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A word with Janice Fulkerson of the Idaho Nonprofit Center (access required)

Janice Fulkerson is the executive director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, the organization that provides technical assistance to many of Idaho’s 4,500 nonprofit organizations. Fulkerson started her career in social work but rapidly moved into the health insurance industry before ...

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Oliver Russell acquiring Social Good Network (access required)

Boise advertising agency Oliver Russell is acquiring the assets of startup Social Good Network, after the online fundraising company couldn’t receive any additional funding beyond seed funding the company announced in late 2012. An investor in that seed round of ...

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Cheese is now Idaho’s largest export (access required)

For the first time at least since 1996, cheese is now Idaho’s largest export. Milk products have always been a large export category for Idaho, with whey and dry milk powders trading the first-place spot. But this year is the ...

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The $6 billion wellness industry (access required)

Wellness programs make business sense Terri Landa Some very savvy employers make it part of their business strategy that health really is part of the overall strategy of being successful. Helping your people, who are really your best commodity, if ...

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Mountain Aviation is acquired by private investors (access required)

Turboprop and jet charter service Mountain Aviation has been acquired by private investors. A spokesman for the company said the company will continue its operations in Boise and Sun Valley. “It’s going to be business as usual for Mountain Aviation,” ...

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Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho’s completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a successful exercise in state rights and local control. Scalia was the keynote speaker at an event August 25 in Boise marking ...

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Neighboring auto body shops merge as Parks Royal Body Works (access required)

For more than 30 years, Parks Royal Body Works and Auto Body Specialists fixed banged- up cars next door to each other just west of the Boise State campus. For many of those years, Ted Thornton owned Parks Royal and ...

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Medicaid payment woes plague Idaho care providers

The state’s effort to rein in Medicaid costs has created deep friction between small businesses that deliver behavioral-health services to Medicaid patients and a new contractor hired to manage them. Service providers across Idaho have raised complaints over the last ...

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