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Trendy senior living concept may become Idaho reality by 2013 (access required)

Jill Hiller takes us on a whirlwind tour of The Terraces at Harris Ranch. Notably, it’s a small-scale model tour. It’s a Tuesday morning and Hiller, photographer Laurie Pearman and I look at $68 million worth of planned senior-age living ...

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Entrepreneurs purchase Pie Hole concept license (access required)

“Shut your pie hole” may be contemporary argot for telling somebody to stifle it, but a group of entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley is eager to do just the opposite: open a lot more Pie Holes. Pie Hole is the ...

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One of Idaho’s newest crops helps feed state’s economy (access required)

“We have been found,” said Gregg Alger, sounding more like a lost hunter than the owner of Huston Vineyards on Chicken Dinner Road in Caldwell. Alger was referring to the still-burgeoning Idaho wine industry and the work Moya Shatz, executive ...

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Generalist jobs still the norm as wine industry grows (access required)

The husband-and-wife team that owns Cinder Winery in Garden City divides tasks simply: Melanie Krause makes the wine and Joe Schnerr sells it. “I love the job,” Schnerr said. “I think we are both really happy with being able to ...

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From Boise, HugeMagnet rep draws clients to SEO firm (access required)

With a car, a home office, a cell phone and an Internet connection, Darin Stubbs has been working since February as the director of business development in the Boise area for HugeMagnet, a California-based search engine optimization company. Stubbs said ...

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Investor activity seen as favorable sign for Idaho real estate market (access required)

Based on the notion that residential property pricing has either hit the basement or is nearly floored out, real estate speculators in the Treasure Valley are increasingly buying up houses – commonly at foreclosure sales – according to the Idaho ...

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A small town credit union with a big heart (access required)

Valerie Guenther confesses that when she started her job at the local credit union 33 years ago, she didn’t even know what a credit union was. At that time, there were only two employees – her and the manager. She ...

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For this Boise business expo, green ‘works’ (access required)

Joanie Bear and her husband Greg Otero came to Idaho for many of the same reasons so many other professionals do, reasons having to do with their appreciation for the nearly pristine beauty of the Gem State. They also came ...

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Teacher launches learning-based business (access required)

Longtime teacher Cindi Elliott is now on the other end of the learning curve – she’s trying to gain all the knowledge she can about being a successful business owner. Earlier this month, she and her husband Bryan started a ...

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