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Workforce development (access required)

Introduction Every two months, Idaho Business Review, Holland & Hart, Mountain West Bank and CenturyLink bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. On August 11, experts discussed building a more qualified workforce in Idaho. Many employers ...

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Downtown Housing (access required)

Defining the downtown core Derick O’Neill One key thing we’re working hard to do is to create a shared vision for downtown. If you asked everyone in this room to define downtown, they would each give you a different answer. ...

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Local to global (access required)

Entering export markets Andy Savin For us, it was kind of a stumble into international markets. It was before my time. One of our anchor customers was Taco Time, and they decided to expand into international markets, specifically Japan, 25 ...

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An era of new retailers (access required)

The time is right for additional development Mike Christensen The overall vacancy for retail in the Treasure Valley is sub 6 percent today, which leaves us with very little quality property left on the market. There are certain submarkets with ...

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Small business lending (access required)

Small business lending All businesses start out small, and in order for those businesses to thrive, they need cash. For some it’s $1,000 to buy a computer; for others it’s $1 million to build a store. In the quest for ...

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The $6 billion wellness industry (access required)

Wellness programs make business sense Terri Landa Some very savvy employers make it part of their business strategy that health really is part of the overall strategy of being successful. Helping your people, who are really your best commodity, if ...

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Idaho’s dairy industry quietly grows (access required)

Introduction: A quiet but mighty dairy industry Idaho farms received $2.42 billion from dairy sales in 2012. The state’s dairy industry is bigger even than Idaho’s famous potato industry, which brought in roughly $964 million that same year, and it ...

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Data breaches and customer information (access required)

Panelists Joy Rogers, E-Services banking manager, Mountain West Bank Don Bush, vice president of marketing, Kount CeCe Gassner, counsel, Perkins Coie Terry Grogan, security consultant, Fisher’s Technology Mark Wennstrom, Regional director of information technology, Saint Alphonsus Health System Introduction: Minimizing the risk Issues of information ...

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Meeting seniors’ evolving needs (access required)

Each quarter, Idaho Business Review and the law firm of Holland & Hart bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. Introduction The United States is aging rapidly. In the next 15 years, the percentage of the population older ...

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