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Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s make a mark in Canyon County

Before 2010, the Boise hospital duo of Saint Alphonsus Health System and St. Luke’s Health System had no in-patient hospital beds in Canyon County. Mercy and West Valley medical centers had been the acute medical care providers since 1919 and ...

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Ponderay’s Diedrich Roasters is acquired by Chicago investment partnership

Ponderay-based Diedrich Roasters has been acquired by a Chicago private investment partnership called City Capital Ventures. Diedrich manufactures personal and industrial-size coffee roasters. It was founded in 1980 by Becky and Stephan Diedrich. When the pair decided to retire, CEO ...

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Idaho congressmen come out against proposed salary threshold increase (access required)

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Both Idaho U.S. representatives have endorsed a proposed House resolution that would bar the U.S. Department of Labor from raising the overtime salary threshold to $50,440. The threshold dictates whether an employer has to pay time-and-a-half to a salaried employee ...

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Idaho app is inventory-tracker (access required)

Boise-based Gigmi has released an app designed to help individuals organize and sell collections of items and to help businesses keep inventory of stock. Gigmi formed in June 2015 when Brian Packer, now CEO of Gigmi, met with Nathan Cook, ...

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Survey: Mobile payment options are increasing, but so is fraud (access required)

Merchants are using mobile pay more and more frequently, but most don’t know if doing so increases  their risk of fraud, according to a survey by the Boise-based Kount. Kount, an electronic commerce security firm, surveyed businesses for the fourth ...

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Boise Hawks baseball team takes flight (access required)

New marketing and stadium upgrades helped the new owners of the Boise Hawks baseball franchise increase attendance last year by 26 percent. Corporate partnerships are up by one-third this year to 94, and owners Agon Sports and Entertainment are talking ...

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Former CEO seeks to raise business standards around the world

Pete Gombert had served as the CEO of Balihoo for a decade when he stepped down in 2014 to take on a reduced role as chairman. Then, he set out to become a better corporate citizen. He took a 10-month ...

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First-time home buyers face strong headwinds

First-time home buyers and those who are looking to move up to a slightly more expensive home will face a tough spring season. That’s according to Zillow, which found that inventory is declining fastest among entry-level and mid-market homes in ...

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