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Serial entrepreneur undertakes yet another new endeavor (access required)

Randal Nelson is a serial entrepreneur. He runs no fewer than six enterprises and recently launched an offshoot of his 3-year-old marketing and event firm Triumph Ventures. He’s moving out in the direction of traveling advertising, and the new venture ...

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Will offices ever be truly ‘paperless’? Some Boise businesses are trying (access required)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates touted a paper-free planet in a British publication called The Times, among other places. In a 2005 article, he was quoted as saying, “We’re on the verge of the paperless world.” However, five years later, in ...

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Putting the ‘stress’ in distressed: Receiverships can offer solutions for struggling commercial properties, but they require skill

By Carol Lundberg DETROIT, MI – Within a year, Michelle C. Harrell saw commercial real estate markets shift, and distressed properties started to swallow banks’ real estate owned (REO) departments. Between the end of 2007 and the end of 2008, ...

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Potato museum draws busloads of curious visitors (access required)

As the brand-new director of the Idaho Potato Museum, Rebecca Price has been surprised at the traffic she sees in the museum’s small Blackfoot headquarters. “We get busloads of people; we get tour groups,” said Price, who just three weeks ...

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For Bogus Basin, the ‘other shoe’ never dropped

In 1998 when Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area made the announcement it was going to lower the price of a season pass to $199 – and guests could purchase it in March, ski or snowboard on the new pass the ...

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Idaho ski areas prep for upcoming season all year round (access required)

Ski season may still be a couple of months away, but at Idaho’s mountain areas and resorts, prepping for skiers and snowboarders is a year-long process that begins the moment the previous season ends. Part of ski season prep includes ...

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What you don’t know about brewing beer …

The Idaho Business Review asked brewers in Idaho to provide some facts about the process of brewing beverages that people who imbibe their products are likely not aware of. Following are the responses we got: One interesting fact that it ...

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Idaho brewers eye excise tax cut as production shows no signs of slowing (access required)

A proposal to cut in half the federal excise tax that small brewery operators pay on the beer they produce would benefit established businesses like Portneuf Valley Brewing in Pocatello and the yet-to-open Payette Brewing Co., Garden City, operators of ...

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