Jason Meyerhoeffer, President and CEO at 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. ”
Dave Thibault, P.E., EHM Engineers, Inc.
“We believe in the things Business Plus is doing and are committed to supporting Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIED).”
Cindy Collins, The Collins Connection – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Idaho Homes & Properties
“As a realtor, I help families who want to relocate to Southern Idaho. Without a vibrant economy, it would be difficult to help these families buy a new home here. Because the economy in our region has been so successful over the past 20+ years, we are able to attract people to come to the area and find good employment opportunities. This is what creates an exceptional quality of life – good paying jobs, houses to buy, and things to do in the community.”
Mitch Watkins, Watkins Distributing
“Business Plus has been a worthwhile investment for my company. It has been an integral part of the growth that we’ve seen in the Magic Valley. We do business throughout the Valley, so the regional concept of BP is important to us.”
Dan Olmstead, Idaho Power Company
“Business people ask, ‘what’s in this for me? What’s the return?’ Just look around. Growth is happening everywhere. Southern Idaho’s economy is expanding rapidly, and business attraction is one reason.”
Neil Christensen, Area Manager, BBSI
“Business Plus is the most powerful networking organization I have ever seen for local businesses to get to know and support each other. When I look at the business climate in Southern Idaho, and the endless possibilities for the future, it becomes obvious that Business Plus will continue to play a vital role in shaping the future of the Magic Valley. It is an impressive and necessary organization for growing our future.”
Con Paulos, Owner Con Paulos Chevrolet
“We need to increase the number of investors in Business Plus, doing so will increase the number of jobs for our kids and grandchildren It will increase the number of employees we have to choose from to hire in our businesses. Investing and getting others to invest in Business Plus is good business for your company, community, family and friends and will insure a bright future for our region here in Idaho.
Stephen Hartgen, Retired State Representative
“There’s almost no task as important for economic growth as job creation to attract workers and businesses. Business Plus is on the front edge of our area’s positive growth, which is one of the leaders in the nation. It’s fulfilling a very important task.”