Pocatello News

Zip Kit Homes expands to Pocatello bringing 20 new jobs

Apr 13th, 2017 | By
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By Journal Staff  POCATELLO — Bannock Development Corporation announced Thursday the expansion decision of Zip Kit Homes into the Pocatello/Chubbuck community. Zip Kit builds modular homes in Utah and has outgrown its current capacity. The decision to move into Eastern Idaho was based on Pocatello/Chubbuck’s skilled workforce, excellent locations, transportation systems and proximity to specific
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ISU business students dominate at Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge, win $30,050

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge 2017

By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO — A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000. Three other teams from ISU also won awards over the weekend. ISU’s College of Business students were one of eight university teams at
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Student Community Center opens at ISU’s College of Business

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By Idaho State University Communications POCATELLO — A ribbon-cutting Wednesday marked the grand opening of Idaho State University College of Business’s new Student Community Center in the Business Administration building. The idea for the Student Community Center was originally created based on student requests. “At the end of each semester, we hold a focus group
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ISU accounting students offer free income tax return program starting Jan. 26

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
Assistant Professor Dawn Konicek helps Katie Taryloe during the volunteer tax assistance class that prepares Idaho State
University students to help people with their taxes.

 By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO – For the past 14 years, Idaho State University’s Beta Alpha Psi accounting club has held a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. With tax season upon us, the VITA program will again be offered to students and community members alike at no cost. “It helps the public out and it helps
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ISU Workforce Training’s Leadership Coaching Program aims to Develop Engaged Leaders

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Scott Stephens teaches one of his classes at Idaho State University. (Photo by Laura Soldati)

By Laura Soldati For the Idaho State Business Journal POCATELLO – Business consultant Scott Stephens moved back to Pocatello in 2012, after years of working with RLG International, a consulting company that specializes in Leadership Development and Coaching. For months, he tried to launch a coaching and consulting firm that would provide these services to companies
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Idaho company considers future hub for freight drones

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By
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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The founder of an Idaho company that introduced the use of drones in agriculture is dreaming bigger — literally. Empire Unmanned founder Steve Edgar is considering using Pocatello Regional Airport as a future hub for possible freight-carrying drones, reported The Capital Press (http://bit.ly/2eZjXr0 ). Edgar spoke about the possibility and the
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Costa Vida to move to Chubbuck

Nov 15th, 2016 | By
Randy Robinson owns the Pocatello Costa Vida. In January, they will be moving the popular restaurant franchise to Chubbuck.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO — If in January you notice a “closed” sign on the Costa Vida in Pocatello, don’t panic. The popular Mexican restaurant will be moving into a brand new building in Chubbuck. Its new neighbors will be the Chubbuck interstate interchange, Freddy’s Steakburgers, The Black Bear Diner and Fuji Japanese
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Nov. 26 to be Proclaimed “Small Business Saturday”

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

City of Pocatello Press Release At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will be affirming the City’s support of local entrepreneurs. During the meeting, Mayor Blad will proclaim Saturday, November 26 as “Small Business Saturday.” The edict to be read by Councilwoman Heidi Adamson urges “residents of our community, and communities across the
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Great Western Malting to add 12 jobs with DOL grant money

Oct 18th, 2016 | By
Michael O’Donnell/Idaho State Journal
From left, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, CEO of Great Western Malting’s parent company GrainCorp Malt of Australia Mark Palmquist and president of Great Western Malting Mike O’Toole break ground Friday to celebrate a major expansion of the Great Western facility off Kraft Road.

Press Release POCATELLO – Great Western Malting Co.’s malt manufacturing plant in Pocatello will use a $39,685 training grant from the Idaho Department of Labor to increase its workforce by 12 new positions. The full-time permanent positions will average $22.84 per hour plus employer assisted medical benefits and will include lab technician, plant mechanic, logistics, eight
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Harper’s Homemade bread acquired by Aberdeen company

Oct 17th, 2016 | By
Harper’s Homemade Bread is sold in stores across the region, including Costco. By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO — There’s a new owner behind Harper’s Homemade Bread. The yellow, red or green packaging that fills shelves from Costco to WinCo and many area markets in between was recently acquired by the Aberdeen-based Driscoll Management Company. According to Jordan Driscoll, the company’s business manager, two of the three
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