Welcome to the Business Plus Newsletter!

September 2022

Business Plus Legacy Leaders

Business Plus introduced the Legacy Leaders in September of 2019, with six founding members. This group represents individuals, mostly retirees, who have played a critical role in the success of the region over the past 30+ years. Their institutional knowledge, experience, and relationships are so valuable, we'd be missing an opportunity to not tap them as a resource. It is truly our privilege these leaders want to stay involved. Several were founders of Business Plus and/or the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) and have an interest in staying involved. 

Our Legacy Leaders met this month to talk about progress in our regional economic development model, ways to increase support, and thoughts on advocacy. We now have 16 members and counting, and are fortunate to have the collective ideas of such a distinguished group of individuals. If you are interested in learning more, please send me an email

Our Legacy Leaders inspire, advise, lead, and mentor. They are ambassadors and advocates.

Our first Legacy Leader meeting was held September 11, 2019.

Read Colin Tiernan's article in the Times-News.

Join our Leaders!

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 and talent attraction. We support a strong regional workforce, employment security and diversity.

Business Plus is a unique network of local business leaders that are solely committed to growing business in the Magic Valley. Join our leaders now!

Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director



Learn More!

Check Presentations - Thank you!

Idaho Power

Zions Bank

Conferences and Events

Idaho Department of Labor and College of Southern Idaho

Multi-Industry Hiring Event September 29, 2022

All Business Conference

October 5, 2022

Idaho Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference

October 20, 2022

Leadership Symposium

November 1, 2022

Sun Valley Econoic Development Annual Summit

November 9, 2022

Idaho Department of Labor Calendar

The Idaho Department of Labor's Event Calendar includes upcoming workshops and hiring events. Information is searchable and can filter for Southern Idaho. 

Save the Date: Business Plus Annual Meeting

November 17, 2002

Zions Bank Economic Snapshot for Idaho, September 2022

South Central Idaho Brownfield Revitalization

Thank you New and Renewing Investors!

Campaign Investors


First Federal*

Blue Cross of Idaho

D.L. Evans Bank*

Idaho Central Credit Union


Project Mutual Telephone (PMT)*

Times-News/Amplified Digital Agency*+



Clif Bar

Cooper Norman, CPAs*

Dairy West

Idaho Dairymen's Association

Idaho National Lab (INL)*

Idaho Power*

Intermountain Gas Company*

St. Luke's*

Woodbury Corporation - Magic Valley Mall, 

  Target, Best Buy & Dick's Shopping Centers



American Real Estate and Appraisal*

Atlas Technical Consultants

Crossroads Point

Dot Foods

EHM Engineers, Inc.*

Farmers Bank*

Mr. Gas*

NOVOLEX / Hilex Poly

Oasis Stop 'N Go / Travelers' Oasis /

     Canyon Crest Event Center / Redhawk

     Gastropub NEW*

PBC Petersen Brothers Construction

PCA Packaging Corporation of America*

Starr Corporation*


United Electric Co-op, Inc.*

Watkins Distributing*

WillTran, Inc.



Balanced Rock Insurance


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Idaho 

  Homes & Properties

Best Western Burley Inn

Blue Lakes Inn / Snake River Pool & Spa

Cassia Regional Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare*

Collins Connection - Kent & Cindy Collins 

  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices*

Con Paulos Chevrolet

Desert Creative Group

First American Title Company*

Goode Motor Auto Group

Ireland Bank

K&T Steel Corp*

Lytle Signs*

MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air

McKinlay Klundt Appraisal Co.

Minidoka Memorial Hospital

North Canyon Medical Center

Nu-Vu Glass

Safari Hospitality - Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn

   Express & Suites, Quality Inn and Suites


Snake River Pool & Spa

True West Beef

Titlefact, Inc.*

Ward Orthodontics

Westfall & Westfall CPAs / Impact Athletic 


Wills Toyota*

Zions Bank*


Family Health Services

Gem State Welders Supply*

Moss Greenhouses

New Energy One, LLC

New Leaf Properties

Oregon Trail RV Park


Stevens Pierce & Associates CPAs*

Stratus Communications, LLC

WATCO (Eastern Idaho Railroad)*

Window Welder



Rep. Maxine Bell (retired)

Doug Brown

Cindy Collins

Rep. Lance Clow

Jeff Harris

Rep. Linda Hartgen, and in memory of

   Stephen Hartgen

Alan Horner

Dave McAlindin

Gary Nelson

Dan Olmstead

Mayor Ruth Pierce

Jan Rogers

Doug Vollmer

Lee Wagner

Deb Wilson

John Wright



(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 Communications

TOK Commercial

Watkins Distributing

WATCO (Eastern Idaho Railroad)

WillTran, Inc.


*Indicates 10+ years of support since 2003

+includes additional promotional investment

Our Mission:

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Our Vision:

Strong Partnerships Supporting a Vibrant Regional Economy

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