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A word with: Molly Deckart of the Idaho Horror Film Festival

Molly Deckart is launching Idaho’s first horror film festival this year, with hopes of expanding the festival statewide and injecting some energy into Idaho’s film industry. Deckart has a degree in painting from Boise State University and a talent for ...

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Kimberly plant company bets on interest in local flora (access required)

Steve Paulsen wants to take landscape gardening into greener and more sustainable practices. Through his Kimberly company, Native Roots, Paulsen is serving as the commercial vector for a researcher, Steve Love, who develops nursery-ready native plants. In the process, Paulsen ...

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Spokesman-Review offers buyout to reduce staffing levels (access required)

The Spokane, Wash.-based Spokesman-Review newspaper has offered a voluntary buyout plan to its workers, with a goal of reducing staffing levels by 5 percent this year, officials said. The family-owned Spokesman-Review has about 350 employees, said Kathleen Coleman, director of ...

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Airline delays, cancellations rise from last year (access required)

Airline delays and cancellations are up slightly from last year’s peak travel season. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Oct. 9 that flights on the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time 77.7 percent of the time in August. That is ...

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My Care Builder looks to help caregivers get coaches (access required)

My Care Builder is getting ready to launch the newest version of its online tool for caregivers. The Boise startup has been testing its tools using local vendors and a customer base that includes Idaho teachers. It plans to make ...

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Business Briefs: Simplot invests big time in Wyoming ammonia plant (access required)

Colorado firm will manage The Owyhee Colorado Springs-based Griffis/Blessing Inc. will open a property management office in the newly renovated The Owyhee and also manage the historic 1910 downtown Boise landmark. Griffis/Blessing already manages 450 apartments in Boise at The ...

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A Word With Dave Lakhani, CEO of Ataraxis (access required)

Dave Lakhani is CEO of Ataraxis, a Boise PEO, or professional employer organization. Ataraxis helps companies with benefits, payroll, worker’s compensation, risk management, training and development, and other needs. Ataraxis has major competitors locally and nationally, but the company has ...

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Idaho Business Review names 2014 Leaders in Law

Experience, dedication, hard work, and excellence are words that might be used, one or two at a time, to describe some. Yet all of them, used in a single sentence, define the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law. This ...

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Community bankers concerned with regulation, non-bank competitors (access required)

In a new report, Idaho community banking leaders say improving economic conditions are helping their business, but increased regulations and competition is making it tough for them to survive. Walmart, financial technology companies like Square and Paypal and credit unions ...

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