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Home sales rise in Ada, Canyon in first quarter (access required)

Home sales and median prices in Ada and Canyon counties increased in the first quarter from year-earlier levels. Some 1,415 homes were sold in Ada County, up 9.8 percent from 1,288 a year ago. The totals included 531 new homes ...

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Plexus Corp. reports large loss (access required)

Contract electronics manufacturer Plexus Corp., which operates a plant in Nampa, reported a fiscal second-quarter loss that was more twice as high as its quarterly loss a year ago. The company said it would close manufacturing operations in Richmond, Ky., ...

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New building in Meridian inks first tenants (access required)

Fantastic Sam’s, a hair salon, and Ladies Workout Express are the first businesses to sign leases at Linder Crossing, a new building of 14,900 square feet at the southeast corner of Linder Road and Cherry Lane in Meridian. Ken Maddox ...

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ProClarity grows with help from retail sector (access required)

Anemic levels of technology spending by many corporations haven’t kept “business analytics” technology company ProClarity Corp. from growing. Recent sales to a number of major retailers and consumer-packaged-goods companies have been a factor in continuing growth for Boise-based ProClarity, as ...

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Building Materials Holding Corp. reports preliminary earnings of $100K (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. last week announced preliminary first-quarter earnings of $100,000, or 1 cent per share, compared to a loss of $11 million, or 88 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2002. The parent company of BMC ...

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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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Boise Chamber of Commerce trade show, awards slated May 28 (access required)

More than 60 exhibitors are expected to participate in the Boise Chamber of Commerce’s annual Metro Expo spring show, slated May 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel Riverside. For the second year, the Chamber is combining the trade show with its ...

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Leaping from Burley to Boise, Evans Bank grows (access required)

When Burley-based D.L. Evans Bank opened its first Boise branch in May 2000, the idea was to tap opportunities in the growing Treasure Valley and diversify a historically agriculture-heavy loan portfolio In 2002, assets increased by about 25 percent bank-wide ...

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