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Slow start to commercial vehicle season

The late November days mean the start of a few reliable American traditions: Holiday shopping, Christmas music and a review of Section 179 in the tax code.

That’s a wrap

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Online shopping, gift bags have (almost) eliminated the gift-wrap counter

Malls dying — but not gone

North Idaho’s Silver Lake Mall welcomes new business, seasonal occupants

Law career was longtime goal for Cd’A attorney Kinzo Mihara

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Kinzo Mihara’s approach to the law is two-handed.

Continuous Composites wins technology challenge

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COEUR d’ALENE — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, said Continuous Composites won its 9th Entrepreneurial Challenge. The Entrepreneurial Challenge is led by Sikorsky Innovations and is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology in aerospace.

  • November 26, 2019

Avista provides case study to learn the art of investing

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Avista closed Nov. 15 at $46.96. What does that tell us?

SARA, AI software delivers human results, aspires to reach millions

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“We believe that human service organizations are doing the right thing for the right reason. Our mission is to help them do it the right way.”

  • October 29, 2019

Data paints Catch 22 for local economy

the price of housing is outpacing local wages

Each report — taken individually — indicates what we already know.

  • October 29, 2019

Consumers favor smaller formats, frequent visits

hear me now?

You thought it was just smaller carts, right?

  • October 29, 2019

Haunted Hotels capitalize on long-staying ‘guests’

Hotel group consolidation continues
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Haunted travel can make Halloween frighteningly fun. A few hotels to check out if you’re interested in a good fright’s sleep.

  • October 29, 2019

Women entrepreneurs in rural Idaho face unique challenges

It seems like nearly every day there’s a news story or statistic proclaiming Idaho as one of the best places to live, raise a family, and grow a business. Idaho is all those things and more, and people across the country are taking notice. Just this past August, Idaho received an ‘A’ rating in small business friendliness from Thumbtack, and in a new study from American Express, Idaho earned a spot in the Top Five for “economic clout” of women-run businesses, defined as an increase in the number of women-owned firms and their growth in employment and revenue.

  • October 29, 2019

PEAK continues local innovation legacy

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PEAK Health & Wellness Center is still innovating after 37 years.

  • October 29, 2019

Forget hip: Gen Z wants to be accountants

Security No. 1 concern at IRS

Generation Z — those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s — is the next wave of Americans to hit adulthood and change how people work.

  • October 29, 2019

The seven P’s of customer focused digital interactions to build customer loyalty

How can a business be more customer friendly, more in touch with customers, and more focused on prompt solutions to each unique customer in a cost-effective manner? Digital interaction with customers via web, mobile, social media and text is the only manner for a company to have personalized, prompt, and value rich engagements at scale. Digital interactions can be a gold mine or become a literal trap if they are not executed with the specific needs and preferences of the customer in mind.

  • October 29, 2019

A good business operator

As a newspaperman, I’ve sat with CEOs and executives of all stripes. I’ve met a dozen or so billionaires. (Yawn, mostly.) In my own business career, I’ve pitched three-comma deals on Wall Street and Sand Hill Road. I’ve had the chance to work with a range of companies, from gutty little online startups to mom-and-pop shops on Main Street.

  • October 29, 2019