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Accounting firms eyeing eventual ID-theft safeguards   (access required)

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia exempted lawyers from the federal government’s planned “Red Flags Rules” that aim to protect customers of financial institutions from identity theft. Accountants have asked for an exemption, but the D.C. District ...

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Scandals change face of accounting reviews (access required)

The peer reviews that Idaho Certified Public Accounting firms must undergo every three years in Idaho had an educational / remedial focus when the state Board of Accountancy began requiring them in the late 1990s. That changed nearly a decade ...

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SGW Designworks lends its ‘firepower’ to other businesses (access required)

The past year was a favorable time to start a business for SGW Designworks of Boise. The two primary factors contributing to the ease of the launch were, according to co-owner Ryan Gray, plenty of specialists in various industries were ...

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KW Commercial’s first year brought new agents (access required)

Major housing-market player Keller Williams Realty’s early 2009 North American launch of a commercial real estate firm included adding seven KW Commercial members in the Boise area. KW Commercial now has 19 members – eight directors and 11 associates – ...

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‘Soft’ market requires motivation – and concessions (access required)

Jay Story of Story Commercial, a commercial real estate brokerage in Boise, was asked a series of questions relating to the office-and-commercial market in the area. He answered the questions via e-mail, and here are his responses: Q. What is ...

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Boise’s downtown holds strong (access required)

The word “tsuvo” doesn’t mean anything. Dave Romero and Derik Ellis handcrafted it to be the name of their Web development and marketing company, aiming for a sound that was exotic, masculine and memorable. Romero said people often can’t pronounce ...

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Iranian immigrants start ‘halal’ sheep business (access required)

The Outadi family members graciously wait while visitors to their Meridian home remove their shoes before entering. It is a custom common to their native Iran. Family patriarch Ali Outadi was born 52 years ago in the land formerly known ...

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Open Table owner earned her top status  (access required)

It may help to have friends in high places, but having a husband who owns a well-known Boise event center didn’t give caterer April Hale a business edge. She started Open Table Boise last September and is now the preferred ...

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