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Gov. Little, stakeholders launch cybersecurity task force (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little announced the creation of a 19-member Cybersecurity Task Force Aug. 5 at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) campus. Little said the new task force will provide recommendations to improve cybersecurity defenses for a variety of stakeholders and to ...

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Vacasa to go public in SPAC financing deal  (access required)

Vacasa, a vacation rental company headquartered in Boise and Portland, announced on July 29 it was going public with a $400 million transaction, partnering with TPG Pace Solutions. That gives it a valuation of $4.5 billion, with $485 million for growth and technology investments. “Vacation rentals were cast into ...

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Albertsons sales both up and down in Q1 (access required)

Albertsons released its first quarter 2021 financial performance results during its July 29 earnings call. Identical sales, net income and revenues all declined year-over-year compared to the first quarter 2020. This behavior was expected since 2020 was not a normal ...

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Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest (access required)

Nampa-based Valley Wide Cooperative Inc. is expanding through a merger with a Washington state co-op. The merger brings together agronomy, energy and farm supply co-op Valley Wide and Ag Link Inc., a co-op retailer that sells fertilizer, crop nutrients and ...

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Blue Cross cuts the ribbon for 2 new offices (access required)

Blue Cross of Idaho held two ribbon-cutting ceremonies last week for two new district offices in eastern Idaho. Idaho Falls opened an office July 15 at 3630 S. 25th E., Suite 1 July 15, and Twin Falls opened one at 428 Cheney Drive, Suite 101 on ...

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Fort Builder opens downtown Boise cowork at Oliver Russell (access required)

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Fort Builder, the Boise contractor and cowork office provider, has announced its expansion to a second location for its cowork and social gathering business in downtown Boise. The new location is at 217 S. 11th St. in the Oliver Russell ...

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Startup Central: Investments, a merger, and new tech (access required)

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EAGLE — Slayer Duck Calls has received its first round of investment from the co-founders of TSheets, which will allow for expanding the lineup of hunting calls and a higher quality web experience, according to a recent company announcement. The investment from ...

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Starting Strength opens new franchise location in Boise (access required)

With the gym’s opening on July 12, Boise will now be the eighth city to host a Starting Strength franchise gym. The new gym will feature a barbell-centered training program designed to build strength over time and feature trainer-led courses that ...

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Killer Creamery launches new product, tests marketing strategy (access required)

Keto-friendly entrepreneurship venture Killer Creamery is expanding its product line with a healthy option ice cream sandwich, and is now garnering feedback through July 19 in the Treasure Valley through a new marketing strategy. The novelty concept of a neighborhood ice cream truck coupled with the record temperatures has so ...

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Alx Stevens joins Idaho Business Review as managing editor

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Alx Stevens has been hired as the managing editor of Idaho Business Review. She enters the position after freelance writing news articles and special publication pieces for Idaho Business Review during the past two years. Some of her coverage includes ...

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