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Banking year in review: Holding off a recession (access required)

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2019 was a success story for Idaho banks, which enjoyed the highest profitability rate ever and led the nation in “just about every category,” according to Trent Wright, president and CEO of the Idaho Bankers Association. Bankers at year-end 2018 were concerned that ...

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Entrepreneurship year in review: Follow the money (access required)

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If there was a theme for Idaho’s entrepreneurial community in 2019, it was follow the money.  And increasingly, the money was making its way here. In April, San Francisco-based privately-held financial advisory and investment firm ICONIQ Capital — rumored to ...

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Catastrophe Insurance 2020: Snow, floods and acts of terrorism (access required)

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series on business preparedness for the 2020s.  This article was updated on Dec. 22 to reflect President Donald Trump’s signing of the budget bill. Back in the day, insurance was simple. ...

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First Interstate shuffles downtown Boise branches (access required)

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In the continuing process of downtown Boise bank musical chairs, First Interstate Bank is moving its downtown branch to Pioneer Crossing in January. First Interstate had already decided to move its downtown Boise branch from 9th and Idaho Streets, in ...

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Mountain West Bank moves downtown Boise branch (access required)

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Mountain West Bank is moving its downtown Boise branch. Previously located in the Hoff Building at 8th and Bannock, where the Coeur d’Alene-based bank had both the 11th floor and the main floor, it is now moving into the previous ...

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Galena Capital adds third partner (access required)

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Galena Capital, a Boise-based investment bank that formed in April, has added a third partner. The third partner is Juan Carlos Duque, a graduate from the Wharton School, who served as the chief executive officer of the Gina Cucina food ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud: Interview with Karen Appelgren of the Zions Bank Business Resource Center

In this episode, Karen Appelgren, director of the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, breaks down all the different methods of funding for small businesses and goes over resources available to entrepreneurs. Listen on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud as well.

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