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Railroad adapts to new times (access required)

Running a railroad may sound romantic, but like most businesses it’s about making a buck. In the case of the only railroad serving Boise – the Idaho Northern & Pacific – maintaining profitability has meant adapting to changing circumstances. Change ...

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Office-supply stores work hard to overcome economy's slump (access required)

Views among Treasure Valley office supply store operators about 2003 run the gamut from somewhat hopeful to downright pessimistic. Phil Roark, president of Office Value, Inc., Meridian, maintains a sanguine outlook despite seeing “a single digit decrease” in sales in ...

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Residential mortgage company plans 1st office bldg. (access required)

A new residential mortgage company plans to build its first office building in Boise’s Century Landmark Center on Hackamore Drive, near Maple Grove Road, starting in July. The company’s parent corporation, Audroc Inc., is in the process of changing its ...

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Mountain View Equipment to open Fruitland store (access required)

Mountain View Equipment Co., a retailer of farm equipment, plans to open a Fruitland dealership carrying the New Holland line exclusively. Meridian-based Mountain View Equipment is slated to open in mid-May in a building of about 5,000 square feet at ...

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8th St. Marketplace redevelopment plans set for hearings (access required)

Plans for a $62.5 million redevelopment of Boise’s 8th Street Marketplace have moved forward rapidly and are in the hands of city planners, with public meetings scheduled this month. The first two of three new structures planned in the near-downtown ...

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Meridian Chamber awards slated (access required)

Several businesses and one professional person are to receive the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Small Business Awards at a luncheon at noon May 6 at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 831 N. Main St. Awards are to go ...

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WaMu’s new Idaho leader focuses on existing customers, staff (access required)

Washington Mutual has a new top executive in Idaho. Senior Vice President John Woodworth, based at WaMu’s downtown Boise site, is group manager of consumer banking in the Intermountain region. He oversees retail banking operations in Idaho as well as ...

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Crown Lift Trucks invests in market during tough time (access required)

Crown Lift Trucks hasn’t seen sales soar since opening a factory-direct branch in west Boise in early January. But strong demand for servicing forklifts and other material-handling vehicles of various types has helped the Boise unit meet it sales expectations, ...

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Port of Subs plans 2nd Idaho eatery at Meridian Crossroads (access required)

Port of Subs, a Reno, Nev.-based submarine sandwich chain, plans to open its second Idaho eatery by mid-July at the Meridian Crossroads center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. Chain owner and founder John Larsen said Port of Subs will ...

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Cougar Mountain makes inroads in accounting software (access required)

The push for greater efficiency in a down economy has benefited Cougar Mountain Software, based in west Boise. The company produces software for business accounting, managing nonprofit funds, and tracking point-of-sale transactions at retail establishments. The products aim to make ...

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