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New software pairs talent with companies (access required)

The owner of Quest Groups is building a software company called Talentpair to streamline the headhunting process for companies. Joe Kosakowski has worked as a recruiter for the tech industry for 19 years. He originally worked with venture capital firms ...

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Wandervans is hitting the road (access required)

Boise-based Wandervans has found an investor and will expand to four new markets within the next year. Wandervans rents vans for camping. Chris Cook, a computer engineer and avid traveler,  launched Wandervans in May with three modified Ford Transits that are fitted with ...

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Lawmakers might tackle gas tax next year

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Lawmakers could be asked to tackle a gas tax and workforce training in next year’s legislative session. Those were two issues that came up at the Southwest Idaho Legislative Summit Sept. 23, one of several meetings the Idaho Chamber Alliance ...

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Most small businesses barely saving money, study shows (access required)

As Federal Reserve officials gather to issue their monthly assessment of the world’s largest economy, a new study lays bare the extent to which many small firms are pressed for cash. “Most small businesses are operating on very small margins,” ...

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Lawsuit may affect commercial lending in Idaho

Idaho credit unions are increasing their commercial lending rates faster than Idaho banks are. The outcome of a lawsuit against the National Credit Union Administration could ensure that trend continues. NCUA is the federal regulator for credit unions. In February, ...

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Bull trout lawsuit targets Payette National Forest roads

An environmental group has filed a lawsuit contending two federal agencies are violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze how roads and motorized trails could be harming threatened bull trout in the Payette National Forest in west-central Idaho. ...

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Southern Idaho development group again seeks executive director

Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, or SIEDO, is once again looking for a new executive director after its newest director Jeff Hough, hired in March, announced he’s resigning for personal reasons. The economic development director leads the economic development activities ...

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Experts on internet of things outline best practices (access required)

The internet of things is one of the fastest growing areas of business investment because of the data it can provide, but businesses need to be cautious before implementing a system. A panel of network experts spoke at the Develop Idaho ...

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Ketchum switches to monthly water bills, adds electronic payment (access required)

The city of Ketchum will start accepting credit cards for water bill payments that will be sent out every month starting in November. Ketchum is shifting from quarterly to monthly water bills because many customers get sticker shock with their ...

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