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Hotel McCall preps for Living Social rush (access required)

The last few days of June were a busy time for hotelmccall.com. The day after an e-mail featuring an offer from Hotel McCall went out to Living Social Escapes subscribers in a 500-mile radius, the number of hits on the website ...

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System converts plastic into mixed light crude oil (access required)

Landfill-stuffing, low-value plastics can be turned into oil products through a converter process that is new to the United States. In use in Japan and other nations since 2006, the E-N-ergy Evolucient System uses a process known as pyrolysis that ...

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Running on empty: fuel, other costs putting brakes on trucker profits (access required)

In today’s volatile economy, trucking companies may most feel the bumps in the road since they transport about 80 percent of everything bought at a consumer level. “The thing about trucking is we’re always the first ones up and the ...

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Go barefoot, learn Nia at new business, The Dojo (access required)

The building where Randy Stillman and Britta von Tagen have located their new business possesses an intriguing history. The structure at 1512 N. 10th St. in Boise’s North End started out as a grocery store in 1903; over the years ...

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Manpower started with need for temporary secretaries (access required)

One of the oldest temporary employment agencies in the U.S. is Manpower, launched in 1948 by a Wisconsin attorney named Elmer Winter. Winter, in search of a secretary for only a limited period of time, looked around for an organized ...

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Alex Furioso improves his business savvy (access required)

Alex Furioso congratulates himself on the knowledge he gained as a 20-year-old manager of Starbucks coffee franchises in New York and San Diego. He said it helps him now in his new business: owning and managing the Human Bean coffee ...

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A high-performance Wi-Fi network you can share with the neighbors (access required)

For some, necessity is the mother of invention. Kelly Hogan, vice president of product, research, and development at BlueMesh, sets the bar noticeably lower to the level of mere aggravation – and in so doing he has laid the foundation ...

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New venture means husband gets his garage back (access required)

When Irene Woodworth considered opening a boutique in Boise, a friend asked her, “But what makes you different?” The friend was implying that if Woodworth didn’t have some novel way to stand out in a crowded field of trendy shops ...

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Downturn hasn’t cooled popularity of Lava Hot Springs (access required)

You can get into real hot water visiting eastern Idaho. The full-blown, vacation-destination hot springs experience can be found at Lava Hot Springs, situated about 40 miles southeast of Pocatello. Day visitors and vacationers alike will find several relaxing – ...

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