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A word with Karen Appelgren, director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center (access required)

Karen Appelgren is the director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center in Boise, which provides classes, one-on-one business counseling and guest speakers to existing and prospective small business owners. Appelgren is a former teacher who helped start the Women’s Business ...

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A word with Jason Fry, CEO of the Idaho Youth Ranch (access required)

Jason Fry is CEO of the Idaho Youth Ranch, a youth services organization and chain of thrift stores that is one of Idaho’s largest nonprofit organizations. Fry grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and earned a degree in psychology at Wittenberg ...

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A word with TJ Pierce of Mid Century Homes (access required)

The Boise area has about 11,000 homes that were built along classic mid-century architectural lines. TJ Pierce counted them using tax information and other records. In his two-year-old real estate business, Mid Century Homes by Moniker Real Estate, Pierce only ...

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A word with Scott Flynn of indieDwell (access required)

Scott Flynn is a longtime Treasure Valley homebuilder whose company, indieDwell, creates affordable housing to meet a critical need in Idaho. Flynn got his start as a builder before returning to school to study chemical engineering. He worked briefly for ...

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A word with Susan and Sandy Loyd of Tin Roof Tacos (access required)

Susan and Sandy Loyd are the owners of Tin Roof Tacos, a restaurant east of downtown Boise that they started in January 2016. The quick-service restaurant, which has tables, outdoor seating, and beer and wine, has taken hold quickly in ...

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A word with Dave Ward of Radix Construction (access required)

Dave Ward is the president of Radix Construction Inc., a company he founded in 2003 with Tony O’Neil and Scott Stimpson, who are both now vice presidents. Radix, based in Nampa, is a general contractor that provides architectural design, construction ...

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