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Idaho’s HCA-owned hospitals offer no-cost telenurse calls (access required)

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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and West Valley Medical Center both announced on Aug. 5 the availability of a free phone service where the public can call and consult with a nurse over health questions. The phone line is staffed ...

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Contactless payments: safe, clean transactions during COVID

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the nation, stores and shopping in general have had to adjust. For businesses that decide to reopen, customers and employees are provided with safety measures such as masks, plexiglass shields, and more sanitary forms ...

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Event planning in 2020: Leveraging technology for virtual events

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When Idaho shut down in March, many event organizers were left scrambling. The normal ways of doing business were curtailed. It was time to get creative. Boise Startup Week almost immediately shifted to a virtual platform, though the details of ...

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Analysis: Idaho Transportation Department updates traffic tracker (access required)

Average daily traffic volume for Idaho Falls. Graphic courtesy of the ITD monthly traffic records tool.

The folks at the Idaho Transportation Department have revised their traffic tracking tool and released it to the public. They created the original version to examine traffic volume declines and recovery during the COVID-19 stay-home order and aftermath. While the ...

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Boise State entrepreneurial program, leader change focus (access required)

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Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 29 to correct references to VentureCapital.org. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Boise State VentureCapital.org program has been adjusted a bit, and its former executive has taken a new position. However, it ...

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Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce event explores Idaho broadband (access required)

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The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce held an online event on Wednesday to discuss the expansion of broadband across the state. Mat Erpelding, former Idaho state representative and member of the governor’s broadband task force, led the meeting. He was ...

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FlipRide startup launches auto loan smartphone app (access required)

StageDotO's building at 110 Main in Boise, home to FlipRide's offices.

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the old cliche goes. But sayings become cliches for good reasons. In the case of FlipRide, a Boise start-up, its founders saw the need for provide loans for the private sales of vehicles. ...

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Strong cybersecurity strategy not a luxury for small business (access required)

After several difficult months plagued by coronavirus, small business owners across the country are preparing for the day they can finally and permanently reopen their doors. The pandemic has seriously impacted the health of businesses everywhere, and for most employers, ...

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ITD launches new mapping tools (access required)

The ITD average daily traffic plot for the I-15 corridor, from the COVID-19 traffic tool.

Like the elves in the Grimm’s fairy tale who secretly made shoes in the middle of the night for the poor shoemaker, web programmers at the Idaho Department of Transportation have been quietly building map-based tools that should be valuable ...

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