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Mountain States Group changes name to Jannus (access required)

The Boise-based Mountain States Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Idaho individuals and families, has changed its name to Jannus. Executive Director Karan Tucker said the name change was prompted by the offer of assistance from the American Institute of ...

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Meridian lumber mill is closing (access required)

Plum Creek Timber Co. is closing its lumber remanufacturing mill in Meridian at the end of March, resulting in the loss of 61 jobs. The mill is closing because one of the mill’s customers decided not to renew its contract ...

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A word with Denise Dunlap of the TECenter (access required)

Denise Dunlap is the executive director of the Technology and Entrepreneurial Center, or the TECenter, a 12-year-old Nampa-based program that offers light manufacturing space and offices to new companies. It’s part of the Idaho Small Business Development Center, and has ...

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OSHA fines Caldwell’s Superior Steel in forklift death (access required)

OSHA has proposed fining Superior Steel Products in Caldwell $38,780 for violations stemming from the Aug. 4 death of an employee in a forklift accident. U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found Superior Steel “did not protect ...

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Albertsons-Safeway merger completed

Albertsons and Safeway grocery stores are now a combined grocery store chain with 2,230 stores in 34 states and Washington, D.C. The merger, announced in March 2014, was approved by the Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 27. The chain has ...

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Idaho public-private training grants could get another $5 million (access required)

Lawmakers will decide this year whether the Idaho Department of Labor should award an extra $5 million this year in Industry Sector Grants. The grants offer money for college-level training for specific professions, as long as private companies pay for ...

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VC analyst sees promise in Boise (access required)

An analyst with Salt Lake City venture capital firm Epic Ventures said Boise appears to have a strong community of startup companies, though there is a gap in growth-stage funding for companies. Jack Boren, who spoke in Boise at an ...

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