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Graphic designers work to stand out in crowded field (access required)

In a world where practically anybody with access to a computer can claim to be a graphic designer, what do designers by trade do to distinguish themselves in a crowded market? “To be a standout, actively promote yourself and be ...

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New buyers to use warehouse for specialty storage (access required)

Mike Radford sits alone in a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, currently the sole employee of Idaho Specialty Storage and Distribution in Nampa. He has worked in the cold, empty structure for 14 years. Throughout that time, the building housed a business called ...

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Now is the time to buy your building

“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.” As an entrepreneur, this is one of my favorite quotes by the late American businessman and ...

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Preferences dictate business park choices (access required)

Peter Oliver knows a thing or two about developing successful business and office parks. As a principal at Brighton Corporation of Boise, his firm developed Boise’s original business park, Boise Research Center. Built 23 years ago, the sprawling 160-acre development ...

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Diverse tongues not just babble at CR Languages (access required)

The biblical Tower of Babel amounted to a scheme by humans to build a structure that would ascend to heaven. God thwarted their plans by confusing their language and rendering them incapable of communicating with one another. Whether or not ...

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‘Anticipointment’: when Mother Nature calls the shots

There comes a time each fall when the leaves drop to the ground, the firewood is split and the first snowflakes begin to fall. Our hearts race with dreams of an early opening day, we imagine our first powder turns ...

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Sun Valley moves away from foreign workers (access required)

A few years ago, it seemed all the staff at Sun Valley Resort hailed from a foreign country. Young servers in the resort’s restaurants and on the mountain often wore tags with their place of origin, and those places were ...

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Applications pour in for seasonal ski jobs (access required)

So many people are looking for seasonal ski area work in northern Idaho that Schweitzer Mountain Resort didn’t even hold its annual job fair this year. Applications poured in anyway. Schweitzer, near Sandpoint, fills about 700 positions in the wintertime, ...

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Matthew Greenman never lets a business opportunity sit idle (access required)

Where some people see bad times, others see opportunity. Matthew Greenman of Boise started a business around the rise in housing foreclosures. This past July, he opened CSF Maintenance, a business that offers services in securing, cleaning up and maintaining ...

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Health industry leaders speak out (access required)

With a collective 122 years of hospital leadership between them, Joe Morris, Ed Dahlberg and Steve Millard jokingly referred to themselves as “the three wise men” when IBR sat down with them Oct. 28 to talk about the challenges facing ...

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