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New Horizons computer training used to serve 6,900; now it’s Treasure Valley operation is out of business — Focus (access required)

The largest provider of computer training services in the Treasure Valley closed last year, citing a poor market and tax-subsidized competition. But the remaining competition says the market is strong, and has been for some time. New Horizons Computer Learning ...

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Take a class, improve your skills, be a better boss, worker — Focus (access required)

Andy Lanning runs her own computer software training business – her Web site is www.AndyLanning.com – and she offers classes at Boise State University’s Center for Workforce Training. She has 20 years of experience in the computer training field. What’s ...

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Fisher’s finds niche in technology training — Focus (access required)

Technology training is a new way of doing business for Fisher’s Document Systems. Most office equipment companies haven’t changed their business model, said Corey Smith, vice president of innovation at Fisher’s in Boise. “The box sale mentality hasn’t changed,” he ...

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Former New Orleans resident buys Boise Tour Train (access required)

Before Don Becker got into the Boise market as one of the area’s newest entrepreneurs, he had to get out of New Orleans. “That is a great tourism city,” Becker said, before correcting himself. “At one time it was.” Both ...

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Building Permits (access required)

BUILDING PERMITS CITY OF BOISE PERMIT/TYPE    OWNER    BUILDER    LOCATION    VALUE 03151-tenant improvement    Statehouse Inn    not listed    981 W. Grove St.    110,000 03621-tenant improvement    ADI    Vertical Const.    9999 W. Emerald    82,000 02384-tenant improvement    David Bigelow, Bigelow Tea    not listed    315 N. ...

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Big hospitals want future competitors to prove a need exists (access required)

The Idaho Hospital Association is lobbying for the passage of “certificate of need” legislation that could limit the growth of new health care facilities. The proposed law would require an organization to demonstrate that a new facility is needed before ...

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Forget California, Oregon — do business in Idaho (access required)

Idaho is getting two new businesses in the coming months. They aren’t large employers – no widget manufacturers or computer designers. But acquiring a Pendleton restaurant and a Fresno bar are significant coups for Idaho because of how it happened: The ...

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Business Briefs (access required)

Blackfoot awarded Block Grant to preserve jobs IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Idaho Commerce & Labor issued the city of Blackfoot a $500,000 Idaho Community Development Block Grant to help preserve 36 jobs and create another 26 at a local cheese plant.The ...

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New magnet school in Meridian emphasizes engineering curriculum (access required)

A new school opening in Meridian this fall promises to graduate a pool of skilled engineers ready to join Idaho’s work force. The new magnet school, Galileo Math and Science, will offer a project-based curriculum, with a heavy emphasis on ...

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