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Columnist’s love of teaching started in the Navy

A frequent contributor to the Idaho Business Review since 2004 will now be a much more frequent contributor. Dan Bobinski’s “Workplace Excellence” column may now be read each week in the Focus section of the IBR, or online. Bobinski is ...

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Locate Express: a business based on efficiency (access required)

Doug Joseph is a self-employed local investor and man of ideas who comes from a long line of enterprising people. “I think about a lot of ways of making things better,” he said. One of the most recent ideas churning ...

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Flexibility key to filling office suites space (access required)

Boise’s executive office suite inventory has shrunk considerably in recent times, but some of those operations that remain are enjoying an uptick in occupancy, while others have held steady as the economy continues to flounder. However, keeping the spaces filled ...

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Will the next Micron please stand up? (access required)

Somewhere in the virtually anonymous business startup catacombs of Idaho’s high technology industry – one that paid $3.5 billion in wages in 2010 – might be the next Micron Technology. Or maybe the next major high-tech innovation for Idaho exists ...

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Comraderie, service top list of priorities at Elite Edge Engineers (access required)

Lisa Vernon’s motivation for starting her own engineering firm was to create a work environment that suited her. “The impetus was that I’ve gone from company to company, and I thought, ‘I’ve yet to find an engineering firm with a ...

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Roles reverse when employee buys awards business (access required)

Lori Reading once worked for Elizabeth Reisch, owner of A/J Awards in Nampa. For seven years, Boisean Reading made the daily commute to Canyon County for her job at the awards company. Now Reisch works part time for Reading, who ...

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AARP state director examines Idaho seniors’ top concerns

Jim Wordelman has been the state director of AARP Idaho for more than five years. In a phone interview May 24, he answered questions about the top priorities of the 50-and-over population in the Gem State, as well as general ...

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