Chobani to grant paid parental leave in 2017

Oct 5th, 2016 | By
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and CEO of Chobani announces the new paid family leave policy to employees in New York Wednesday.

TWIN FALLS — Chobani has announced a new parental leave policy for all full-time hourly and salaried employees. Starting next year, the company will offer all full-time employees 100-percent-paid parental leave for six weeks. The program extends to both mothers and fathers for the birth, adoption or placement of a foster child into the home.
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Fall’s Favorite Flavor: Pumpkin Spice is big business

Oct 4th, 2016 | By
By Sarah Glenn/For The Journal
Samuel Vineyard, manger of Mocha Madness on 5th Street, keeps pumpkin spice flavors on the menu all year round. However, he says their popularity increases during fall.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal The Pumpkin Spice craze accounted for $361 million in sales in in 2014, growing 79 percent since 2011. People who buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte spend, on average, $1.14 more per purchase. Pumpkin dog food outsells pumpkin spice ice cream and fresh deserts, netting more than $12 million per year.
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Cyber security company to bring 50 high-paying jobs to Pocatello

Sep 29th, 2016 | By
Pocatello's FBI facility will be home to Virginia-based cyber security and data company Buchanan & Edwards starting in October. (Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — Cyber security and data company Buchanan & Edwards is opening offices in Pocatello this October, bringing with it 50 new jobs. The Arlington, Virginia-based company provides technology services to federal contractors, including the FBI in Pocatello. The new information technology and data specialists will go to work at
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Del Monte Meat Co. expands operations to include new processing plant

Sep 29th, 2016 | By
Warren Giesbrecht, manager of Del Monte Meat Co., and his father and owner of Del Monte, Tony Giesbrecht, have recently bought an upgraded a facility at 3080 N. Main St. in Pocatello that will allow them to expand operations and employ more workers. (Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal)

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal POCATELLO — Tony Giesbrecht, owner of Del Monte Meat Co. in Pocatello, said a new processing plant will allow him to expand his operation and add six new workers to the payroll. Giesbrecht bought the former Anderson’s Custom Pack processing plant about four months ago. His son, Warren Giesbrecht,
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Verizon ups its smartphone data download speeds

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
About 10 percent of Americans own a smartphone, but do not have broadband at home. And 15 percent own a smartphone, but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cellphone. Verizon recently launched smartphone data speeds that compare to in-home broadband.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — As business moves at the speed of information, our smartphones have become vital and ever-present appendages, connecting us to colleagues, news and entertainment all at the same time. But it takes a lot of bandwidth to accommodate all this smartphone use, and Verizon took note. In August,
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Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Michael Liedtke/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for beleaguered Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as she scrambles to close
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Tourists boost occupancy rates in S.E. Idaho hotels

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
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The occupancy rate at the Red Lion Hotel and other hotels in Pocatello and Southeast Idaho are up this year due in large part to strong business from tourists, according to hotel officials and industry reports.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — Southeast Idaho hotel occupancy rates are rising and so are the prices of hotel rooms. But summer travelers didn’t seem to mind. Hotels across the area are reporting a significant increase in their occupancy rates over last year. “We are hitting numbers that we haven’t hit since
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Comparing women to men in Idaho’s economy

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — In the summer of 1919 in Idaho, the racket of automobile engines began to eclipse the clip-clop of horses hooves, the death and destruction of the flu pandemic was still fresh and women had just been given the right to vote. August marks the 96th anniversary of the ratification of
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Soda mine project finishes environmental impact statement

Sep 9th, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff SODA SPRINGS — The final environmental impact statement on the proposed Rasmussen Valley phosphate mine located on 468 acres of land 18 miles northeast of Soda Springs has been completed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. The mine and reclamation plan have been proposed by Nu-West Industries doing
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New at the Pine Ridge Mall: Two new retailers announce opening dates, rue21 to expand

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Two stores at the Pine Ridge Mall recently announced opening dates, and a third is remodeling. Discount Tire, top, will open on Oct. 1. And Pro Image Sports, bottom right, will move into the former Aeropostale location on Sept. 15. Further, rue21 is adding 2,600-square-feet of space, as well as a plus-size line as part of a major remodel. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Customers of rue21 at the Pine Ridge Mall will see a whole new store when it reopens in November. The trendy teen retailer is adding more than 2,600 square feet of retail space, knocking out a wall and taking over the empty storefront next door. All this new
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