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Idaho company faces fines in employee’s fatal bear mauling

An Idaho company is facing a proposed $15,000 in fines after its 31-year-old employee Adam Stewart was killed in a Teton Wilderness bear mauling. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering ...

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PerforMix is expanding to Rupert (access required)

Nampa-based PerforMix Nutrition Systems is building a fourth production facility in Rupert that will be the largest producer of liquid feed supplements for dairy cattle and beef in the Pacific Northwest, company President Jim Keppen said. The Rupert facility will ...

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Visitors Bureau chief wants to diversify, increase budget (access required)

The new head of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau wants the organization to expand its income beyond two hotel tax-based sources. Carrie Westergard, who started working at the agency in January, said she would like to “turn over every ...

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After landing contract, AmeriBen will start hiring

After landing its largest contract to date, benefits administrator AmeriBen will be adding at least 100 new jobs at its Meridian headquarters. The company hopes to fill the jobs in the the next three months. Marketing supervisor Cathy Summers said ...

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SBA lending is up sharply in Idaho (access required)

Banks and other lenders have completed 90 more U.S. Small Business Administration loans since October, compared to the previous year, a 46 percent increase that bankers say is due to improved economic and lending conditions. Lenders have made $95.6 million ...

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Drawing on experience to make a better iPhone case (access required)

Boise phone company Sahara Case has drawn on its experience in the phone business to make its thin cases, which include a glass cover for touch screens and a special hood that they say improves smartphone cameras. Brothers Paul and ...

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H&M adds second Idaho store at The Village (access required)

Clothing retailer H&M will open a store at the Village at Meridian in October in a space formerly slated for a Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. The 23,000-square-foot space is directly below an Axiom Gym in the ...

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Eighth and Main caps 30 years of downtown regrowth (access required)

Since January, the Idaho Business Review has been telling the story of how the modern downtown Boise came to be over the last 30 years. Boise’s successful development did not happen by accident. After dozens of downtown buildings were demolished ...

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