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Baby Boomers look to disposition of family businesses (access required)

Passing down a family-owned business is a thorny dilemma that combines both business and family matters. But putting together a plan and looking outside the family for help can help ease a difficult decision. “The top issue we encounter is ...

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For family lawyers, online legal advice can present stiff competition

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Attorney Audrey Numbers, who runs family law firm Numbers Law Office, often meets clients who started out trying to use online forms instead of hiring an attorney. “What surprises me is the number of people who can afford an attorney ...

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Banner Bank buying troubled Idaho Banking Co. (access required)

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Banner Bank is buying Idaho Banking Co. for $2.6 million in a deal announced April 24. Boise-based Idaho Banking Co.’s holding company plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of the merger, which won’t affect the bank’s day-to-day ...

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Software conference focuses on the people behind the tech (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council’s fourth develop.Idaho conference featured some technical discussion on computer software, harnessing big data and using cloud solutions, but many of the speakers also focused on supporting the people that make software, and increasing the number of ...

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Juice drink showdown reaches Supreme Court (access required)

During oral arguments on April 21, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed disinclined to hold that a Lanham Act claim of false representation against beverage giant Coca-Cola was preempted under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The case ...

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Umpqua bringing ‘bank stores’ to Idaho (access required)

Umpqua Bank will roll out a new “bank store” model for its branches as it completes the rebranding that follows its acquisition of Sterling Bank. The $2 billion merger was final April 18. Now, the Portland, Ore.-based bank is rebranding ...

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Boise buildings take home Kilowatt Crackdown awards (access required)

Seven Boise commercial buildings were recognized for reducing their energy use and becoming more efficient during the 2013 Kilowatt Crackdown. Sponsored by the Building Performance Partnership, which is a collaboration between Idaho Power, the Northwest Energy Efficiancy Alliance’s Better Bricks ...

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SBA removing asset test, nine-month rule on loans (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is making a few changes that could increase access to the government-backed loan program. On April 21, the SBA will get rid of a personal resource test for potential borrowers, as well as a rule ...

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Bishop Kelly High School expansion to accommodate higher enrollment (access required)

Three separate construction projects have kicked off at Boise’s Bishop Kelly High School. New classrooms, an expanded library and tennis courts are intended to accommodate growing enrollment at the Catholic school at 7009 Franklin Road. Bishop Kelly President Rich Raimondi ...

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