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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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Treasure Valley market report from BuildingCredibility.com (access required)

Trey Langford has posted his latest analysis of the Treasure Valley construction and real estate markets. Some tidbits: Housing starts decreased 36 percent in Ada County and 28 percent in Canyon county from the third to the fourth quarter of ...

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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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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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IACI changing with the times (access required)

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the state's most influential lobbying group, has a new website. (The URL is www.IdahoProsperity.org.) The site is focused on getting the word out to the people who work for IACI member companies on ...

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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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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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Idaho Legislature considers four bills on grocery taxes (access required)

Expanding Idaho’s existing grocery tax credit would benefit low- and middle-income residents while not over-burdening retailers, state Division of Financial Management Chief Economist Mike Ferguson told the House Revenue and Taxation Committee Monday morning. He presented House Bill 80, which ...

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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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President Bush to tour Micron plant in Virginia (access required)

Tomorrow morning Steve Appleton will show President George W. Bush around the Micron plant in Manassas, Virginia. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch KTVB (they broke the story first), the president will speak about "fiscal responsibility." I'm sure he'll thank Micron for the $1.5 ...

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