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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Washington credit union acquires assets of North Idaho Banner Bank branch (access required)

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Banner Bank is closing its Sandpoint branch and transferring its accounts there to Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU), a Washington-based credit union with six branches in Idaho. “We have reached an agreement to sell the loans and deposits of our ...

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Weiser to get an Icon Credit Union in July (access required)

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Icon Credit Union is opening a Weiser branch inside the Ridley’s Family Market currently under construction — the community’s first credit union since 2015. The full-service branch will let customers open new accounts and apply for consumer, mortgage and business loans. ...

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Catching up with SMHeuristics, as it adds products to its marketing services (access required)

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It’s not unusual for technology startups to hire people to help develop the initial product, but SMHeuristics is on the opposite side: Startup companies, and some established ones, hire it to help find customers. Some people call such companies “growth ...

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Umpqua adds personal banker to banking app (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to correct the number of digital bankers. There will be 250, not 200. The story also incorrectly stated that personal bankers are not available in Boise. A new banking app from Umpqua Bank will ...

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