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Hospital credentialing process to come before lawmakers (access required)

Lawmakers will be asked this winter to preserve a key component of physician credentialing: the peer review carried out by physicians’ colleagues. At issue is the confidentiality of the reviews. A 2009 Idaho Supreme Court decision took hospitals by surprise ...

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Sales of security equipment on upswing for some sellers

A series of questions was put to alarm and security systems firms in the area over the past weeks. Questions included: • Is there a time of year when sales of security products or the need for security services go ...

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Electronic systems just one tool in business security toolbox (access required)

Just having an alarm system in your business isn’t enough. A good alarm system should be combined with secure doors and windows, video surveillance and a good security plan, according to Nampa Police Department Det. Sgt. Blake Slater, who investigates ...

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Career dissatisfaction leads to business ownership for two Boise women (access required)

Careers in finance and the mortgage industry just didn’t feel like the right fit for Allison Casper and Jennifer Ludington. At the time, Casper worked in Idaho and Ludington in New Mexico. When through various turns of event the women ...

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Small banks struggle to raise capital; Syringa misses regulators’ deadline (access required)

Small struggling banks that need to clean up their balance sheets face no good options. “That’s why the key is to address it on the front end, having enough capital coming in and enough underwriting value,” said Keith Harvey, associate ...

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Big stocks move up in 2010

Big can be beautiful, especially when investors are wary of the stock market. Large-cap stocks, low in price but high in exposure to rapidly-growing international markets, appear poised for a comeback. Companies with market capitalizations of $10 billion or more ...

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Suppliers present hurdle for BloodyFine Foods owners (access required)

Kory and Michelle Pukash of Boise spent five years experimenting with spices and hot sauces in their kitchen before having the eureka moment that led to BloodyFine Foods this past June. The couple sought to make the best Bloody Mary ...

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Is it Q-4 or 4-Q? You decide the answer

I am getting all sorts of SOS calls and e-mails asking advice for what to do in Q-4. My answer is simple – the same thing you should have been doing in Q-1, Q-2, and Q-3. Calendar years are broken ...

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Supplies, guides, lodging abound in Swan Valley (access required)

Besides being a major put-in for the South Fork of the Snake River, the Conant Boat Access has full-service facilities next door. South Fork Outfitters offers professional river guides and trips on the South Fork of the Snake as well ...

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Finalists named in 2010 Idaho Innovation Awards

Finalists have been selected in the fifth annual Idaho Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Kickstand and Idaho Technology Council and sponsored by the Idaho Business Review and Idaho National Laboratory. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a ...

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