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Idaho bankruptcies drop as national rates level off (access required)

Total Idaho bankruptcy filings (all types), 2006 to April 2021.

Financial downturns breed bankruptcies, right? Well, not exactly. Seen by most as a measure of last resort, most people attempt to starve off bankruptcy as long as possible. According to bankruptcy expert Robert Lawless, a professor at the University of ...

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Dennis Mikelonis promoted by Idaho Trust Bank

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Idaho Trust Bank recently announced that Dennis Mikelonis has been named commercial banking team leader. Mikelonis, who has been with the bank for seven years, will keep his title as vice president. He went to both Boise and Borah high ...

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Federal Reserve Bank to sell Idaho bond holdings (access required)

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Now that financial markets have mostly recovered from the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank announced on June 2 that it will now sell its stash of corporate bonds in timed increments through the rest of 2021. ...

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Neal Williams hired by First Interstate Bank

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First Interstate Bank has announced that Neal Williams was recently hired as a digital small business relationship manager. In this role, he will be responsible for building and overseeing the digital business banking team. He has more than 13 years’ ...

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Summer McCracken joins Columbia Bank

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Columbia Bank announced that Summer McCracken has been named senior vice president and retail regional manager for Southern Idaho. She is responsible for leading the eight retail branches in the region. She was previously a vice president, community manager at ...

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Pet health care support industries show pandemic demand (access required)

Pet care stakeholders are reporting a revenue boom and growth of services following the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and industry personnel believe that the nationwide business shutdowns allowed for more people to adopt pets. Pet owners are helping grow the pet ...

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The sustainability of ESG investing

One of the biggest trends in global investing is the growth in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies. This generated even more interest following the 2020 election. Investors are looking for ways to invest in climate themes the current administration ...

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Sources of capital in the post-PPP environment

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offered a lifeline to small businesses through forgivable loans that helped them retain workers and keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Zions Bank, we are proud to have processed more than 3,100 ...

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D.L. Evans Bank hires Don Williams in eastern Idaho

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D.L. Evans Bank has announced the hiring of Don Williams as a mortgage loan officer for the Eastern Idaho area. He has over 32 years of lending and leadership experience. He has owned his own mortgage operation in Alabama for ...

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