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Life’s Kitchen to build larger facility in Garden City (access required)

Life’s Kitchen, a Boise nonprofit that offers jobs and life skills training to at-risk youth, plans to build a new job training and food production facility in Garden City. The group bought a 35,000-square-foot lot at the corner of Clay ...

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Meal Ticket is expanding its services (access required)

Meal Ticket, which provides analytics and marketing support to food service distributors, is now expanding upstream, providing some data so that food producing companies can better target restaurants or other clients. So far, the expansion, which CEO Wink Jones called ...

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A word with Linda Swanstrom of the Idaho Dental Association (access required)

Linda Swanstrom, the executive director of the Idaho State Dental Association, started her professional career as an accountant before moving to the nonprofit sector and then to Hewlett-Packard, where she spent 21 years. She also worked in administration and management ...

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New SBA lending matchmaker has four partners in Idaho (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has started a new online questionnaire to help entrepreneurs find a loan with an SBA lender. The new tool is called LINC, short for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital, and has four non-bank ...

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Kart supply shop opens in Boise

Treasure Valley kart racers no longer have to order parts online. Newly opened eKart Group, 3236 E Amity Road, offers just about anything a karter needs from chassis to tires to seats. About the only thing owner James O’Brien could ...

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Tax exemptions for glasses, tools move forward (access required)

An Idaho legislative committee has approved expanding two sales taxes exemptions that could cost the state more than $4 million per year. The two proposed bills would expand existing exemptions to cover production of hand tools, and of prescription eyeglasses ...

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New company formed for agricultural use of unmanned vehicles (access required)

The three Idaho companies that received federal approval to fly drones commercially for agricultural purposes have formed a new company, Empire Unmanned. Empire Unmanned is led by Brad Ward, who is also a vice president with Advanced Aviation Solutions. Along ...

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Judge voids broadband contract, clarifies ruling

A district judge said Idaho’s troubled broadband contract is void, clarifying a November ruling that sent state officials scrambling to find a solution to preserve the state’s public schools broadband program. Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen submitted his final ruling ...

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Construction to start soon on steel plant in Caldwell (access required)

Gayle Manufacturing, a Nampa and Woodland, Calif., provider of commercial structural steel for countless Silicon Valley projects and many other major northern California structures, expects to be producing all its steel in Canyon County by 2017. Gayle has been splitting ...

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Community and regional planning could be the first of several Boise State degrees to go (access required)

Boise State University is eliminating its Community and Regional Planning certificate and graduate programs, citing a dearth of students and low state funding. Boise State’s Program Prioritization planning model, completed in the summer of 2014, says three more programs will ...

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