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Author Archives: Zach Kyle

Idaho agriculture expected to show slight profits this year (access required)

Idaho farmers were braced to see profits continue slumping this year, said Garth Taylor, ag economist at the University of Idaho. Idaho farm incomes declined in each of the past two years, and poor commodity prices have tanked farm earnings ...

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ULedger wraps up a year of growth (access required)

Josh McIver, CEO and cofounder of blockchain services provider ULedger, said 2017 will prove to have been a turning point for the Boise company in terms of clients, funding and service offerings. Since January, the number of client blockchain transactions ...

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A new venture in Boise for Happy Family co-founder

Jessica Rolph, who co-founded an organic baby food company that sold for $230 million, has launched another company targeting the early childhood market, this time in Boise. Rolph’s new company, Lovevery, will sell a multipurpose Play Gym toy designed to ...

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Seeking lower costs, higher employee retention, New York company moves to Boise (access required)

A small New York City accounting software company hopes to expand after establishing a second home in Boise. The company, called Avant Garde Information Solutions but doing business in Boise as aACE Software, offers accounting software for companies with between ...

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Bare Metal Standard announces IPO (access required)

A small Boise company in an obscure industry has big expansion plans pending a successful initial public offering. Bare Metal Standard specializes in cleaning hood and exhaust systems in commercial kitchens, where oil and grease build-up creates fire hazards. The ...

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Hayden pickleball paddle company is growing with the sport

Brothers Mike and Rob Barnes started Selkirk Sport in Hayden in 2014 with the belief that pickleball, once an obscure sport played by seniors and in physical education classes, was about to take off. They figured the growing ranks of ...

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Endurance pays off for Idaho River Sports (access required)

Store owners Jo Cassin and Stan Kolby couldn’t have dreamed up a prettier scene for Idaho River Sports than the first weekend in June. The 55-acre Esther Simplot Park, with 23 acres of ponds, was full of families splashing, paddle ...

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