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Idaho ties for third nationwide in women-owned business clout (access required)

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In good news for Idaho’s women entrepreneurs, the state ties with Nevada as third in the nation for the economic clout of women-owned businesses. According to a recent survey by American Express, Idaho came in sixth in the nation for growth ...

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Forecast: Idaho housing price appreciation will lead the nation

A new forecast of real estate markets around the nation predicts three Idaho cities will continue to see some of the biggest increases in values over the next year, with appreciation rates north of 8%. The deciding factor in the ...

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With $20 million in funding, Lovevery isn’t playing around (access required)

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A Boise-based company that makes educational toys has received $20 million in Series B funding from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names. The announcement is bringing the company, Lovevery Inc., national attention. Investors include Maveron, GV, Reach Capital, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Collaborative Fund. ...

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Lamb Weston eyes South America sales with new potato partnership (access required)

EAGLE – Idaho-based Lamb Weston Holdings is looking to expand sales of frozen potato products in South America through a joint venture with a company in Argentina. According to an Oct. 15 news release, Lamb Weston has joined forces with holding ...

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Roosters Men’s Grooming Center opens at The Village at Meridian

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, a men’s barbershop and grooming space, is now open at The Village at Meridian. Roosters offers haircuts, facial shaves and hair color services in a “modern, upscale and laidback environment,” according to a news release. The barbershop ...

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Breakfast Series Report: Talent in Technology

Idaho’s mountain vistas may be a far cry from Silicon Valley’s bustling streets, but the Gem State is a growing tech hub, boasting startups such as Cradlepoint and Vynyl as well as stalwarts such as HP and Micron. According to ...

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Trader Joe’s opens new Meridian store

MERIDIAN – After years of longing by folks tired of having to drag dark chocolate, orange chicken, chili lime chicken burgers, and bottles of Two-Buck Chuck from Downtown Boise, Trader Joe’s has finally landed in Meridian. Over 100 people on ...

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Furniture chain with stores in Treasure Valley sold to Chinese company

Mor Furniture for Less, a San Diego-based retailer with outlets in Boise and Nampa, has reached a $68.4 million deal to sell the 36-store chain to Healthcare Co. Ltd. Despite its name, the Rugao, China-based purchaser is a global home ...

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