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Plans for merger, tech office show promise (access required)

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, in his Jan. 12 State of the State address and budget message to the Idaho Legislature, announced creation of the state Office of Science and Technology. The move drew favorable responses from panelists at a tech-themed Boise ...

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Popular SBA loan program takes a week off (access required)

In every U.S. Small Business Administration loan, the SBA guarantees a portion, agreeing to pay a certain percentage of the principal if the loan goes into default, thus enabling the lending institution to reduce its risk exposure. But there’s no ...

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Curbing our enthusiasm as 2004 begins (access required)

I don’t know what you did on New Year’s Eve, but I was so excited about the year ahead that I could hardly contain myself. We were well into the first hours of 2004 before my excitement allowed me to ...

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Business folks know how to chuckle, too (access required)

Never let it be said that business people don’t have a sense of humor. In the busy, often serious world of wheeling and dealing, it’s reassuring to know that Treasure Valley business folks feel comfortable venting opinions in print for ...

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Piercing the corporate veil … or trying to (access required)

A couple of events passed last month pertaining to the second-largest private employer in the Treasure Valley, Hewlett-Packard Co. HP’s 30th anniversary in Boise generated a package in the Idaho Statesman that provided an interesting historical progression, but was curiously ...

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Coming attraction: The 8th Street Wall (access required)

Christmas is coming, and that’s big – but it’s not the only annual event looming over our big small town. January 25th is coming. It’s a mere six weeks away. It was on Jan. 25, 1987, that the Eastman Building ...

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