Jeff Street, right, who directs the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Idaho State University’s College of Business, leads students in a class exercise. The College of Business recently received a three-year, $100,000 commitment from the U.S. Bank Foundation to sustain and grow the CEED program. Submitted photo U.S. Bank to provide $100K for ISU business program

By Kelsey West Idaho State University The U.S. Bank Foundation has made a three-year, $100,000 investment in Idaho State University’s College of Business to sustain and grow the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. “CEED is humbled by this generous gift and show of support from U.S. Bank,” said Jeff Street, director of CEED. “Recognition
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Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar will be located inside the Red Lion Hotel at 1555 Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello. Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar coming to Pocatello

POCATELLO — A restaurant and sports bar specializing in gourmet pizzas and pastas is expected to open in Pocatello by next spring. Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar will be located inside the Red Lion Hotel at 1555 Pocatello Creek Road, according to a news release. It will bring roughly 35 to 40 more jobs
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3429-direct-communications_1 Direct Communications purchases Pocatello-based Optix Media

Direct Communications press release POCATELLO — Local fiber optic network provider Direct Communications has purchased Pocatello-based Optix Media LLC. This deal will create the largest fiber optic network in Eastern Idaho, and link together thousands of business and residential customers stretching from Rexburg to Logan and Bear Lake to American Falls. Tim May, general manager of
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Jon Hemsley training the Lady Squad class. (Natalia Hepworth/EastIdahoNews.com) Old Rigby bowling alley transformed into state-of-the-art gym

Natalia Hepworth EastIdahoNews.com RIGBY — Local fitness enthusiasts have put a dramatic spin on an old bowling alley in Rigby. “When we purchased the building, it was empty and it was freezing and it was pretty rundown,” co-owner Sarah VanSteenkiste says. After six months of renovation, the shell of a dilapidated bowling alley from 1959
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Ryan Donicht works to restock bread at the Franz Bakery Outlet store in Nampa Wednesday afternoon. (Chris Bronson/IPT) Franz Bakery constructs new outlet in front of 17,000 square-foot shipping expansion

By ERIN BAMER ebamer@idahopress.com NAMPA — The Nampa branch of Franz Bakery is adding 17,000 square feet for a new outlet and extra shipping and warehouse space. Franz Bakery is a family-owned company that was founded in 1994 in Portland, Oregon, and has since grown into a chain of nine bakeries across the Pacific Northwest.
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Boston pizza New pizza restaurant coming to Pocatello

Boston’s Pizza Restaurant press release POCATELLO — Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s), the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced today an agreement that will bring the brand’s first location to Idaho – specifically Pocatello or the ‘Gateway to the Northwest.’ The location will be
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Jeff Hough The best career advice I never received

By Jeff Hough When thinking of career advice, a favorite movie line by Adam Sandler comes to mind. In “The Wedding Singer,” after leaving him at the altar, Sandler’s fiancé tries to explain why she left. At the end of her long-winded explanation, Sandler’s character exclaims loudly, “that’s information I could have used yesterday!” At
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Janna Graham Harvest Time

By Janna Graham/Contributor The fall season has traditionally marked a shift from the hard work of summer into the more reflective and restful winter months. In the past, people focused on enjoying fall’s abundance, as well as harvesting and preserving the plentiful supply of vegetables, fruits, and game that characterize the season.  The work of
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Uber Lyft Lyft extends service throughout 32 states

By Tom Krisher /AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, including hard-to-reach rural areas. The move boosts
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The Western States Caterpillar expansion in south Pocatello was one project that that was helped with financing from the newly renamed Montana & Idaho CDC. (Photo courtesy of Western States Caterpillar) New Loan Fund to Help Small Businesses in Idaho

Press Release BOISE – The Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation and Capital Matrix have established a new loan fund to provide financing to “nearly bankable” small businesses in Idaho. The fund will allow Montana & Idaho CDC to further increase its lending to startups and existing businesses that cannot access all or part of
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Health care

health insurance Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay
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WikiCommons Photo Hecla Reports Labor Strike at Lucky Friday

Business Wire COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho –Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) reported the United Steelworkers Union Local 5114 went on strike today at the Company’s Lucky Friday Mine, located in Mullan, Idaho. “We are disappointed in USW Local 5114’s decision to walk out, because this decision benefits no one – not the workers, their families,
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Stephanie Palagi What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

By Stephanie Palagi Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 9th annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Visit five haunted locations, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about their history and experience for yourself any paranormal activity. This year we will venture
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Pack your bags

   Hikers pause to talk on the Taggert Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service rangers have been citing trespassers into both Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks while the federal government remains shutdown. Seniors snap up US national park passes before price hike

By Keith Ridler /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers. The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass has been
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Jeff Hough What your online profile says about you

By Jeff Hough I know a lot about more about you than you think.  Our world is increasingly moving online and even though you may be resisting it, “Resistance is futile.” Ignore the online world at your own risk because your information is there and how you interact with it says a lot about you.
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Business news

Buchanan & Edwards National cyber security company Buchanan & Edwards plans to bring up to 80 high-paying jobs to Pocatello

By Bannock Development A national cyber security and big data management company is executing its maximum plans to locate in Pocatello. Buchanan & Edwards, a major national technology-based company, said it is hoping to fill 50 positions initially and eventually 80 jobs as the company gets established. Bannock Development said the company is expected to
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