BUY LOCAL! Business Plus, Southern Idaho Economic Development, and the Times-News Magic Valley have teamed up to make it easier to support small businesses in this time of economic need. Businesses sign up to sell gift cards, and everyone has a one-stop place to purchase gift cards from businesses. We think this is the type of local, grassroots business support that is needed right now. The Business Plus Executive Committee felt that this was one way to offer critical help to our local businesses. READ MORE …
I began writing this newsletter the day after our February 27th Meeting. Directors Kealey and Stopher shared such great information about Idaho’s focus on business attraction and expansion, and I was excited to share their slides with you. As this month has progressed, my excitement has tapered, as we are now entering unchartered waters.
Business Plus was founded in 1987 amidst high unemployment and economic uncertainty. Back then our local leaders created Business Plus as a way for businesses to pool their resources and change our economic trajectory. READ MORE …
We have a few spots left, RSVP today for our Business Plus Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Morey’s Steakhouse in Burley. Our speakers are Tom Kealey, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, and Connie Stopher, Executive Director of Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED). Thank you to our sponsors Eastern Idaho Railroad, Goode Motor Group, KeyBank, and Packaging Specialties of Idaho. READ MORE . . .
The Business Plus Board of Directors invites you to attend our Business Plus 1st Quarter Meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Morey’s Steakhouse in Burley. Keynote speaker Tom Kealey, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce will speak about Idaho’s recruitment strategies and success stories. Connie Stopher, Executive Director of Southern Idaho Economic Development will report on our return on investment. READ MORE . . .
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 . . .