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Day One

May 9th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I often wonder about the originality of ideas. For example, I study a lot about leadership and building great teams. Through the years, there have been trends that emerge and seem to resonate, but upon closer examination, there is nothing new. From this perspective, it seems as if discovering something new is
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INL and BSU work together to boost Butte County

May 9th, 2017 | By
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The Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Museum at the Idaho National Laboratory near Arco is one of the tourist attractions that will be featured on a new Butte County website being constructed as a result of a partnership between INL and Boise State University.

By Corey Taule Idaho National Laboratory Spend time in Idaho’s Butte County and you come to understand something. These folks prefer to do for themselves. Give them tools and they will build. That’s what a partnership between Idaho National Laboratory and Boise State University intends to accomplish. INL contractor Battelle Energy Alliance annually awards thousands
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The Art of Becoming

May 2nd, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough This week President Trump stated he thought the job of being president would be easier. I found it humorous that anyone could think being president would be easy. Then I came across a statement by John F. Kennedy which caused me to rethink my position. Kennedy said that he wished he had
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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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