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Banks help veterans find jobs, form businesses (access required)

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As service members return from active duty, banks and other organizations are helping them reassimilate through small business programs. “They’ve given so much to our country,” said Karen Appelgren, vice president and director of the business resource center at Zions ...

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Bank of Idaho adds West Boise branch (access required)

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After expanding to downtown Boise and downtown Nampa, Idaho Falls-based Bank of Idaho has suddenly opened a West Boise branch, as well as starting to trade its stock. The branch is located at 6981 W. Overland Road in a former ...

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WaFd changes name so you know it’s a bank (access required)

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Tom Van Hemelryck, region president for Washington Federal – now WaFd Bank – knew he had to change its name when he looked at the results from a focus group. Van Hemelryck recalled participants saying, ‘We didn’t know you were ...

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New type of capital investment fund comes to Idaho (access required)

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Three Idaho investors are creating a fund to invest in regional companies, particularly ones in Idaho led by women or people of color. “We are looking for companies that do not fit the traditional bank lending or venture capital (VC) ...

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