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IBR honors 15 for Excellence In Finance

No matter the industry, every company has to closely monitor its cash flow – dollars in vs. dollars out. This year, the Idaho Business Review is honoring 15 financial wizards who keep their eyes on the bottom line. The 2018 ...

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IBR celebrates inaugural ICON honorees

The Idaho Business Review celebrated some of the state’s top innovators, trailblazers and visionaries at the inaugural ICON awards on August 7. Sixteen community leaders were recognized at a happy hour party at Boise Centre East. IBR’s first class of ICON award ...

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Final plan for central Idaho wilderness area approved

A final management plan is in place for one of three new central Idaho wilderness areas. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service on August 9 signed the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Plan. The plan covers ...

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Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said August 12 that ...

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Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market. Many traditional small-scale ...

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Rite Aid, Albertsons call off merger deal ahead of vote

Rite Aid and the Boise grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote. Shares of the drugstore chain plunged after markets opened August 9. The owner of ...

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T-O Engineers merges with GDA Engineers of Wyoming

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T-O Engineers, Inc., a Meridian-based planning and engineering firm, has merged with GDA Engineers, a civil engineering and surveying firm based in Cody, Wyoming. “It opens doors to us geographically,” said Eva Fithen, marketing manager of T-O. “We’re in Idaho ...

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Idaho election chief chooses election management software

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has announced a new vendor to manage the state’s election system and voter registration database. Denney said August 7 that he chose Tenex Software Solutions Inc. from the six vendors who submitted proposals for ...

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