Bringing the Economy Home


Scentsy Becomes A Multimillion Dollar Business

Emilie Ritter Saunders / StateImpact Idaho

Maggie Clark set up a booth to sell Scentsy at a recent cheerleading and dance competition in Nampa, Idaho.

Many Idaho companies issued a fair number of pink slips during the recession.  But Meridian-based Scentsy didn’t.

Instead, the wickless-candle maker grew.  It’s ranked among the country’s most promising companies by business magazines like Forbes and  In just seven years, Scentsy has become a multimillion dollar enterprise.

Selling Scentsy

Maggie Clark started selling Scentsy products three years ago, just as the company started taking off.  She recently set up a sales booth at a cheerleading and dance competition in Nampa. Continue Reading

Economic Disparity and Unemployment Top Concerns at “Occupy Boise” Rally

As many as 300 people showed up at the state capitol today for a protest march called Occupy Boise.  The event was one of many across the country inspired by ongoing protests on Wall Street.  Most demonstrators in Boise said they’re concerned about the economy and the distribution of wealth in the U.S.

Here is what a few of them had to say:

Similar protests and gatherings have already occurred across the northwest, and more are planned for communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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