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TopLists – What they are, what they're not (access required)

The Idaho Business Review is marking an anniversary of sorts this year. For a decade now, the IBR has published weekly TopLists, designed to give readers a glimpse into companies doing business throughout the state in a number of areas, ...

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What's a better motto than 'Famous Potatoes'? (access required)

Members of my family earn their living by growing potatoes. I’m very proud of Idaho’s connection to the potato. Given the fact that all of my ancestors came over from Ireland during the potato famine, I have an even greater ...

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Johnson keeps her entrepreneurial spirit thriving (access required)

Johnson keeps her entrepreneurial spirit thriving By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review Cindee Johnson’s journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur started at age 11 after launching her own baby-sitting business. “The entrepreneurial spirit within me was found,” Johnson said. “I ...

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Peters turns passion for framing into professional triumph (access required)

Peters turns passion for framing into entrepreneurial triumph By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review Meg Peters is one of those rare fortunate individuals who discovered early on what she wanted to do with her life, pursued her dream with passion ...

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Ward finds success by keeping priorities in order (access required)

Ward finds success by keeping priorities in order By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review Jeanine Ward has some simple advice for would-be entrepreneurs: Keep your priorities straight. “When you focus everything on one specific area of your life, things can ...

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Construction Briefs (access required)

ENR ranks Stanley Consultants among top firms Stanley Consultants, Inc., was ranked #89 in the 2004 Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook issue of Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. &#160 Stanley Consultants is a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental and construction services, ...

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Do you think 'business casual' is on the way out? (access required)

I believe that business casual is on its way out, or at least slowly moving towards business formal. I feel that with all the tech companies in Boise, business casual hit a whole new level. I would walk into some ...

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What's your pet peeve in the business world? (access required)

Just one pet peeve? Business jargon itself can be plenty annoying, with rampant, tired sports analogies and metaphors that are mixed, shaken, blended, etc. But more annoying to me is using nouns as verbs when there are simpler verbs available. ...

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