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Foster to lead Boise branch of public policy firm Strategies 360 (access required)

An established firm with seven locations in the Pacific Northwest as well as Washington, D.C. opened an office in Boise Dec. 6. Strategies 360 chose John Foster – former campaign manager for Walt Minnick’s recent re-election bid for the U.S. ...

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Don’t wreck your finances with high-priced insurance

Insurance premiums are at an all-time high and between a weak economy and health care reform, consumers are anxious and not sure what to expect. Now’s the time to analyze, and don’t try to be your own agent – it ...

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Insured? What to do when nobody’s home (access required)

The pipes in the upstairs bathroom burst and flooded the ground floor with three inches of water, but it wasn’t until the realtor came by to show the home that the damage was discovered. The owner, who moved out of ...

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Insured? What to do when nobody’s home (access required)

The pipes in the upstairs bathroom burst and flooded the ground floor with three inches of water, but it wasn’t until the realtor came by to show the home that the damage was discovered. The owner, who moved out of ...

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Entrepreneur Monelle Smith turns telling tales into a business (access required)

Monelle Smith majored in social work while in college, so it’s only logical she ended up writing children’s books for a living, right? Actually, Smith has taken a varied career path, including starting a home business called Gemstone Media with ...

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Jacki Kelsch’s ‘Handy Hands’ are helpful hands (access required)

Some people seem to stumble through life without direction. Other people feel every experience they’ve had and every path they’ve walked has directed them toward an important destiny. Jacki Kelsch falls into the latter category. Kelsch is owner and CEO ...

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Word ‘hospice’ comes from medieval term for ‘hospitality’

Harrison’s Hope Hospice acknowledges that death is a part of life. It is the final stage of life and the last chapter. We worry that so much emphasis is placed on finding a cure that many people experience death by ...

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Number of hospice providers growing in Idaho, nationwide (access required)

The number of hospice agencies in the state grew 30 percent from 2007 to 2010, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. And while almost all hospice care is now provided in patients’ own homes, next year Coeur ...

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The newest old thing in package design

The latest thing in package design is reusable, renewable, recyclable, certified, approved, space-saving, minimally packaged, environmentally sensitive, green, eco-friendly, carbon-neutral and buy-it-local. These sometimes empty buzzwords and “greenwashing” in the marketplace frustrate Foerstel Design and have some of our clients ...

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Designers face challenges of cost cutting, cheaper labor (access required)

Lars Justinen customizes funeral portraits, licenses Christian images and creates digital oil paintings and watercolors for books and websites to pay the bills at his graphic arts firm. “I’m a big believer in making a graphic arts job for yourself ...

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