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Tenant requirements limit number of actual vacancies (access required)

Debbie Martin is owner of DK Commercial in Meridian. She has worked in the commercial real estate industry in Idaho for more than 20 years, starting in the field of office leasing. Since that time, her real estate transactions have ...

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Raise a glass to Boise commercial real estate market

Now that 2011 has drawn to a close and we reflect on the past year, let’s raise our glasses in a toast to the Boise commercial real estate market. We’re seeing increased activity, a higher absorption of existing space and ...

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Work is mandatory, but don’t let it lead to poor health (access required)

Though work is a daily necessity, it’s vital to approach it in a way that is healthful. That, in itself, may take some effort. Too many of today’s workers spend an inordinate amount of time sitting at a desk staring ...

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Syringa Networks expanding through ‘organic growth’ (access required)

Since 2008 when many companies began cutting back, Syringa Networks has doubled its revenue stream. “And that is all organic growth,” said President and CEO Greg Lowe, meaning the company has doubled revenue without mergers or acquisitions. “Not bad. When you ...

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100 hours of work a week trickles down to 60 for brewery owner (access required)

Calling herself “a recovering workaholic,” Penny Pink has capitalized on her experience in microbiology and analytic chemistry at the Idaho National Laboratory to run one of Idaho’s most successful microbreweries and Pocatello’s only brew pub with a restaurant. Since 1996, ...

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Brant Schlaich wants people to dig those ‘Good Floatations’ (access required)

With financial help from his family, Brant Schlaich, 23, purchased 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt for around $600 and a used flotation tank made by a company called Oasis Relaxation for $7,500. With the salt, tank and some water, he ...

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Botanical Garden growing through development, membership (access required)

With about 10 years still to go before full development, the Idaho Botanical Garden is either installing or planning projects annually. “The garden is now and has been in development mode for a long time,” said Julia Rundberg, executive director ...

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Bogus Basin ski opening still on hold (access required)

Just how is the manager of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area doing when it’s Monday morning, Dec. 19, and ski season hasn’t opened yet? “I’m having another long day waiting for snow,” said Bogus general manager and president Mike Shirley. ...

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Company thrives on repairing others’ damages (access required)

“We specialize in something that doesn’t happen to any one person very often,” said Nick Bradshaw, Idaho division manager of Belfor Property Restoration in Boise. Bradshaw formerly owned Service Team of Professionals in Boise but sold the company to Belfor, ...

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Surveillance cameras being installed on Boise buses (access required)

Relax, George Orwell fans. Although the Valley Regional Transit transportation authority – manager of ValleyRide – expects to have video surveillance cameras rolling on at least 45 of ValleyRide’s Boise buses by March, transit authority officials want the public to ...

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