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CreativeArts fashions success producing 'whimsical' napkins (access required)

Rosemarie Casper and Mike Silva have turned a fondness for art and cocktail napkins into a profitable wholesale and online retail business that did $1.2 million in sales last year. Since the early ’90s, the Boise couple has owned and ...

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Sel-Equity plans office addition (access required)

Sel-Equity plans to start an addition this spring to its northwest Boise residential and commercial real estate business. According to planning documents filed with the City of Boise, Kristen Van Engelen of Northwest Development Co. LLC seeks design review approval ...

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Big Lots targets Meridian (access required)

Big Lots, a Columbus, Ohio-based discount retailer, plans to open its fifth Idaho store in Meridian by early May. Company spokesman Pat Zeigler said remodeling has started on a 20,000-square-foot space in Cherry Plaza on East Fairview and First (Main) ...

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Antiques 'fever' persists, dealers, shops discover (access required)

While the business of buying and selling antiques and collectibles is not always predictable, Boise antique shop owners consider it a labor of love that still has a place in today’s competitive retail world. Even the advent of Internet auction ...

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Boise Tower default looms (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp., which has backed the Boise Tower project since the mid-’90s, last week moved reluctantly to declare it in default, telling developer Rick Peterson his time to make the project viable is limited. Peterson said he ...

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Telecom provider, ELI, shifts focus to smaller businesses (access required)

For telecommunications provider Electric Lightwave Inc., growing in the market means thinking smaller. Gabe Gomez, ELI sales engineer, said that when ELI first entered the Boise market in 1997, “we were targeting the large enterprise customers like Micron and HP. ...

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62-acre subdivision proposed for northwest Meridian (access required)

A 62-acre, mixed-use development with 168 housing units and around 100,000 square feet of commercial building space has been proposed for the northeast quadrant of Ten Mile and McMillan roads in northwest Meridian. Verona Subdivision would have 148 single-family homes, ...

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Nampa computer-skills trainers find demand (access required)

Impact Training Center LLC, which brought computer-skills training to Nampa four months ago, has attracted a considerable number of clients interested in bolstering their resumés, its owners say. Dawn Fowler and Bobbi Fuller, who taught computer classes at Boise State ...

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Boise-based MotoSports relocates to Overland Road (access required)

MotoSports, a Boise-based retailer of off-road motorcycles, has relocated and expanded to Overland Road between Curtis and Cole roads. Owner Bob Bosserman re-opened the store April 1 in an 8,000-square-foot former Bruneel Tire Factory store. MotoSports previously operated for 2 ...

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Eddy’s Bakery to close Boise production plant (access required)

Eddy’s Bakery will close its Boise production plant on North Five Mile Road on May 24, eliminating all 129 jobs. Parent company Interstate Bakeries Corp. said it plans to shift production to plants in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. ...

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