Welcome to the Business Plus Newsletter!

Summer 2022

2022 Second Quarter Meeting

Talent Pipeline:

Students & Careers

We held our Second Quarter meeting on June 2nd featuring the College of Southern Idaho's Workforce Development speakers including Janet Pretti, Senior Director, Stafanie Hauff, Apprenticeship Sr. Program Coordinator, and Alex Wolford, Industry Program Manager. Cheryl Viola, Executive Director of the Jerome Chamber of Commerce, announced the new student leadership program, and Oscar Escobedo, Workforce Consultant for the Idaho Department of Labor, spoke about Idaho Launch and upcoming job fairs. Thank you to our Southern Idaho teams as they support the needs of our students, businesses, and communities.

The Times-News covered our event with its June 6, 2022 article Jerome business leaders work to increase workforce.

Thank you to our meeting sponsors Atlas Technical Services, Crossroads Point & Stratus Marketing.

Panelists and Other Resources

Please contact any of our speakers with questions.

Janet Pretti, Senior Director of Workforce Development & Training

College of Southern Idaho



Stefanie Hauff, Apprenticeship Program Senior Coordinator

College of Southern Idaho



Alex Wolford, Industry Program Manager

College of Southern Idaho



Cheryl Viola, Executive Director

Jerome Chamber of Commerce



Oscar Escobedo, Workforce Consultant

Idaho Department of Labor



Megan Beyer, Manager

Idaho Department of Labor



We will not be holding a 3rd Quarter meeting this summer as so many people are traveling.

Our next meeting will be our Annual Meeting this fall.

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Rebecca Wildman, Executive Director



Learn More!

Idaho Department of Labor and College of Southern Idaho

Multi-Industry Hiring Event

August 4th

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. 

Check Presentations - Thank you!

Snake River Pool & Spa

Zions Bank Economic Snapshot for Idaho, July 2022

VIP Reception with Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson

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*

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

Crossroads Point

Dot Foods

EHM Engineers, Inc.*

Farmers Bank*

Mr. Gas*

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*

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 NEW!



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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