Snack inventor to speak in I.F.

By TORREY MORTENSON Richard P. Montañez, the “innoventor” of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, will speak March 9 at the Colonial Theater, 450 A St. A Mexican immigrant and a high school dropout, Montañez started his PepsiCo career at Frito-­Lay in 1976 as a janitor in its Rancho […]

Take time to vet timeshare resellers

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Timeshares can make for a great vacation experience, or a massive headache if things go poorly. One company that claims to offer escrow services for sellers of timeshare units is in hot water after the Idaho Department of Finance announced a […]

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after shooting

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn’t reflect it. It’s the place 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla came to work a few years ago. […]

Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles. The […]

As online sales surge, local big-box stores try to stay alive

By LUKE RAMSETH J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming months. The announcement follows a steady drip of dreary news from major retailers. Macy’s said last month it would close 100 locations, while Sears said it would […]

Kyäni Inc. is title sponsor of Red Cross event

By TORREY MORTENSON Kyäni Inc. has been named the title sponsor for the 2017 East Idaho Real Heroes event, which is organized and produced by the Idaho Red Cross. The event recognizes local individuals who are heroes in the community. The Real Heroes event will be […]

New Java Espress store set to open next month

By TAYLOR CARPENTER Several Java Espress coffee cups sit on Shane Murphy’s office desk. “You might be able to tell that I have a problem,” he says, laughing as he moves the cups out of the way. This coffee problem, however, is a good one for […]

Scammers look to take advantage of storm damage

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Every day, it seems the snow piles shrink and the temperature warms up. Spring may come after all this year. But the damage from recent storms is glaring, and cleanup has only just begun. Throughout southeastern Idaho, flooding has not only […]

Broulim’s earns awards for bakery, grocery delivery

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report When Broulim’s Fresh Foods launched a video campaign last fall featuring customer testimonials about online grocery shopping, participating stores saw a 91 percent increase in new signups in the program. A total of 109 new users signed up for […]

Idaho Housing and Finance offers Homebuyer Education

By TORREY MORTENSON Idaho Housing and Finance is offering courses on homebuying and the home purchase process for new homeowners in the area. The courses cover practical tips and advice on navigating the home purchase process for first-time buyers or those re-entering the market. After the […]

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