From the Editor by David Staats: 4 ways to help us help you in BI

August 20, 2013 

Staats, David

David Staats

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If you own, manage or work for or with a business in Idaho, Business Insider is for you. We are here to serve, but we could use a hand. Here are four ways you can help.

1. New businesses. If you have opened a full-time business within the past few months, we invite you to answer questions for a Q&A to be published. Reporter Audrey Dutton will work with you. Email her at

2. Tech companies. If you run a full-time technology business we have not yet featured, let us know and we’ll work with you on a similar Q&A. Reporter Kristin Rodine covers tech. Email her at

3. New construction. If you’re developing, constructing or designing a building worth $2 million or more, you could be a candidate for our In the Works feature. (For an example, see the Scentsy story on page 9.) Contact Rodine for those, too.

4. Rules and regulations. If you work for a government agency that is considering or that has recently put into effect a plan, regulation, program, ordinance, law or other change that affects business, use BI to help spread the word. Business leaders say they need such information. Local, state and federal officials and their public-information officers can help them by letting us know. Email reporter Zach Kyle at

There are more ways to help BI help you. I’ll touch on them in future columns.

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