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Baby Boomers want to be active, and do it in style (access required)

When Boisean George Tway retired from his job as an insurance executive, he turned to a leisure activity well loved by retirees: travel. He didn’t go traveling himself, however.  In 2010, he purchased a cruise planning franchise. Now Tway Travel ...

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Cottage food law would ease rules for producers (access required)

Small-scale food producers are working on legislation that would make it legal for them to prep their food products at home instead of in commercial kitchens. The legislation puts a cap on the revenues these producers can make, at $30,000. ...

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Legislature introduces $125 million career ladder

Idaho lawmakers in the House Education Committee introduced a salary bill March 4 that is designed to increase spending on teacher pay by $125.6 million over five years. After getting a sneak preview of draft legislation outlining the plan on ...

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Counties could get power to raise car registration fees (access required)

The Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee has approved legislation that would let Idaho counties raise their vehicle registration fees to pay for specific road and bridge projects. Voters would need to support the measure by a two-thirds majority, though ...

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CapEd CU continues strong growth (access required)

Capital Educators Credit Union continued to grow well above its peers in Idaho and in the nation in 2014. The credit union had $412 million in assets and close to 54,000 members at the end of 2014, a 13 percent ...

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Brady buys Idaho Falls custodial equipment company Nevco (access required)

Brady Industries, a Nevada-based janitorial supply distribution company, has acquired Nevco in Idaho Falls, a 12-year-old custodial and supply equipment company. The Idaho Falls acquisition expands Brady Industries’ presence into western Montana and western Wyoming. Brady Industries has a distribution ...

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JUMP project opening delayed to spring 2016 (access required)

The opening of the Simplot family’s JUMP project in downtown Boise has been delayed to next spring. Project spokeswoman Kathy O’Neill said that street lane closures around the project will continue through spring or even summer of 2016 as well. ...

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A word with Karen Sander of the Downtown Boise Association (access required)

Kâren Sander took over leadership of the Downtown Boise Association in 2004. The DBA operates the business improvement district for the area between Fifth and 13th Streets and between Myrtle and State Streets, about 60 blocks. Its members are property and ...

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VA lender ordered to stop false advertising (access required)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered a Utah-based mortgage lender with a Meridian office that specializes in Veterans Affairs loans to stop claiming that its loans are endorsed by the government. The CFPB, which oversees consumer financial markets, ordered the ...

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IBR celebrates 50 Idaho women stars

Fifty high-achieving Idaho women were feted in the Idaho Business Review Women of the Year event Feb. 26. Some of the honorees wore floor-length evening gowns to the sold-out event, and others chose more conservative attire. But all came dressed ...

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