted share, during its first quarter of 2001 (ended May 3).Earnings were up 4 percent from $179 million, or 42 cents per diluted ...

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Boise Chamber honors Small Businesses of the Year (access required)

An ability to “multi-task” is a key characteristic shared by the three recipients of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2001 Small Business of the Year awards.The winners – Resource Center, Rapid Response Inc. and Petra Inc. – were honored ...

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Fast food chain accelerates expansion plans (access required)

Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp. has accelerated plans for the Treasure Valley market, expecting to open 15 drive-ins in three years, rather than the five-year period projected last year.Dave Vernon, Sonic’s vice president of franchise sales, said the reception to Sonic’s ...

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Volunteer program teaches value of free enterprise (access required)

They say you never really stop learning – a reminder I received recently while staring out at a group of eager second-graders waiting for me to impart my knowledge about doing business and earning money.It all started about two months ...

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Architectural firm to double Boise office space (access required)

CTA Architects Engineers plans to more than double its Boise quarters later this month by expanding into an adjacent two-story building at 12th and Grove streets.CTA Associate Principal Scott Wilson said the expansion was to allow the Billings, Mont.-based firm ...

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Grocer runs discount campaign to attract customers (access required)

The banners are coming down in June, but Boise-based grocery titan Albertson’s Inc. plans to continue touting “knocked down” prices at its Treasure Valley stores – a strategy company officials say customers have noticed.Some competitors in the narrow-margin grocery industry, ...

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City awards $8.2M road construction contract (access required)

Boise general contractor McAlvain Construction has signed a contract with the City of Boise to build a nearly $8.2 million elevated roadway as part of an estimated $52 million terminal building project for the Boise Airport.McAlvain signed the contract last ...

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Apparel retailer to open new store (access required)

Women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek plans to open a full-line retail store later this month in Boise Towne Square.Construction started in March on a 7,228-square-foot lower-level space adjacent to Banana Republic and across from The Disney Store. Opening is slated ...

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RadioShack to relocate (access required)

RadioShack plans in July to relocate its 30-year-old Boise store and district office on Orchard Street to Pioneer Square on Overland Road, across from Hillcrest Shopping Center.Jill Lain, media relations manager for Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack, said the move would ...

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