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Wireless co. cancels acquisition plans (access required)

Although CEO and President Steve Simpson said acquisition by Palm Inc. would have helped Extended Systems Inc. strategically, he sees some benefits from the cancellation of the deal, announced May 17.Simpson saw his company’s name recognition jump after wireless innovator ...

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Co. markets its monitoring systems to utilities (access required)

When California PG&E starts a rolling blackout, technicians get in their trucks and go from station to station to turn off the power.But all that driving and manual labor could be eliminated by technology developed by a Boise company.Telemetric Corp. ...

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Speaker discusses change in Internet-based economy (access required)

The Boise area’s reputation as a high-tech commerce center is growing, but the Valley can’t afford to stand still in “the race with no finish line,” a widely known economic development specialist says.That was a key theme David Kolzow conveyed ...

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Boise-based Washington Group International files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (access required)

One of Boise’s five big corporations – Washington Group International Inc. – has filed bankruptcy for the second time in six years, leaving its future an open question. Washington filed under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code May 14 ...

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Apparel retailer to open new store (access required)

Women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek plans to open a full-line retail store later this month in Boise Towne Square.Construction started in March on a 7,228-square-foot lower-level space adjacent to Banana Republic and across from The Disney Store. Opening is slated ...

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Evans Bank plans second Boise branch (access required)

D.L. Evans Bank plans this fall to begin construction of its second Boise branch on the northwest corner of Emerald Street and Cole Road.The Burley-based bank, which entered the Boise market last year with a branch on West State Street, ...

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Fast food chain plans new restaurant (access required)

Plans have been filed with the City of Boise to build a Jack in the Box restaurant on the northwest corner of Capitol Boulevard and Ann Morrison Park Drive.The 2,849-square-foot eatery, described as a “prototype restaurant” with a drive-through window, ...

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Work on 25-story, mixed-use project to start soon (access required)

Boise Tower, planned for at least seven years at Main and Eighth streets in downtown Boise, is to all appearances a ‘go’ at last.Developer Rick Peterson and officials of the Capital City Development Corp. said last week that construction financing ...

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Planned industrial park clears 1st hurdle (access required)

An effort to develop an industrial park in southeast Boise, near Micron Technology Inc., moved ahead a step last week with acceptance of a feasibility study by the Capital City Development Corp.The study, which endorsed the eligibility for urban-renewal benefits ...

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