Editor's Picks

Mar 23, 2023

Meet 2023’s Accomplished Under 40 Award winners  

[caption id="attachment_290618" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mark Bannister, J.D., Dean College of Business and Economics, Boise State University, addressing last year's winners. (Photo by Pro Image Event Photography)[/caption] Forty of Idaho’s brightest young stars will share the spotlight in June when Idaho Business Review honors them with this year’s Accomplished Under 40 Award, presen[...]

Mar 23, 2023

IBR to honor 10 Idahoans with 2023 Icon Awards  

[caption id="attachment_290605" align="alignleft" width="300"] Idaho Business Review Publisher Cindy Suffa at last year's ceremony. (Photo by Pro Image Event Photography)[/caption] Ten prominent Idahoans who have left an enduring mark on our communities will be honored by Idaho Business Review in June with the 2023 Icon Awards.   This will mark the sixth year of the annual Icon Awards progr[...]

Idaho clean-water rules
Mar 2, 2023

Idaho joins Texas lawsuit over new federal clean-water rules

[caption id="attachment_290031" align="alignleft" width="300"] Idaho has joined Texas in a lawsuit involving the federal Clean Water Act. (Photo by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash)[/caption] Idaho has joined a Texas lawsuit against the Biden administration's waterway protections, claiming the rules are too vague and violate state sovereignty rights. The lawsuit, originally filed in southern Te[...]

Idaho Workplace culture
Mar 2, 2023

IBR Panel: Workplace culture must change in Idaho’s labor market

Removing barriers for recruitment, hiring practices, workplace culture and employee retention are top priorities for many business leaders as Idaho’s labor market remains tight. Five panelists explored current challenges facing Idaho employers at an ongoing Breakfast Series event sponsored by The Idaho Business Review Feb. 28 at The Grove Hotel. Moderator Carsten Peterson, a partner with e[...]

Feb 28, 2023

AGENDA BOISE: Metro Chamber advocates for business initiatives

[caption id="attachment_289915" align="alignright" width="300"] Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Photo courtesy of Boise Metro Chamber[/caption] The Boise Metro Chamber is encouraging its members and the general public to contact their legislators to help maintain Idaho’s place as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. The Chamber, in a recent meeting, asked i[...]

Nov 21, 2017

Breakfast Series report: Data security

Cybersecurity [caption id="attachment_205202" align="alignleft" width="300"] The October 10 breakfast series panel was moderated by Holland and Hart Associate Claire Rosston.[/caption] 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 dollar[...]

Aug 25, 2017

Breakfast Series report: Small business and regulation

[caption id="attachment_199957" align="alignleft" width="300"] The August 1 breakfast series panel was moderated by Holland and Hart Associate Lauren Prew.[/caption] 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 [...]

Jun 26, 2017

Breakfast Series report: A rapidly evolving retail landscape 

[caption id="attachment_198051" align="alignleft" width="300"] The June 6 Breakfast Series panel was moderated by Holland & Hart Associate Anna Eberlin. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.[/caption] 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 expans[...]

May 5, 2017

Supporting the Workforce: The evolving role of the human resource professional

Introduction The role of the human resources professional is critical. With staffing now the No. 1 concern for many business owners and managers, HR professionals play a key role in identifying candidates, selecting the best employees, helping businesses stay in compliance with complex rules, and leading changes in workplace culture. [caption id="attachment_193256" align="alignleft" widt[...]

Mar 1, 2017

Tastemakers: Restaurants & breweries

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 trends and regulations. On Feb. 7, the Idaho Business Review brought together five seasoned industry players to talk about the cha[...]

Dec 30, 2016

Forum on the Future: IBR Breakfast Series report

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 year, three new hotels will open in downtown Boise and two in Nampa, new convention space in Boise will draw larger groups downtown, and J.R[...]

Nov 4, 2016

Low key & high tech: IBR Breakfast Series report

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 technology company comes with unique challenges, some of which are complicated by Idaho’s smaller population and distance from the nation’s t[...]