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Breakfast Series report: Money matters

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Introduction: Banking and financial services have experienced tremendous growth and change in the last decade as the nation has recovered from the recession and has implemented new rules for governing lenders. Leaders of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions ...

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Breakfast Series report: Data security

Cassie Clark works from her laptop at Coeur d'Alene Coffee Company Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Coeur d'Alene.

Cybersecurity Data breaches are on the rise, with 780 reported in 2015 and 1,093 in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Globally, the attacks are costing us hundreds of billions of dollars every year, with experts estimating ...

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Breakfast Series report: Small business and regulation

Patrons dine at Crafted in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Monday, June 19, 2017.

Introduction: Managing regulation State and federal regulation is a fact of life in small business. Even before the business gets off the ground, entrepreneurs need to be knowledgeable about the implications of choosing a business structure,  sophisticated about choosing a ...

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Breakfast Series report: A rapidly evolving retail landscape 


Introduction: Managing change online and on the ground Boise has made its way to the national radar when it comes to retail. Where once it used to be one of the last states considered for expansions, now it’s getting some ...

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Tastemakers: Restaurants & breweries (access required)


Introduction The restaurant and brewery industry in Idaho has been flourishing lately, with far more openings than closings. But it’s far from an easy business: Owners and managers have to constantly adjust their practices to stay on top of ever-changing ...

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Forum on the Future: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)


Introduction: Forum on the Future Idaho has seen tremendous growth and change over the last few years, and 2016 was no different. New construction has changed the appearance of Boise’s downtown, and that change will continue into 2017. In the coming ...

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Low key & high tech: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)


Introduction: Low key & high tech More and more tech startups are making an appearance in the Boise area and throughout Idaho. That’s a good thing — the jobs pay well and attract highly educated and skilled professionals. But starting a ...

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Real Estate & Urban Renewal: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

Construction started in October on the Inn at 500, on the corner of downtown Boise’s Capitol Boulevard and Myrtle Street. The six-story, 112-room hotel will also have restaurant space. The developers received $269,000 from CCDC to relocate utility lines and carry out other improvements, and nearly $200,000 for streetlights, trees, and benches located in the existing right-of-way. Photo by Pete Grady.

Introduction: Urban renewal as a tool for economic development Local economic development officials have long relied on urban renewal to encourage development and improve underused urban areas. In Boise, urban renewal has helped promote major construction projects, including Eighth and ...

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Idaho’s Travel Industry: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

1. Bruneau Dunes crop

  Introduction Like so many other industries in Idaho, the tourism industry is thriving right now. Visitors come for business, they come for adventure, they come for relaxation — and they’re coming in large numbers. Bed tax collections, which pay ...

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