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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.

Valley County embraces biking with new trails, signs (access required)

Several projects now underway could help get more bicyclists moving in Valley County. Andrew Mentzer, executive director of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council,  is working with as many as a dozen groups on bicycle trails as ways to ...

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Idaho auto raceways stay on track for growth (access required)

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Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines. Idaho auto racing is alive and well. Idaho race tracks have largely avoided the problems that have closed tracks in other states. Those problems include development pressure,  as with Rocky Mountain Raceways in West ...

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KeyBank Idaho has a new interim manager (access required)

KeyBank Idaho has a new interim Idaho market manager and market manager for Key Private Bank for the Idaho market after the departure of Darren Schuldheiss. The interim market manager and market manager for Key Private Bank is Jason Stoddard, ...

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U.S. Senate passes Crapo banking bill

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In a move intended to reduce regulations for smaller banks, the U.S. Senate on March 14 passed Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) with a bipartisan vote of 67 to 31. Crapo ...

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New Sunwest president to add downtown Boise branch

Sunwest Bank’s new president plans to expand the bank’s Idaho footprint. The Irvine, California, bank now has branches in Boise, Eagle, and Middleton, said Carson Lappetito, president and former chief operating officer. It obtained them in 2014 when Syringa Bank ...

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