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Boise Metro Chamber lauds small businesses at hybrid event (access required)

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Diving back into the world of in-person events, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce held a hybrid version of its annual small business awards in person at Boise Centre on May 6, while simultaneously streaming the event live on its social ...

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Despite national labor shortage, experts optimistic for Idaho (access required)

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Idaho-based labor market data company Emsi is warning business leaders of an upcoming “sansdemic” — a dramatic shortage of workers nationwide. However, Idaho looks like it will weather that better compared to the rest of the nation. The Pacific Northwest ...

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A word on hiring and retaining talent with Verified First (access required)

Zach Townsend, vice president of human resources, and Devon Dickinson, CEO, of Verified First

It’s not news to anyone that hiring is becoming increasingly difficult in Idaho. With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, companies are looking for ways to attract and retain employees in Idaho, including importing them from other ...

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Labor shortages — As Emmett goes, so goes Idaho (access required)

The sign about reduced hours at the Emmett Subway on May 7.

Almost every town in Idaho has a restaurant or retail store that can’t find enough employees right now. The Idaho Business Review started compiling locations around the state where this is happening and found that few communities are immune. Take ...

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Five new nonstop destinations take off from Boise (access required)

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. Photo by Stephen M. Keller for Southwest Airlines.

Southwest Airlines announced on April 30 that it will add several new nonstop flights flying out of Boise Airport this summer. Included among the mix of new routes is nonstop service to Orange County and Dallas Love Field. The airline ...

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Proud Source lands PepsiCo distribution agreement (access required)

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Proud Source, the young mountain water company in Mackay, has achieved a major step up for its business with the signing of a regional distribution agreement with PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA). The firm announced its agreement with PepsiCo on ...

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GetMyBoat company makes splash as ‘Airbnb for boats’ (access required)

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Thomas Peterson and his wife have enjoyed hosting Airbnbs for years, so recently offering their pontoons near Lake Coeur d’Alene as shared boats was a natural next step. The COVID-19 pandemic presented an unexpected opportunity for the Petersons to purchase ...

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Albertsons has rough ending to strong year (access required)

Albertsons

Albertsons announced a net loss as well as better-than-predicted earnings for its fourth quarter on April 26. During the third week in April, Nasdaq reported that the consensus expected Q4 adjusted net income per fully-diluted share would be $0.50. The ...

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A peek into human resources departments post-2020 (access required)

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What do yoga and HR have in common? The necessity to practice flexibility and foster strong mental and physical health, according to Stephanie Parker, president and executive recruiter with TalentSpark. Parker’s concept kicked off the 2021 annual Human Resources Association ...

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