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Five Idaho startups pitching to investors (access required)

Five Idaho startup companies are presenting to investors Feb. 12 at the Wayne Brown Institute’s Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference in Midway, Utah. The WBI  started offering programs in Boise last year as part of its partnership with Zions Bank. ...

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Sun Valley Air Club partners with Jackson Jet Center (access required)

Jackson Jet Service of Boise will manage the Sun Valley Air Club’s private charter operations, taking over for Mountain Aviation. The club is a membership charter plane service. Founder and CEO Norman Nie said Jackson has greater capabilities, with several ...

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Optometrists want tax exemption for glasses, contacts (access required)

Idaho optometrists want to make eyeglasses and contact lenses exempt from the state’s sales tax. A lobbyist for the optometrists introduced legislation Feb. 3 that would exempt glasses this year and contact lenses next year. Each would carry a $1.6 ...

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Jerome plastic bag plant has new name (access required)

The parent company of the Hilex Poly plant in Jerome has changed its name to Novolex, with Hilex Poly and other product lines the company makes now being listed as Novolex Brands. “The change signifies a number of great companies ...

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Department of Finance sees more filing activity (access required)

The Idaho Department of Finance saw a more than 5 percent increase in business filings, licenses and registrations in 2014, with more than 168,000 filings. The department’s securities bureau reported a record 113,084 securities filings and professionals licensing to do ...

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New office building in early planning for River Road (access required)

A company called ISS River Partners has proposed to build a six-story office building at 13th Street and River Road. ISS River Partners is seeking a conditional use permit from the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission for a 15,639-square foot ...

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Gayle Manufacturing will move HQ from California to Caldwell (access required)

Gayle Manufacturing Co. will move its headquarters to Caldwell from northern California and build a a new steel fabrication manufacturing facility, a $25 million capital expenditure that will employ more than 70 employees within the first year. Gayle is receiving ...

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Mountain States Group changes name to Jannus (access required)

The Boise-based Mountain States Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Idaho individuals and families, has changed its name to Jannus. Executive Director Karan Tucker said the name change was prompted by the offer of assistance from the American Institute of ...

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