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New store coming to Pine Ridge Mall

Apr 27th, 2017 | By
The Pine Ridge Mall announced the addition of Shoe Dept. Encore Thursday. The 12,000 square feet addition will be one of the mall's larger non-anchor tenants.

By Sarah Glenn CHUBBUCK — Five now-shuttered storefronts at the Pine Ridge Mall are getting a new long-term lease tenant at the end of 2017. Shoe Dept. Encore will offer shoes for every size and every age, along with handbags and accessories. “With 1,123 stores operating nationwide and a focus on local community activities, Shoe
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ICCU again wins a best place to work in Idaho honor

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Idaho Central Credit Union employees stand outside the Yellowstone branch at its grand opening last week in Pocatello. (Photo courtesy of ICCU)

By Sarah Glenn Throughout the past year, thousands of employees across Idaho scribbled and jotted responses on anonymous surveys; marketing and HR research firm POPULUS wanted to collect their unfettered opinions about the best places to work in Idaho. They released the results of their surveys in April. For the fifth year in a row,
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What’s your Focus?

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough In 1984, the Chinese Ping Pong team dominated the Olympics. After winning the gold medal, one of the young champion’s coaches was interviewed for the strategy employed to win the tournament.  He told the story of how early in the young champion’s career, they discovered he had a great forehand, but no
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It’s OK to be great

Apr 18th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently I received an angry email from a millennial who reads my column. The reader had taken issue with some of my comments about millennials in the workplace. The closing statement, “There will always be the bad eggs of every generation that make us look bad. Please don’t judge us because we
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Apr 18th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Register now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge on April 29. This four-person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage. Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and compete east to west through Old Town. Along the course, encounter
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Association lauds Idaho for backing disruptive innovation

Apr 18th, 2017 | By
Sarah Glenn/For the Journal
A sampling of Airbnb listings for Pocatello. Idaho was recently lauded by the Consumer Technology Association for its friendly stance toward the sharing economy.

By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — Idaho recently relaxed it regulations on the sharing economy and business innovation watchdogs took notice. In early April, the Consumer Technology Association labeled the Gem State as one of three leading the nation in disruptive innovation. Rhode Island and Arizona were the other states recognized for championing the sharing economy.
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ISU grad opens his own business in Pocatello

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Idaho State University graduate Roshan Kumar from Nepal has stocked his shelves at the Himalayan Craft and Smoke Shop at 905 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello with food items and spices that aren’t readily available in Southeast Idaho.
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By Josh Friesen POCATELLO — When Roshan Kumar arrived in the U.S. from his home country of Nepal in 2011 to study at Idaho State University, he never thought he’d one day open his own business in Pocatello. But now, six years later, that’s exactly what happened. The ISU graduate acquired what used to be
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi It’s not too late to order the very popular Honey Bunnies from Great Harvest. They make great center pieces for your Easter table and are delicious as well. Great Harvest also has dinner rolls, lemon bars, carrot bread and other sweet treats to add to your Easter Baskets. Stop in today at
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The beauty of trudging

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough There are many aspects to success and everyone’s definition is different. Marianne Williamson’s poem, “Our Deepest Fear,” expresses an often-overlooked stumbling block to success—our fear of standing out. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not
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Trump convenes panel on empowering women in business

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that empowering and promoting women in business are priorities in his administration. In a round-table discussion, the president is telling a group of female business owners that his team will work on barriers women face. He says the administration is also trying to make childcare more affordable and
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