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Logan Christensen joins First Federal Bank

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First Federal Bank has announced that Logan Christensen has recently joined its team as a mortgage loan officer serving the Treasure Valley. He has experience originating conventional, VA, FHA, IHFA, RD and construction financing.

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AQUAOSO sells water risk assessment data in Idaho (access required)

Because it is difficult to evaluate water risk, an agricultural lender may decline to write a loan for a safe property while lending to one under water stress. The software advances of geospatial information systems have now made it possible ...

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Bright Bank adds two staffers in Boise

Andy Warren has joined Bright Bank in Boise as vice president, SBA manager. In this role, he is responsible for developing and servicing clients and assisting them in their government guaranteed small business lending needs. For 35 years, he has ...

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What’s behind Boise housing prices? Not a lot of lots (access required)

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A lot of things are driving home prices up in the Treasure Valley. Anyone not hibernating in their basement for the last year knows that low supply and high demand are a big part of the current housing market; but ...

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Ryan Hall hired by Washington Trust Bank

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Washington Trust Bank has hired Ryan Hall as vice president, commercial relationship manager for the bank’s Southern Idaho division. Hall joins Washington Trust Bank from Wells Fargo, where he spent over 25 years as a commercial relationship manager. He will ...

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Zions Bank hires Sui Lang L. Panoke as senior vice president

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Sui Lang L. Panoke has been named senior vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for Zions Bank. In this role, she is responsible for directing a strategic vision and DEI strategy, and delivering a plan of action to promote ...

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Laura Alvarez Schrag appointed to Columbia board of directors

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Columbia Banking System Inc. has announced the appointment of Nampa’s Laura Alvarez Schrag to its board of directors, effective January 1st. Alvarez Schrag is the president of Nampa-based Pondera Consulting and has experience providing human resources, organizational and leadership development ...

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Zions Bank hires several new staffers

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Cari Miller has been named manager of Zions Bank’s Lewiston branch, responsible for business development, customer service, community outreach and overall management of the branch and its staff. She has 22 years of leadership experience in banking, retail and the ...

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Bright Bank schedules opening of second branch (access required)

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As expected, Bright Bank is opening a second branch in Meridian. The Fairview Village branch, located at 4250 East Fairview Avenue at the East Fairview and North Venture Street intersection, is scheduled to open on February 16. The company, which ...

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Finances finalized for 6-story downtown Twin Falls project (access required)

Artist's rendering of the proposed mixed-use building at 160 Main Avenue South in downtown Twin Falls.

Financing of $12 million came together during the last week of January for a six-story building in Twin Falls. The 15,000-square-foot mixed-use project will include workforce housing, commercial offices and retail space. The new building will be at 160 Main Avenue ...

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