Financial Services

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Oct 20, 2020

Jere Taylor hired by First Interstate Bank

[caption id="attachment_258285" align="alignleft" width="135"] Jere Taylor[/caption] First Interstate Bank officials have announced that Jere Taylor was recently hired as senior collections manager. In this role, Taylor will be responsible for leading the collections department across the company. With more than 25 years’ experience in operations management, Taylor has primarily worked in col[...]

Oct 19, 2020

What changes are there to ‘finders’ who help raise capital?

[caption id="attachment_258776" align="alignleft" width="125"] Coni Rathbone[/caption] [caption id="attachment_258777" align="alignright" width="125"] Jason Powell[/caption] Raising capital is one of the most difficult challenges businesses face. It becomes even more challenging if the amount sought (e.g., less than $5 million) is below a level that would attract venture capital or a registe[...]

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Oct 12, 2020

Columbia Bank opens innovative branch in downtown Boise

[caption id="attachment_258402" align="alignleft" width="300"] Columbia Bank recently opened its "NeighborHub" branch in downtown Boise, with meeting spaces and a kitchen. Photo courtesy of Columbia Bank[/caption] Columbia Bank has opened its “NeighborHub” in Boise, the second in its initiative to create a neighborhood gathering space as well as offering banking services to communities. [...]

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Oct 12, 2020

Bright Bank plans to open second branch in December

[caption id="attachment_258413" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bright Bank plans to open a new branch in Meridian in December. Rendering courtesy of Bright Bank[/caption] Just months after opening its first branch in Idaho, in downtown Boise, Bright Bank is opening its second: in Meridian in Fairview Village near Eagle and Fairview --- in, like its downtown branch, a former Mountain West Bank l[...]

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Oct 6, 2020

Kathy McNight hired as operations officer of D.L. Evans Bank

[caption id="attachment_257321" align="alignleft" width="131"] Kathy McKnight[/caption] Kathy McKnight has been appointed the operations officer of the Rigby branch of D.L. Evans Bank. McKnight comes to D.L. Evans Bank with 23 years of experience in the banking industry. A new chapter in her life has led her back to her passion of banking. She is involved in her community by volunteering with t[...]

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Oct 1, 2020

First Interstate Bank hires Brian Faulks for agriculture

[caption id="attachment_257719" align="alignleft" width="175"] Brian Faulks[/caption] Brian Faulks was hired as relationship manager in commercial & agriculture banking for First Interstate Bank. In this role, Faulks will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with commercial and ag clients. With more than 30 years’ experience in banking, including a focus in commer[...]

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Sep 30, 2020

Mountain West Bank hires, promotes two people

[caption id="attachment_257355" align="alignleft" width="131"] Shawn Irwin[/caption] Mountain West Bank has promoted Eagle branch manager Shawn Irwin to vice president. Irwin joined Mountain West Bank in 2019 and has 10 years of banking experience. [caption id="attachment_257357" align="alignright" width="131"] Kyle Faulk[/caption] In addition, the bank recently hired Kyle Faulk as a comm[...]

Sep 29, 2020

Fed policy shift: Is the Phillips Curve dead?

[caption id="attachment_234915" align="alignleft" width="131"] Steve Storey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_257639" align="alignright" width="122"] Rajeev Sharma[/caption] Recently, US Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jay Powell addressed the Jackson Hole Monetary Policy Symposium and announced a major policy shift in the Fed’s approach to managing inflation. In a speech titled "Navigating th[...]

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Sep 28, 2020

Mountain West Bank promotes three staffers

[caption id="attachment_256696" align="alignleft" width="175"] Eli Bellomy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_256697" align="alignright" width="175"] Mike Beukelman[/caption] Mountain West Bank has named Eli Bellomy vice president, branch manager at its Boise financial center and Mike Beukelman vice president, consumer loan manager at its Meridian financial center. In addition, Mountain W[...]

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Sep 24, 2020

Jeff Anthony joins Galena Capital as managing director

[caption id="attachment_257360" align="alignleft" width="140"] Jeff Anthony[/caption] Jeff Anthony has joined Galena Capital as a managing director. Anthony provides Galena Capital a presence in the Northern Idaho-Eastern Washington area and expands its ability to help companies and business owners in that region and throughout the United States. Anthony has significant experience in helping co[...]

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Sep 22, 2020

Bridget Kostial, Wendy Parkinson take new positions at D.L. Evans Bank

[caption id="attachment_254310" align="alignleft" width="131"] Bridget Kostial[/caption] Bridget Kostial has been appointed as the assistant vice president business banking officer for the Eastern Idaho area for D.L. Evans Bank, as Wendy Parkinson has moved to Boise and will now be serving customers in the Treasure Valley area. Kostial and Parkinson will be helping business clients in their res[...]

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Sep 21, 2020

Micki Rice rejoins First Federal in Magic Valley

[caption id="attachment_255117" align="alignleft" width="125"] Micki Rice[/caption] Micki Rice has recently rejoined First Federal as a mortgage loan professional serving the Magic Valley. The Magic Valley native has worked in various capacities in the financial industry for over 20 years. She was voted the top mortgage loan officer in the Magic Valley in the Times-News 2020 People’s Choice A[...]