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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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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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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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Nyssa-based ag group plans to add value to produce (access required)

With potato prices improving after “five very bad years” and onion prices “up and down,” agriculture veteran Bob Doughty is launching an ambitious plan to add value. Four separate companies, at least three different locations, and as many as 225 ...

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Sanitary Services, Meridian's trash collector, to build new quarters (access required)

The company that picks up Meridian’s solid waste and recyclable materials plans to build larger quarters in response to significant population gains. Sanitary Services Co. recently purchased 14 acres on West Franklin Road in Meridian from developer and builder Ron ...

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Meridian restaurant scene includes closures, chains (access required)

If there’s one thing many Meridian restaurateurs can agree on, it’s that the city’s dining scene is in a state of flux. Meridian, with a population of nearly 40,000 according to current estimates, has about 40 restaurants, said Meridian Chamber ...

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