Protect yourself from shimming

It’s that time of year where many people are traveling or just out enjoying the spring air, which usually translates to extra trips to the gas pump. Most of us pull up, jump out and put our card in the reader without even thinking twice, but is that reader safe or could that quick insert cost you?

Eastern Idaho dome manufacturer building structures across the world

Dome Technology’s World Headquarters, in Idaho Falls, was finished with windows that provide views from every angle. “Because there are no (structural) walls, the office feels very open and very big, and it feels like there’s no sense of confinement, particularly with so much glazing and since you can see from end to end and what’s in front of you and what’s behind you,” Dome Technology Vice President of Sales Rod South said. courtesy Dome Technology

In 1967, Barry South and his brothers David and Randy came up with an idea for a business that changed the shape of potato cellars for some eastern Idaho growers — they wanted to construct domes.

Scammers prey on vacation renters

As the weather begins to warm up and the school year begins to wind down, many are starting to plan a summer vacation. Whether you’re looking to visit family or simply go on an adventure, your Better Business Bureau wants you to avoid scams, unethical businesses or confusion while looking for a place to stay.

Restaurant landmark continues family tradition

Sisters and co-owners Amanda Rosenberg and Katrina Lott pose for a photo at Smitty’s Pancake & Steak House off of Broadway on Thursday. Smitty’s was honored by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship as its April Small Business of the Month. Leo and Cleo Werner bought Smitty’s 47 years ago and passed the restaurant down to their two daughters. John Roark /

In any small to mid-size American town there are always establishments that residents reflect upon with fond memories. 

Challenges of small businesses highlighted

In honor of National Small Business Week, Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is showing its support for these great companies and putting a spotlight on the challenges they face. More than half of the American workforce is employed by a small business, and these businesses create two out of every three jobs every year. With National Small Business Week running until Saturday, it’s a great time to recognize smaller businesses in our area.



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