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Tech industries scramble to fill positions (access required)

Despite a higher-than-healthy unemployment rate of 7.7 percent in Idaho, some Treasure Valley staffing agencies are running into difficulties finding employees for technology-related jobs. “You can’t get people quick enough,” said Steven Guadagno, area director for Adecco Engineering and Technical ...

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Moscow business gives freelancers as-needed office space (access required)

Chris Aberle and Austin Storm can’t talk about their new business, Brick and Mortar, without repeating one word: community. Brick and Mortar, located in downtown Moscow, is a co-working space. Independent professionals or small businesses – such as IT consultants, ...

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Hops farmers eye more mildew threats (access required)

A new strain of powdery mildew surfaced recently in a hops field near Yakima, Wash., making Idaho hops growers take notice. “We are keeping an eye on everything and waiting with bated breath,” said Diane Gooding Hass of Gooding Farms, ...

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Clearwater Valley wine businesses work together to market region (access required)

When Camas Prairie Winery owner Jeremy Ritter needed grapes for a batch of Riesling this year, he didn’t turn to the Tri-Cities vineyards he usually buys from. Instead, the Moscow winemaker bought two tons of fruit from Colter’s Creek Vineyards ...

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Checking out the competition in the conference center market (access required)

Before he started building his conference center on Lake Coeur d’Alene last year, owner Duane Hagadone decided to see what kind of competition his business was up against. Hagadone, whose privately held Hagadone Corp. owns the Coeur d’Alene Resort and ...

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Bill’s Bike Shop to move from longtime Holmes location (access required)

In the world of Idaho Falls retail, there are few names more well-known than Bill’s Bike Shop, which has put at least four generations on two wheels. Established in 1947 on Idaho Falls’ south side by Bill and Alice Murdoch, ...

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Compounding pharmacies balance patient needs, insurance coverage (access required)

The generic antacid Lansoprazole is often prescribed to infants with acid reflux, but the medication is only available in baby-unfriendly tablets or capsules. Compounding pharmacies offer patients another option: adapting the medication to fit specific needs. In one of these ...

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Medical suppliers scramble to keep up with surging Medicare audits (access required)

Brownfield’s Prosthetics and Orthotics employee Melanie Stohner is much busier than she used to be. She handles billing, compliance and accreditation for the Boise medical equipment supplier, and since January, she’s been working weekends. The workload explosion comes not from ...

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Landline users not on board with proposed rule change (access required)

A request before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to change a telephone customer service rule has some rural businesses rankled. In December, CenturyLink, one of the largest landline telephone providers in Idaho, asked the PUC to abolish or waive Telephone ...

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EMR networks connect health care providers statewide

St. Luke’s Health System is installing a $100 million electronic medical records system that will allow its providers throughout southern Idaho to see the same information for each patient. But if a patient sees a provider outside the St. Luke’s ...

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