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John Jackson’s success started with 1 store

Sep 18th, 2017 | By
John Jackson’s first gas station was a Texaco station in Caldwell. The building stood until just a few years ago. It’s now an auto shop. Jackson now operates more than 230 stations in six states.

By Torrie Cope Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL — When John Jackson took over his first service station, sales tripled and he thought he had the Midas touch. When he took on a second station shortly after, he realized he might have just been lucky the first time. “I almost went broke,” Jackson said. “I remember I
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INL tests solar-powered air conditioning for its buses

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Idaho National Laboratory is testing a solar-powered bus cooling and ventilating system that could save emissions and money for INL’s fleet of buses.

  By Mike Price East Idaho News IDAHO FALLS — Solar powered buses? We’re not quite there, but solar-powered air conditioning on buses is here. Idaho National Laboratory, in collaboration with Bergstrom Inc., a vehicle climate systems designer, and Motor Coach Industries, has designed a solar-powered bus cooling and ventilating system. The system, demonstrated in
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Why a Winning Financial Plan is Multigenerational

Sep 10th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

  By Jennifer Landon/Financial Planner A great financial plan might begin with an individual or a couple, but it doesn’t end there. A great financial plan also takes into account a spouse, children, grandchildren or anyone else that might be included in your legacy. Currently, we are in the midst of the greatest wealth transfer
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Student Loans in America – The Next Debt Crisis?

Sep 9th, 2017 | By
Robert Spendlove

By Robert Spendlove/Zions Bank’s Economic and Public Policy Officer Household debt is on the rise in America. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt has risen steadily for 11 consecutive quarters. Total household debt is now approaching $13 trillion, and has surpassed the previous peak of $12.68 trillion in 2008. The
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Study: Half of us know a resumé liar

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Resume Fiction

  Resume Lies On The Rise Nearly Half of Workers Know Someone Who Was Dishonest on Resume Press Release       MENLO PARK, Calif. – What’s the truth about lying on resumes? Almost half of workers (46 percent) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a resume, a
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Pocatello Pet Lodge opens second location

Aug 29th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Adams, owner of the Pocatello Pet Lodge, plays with Bay, right, and Benji in the fun room at her business’ new second location. The recently opened “Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too” is at 143 S. 2nd Ave. in Old Town.
Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — Pocatello Pet Lodge is now accepting guests at its new second location. “Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too” recently opened at 143 S. 2nd Ave. in Old Town. The new location is just one block west of the main location at 145 S. 3rd Ave. “We were constantly putting people on a
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ISU and Spudnik cooperate on Blackfoot apprenticeship program

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Spudnik Equipment Co., a German-owned company in Blackfoot, recently partnered with Idaho State University Continuing Education and Workforce Training to create a registered apprenticeship program. Photo courtesy of Spudnik Equipment Co.

By Stephanie Bachman Idaho State University Do you remember reading fifth-grade history books about journeymen and apprentices? Remember learning that apprentices trained with blacksmiths or seamstresses or tailors, those age-old crafts that have advanced and aren’t as popular nowadays thanks to modern-day robots and machines? You may be surprised that apprenticeships are still quite popular
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Attorneys join forces, building Idaho’s largest business firm

Aug 4th, 2017 | By
Christine Nicholas and Nick Miller sign the agreements creating the biggest business law firm in Idaho. The gentleman with phone is Steve Thomas (Moffatt Thomas partner/now Hawley Troxell partner)  and the other gentleman in the tan jacket is Gerry Husch. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal BOISE – The law firms of Moffat Thomas and Hawley Troxell teamed up Tuesday to build Idaho’s largest business law firm. Seventy-five attorneys in offices from Pocatello to Boise to Coeur d’Alene will now serve more than 2,500 active business clients under the Hawley Troxell banner. “This expansion will strengthen our core
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Company offers cheaper pet medicines

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the first and leading seller to retail stores of premium, “veterinarian grade” pet medications and health products that you could buy previously only through veterinarians.
Submitted photo

BOISE, Idaho — Attention pet owners: A company you’ve never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the first and leading seller to retail stores of premium, “veterinarian grade” pet
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ISU program helps grad land work at INL

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Idaho State University graduate Tami Musante benefited from the university’s Career Path Internship program by working as a CPI intern at the Idaho National Laboratory while finishing her last semester at ISU. Musante was then hired by INL as an intern through the summer.

By Kirsten Cooper Idaho State University POCATELLO — An Idaho State University Career Path Internship assignment at Idaho National Laboratory opened a door to a new career for ISU student Tami Musante when her spring internship there turned into a job this summer. When Musante first began at INL in January, she was a senior
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