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A note from the editor Nov. 25 (access required)

I have a little something extra for you this week. Following goodbuy’s discussion about the possible future of consumerism (Page 7), I found myself with a burning question. The company specializes in connecting consumers with good products (hence the name) ...

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The long winter ahead for Idaho tourism (access required)

The tourism industry, both domestic and international, in Idaho is finally recovering from the adverse impacts of the pandemic. However, headwinds abound that will make the recovery challenging well into 2023. Inflation is taking a bite out of the discretionary, ...

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Eager to earn employee buy-in? 2022 Torch Awards recipients set the example (access required)

Employee buy-in is a big deal. In fact, if you’re operating a mission-driven company, earning buy-in from your employees may very well be the most critical accomplishment your organization pursues.  It’s not an easy feat, but look at some of ...

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Registered apprenticeships benefit Idaho’s people, economy (access required)

Nov. 14-20 is National Apprenticeship Week and marks the celebration of a proven and time-honored career pathway. Right now, 236 Idaho businesses sponsor apprenticeships, with more than 1,800 participating Idahoans getting paid on the job. Like many Americans, Idahoans have seen ...

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Guess what is coming to a bank near you?  (access required)

Billy Moreland

What appears foreign will become commonplace, and you might as well prepare for it. Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance are all the rage right now, and you’ve probably heard of things like Bitcoin or Ethereum. However, the real story lies in the mechanism that ...

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Fears of economic downturn temper optimism in the middle market  (access required)

Heading into the third quarter of 2022, the economic headwinds felt strong in the middle market. U.S. inflation levels were climbing to record highs and the Federal Reserve was moving forward with a series of interest rate hikes. In its ...

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A note from the editor Oct. 28 (access required)

I’ve heard a lot of forward thinking this week, across a number of industries and business-related sectors.  Health care professionals are open to working with entrepreneurs to innovate health care practices.  Post-secondary and collegiate institutions are eager to connect with ...

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How small business owners can prepare for changes in consumer behavior and higher rates on loans (access required)

The Federal Reserve is expected to continue raising interest rates in 2022 to counteract inflation. The prospect of rising rates may seem daunting for small business owners, but the reality so far may have been less worrisome. Small businesses’ exposure ...

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The truth behind 5 credit union myths  (access required)

Tim Toy

On Oct. 20, credit unions worldwide celebrate the credit union movement with International Credit Union (ICU) Day. The day focuses on celebrating and raising awareness of the work credit unions and financial cooperatives do to help people around the world ...

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