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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.

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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States, feds debate taxing credit unions (access required)

One of the distinctions between banks and credit unions is that credit unions are nonprofit, meaning they are exempt from some taxes. However, on both the federal and state level there is discussion about changing this. While there has not ...

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Idaho school districts are making buildings safer (access required)

With school shootings nationwide and several threats in Idaho, Idaho schools are taking steps to make their buildings safer for students. A number of districts that are building new schools indicated that they are incorporating security features, particularly secure vestibules ...

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CMBS delinquency improvements reflected in Idaho, too (access required)

The delinquency rate for real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in Idaho is mirroring that of the U.S. as a whole, dropping since last year, according to a local banking official. Though Zions Bank doesn’t make CMBS loans, ...

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Rural Idaho banks struggle to stay open (access required)

Not all rural Idaho cities have their own banks or credit unions, but tiny Pierce, population 600, was lucky. Earlier this year, the former White Pine Credit Union merged with Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU), based in Pocatello. “That community ...

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