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Washington Trust Bank staff enroll in Spanish class

An introductory Spanish class at CR Languages. The language class offers five Spanish classes ranging in difficulty; each meeting once per week. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

An employee’s experience with Spanish lessons through a Boise language school has caught the eye of Washington Trust Bank, which is now encouraging more workers to enroll. Alex Westfall, vice president at Washington Trust’s downtown Boise branch, enrolled in Spanish lessons through ...

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Need investors? Prepare to exercise patience and kiss a lot of frogs

Alex McCoy, founder of American Ostrich Farms, tends to birds on his ranch near Kuna. Photo by Patrick Sweeney

Entrepreneurs often put years into building products and services, working to build expertise in their area. But they sometimes fail to focus on fundraising, even though it’s crucial to success, said a panel of Idaho and Utah investors. The panel gathered March ...

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Cradlepoint raises $89 million to address new cellular technology


The Boise cloud-based network solution provider Cradlepoint closed its latest funding round after receiving about $90 million. Cradlepoint, founded in 2006, recently raised $89 million through investors such as the tech investment group TCV. The next cellular network generation, 5G, ...

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Idaho bankers look to Congress for relief from regs

A bank office. The number of bank branches in Idaho has declined from 533 in 2012 to 501 this year to date, according to the state Department of Finance. File photo.

Idaho bankers don’t know exactly what to expect from Congress and President Donald Trump as they look for the repeal and revision of key regulations. Little is known about plans in Congress on several issues, said Trent Wright, president of ...

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