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Going 'home' – Lessons for our Valley? (access required)

It was Thomas Wolfe – not to be confused with Tom Wolfe* – who famously said, “You can’t go home again.” Rather, that was the title of Wolfe’s fourth and final novel, published posthumously in 1940. Wolfe’s phrase has entered ...

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HP sales gathering keeps growing (access required)

Hewlett-Packard Co. held the first Boise sales-training conference for its Imaging and Printing Group in 1996, but only 50 people attended. The annual event drew about 800 last year and 1,300 this year. HP, which began preparing about three months ...

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On anniversaries, websites and distribution (access required)

We’ve been having a lot of fun working on the 20 Years of Idaho Business special section included in this week’s paper, and we’re delighted with the support and interest from readers and advertisers. Looking at the final publication, it’s ...

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Boise gets new benefits-specialist group (access required)

Boise, despite its fair number of organizational headquarters and regional offices, has lacked a chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference – until now. The nonprofit Boise chapter is the 13th for the Conference, which has more than 2,500 ...

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DBA loses a director, acts to hire another (access required)

As Keven Burnett tells it, his five years as executive director of the Downtown Boise Association were not an easy ride. “The business of downtown is not an easy one,” he said. “It’s a constantly changing environment.” For the offshoot ...

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BSU Radio – a quality voice for sponsors (access required)

Who’s your favorite radio personality? Some readers may be hard-pressed to answer that question, in this era of megachain broadcasting larded with insistent, invasive, seemingly incessant commercials. If you came up with Garrison Keillor &#133 Tom and/or Ray Magliozzi (Click ...

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The virtues of family limited partnerships (access required)

Forming a family limited partnership “is a beautiful way to control assets,” Don Pendleton of the National Foundation for Tax Planning and Asset Protection said in Boise recently. Family LPs can guard against excessive taxation, probate and estate problems, and ...

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DBA hears of 'Athens of the Sagebrush' (2398) (access required)

Boise’s downtown is good and getting better, according to the official roster of speakers at the 17th annual “State of the Heart” Downtown Boise Association meeting, held April 20 at the Grove Hotel Ballroom. Boise – especially its downtown – ...

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Hedge funds head for mainstream (access required)

Hedge-fund assets doubled in five years to $817 billion by the end of 2003, and the funds continue to generate inquiries from investors even as the stock market looks a bit like its pre-recession self, a hedge-fund executive says. While ...

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Two decades later, we pause to look back (access required)

Twenty years. While some localities might not find such a span to be noteworthy, the Treasure Valley has seen in the last two decades a tremendous amount of growth. In that time, it has surged into a nationally recognized Great ...

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