Category: Business

Go Play Outside: Central Idaho offers fun and adventure for the entire family

Go Play Outside: Central Idaho offers fun and adventure for the entire family

From Idaho Heartland Living There’s no denying it, the last year has been tough for many. Working from home, sitting through Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting and then ending the day by binge-watching the latest streaming shows. There’s also no denying that it’s time to get outside, and what better place to do that than…

Read More Read More

Changes made during pandemic influence hospital design

Changes made during pandemic influence hospital design

From the Idaho Business Review As we emerge from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, one sentiment persists: We’re entering a “new normal” that will lead to changes in our daily lives, including the design and development of hospitals and medical facilities. In the wake of the pandemic, developers are rethinking the future of building…

Read More Read More

Mora moves to ‘green’ as San Miguel remains in the ‘yellow’

Mora moves to ‘green’ as San Miguel remains in the ‘yellow’

From the Las Vegas Optic Mora County moved to the “green” level of the state’s color-coded COVID-19 mapping system Wednesday, while San Miguel County will stay at the “yellow” level. Mora’s move from yellow to green means businesses and churches will be allowed to operate with fewer restrictions, while those in San Miguel County will…

Read More Read More

Lawsuit: County owes Alta Vista $2.6M for inmate health care

Lawsuit: County owes Alta Vista $2.6M for inmate health care

From the Las Vegas Optic Alta Vista Regional Hospital is seeking payment of more than $2.6 million from San Miguel County for health care services provided to incarcerated inmates at the San Miguel County Detention Center. The county denies it owes that amount, and asserts it shouldn’t be billed for inmates’ health care at all,…

Read More Read More

Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic

Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic

From the Idaho Business Review While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way Idahoans live, it has not slowed the demand for multifamily housing in Idaho. In fact, demand continues to rise as developers and multifamily housing operators plan new development projects. Boise-based real estate development company Thomas Development Co. recently completed a 48-unit affordable…

Read More Read More

Pandemic places hold on many educational housing projects

Pandemic places hold on many educational housing projects

From the Idaho Business Review The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about nearly everything in our daily lives, and it’s no different for those who design and manage student housing at Idaho’s largest universities. It’s also meant universities are taking on fewer student housing projects. At Boise State University, the most recent…

Read More Read More

Garrett Lofto, 2020 CEO of Influence

Garrett Lofto, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review Garrett Lofto has been working for the J.R. Simplot Company for more than 28 years. In fact, it’s the only company he’s ever worked for. His lengthy, and ongoing, career with the private family-owned company began in his native Canada in 1992, and he and his family relocated from Manitoba…

Read More Read More

Odette Bolano, 2020 CEO of Influence

Odette Bolano, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review From an early age, Odette Bolano knew she wanted to enter health care administration. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a nursing degree, she went on to pursue a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Houston. She’s worked as a critical care nurse and as…

Read More Read More

Karen Baker, 2020 CEO of Influence

Karen Baker, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review Karen Baker attributes her career successes to other great leaders willing to share knowledge with her. “From the very beginning, I think it came down to mentors,” Baker says. “I’ve been fortunate to always have a great leader around me that really wanted to share their wisdom.” Baker’s career began…

Read More Read More

Mark Maxfield, 2020 CEO of Influence

Mark Maxfield, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care began on a piece of land that once belonged to Mark Maxfield’s grandparents. They had called the land home for 50 years, and raised their children there. “In December of 2001, we opened the very first building in Emmett,” Maxfield said. “They always…

Read More Read More