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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.

Single Idaho credit union granted CDFI funding

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Another Idaho credit union has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and in addition was the only one receiving a Treasury Department grant during the most recent round of funding. The new CDFI is Freedom Northwest Credit ...

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Chobani to donate $1 million toward Magic Valley economic development (access required)

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In an effort to support its home in the Magic Valley, the Chobani Foundation announced Wednesday that it plans to donate $100,000 per year for 10 years, money that will go to grants for ideas that promote entrepreneurship and economic opportunity. ...

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Idaho credit unions among most successful in U.S. (access required)

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Idaho credit unions are among the most successful in the country, according to second-quarter results from the National Credit Union Association and analysis from the Northwest Credit Union Association. Idaho scored the highest in the nation in median annual asset ...

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U.S. Bank competes with payday lenders (access required)

In an attempt to encourage low-income people to use traditional banking rather than more costly alternatives such as payday lending, U.S. Bank has announced Simple Loan, a short-term, small-dollar lending program. With Simple Loan, U.S. Bank checking account customers can ...

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