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Welcome to 5th tourism issue of Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider

In past years, our May cover stories have explored the business side of tourism in Boise, vineyards, dude ranches and companies serving thrill-seekers. This year, reporter Audrey Dutton and photographer Kyle Green take you inside Idaho RV parks. (Our cover headline, “I’m your vehicle, baby,” is the title of a 1970 hit by The Ides of March.)

If there are other travel-industry stories you would like us to explore, please let us know.

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Some businesses do not take advantage of free listings the Statesman offers. In Business Insider, these include “ Achievements,” “Who’s Moving” and “Datebook.” Help us spread the word to Treasure Valley people you know.

“Achievements” first lists people in business, government, education and nonprofits who are hired, promoted, or honored by outside organizations. “Achievements” also includes a list of businesses opening, closing, expanding, entering partnerships or winning external honors. A third list notes good deeds companies do, including donations of goods or services worth $1,000 or more.

“Who’s Moving” lists businesses buying or leasing retail, office or industrial space or land. Most listings are provided by commercial real estate agents, and we acknowledge agents’ roles. But you don’t need an agent to tell us about your deal.

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To get a listing in “Datebook,” BI’s calendar, email Or get a bit of extra readership by posting your calendar items in “Boise Things To Do” on the Statesman’s home page. We’ll pick up your post for “Datebook” and for our weekly business calendar.

David Staats: 208-377-6417, @IDS_DavidStaats. This column appears in the May 18-June 14, 2016, edition of the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider magazine.