June 2018

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

"Southern Idaho's Labor Market and  New  Apprenticeship Program"

Busines Plus held its Second Quarter Meeting on May 10th at the Burley Inn Best Western. Connie Stopher, Executive Director of SIEDO, spoke about SIEDO's focus on recruiting talent to our region. Jan Roeser, Idaho Department of Labor Economistpresented regional statistics including jobs and population growth. Chet Jeppeson, Idaho Department of Labor Workforce Consultant, eplained the partnerships that makes up their new Apprenticeship Program.  We welcomed Jon Zielinski  from Dow Chemical and heard about the company's products and operations. Here are links to our speakers' presentations and to Dow Chemical's video The History of  STYROFOAMâ„¢ .

Thank you to our meeting co-sponsors!

Burley Inn Best Western, KeyBank, & Mountain West Realty

Business Plus supports SIEDO's mission of building a healthy economy through a focus on labor, people, housing, business attraction, business expansion and retention, and marketing. Your organization can be part of our future by joining Business Plus.

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

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director

Connecting with Veterans

SIEDO is helping businesses connect with veterans looking for civilian careers. With the help of  Senator Mike Crapo's office, SIEDO is partnering with the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Labor along with veteran service experts Airman & Family Readiness Center (Mountain Home AFB) and the Idaho Division of Veterans Services to educate business about hiring veternas SIEDO's staff plans to coninue attending veteran recruitment events across the region.  Thank you to the INL and McCain Foods for supporting Business Plus and SIEDO in focusing on veteran recruitment.

Other Recent News

Thank You to New and Renewing Investors
  • Idaho Power
  • Impact Athletic Club
  • McCain Foods
  • Moss Greenhouses
  • Project Mutual Telephone
  • Stratus Communications
  • Westfall & Westfall CPAs

Check Presentations

D.L. Evans Bank

L- R: Jim Evans, Rebecca Wildman, Dan Lloyd, John Evans, Jr.

Farmers Bank
L- R: Pat Hamilton, Rebecca Wildma n

Campaign Investors

PLATINUM ($10,000-$25,000)
   First Federal*
   D.L. Evans Bank
   Idaho Central Credit Union
   McCain Foods
GOLD ($5,000-$9,999)
    Clif Bar
   Cooper Norman, CPAs
   Idaho Dairymen's Association
   Idaho National Lab (INL)*
   Idaho Power*
   Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
   St. Luke's Magic Valley*
   Woodbury Corporation
       Magic Valley Mall, Target, Best Buy
       & Dick's Shopping Centers

SILVER ($2,500-$4,999)
   American Real Estate & Appraisal*
   Dot Foods
   EHM Engineers, Inc.
   Elevation 486
   Farmers National Bank
   Givens Pursley, LLP
   Intermountain Gas Company*
   Magic Valley Electric
   Mountain West Realty
   Mr. Gas*
   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.
  BRONZE ($1,000-$2,499)
   Alliance Title & Escrow*
   Banner Bank
   Best Western Burley Inn
   Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 
        Idaho Homes & Properties
   Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool 
        & Spa
   Cassia Regional Hospital - 
        Intermountain Healthcare*
   Clear Springs Foods*
   Collins Connection -  Kent & Cindy Collins
        Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*
   Columbia Bank
   Con Paulos Chevrolet
   Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR)*
   Elwood Staffing
   Farm Bureau Insurance
   First American Title Company
   Giltner, Inc.
   Goode Motor Auto Group
   J-U-B Engineers
BRONZE (Cont.)
   K&T Steel*
   Lytle Signs
   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
   Nelson & Co.
   Nu-Vu Glass
   St. Luke's Jerome*
   Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone & Trainor
   Sterling Urgent Care
   Titlefact, Inc.*
   U.S. Bank
   Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact
        Athletic Club*
   Wills, Inc.*
   Wills Toyota*
   Zions Bank

COMMUNITY ($100-$999) 
    Boccard Life Sciences
   Cable One
   Family Health Services
   Gem State Welders Supply*
   Moss Greenhouses
    New Leaf Properties
   North Canyon Medical Center
   Oregon Trail RV Park
   Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
   Stratus Communications, LLC
   Best Western Burley Inn
   Cable One
   Century 21 Riverside Realty
   Con Paulos Chevrolet
   D.L. Evans Bank
   Dot Foods
   Elevation 486
   Farm Bureau Insurance
   First Federal
   Goode Motor Auto Group
   Intermountain Gas Company
   Minidoka Memorial Hospital
   Mountain West Realty
   Mr. Gas / Mr. Wash
   NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly
   Packaging Specialties of Idaho (PSI)
   Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)
   Sorans Restaurants, Inc.
   Starr Corporation
   United Electric Co-op, Inc.
   U.S. Bank
   Watkins Distributing
   Wells Fargo Bank
   Willamette Dental Group

*indicates 10+ years of support since 2003

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director