August 2019

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Business Plus Third Quarter Meeting

Business Plus held its Third Quarter Meeting on August 22nd in Rupert, Idaho with 75 people attending. Guests toured the newly renovated Rupert Square and the Magic Valley Area Humanitarian Center.* Speakers included Nate Murray, Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED) President, Senator Kelly Anthon, Rupert City Administrator, and Brent Olmstead, Assistant Dean of the University of Idaho. 

Thank you to our co-sponsors KeyBank, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, PerforMix Nutritionals and WillTran, Inc.

"A city is not gauged by its length and width,  but by the broadness  of its vision and the height of its dreams." 
- Herb Caen

Click for Slides, Videos and Handout
SLIDES: Nate Murray, SIED President

VIDEO: I wouldn't come here | Part 2 

SLIDES: Kelly Anthon, Rupert City Administrator

VIDEO: Idaho Life: Rupert, Idaho is Christmas City 

SLIDES : Brent Olmstead, University of Idaho

HANDOUT: Idaho CAFE Project

Dear Prospective Investor,

Businesses want to grow, and they can in a community with a thriving economy. People need jobs, good paying jobs, so they can buy homes, raise families, and enjoy the opportunities the community offers. Southern Idaho has seen fabulous growth and our businesses are the beneficiary of that growth. More companies want to land here to be part of our success. It is easy to be part of this success - invest in Business Plus!

If you are not an investor yet, let's talk ... give me a call:   208-539-6470.

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director

A Word from Cindy Collins, Business Plus Treasurer

The Collins Connection
" As a realtor, I help families who want to relocate to Southern Idaho. Without a vibrant economy, it would be difficult to help these families buy a new home here. Because the economy in our region has been so successful over the past 20+ years, we are able to attract people to come to the area and find good employment opportunities. This is what creates an exceptional quality of life - good paying jobs, houses to buy, and things to do in our community. "

- Cindy Collins, Business Plus Treasurer

Chobani Opens New Research and Development Center

"We call it Community Innovation Center because we want this place to be innovative. Not only for Chobani, but for Magic Valley, for Idaho.
- Hamdi Ulukaya

Listen to  "Secret's Out Idaho" Podcasts

Link to Season 2 podcasts

Business Plus Investors can sign up now to sponsor episodes for Season 3 of the #SecretsOutIdaho campaign.  Contact Connie Stopher at or 208-732-6459.

Check Presentation

L-R: Business Plus President Con Paulos, Executive Director Rebecca Wildman, 
Secretary Cindy Collins, Zions Bank VP and Branch Manager Renee Avram, 
Director of Commercial Banking Scott Horsley, and Sarah Thompson

Become an Investor!  

Give me a call! 

Rebecca Wildman

Campaign Investors

First Federal*
D.L. Evans Bank*
Idaho Central Credit Union
Magic Valley Media*+
McCain Foods
Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
Clif Bar
Cooper Norman, CPAs*
Dairy West
Idaho Dairymen's Association
Idaho National Lab (INL)*
Idaho Power*
St. Luke's Magic Valley*
Woodbury Corporation - Magic Valley Mall, 
   Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Centers
Zions Bank*
American Real Estate and Appraisal*
Dot Foods
EHM Engineers, Inc.
Elevation 486
Farmers Bank
Givens Pursley, LLP
Intermountain Gas Company*
Magic Valley Electric
Mountain West Realty
Mr. Gas*
Northwest Bank
NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly
Oasis Stop 'N Go / Travelers' Oasis*
PCA Packaging Corporation of America*
Starr Corporation*
United Electric Co-op, Inc.
Washington Federal
Watkins Distributing*
Wells Fargo Bank
WillTran, Inc.
Banner Bank
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Idaho 
   Homes & Properties
Best Western Burley Inn
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool & Spa
Cassia Regional Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare*
Collins Connection - Kent & Cindy Collins 
   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*
Con Paulos Chevrolet
Farm Bureau Insurance
First American Title Company*
Goode Motor Auto Group
HC Company, Inc.
BRONZE (Cont.)
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Nelson & Co.
Nu-Vu Glass
St. Luke's Jerome
Titlefact, Inc.*
U.S. Bank
Ward Orthodontics
Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 
Wills Toyota*
Boccard Life Sciences
CTR-Cleanup & Total Restoration
Devil's Corral
Family Health Services
Gem State Welders Supply*
Moss Greenhouses
New Leaf Properties
North Canyon Medical Center
Oregon Trail RV Park
Sparklight (formerly CableOne)
Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
Stratus Communications, LLC
United Way of South Central Idaho
Watco (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*
Doug Brown
Rep. Lance Clow
Jeff Harris
Alan Horner
Jan Rogers
(past 3 years)
Best Western Burley Inn
Elevation 486
Goode Motor Auto Group
Idaho Central Credit Union
Mr. Gas
Packaging Specialties of Idaho
PCA Packing Corporation of America
PerforMix Nutrition Systems
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Mountain West Realty
Soran Restaurants, Inc.
Starr Corporation
Stone House & Co.
Stratus Communications
Thornton Oliver Keller
Watkins Distributing
Willamette Dental Group
WillTran, Inc.
*Indicates 10+ years of support since 2003
+ includes additional promotional investment

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director