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Third generation Main Street retailer competes with high-tech giants

It's Your Business 2017

Every smart business adapts along with its customers and competitors. For retailers like Lindsley’s Home Furnishings in places like Grangeville, the rise of Internet giants such as Amazon is bringing global competition to Main Street. While providing great service has helped distinguish Lindsley’s from other competitors since 1945, a big part of what owner Jeff Lindsley is about is keeping his prices competitive.

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Invest in your state: Buy Idaho

It's Your Business 2017

You can invest in Idaho. How? According to Buy Idaho, there are currently 1.5 million people living in the state of Idaho.

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What’s $100 worth in Idaho? Gem State ranks at 21

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Idaho ranks at number 21, with its $100 purchasing $107.07.

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A unique blend for a small town: Two Rivers Coffee Roasters

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Worldwide travel and a lifetime of experiences finally led Dorian and Marie Clay back to Riggins seven years ago. Dorian grew up in the area and has family ties to the Circle C Ranch. When he discussed with Marie the possibility of living in Riggins, she wasn’t so sure. “It took a while, but once we decided on the business, I was ready,” she smiled. “And I love it here.”

Idaho tops list of those with unused vacation days

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Are you taking enough vacation? According to science, probably not. A new report by Project Time Off found Americans took an average of 16.8 vacation days in 2016 (up from only 16 days in 2014). Although we’re on an upward trajectory, we have a long way to go: 54 percent of Americans failed to use their allotted vacation time last year, resulting in a whopping 662 million unused vacation days.

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Idaho County ranks sixth in state’s overall income growth

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Where you live can have a large influence on how much money a person makes, and who doesn’t want to live in a place where incomes are rising quickly? SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently analyzed Census data for a five-year period to determine where incomes were growing the fastest, and Idaho County ranked among the top places in Idaho.

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Trenary Funeral Home: 100 years of community service

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A large, stately, vine-covered home at 018 West 1st Avenue in Kooskia houses Trenary Funeral Home. A long-standing family in the Kooskia community provided the town with a needed service for years, and, though it is now owned outside of the Trenary family, that service still continues.

Working to stay viable, relevant in market

It's Your Business 2017

Gordy Webster took a chance in 1978. He bought into Bell Equipment with his friend, Gary Stapleton, and moved his family from Seattle to Nezperce. “They had worked at Boeing together in the accounting department,” explained Brian Webster, the youngest of the five Webster children, and just 1 year old when the family moved to Nezperce. Gordy did not have farm or ranch experience, but he had a good business head, and was excited to buy into the John Deere dealership.

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Take a survey at Grangeville Farmers’ Market

This Saturday, Sept. 2, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market will be taking its annual survey of customers with raffle prizes for three winners.

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It's Your Business: United Country Musick and Sons named one of the best brokerages

Do you suffer from low back pain? Do you live in Clearwater, Idaho or Lewis counties? Peg Gehring, FNP, is conducting a survey about low back pain. She is working on identifying the different types of pain management used in these three county areas. She hopes to learn the most common pain management tools, and see which type of management allows the most relief and ability to stay active. You do not need a doctor’s recommendation to participate and there is no need to go to a hospital or clinic to complete the survey, although surveys are available at all area hospitals and clinics if you’d like to pick them up there. Just go online to http://northcentralidahosurvey.org/ Surveys are due by Sept. 15, so do not delay! Your input is critical! For all questions contact Peg Gehring at 208-790-9852, 607 West North St., Grangeville, ID 83530.

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Businesses in Action: Cervantes honored

Dina Cervantes was honored during Syringa Hospital & Clinics’ Employee Appreciation Week for her 25 years of dedication to the organization.

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Businesses in Action: Work on Whitewater Market in Riggins

Heavy work was going on at the site of the new Riggins Whitewater Market on Main Street Thursday, Aug. 24. Cement footings have been poured in some spots and tractor and backhoe work continues. Owner John Llewelyn hopes the new-12,000-square foot-building should be ready for a December opening. The facility, located at 131 Main Street, will be similar to the metal building that houses Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.

In the News: Aug. 30, 2017

Idaho County Recycling (ICR) centers in Grangeville, Cottonwood and Kooskia will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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Beck joins United Country

As a lifelong Idaho resident, Sammie Beck has enjoyed a life of outdoors and wide-open spaces. Beck is a new real estate agent for United Country Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate Services.

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Gribble to retire; Celebration dinner set for Sept. 16

Join in celebrating Rich Gribble’s 28-year career with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and wish him a great and long retirement Saturday Sept. 16.

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