May 2021

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Dear Business Plus Partners,

We are limiting attendance to our Business Plus 2nd Quarter Meeting, but have a few spots left. The date is Thursday, May 20th from 11:30-1:30 in Jerome. Request your seat todaySpeaker is Bill Carberry, Twin Falls Airport Manager, and we will be welcoming Project Fiber. 

Thank you to our meeting sponsors!

Stratus Marketing, TOK Commercial and Watkins Distributing

A Word from Rebecca Wildman, Director of Business Plus

Network with the most influential leaders in the valley while growing your business and the local economy. Business Plus leverages growth by focusing on economic activity that results in job creation, talent attraction and workforce training. We support a strong regional workforce, employment security and diversity, and invite you to join.

If your business is growing and you want to explore state and local incentives and opportunities, contact Connie Stopher, Director of Southern Idaho Economic Development. She will help you identify resources that may be available. Southern Idaho Economic Development is a real asset to our region.

Rebecca Wildman

Welcome United Airlines Flights to Denver!

Thank you Business Plus Investors for contributing! 
Now go buy tickets.

Food Innovation Feasibility Study
Phase 1 Report

Business Plus joined Region IV Development in partnership with the USDA/Rural Development, Southern Idaho Economic Development, Chobani, Dairy West, the College of Southern Idaho, University of Idaho and the Idaho Small Business Development Center to fund this study to find if Southern Idaho can support a Food Innovation Center and Incubator. The Phase 1 Report was recently released, moving us further ahead in answering this question. 

Provide feedback to Jeff McCurdy, Region IV Development.

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Check Presentations

Snake River Pool & Spa

L-R Beau Burke, Paul Pelayo, Rebecca Wildman, Jim Paxton, Connie Stopher and Nate Murray


L-R: Jim Lynch, Jess Wills, Shane Jenkins, Neil Christensen, Nick Brady and Rebecca Wildman

Ireland Bank

L-R: Neil Christensen, Michona Lookingbill, Audrea Budden, Kevin Coats, Rebecca Wildman, Rudy Ashenbrener and Melanie Weir

Idaho Business Summit

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Thank you to our New and Renewing Investors!



Campaign Investors

First Federal*
D.L. Evans Bank*
Idaho Central Credit Union
Times-News/Amplified Digital Agency*+
Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*
Clif Bar
Cooper Norman, CPAs*
Dairy West
Idaho Dairymen's Association
Idaho National Lab (INL)*
Idaho Power*
Intermountain Gas Company*
McCain Foods
St. Luke's*
Woodbury Corporation - Magic Valley Mall, 
   Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Centers
American Real Estate and Appraisal*
Atlas Technical Consultants (formerly Materials Testing & Inspection)
Crossroads Point
Dot Foods
EHM Engineers, Inc.
Farmers Bank
Mountain West Realty
Mr. Gas*
Northwest Bank
NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly
Oasis Stop 'N Go / Travelers' Oasis*
PBC Petersen Brothers Construction
PCA Packaging Corporation of America*
Starr Corporation*
United Electric Co-op, Inc.
Watkins Distributing*
Wells Fargo Bank
WillTran, Inc.
NEW! Balanced Rock Insurance
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
First American Title Company*
Goode Motor Auto Group
Ireland Bank
K&T Steel Corp*
Lytle Signs*
McKinlay Klundt Appraisal Co.
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Nelson & Co.
North Canyon Medical Center
Nu-Vu Glass
Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn
    Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites
TOK Commercial
Titlefact, Inc.*
U.S. Bank
Ward Orthodontics
Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 
Wills Toyota*
Zions Bank*
Devil's Corral
Family Health Services
Gem State Welders Supply*
Moss Greenhouses
New Leaf Properties
Oregon Trail RV Park
Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*
Stratus Marketing
United Way of South Central Idaho
Watco (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*
Rep. Maxine Bell, Retired
Doug Brown
Rep. Lance Clow
Jeff Harris
Rep. Stephen Hartgen, Retired
Alan Horner
Ruth Pierce
Jan Rogers
Lee Wagner
Debra Wilson
(past 3 years)
Best Western Burley Inn
Idaho Central Credit Union
Mr. Gas
Nu-Vu Glass
Packaging Specialties of Idaho
PCA Packaging Corporation of America
PerforMix Nutrition Systems
Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Mountain West Realty
Oregon Trail RV
Soran Restaurants, Inc.
Starr Corporation
Stone House & Co.
Stratus Marketing
TOK Commercial
Watkins Distributing
Willamette Dental Group
WillTran, Inc.
*Indicates 10+ years of support since 2003
+includes additional promotional investment

State and Local Resources foCOVID-19

Governor Brad Little and Idaho Rebounds
Idaho Department of Commerce COVID-19 Page
Idaho Department of Labor Idaho@Work Blog and Unemployment Dashboard
Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA) COVID-19 Resources
Southern Idaho Economic Development COVID-19 Links
Region IV Development Website with Links to Loan Assistance
South Central Public Health District Information on Coronavirus
United Way of South Central Idaho Website

Become an Investor!
Give me a call! 

Rebecca Wildman