Business Features

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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Red Robin will open on June 13 in Chubbuck

Jun 9th, 2016 | By
The new Red Robin location at 4021 Pole Line Road in Chubbuck. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — For four days, more than 3,500 hungry locals quietly came and ate at Red Robin near the Pine Ridge Mall. The staff needed training and the chain was willing to give out more than a few complimentary meals to provide it. “You can only train with no customers
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Work begins on $12 million Pocatello fertilizer operation

Jun 8th, 2016 | By
Participating in the official groundbreaking for the Valley Agronomics facility at the old FMC site were, from left, FMC Vice President of Operations Barry Crawford, General Manager of Valley Agronomics, Richard Lloyd, Valley Agronomics Project Manager, Sid Jensen, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, chairman of Power County Development Authority Kent Rudeen and Valley Agronomics board member Robert Swainston. (Submitted Photo)

By Michael H. O’Donnell/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Fifteen years after the FMC elemental phosphorus plant shut down, there are new signs of life at the site as Valley Agronomics continues to build the largest fertilizer distribution center in Idaho. Dignitaries including Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Valley Agronomics general manager Richard Lloyd and FMC
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Idaho Falls mulls expanding fiber-optic internet connections

Jun 6th, 2016 | By
The city of Idaho Falls and Idaho Falls Power are exploring options to build on the city’s existing fiber-optic network to provide faster computer connections. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal IDAHO FALLS — A few hundred business owners around Idaho Falls rarely hassle with their internet moving at a glacial pace. These business owners make up a few of the 5.4 percent of Idahoans who have access to the fastest internet on the market — fiber optic. This type of
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In Memphis and around US, economic averages miss big picture

Jun 6th, 2016 | By

By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer   MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Dozens of FedEx jets queue up for takeoff at the airport here. Beale Street, the heart of the music district, hums with tourists. Yet the empty storefronts in Memphis’ moribund downtown and the cash-advance shops strewn near its highways tell another story. It’s
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Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

May 24th, 2016 | By
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By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34,an analysis of census data by the Pew
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Popeyes adds spice to Chubbuck grand opening

May 23rd, 2016 | By
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchise owner C.J. Dhaliwal hands a customer some Mardi Gras beads during the restaurant's grand opening in Chubbuck on Monday. (Photo by Michael H. O'Donnell/Idaho State Journal)

By Michael H. O’Donnell/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — The lines were long and the chicken was hot as customers flocked to the grand opening of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Monday at the intersection of Pole Line Road and Yellowstone Avenue. Franchise owner C.J. Dhaliwal was all smiles as he handed out menus and Mardi Gras
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