Tag Archives: Small Business

Marsing auto shop hits the road (access required)

John and Julie Franklin are the team at Franklin Auto & Truck Repair in Marsing. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Franklin Auto & Truck Repair is a man-and-wife operation that repairs cars in a four-bay shop in Marsing. Owner John Franklin, however, favors taking the mobile service truck on the road to tend to broken down big rig trucks. Franklin ...

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Homedale bowling alley/restaurant looks to expand after last year’s snow damage (access required)

The Owyhee Lanes in Homedale are now officially known just as The Bowling Alley. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Having fixed broken roof trusses after the heavy January snows of last winter, now the owners of Owyhee Lanes bowling alley in Homedale are expanding the banquet space at their business. “That would give us double the room we have ...

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Idaho loan fund set up for ‘nearly bankable’ businesses

Telaya Wine Co. owners Earl and Carrie Sullivan opened their new Garden City winery with a loan from Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. Here they are hosting a reception for the Missoula-based lender to "nearly bankable businesses." Photo courtesy of Montana & Idaho CDC.

Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. and Boise-based Capital Matrix have set up a fund dedicated to loans for Idaho businesses. Both nonprofits specialize in financing “nearly bankable” business that can’t get bank loans. Capital Matrix supplied a $150,000 ...

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Montana/Idaho CDC loan volume soars in Idaho (access required)

In its first year with a one-man Boise office, the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. issued a larger volume of small business loans in Idaho than in its home state of Montana. The Missoula-based small business lender gave out ...

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Customedica Pharmacy opens a second shop in Boise (access required)

Customedica Pharmacy has a new store at 19th and State streets in Boise. Photo courtesy of Customedica Pharmacy.

The independent, locally owned Customedica Pharmacy opened its second Treasure Valley location Dec. 5 at 1915 W. State St. at the west edge of downtown Boise. The second Customedica comes 14 years after owner Shah Afshar opened his first Customedica ...

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Montana and Idaho CDC unveils its new name (access required)

Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. added Idaho to its name on June 6. Image courtesy of Montana & Idaho CDC.

The Montana Community Development Corp. formally changed its name June 6 to Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. after informally adopting the Idaho name earlier this year already. Montana CDC had completed $93 million in five New Market Tax Credit ...

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