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 . . .
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 topic is: Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Mini-Cassia’s Housing, and the City of Rupert Update. Speakers are: Connie Stopher, SIEDO Executive Director, Tom Murphy, CEO Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Lloyd Smith, Broker/Owner Mountain West Realty, and Senator Kelly Anthon, Rupert City Administrator. READ MORE …
Busines Plus held its Second Quarter Meeting on May 10th at the Burley Inn Best Western. Connie Stopher, Executive Director of SIEDO, spoke about SIEDO’s focus on recruiting talent to our region. Jan Roeser, Idaho Department of Labor Economist, presented regional statistics including jobs and population growth. Chet Jeppeson, Idaho Department of Labor Workforce Consultant, eplained the partnerships that makes up their new Apprenticeship Program. We welcomed Jon Zielinski from Dow Chemical and heard about the company’s products and operations. Here are links to our speakers’ presentations and to Dow Chemical’s video The History of STYROFOAM™. READ MORE . . .
The Business Plus Board of Directors invites you to attend our Second Quarter Board Meeting and Community Lunch on Thursday, May 10th at the Burley Inn Best Western. The topic is: Southern Idaho’s Labor Market and New Apprenticeship Program. Speakers are Doug Manning, Connie Stopher, Jan Roeser, and Chet Jeppesen, and a welcome to Dow Chemical. 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 First Quarter Board Meeting and Community Lunch – Southern Idaho’s Dairy Industry and its Economic Impact. READ MORE . . .
Business Plus held its 2017 Annual Meeting on November 9th at Clif Bar’s Community Room. One-hundred people attended including local business leaders, state and local officials, and those interested in economic development. READ MORE . . .