Business Features

New Hobby Lobby set to open in September

Jun 30th, 2016 | By
Hobby Lobby will host a grand opening of its fourth Idaho store in September. The new store is next to C-A-L Ranch at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Hobby Lobby is planning to celebrate its opening at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck in September. Officials confirmed Thursday that the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the 55,000-square-foot store has been set for Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. “We are constantly looking for new locations
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Fuji now open in Chubbuck

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
Fuji is located across the street from the Wal-Mart, between the new Black Bear Diner and Starbucks. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Another new restaurant has opened in Chubbuck near the intersection of Interstate 86 and Yellowstone Avenue. Fuji, a Japanese bar and grill specializing in sushi and hibachi, opened June 20. Chubbuck is the second location for Fuji, which opened first in Idaho Falls a little over a year
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Pocatello Stinker Store to host 80th birthday barbecue

Jun 24th, 2016 | By
Stinker Stores across Idaho, including this one on South Bannock Highway in Pocatello, are celebrating their 80th birthday this week. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Across Idaho, 63 Stinker Stores are celebrating an 80-year milestone. Saturday in Pocatello, the Stinker Store at 640 Pheasant Ridge Drive will celebrate with a free community barbecue, giveaways and cupcakes. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and wrap up at about 2 p.m. Daily drawings will
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Pocatello Fred Meyer begins $9M remodel

Jun 23rd, 2016 | By
Pocatello Fred Meyer store director Ryan Rushton shows the extent of the store's remodel on break room blueprints. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — A bigger pharmacy, more organic foods, online grocery ordering and a new look are on Fred Meyer’s to-do list in the next five months. The changes are part of a $9 million remodel at the Pocatello store. The remodel began about three weeks ago and will continue through
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New for-profit medical schools springing up across U.S.

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By
Students gather outside the Idaho State University Health Sciences building at the Meridian campus. Idaho’s new for-profit medical school will be based on the campus. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University)

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care
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A&W restaurant now offers its frosty mug taste in Pocatello

Jun 21st, 2016 | By
A&W opened its first Pocatello location on Arthur Avenue on Monday. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Fast food restaurant A&W opened in Pocatello on Monday on Arthur Avenue between Carson Street and Day Street. With fast food restaurants popping up in Chubbuck in recent months, this is the first to open in Pocatello. Chet Willie, who owns both the new A&W and the Pit
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Montana lender that aids Idaho businesses changes its name

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
Various government and company representatives broke ground on the Golden Valley Natural plant in Shelley in April 2014. The plant worked with Montana & Idaho CDC to obtain needed financing. (Photo by Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal MISSOULA — A Montana company that has helped struggling Idaho projects find millions in financing changed its name on June 6. Montana CDC is now called Montana & Idaho CDC. “Changing our name to Montana & Idaho CDC shows our commitment to helping nearly bankable Idaho businesses the same way
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Idaho entrepreneurs assist refugees in Jordan

Jun 16th, 2016 | By
Sandra Philipps dances with special needs children in the city of Salt, Jordan.

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal AMMAN, Jordan — To the north, 11,000 ragged Syrian refugees are straining at the border. To the west, Israel and Palestine continue to hurl warnings across the West Bank. To the east, a volatile Iraq muddles its way through a major test of national diplomacy as tensions in bordering Saudi
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Christiansen Implement stores acquired by Stotz Equipment

Jun 13th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal The Christiansen Implement stores in Burley, American Falls and Twin Falls have been purchased by Arizona-based Stotz Equipment. The announcement means very few changes for the 70 employees who work at the three stores. “We want this to be seamless for our customers,” said Rob Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment’s vice president
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Century H.S. student finishes in top 10 at business conference

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
Century High School student Jace Murphy finished well at the Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Boston this year. (Submitted Photo)

By Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Century High School student Jace Murphy was the only student from Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 to finish in the top 10 in any category at the 50th anniversary Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Boston this year. “They judge you on your business skills that are basically
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