September 2019

Private Investors Growing Southern Idaho's Economy

Legacy Leaders  Breakfast

Business Plus hosted a breakfast this month honoring the organization's founders and others involved in the creation of the organization. Additionally, Business Plus has created a new "Legacy Leader" category for individuals to support Business Plus. 

Business Plus Executive Director Rebecca Wildman talks about the group's history Wednesday at the First Federal Corporate Office in Twin Falls. Business Plus uses funding from local businesses to recruit and incentivize companies to come to the Magic Valley. COLIN TIERNAN, TIMES-NEWS

CLICK HERE to read TIMES-NEWS article "Business Plus helped Solo Cup, Chobani, Clif Bar and more come to the Magic Valley. Now they're looking to the future.

Jan Rogers affirmed the impact of Business Plus on our region's tremendous success stating: "But for Business Plus, the success of Southern Idaho would not have happened. It is the support of the business community that makes the difference." 

We invite individuals to join under the Legacy Leader category ($100-$500) and welcome your ideas about how our business community can continue to support the region's economic development. O ur current Legacy Leaders are Alan Horner, Jan Rogers, Representative Lance Clow, Doug Brown, Jeff Harris and Steve Hartgen.

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 Jason Meyerhoeffer, Business Plus Executive Committee Member

Jason Meyerhoeffer, President and CEO First Federal Bank
" Most business owners/managers understand that the success of their business in largely dependent on the economy, but they don't think they can do much to affect the economic activity. Business Plus is a vehicle for business owners/managers to take a proactive approach to investing in the Magic Valley economy. We all benefit from the effects of a vibrant and healthy local economy. "

- Jason Meyerhoeffer, Business Plus Executive Committee

Stephen Hartgen Book 
Signing Saturday, September 28th

Saturday, September 28th, author Stephen Hartgen will discuss his new book "Tradition & Progress" that deals with Southern Idaho's growth since 1990. The program begins at 1 o'clock and the public is invited to attend. Books will be available for purchase and the author's signature.

"Tradition & Progress"
Twin Falls Historical Society Museum
21337 Hwy 30
Filer, Idaho
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Hartgen retired as a member of the Idaho House of Representative in 2018, is a business consultant, former editor and publisher of the Times-News, and was Business Plus Executive Director from 2006 to 2009. 

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Other Recent News

Spotlight on Investor

Northwest Bank was founded in B oise, Idaho in 2008 on the idea that a banker's experience matters, and exceptional service should be expected.

Northwest Bank serves commercial businesses, commercial real estate, entrepreneurs, builders and developers, professional services, HOAs, medical and dental, property managers, nonprofits, 1031 Facilitators and individuals. Northwest Bank strives to be  a strategic partner for its customers by delivering customized financial solutions that work. With a local focus Northwest Bank is proud to earn the business and respect of successful companies throughout Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Michael Trueba, VP Commercial Relationship Manager, is Northwest Bank's connection to Boise and the Magic Valley. You can reach Michael at 208-332-0708 or  email.

Business Plus welcomes Northwest Bank to our group of investors!

Check Presentation
Northwest Bank

Michael Trueba and Rebecca Wildman

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
Stephen Hartgen
(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