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A note from the editor

“How many legs does a horse have if you call a tail a leg?” “Five.” “Nope, four. Calling a tail a leg don’t make it so.” I’ve been thinking about that old joke a lot listening to the Idaho Legislature ...

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TDS Telecom expands high-speed internet to Meridian (access required)

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Following 700 miles of fiber network in Coeur d’Alene, TDS Telecom is expanding to Meridian. TDS Telecom is investing between $80 million to $100 million into its fiber-to-the-home network, TDS telecom spokesperson Mike Wanta said in an email message, which ...

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Staffers promoted in Sen. Jim Risch’s office

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Mike Mathews, who has been with Senator Jim Risch since joining the U.S. Senate in 2009, has been promoted to Idaho deputy chief of staff. He has nearly 30 years of experience, including positions with Senators McClure and Craig. He ...

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Sage Growth Capital invests in Idaho aviation company (access required)

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Sage Growth Capital has invested in another company, this time an Idaho-based aviation software company, eTT Aviation. “We raised $400,000 of revenue-based financing from Sage Growth Capital to help fund the integration of the newly acquired Eagle Cap Software into our SkedFlex Flight and Crew Management ...

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Legislature’s actions threaten vaccine rollout, prosperity

My fellow Idahoans, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as your Governor I have worked hard to protect lives and critical health care capacity for the entire state while keeping families safe and businesses and schools open. Every decision has been a ...

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Second round of PPP funding becomes available in Idaho (access required)

Idaho businesses affected by COVID-19, get ready: The federal government’s Payroll Protection Program is cranking up again. Small businesses say they desperately need the money. “In a survey of 10,325 small business owners nationally, from January 9 through January 12, ...

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Rise in multifamily living boosts self-storage units (access required)

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Self-storage businesses in Idaho can pop up faster than mushrooms after a rainstorm. Two market factors drive this trend: Idaho’s growth and regional economic metrics that favor investment in this asset class. In a sound bite: Idaho self-storage makes money. ...

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Vacasa hires new CFO, alludes to possible IPO

Despite nationwide reduced business or pleasure travel due to COVID-19, vacation rental company Vacasa has “had steady record reservation volume,” and announced it hired a new chief financial officer who may help take the company public. Vacasa has hired Jamie ...

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Drake Cooper touts employee ownership, especially now (access required)

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Boise-based advertising company Drake Cooper has announced it is now 100% employee-owned, meaning each of its approximately 50 employees has been gifted stock shares of the privately held business. CEO Jamie Cooper says this creation of an Employee Stock Ownership ...

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A word with Mindi Anderson of Maximize Solutions (access required)

It’s not unusual for Idahoans to wear many hats, but in the case of Mindi Anderson, she has a whole hat rack. At one point or another, Anderson is or has been a CEO; an entrepreneur; a veteran; a diversity, ...

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