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Nampa’s Integrated Biological Systems buys its Texas supplier (access required)

A Nampa distributor of fertilizer alternatives and soil enhancement products has acquired the primary manufacturer of its bio-stimulant products in Texas. Family-owned Integrated Biological Systems, founded in 1986 in Nampa, bought BioPlus Manufacturing in Hawkins, Texas, east of Dallas, for ...

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Inaugural Icon award honorees represent a range of professions

What makes someone iconic? Idaho Business Review is recognizing 16 community leaders who fit that description with its newest award, Icon. The honor – open to those age 50 and over –  celebrates a track record of professional success and ...

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As trade fears grow, US states reach out to companies

President Donald Trump’s trade relations with Tokyo are testy, but Idaho gave Takashi Suzuki a warm welcome. Suzuki, president of Sakae Casting Co. , which manufactures aluminum parts used for cooling batteries and semiconductors, first went to Silicon Valley looking ...

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Nationally, Idaho’s leading the way in home price increases (access required)

Home prices were up in all 50 states in April, year over year, with Washington, Idaho and Nevada surpassing 12 percent increases, nearly double the national average, according to CoreLogic. The Irvine, California, real estate data provider calculated an Idaho ...

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The path to leadership for women in finance (access required)

  As a teenager, Denise K. Mersinger took a part-time job during a summer as a bank teller to pay for dance lessons. Planning to be an education major in college, she said she will never forget when her father ...

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Fed survey: Small businesses report better access to credit (access required)

A new report finds that 46 percent of small businesses with at least one employee that applied for credit in 2017 received the full amount they sought, an increase from 40 percent the year before. The Small Business Credit Survey ...

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Bendable concrete could be safer, more durable (access required)

Spring construction season is underway, and many tons of concrete will be used in the coming months. Unfortunately, concrete is a brittle material: Placed under stress, it cannot bend very far before it fractures. Some pavements that are being poured ...

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