Business Plus held its Annual Meeting on November 21st at Clif Bar Baking Company in Twin Falls with the theme “Three, Five, Ten-Year Challenges.” Over 100 people attended, including public officials, airport and transportation department representatives, business leaders, and local high school students. Our panel was moderated by Business Plus President Con Paulos and included Travis Rothweiler, Mike Williams, Mark Mitton, Jeff McCurdy and Larry Bybee, representing 5 of the largest cities in our region. Topics including infrastructure, services, diversity, building permits, housing, assessments and property taxes were discussed. READ MORE . . .
Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED) held their Summit in Rupert at the Historic Wilson Theatre. SIED’s report focused on promoting the region through Business Recruitment, Talent Attraction and Rural Economic Development Services (REDS). Business Recruitment involved attending the Site Selector Guild and SelectUSA conferences, digitally targeting dairy processing companies, hosting a Dairy FAM Tour, creating Site Selector Newsletters and mailers, and creating drone property videos. READ MORE . . .
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. 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. Our current Legacy Leaders are Alan Horner, Jan Rogers, Representative Lance Clow, Doug Brown, Jeff Harris and Steve Hartgen. READ MORE . . .
Business Plus held its Third Quarter Meeting on August 22nd in Rupert, Idaho with 75 people attending. Guests toured the newly renovated Rupert Square and the Magic Valley Area Humanitarian Center. Speakers included Nate Murray, Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED) President, Senator Kelly Anthon, Rupert City Administrator, and Brent Olmstead, Assistant Dean of the University of Idaho. Thank you to our co-sponsors KeyBank, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, PerforMix Nutritionals and WillTran, Inc. READ MORE . . .
The Business Plus Board of Directors invites our investors, potential investors, and those interested in growing Southern Idaho’s economy to attend our Third Quarter Board Meeting and Community Lunch. The topics are: Rupert and The University of Utah CAFE Project. Speakers are Senator Kelly Athon and Assistant Dean Brent Olmstead. Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, at the Wilson Theater. Tour begins at 11:00, lunch meeting begins at 12:00 Noon. Please RSVP by Monday, August 19, 2019 to [email protected] READ MORE . . .
Business Plus held its Second Quarter Meeting on May 23rd in Jerome, Idaho, with 80 people attending. Thank you to our co-sponsors Darigold, Idaho Central Credit Union, and Stratus Communications, and host Con Paulos, Inc. READ MORE . . .
The Business Plus Board of Directors invites our investors, potential investors, and those interested in growing Southern Idaho’s economy to attend our Second Quarter Board Meeting and Community Lunch. The topic is: Southern Idaho’s Economy and Opportunity Zones. Speakers are: Connie Stopher, SIED Executive Director, Larry Hall, Jerome 20/20, and Jerry Miller, Idaho Department of Commerce. Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Con Paulos Chevrolet Community Room. Please RSVP by Monday, May 20, 2019 to [email protected] READ MORE . . .
Business Plus held its First Quarter Meeting on February 28th with a panel on “Talent Pipeline – Students to Workforce.” P anel members were Dr. Gaylen Smyer, Principal of ARTEC / ARTE I / RPTCS, Curtis Richins, Director of ARTEC’s Cassia Tech Center, Debbie Critchfield, Communication Officer for Cassia Schools and Vice President of Idaho’s Board of Education, and Colby Ricks, architect for Laughlin Ricks. It was moderated by Michael Arrington, CEO of Starr Corporation and President of ARTEC/ARTE I’s Board of Directors. READ MORE . . .
Business Plus held its Annual Meeting on November 15th at The Stone House with the theme “Success Stories in the Magic Valley.” Over 100 people attended, including public officials, business leaders, and local high school students. Regional reports were given by Travis Rothweiler, Larry Hall, Doug Manning and Jeff McCurdy. Insights into recruiting veterans were shared by panelists Melissa Aston and Justin Thomas, from McCain Foods, Madeleine Smith, SIEDO’s Marketing Specialist, and facilitator and retired veteran Mark Lopshire. Derek Bedke, Site Manager for NewCold Burley, introduced us to their amazing new facility. READ MORE . . .
The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) held its 2018 Annual Summit on September 25th at the Mountain View Barn in Jerome. Over 100 people attended learning about SIEDO’s past year and opportunities ahead. Business Plus presented SIEDO with a check for $110,000 for its support this year. Funds include a $15,000 grant for SIEDO’s focus on veteran recruitment. Thank you to Business Plus Investors for helping fund SIEDO and Southern Idaho’s economic development! READ MORE . . .