Mission and Values Since first opening our doors in 1953, Advantage Plus FCU has always been a credit union with 100% focus on the betterment of our member base. That means that all product, supplemental resources, and personalized member interactio ...s revolve around diversifying our offerings in order to meet the unique needs of fellow Southeast Idaho citizens. All of this and more is what went into forming our official company mission and continues to be our driving force today: Working to enrich the financial lives of our Family of Friends. Much More Than a “Customer” By joining Advantage Plus FCU, you are far more than just an account holder or loan borrower. You’re a member, a.k.a. a stakeholder, with a voice in everything we do as an institution. And as a nonprofit organization, instead of pocketing profits, any and all gains are poured back into providing lower loan rates, higher dividend rates, no fees, and tons of other value-added services to you. Learn more about becoming a lifetime member today. Convenience, Gains, and Savings that Meet Your Needs Speaking of value-added services … a few of our standout product include: Kasasa® – Reward yourself with free checking and savings, plus perks. On top of no monthly service fee and refunds on ATM withdrawal fees nationwide*, Kasasa checking accounts offer different perks like really high dividends and cash back on everyday debit card purchases! Plus, Kasasa Saver® provides an innovative way to save money while also saving time and effort. Customized Lending – No matter your need, if it’s important to you, it’s important to us. At Advantage Plus FCU, we work closely with our members to secure budget-friendly financing that works uniquely for the individual. Convenient Account Services – We could all use a little more time in the day. Fortunately, our quick and easy banking services make the seemingly impossible happen while keeping you informed about your finances. Have access to a number of everyday banking tasks at your fingertips, 24/7. Investment & Insurance Services – Not only do we want you to feel confident in your everyday banking, we want you to be just as comfortable with financial planning and protecting your hard-earned assets. Choose from our variety of investment and coverage options for extra peace of mind while you trek toward your overall life goals. A Rich History That Speaks for Itself Today, Advantage Plus FCU is a financially strong institution made up of six branches within Southeastern Idaho. See how we’ve grown and evolved throughout the years, all the while maintaining our member-focused, next-door neighbor personality you’ve come to know and trust. [+]
As your local Ace Hardware, we are one of 5,000+ Ace stores locally owned and operated across the globe. But we are not just about numbers. We are about helping neighbors, because each one of our stores is a part of your community. We are all committ ...d to being "the Helpful Place" by offering our customers personal service, quality products and a convenient shopping experience from the local experts who know you best. As the helpful hardware folks in your neighborhood, we promise that helping you is the most important thing we have to do today. [+]
Let’s talk about title and escrow. Deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest and dating back to the late 1800’s, Alliance Title and Escrow Corp. became part of the Futura Corporation of companies in the spring of 1995. Since then, the Pacific Nor ...hwest has accepted us as one of the largest independent title insurance agencies. Because we’re headquartered along the scenic and tranquil Boise River in Boise, Idaho, we know a thing or two about ensuring smooth transactions. Our branches throughout Idaho and parts of Montana, Washington, and Wyoming offer a complete range of residential and commercial real estate title, escrow, and information services that are designed to help you achieve your real estate goals. Each branch will greet you with a friendly, skilled professional who not only knows the area, but is equipped to handle all of your title, escrow, default / foreclosures, and reconveyance needs. Essentially, Alliance Title will leave you feeling confident, secure, and with the keys to your real estate dream. Core Values In order to ensure secure and consistent title and escrow services, we’ve established a list of core principles that we’re proud to stand by. Service Integrity Teamwork Trust & Respect Accountability Profitability Yes, it matters where you close. [+]
The Library is open to the public in accordance with phase 4 of Governor Little’s Stay Safe Order. Face masks are encouraged and social distancing is required. Please keep visits brief (30 minutes or less). Faxing and copying are available but t ...e computers, printing from the computers, and Community Room use are still unavailable. The toys and backpacks are still off limits and small children must remain with an adult at all times. We are sorry for any inconvenience these limitations might cause. We appreciate your cooperation and would love to see you in the Library. Curbside pickup is still available for those who prefer that option. Please call 208-226-2335 if you have any questions. [+]
Welcome to the American Falls School District located in the historic city of American Falls. American Falls has been the site of the largest reservoir in Idaho since 1925 when the dam was built and the town was moved to its present site. Kinde ...garten thru 12th Grade Thank you for visiting the American Falls School District website, one of the top school districts in Idaho. We invite you to explore our website to tour information concerning our district or any of our schools. Committed to Excellence in Education [+]
Welcome to American Falls Studio! We are an all-inclusive studio offering dance, fitness and so much more.
The American Falls Theatre Guild was founded in 2002 and has been supporting local artists since. It is a non-profit organization that is the home of many local actors, technicians, directors, and playwrights.
Welcome to Anderson’s Body and Glass, and thank you for taking the time to visit us. We are here to make your collision repair experience as pleasant as possible. From collision repairs to windshield repair and replacements our certified technician ... strive to give you peace of mind while taking care of all the details and promptly getting you back on the road and off to the next thing in your life. [+]
The beautiful town of American Falls, with the population of 4,428, is nestled along the edge of the Snake River and the American Falls Reservoir and serves as the business and economic hub for Power County in southeastern Idaho. Power County's ec ...nomy is agricultural in nature, with major crops including potatoes, grains, and sugar beets. While farming is the heart of the economy, a growing portion is based on tourism and recreation, taking advantage of a multitude of opportunities. City Council Mission Statement: Provide a friendly, diverse, and positive atmosphere for the citizens of American Falls while creating community pride and growth opportunities for all. [+]
About Our Company Operating with the highest ethical standards, we take very seriously the trust you place in us as our clients. We strive to bring you the highest level of legal expertise at a price that is manageable. The firm has a strong repu ...ation for being honest, professional, and experienced. We are committed to helping our clients resolve their current difficulties and protect against future problems that could or will arise. We are expanding and have added additional staff to serve you better. Please stop by or call and meet our newest associate, Macy M. Sprague. [+]
WHO IS DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS? Located in Rockland, Idaho we are a locally-owned Idaho fiber broadband company. We have been an Idaho family-owned business since 1954. We are builders and pioneers, with a vision to improve the communications infra ...tructure throughout Southeast Idaho by connecting businesses, anchor institutions, and towns and delivering improved services via our state-of-the-art fiber optic network. WHAT MAKES US IDAHO’S PREMIERE FIBER COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER? Continuous investment in superior, more reliable fiber technology, rapid and responsive expansion of our fiber network, and an absolute commitment to personal customer service. If you are looking for better treatment from your communications service provider, connect with Direct today. WE ARE LEADERS IN INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, AND PIONEERS IN OUR INDUSTRY. We Were… First to provide high-speed Fiber to the home in southeast Idaho. First to implement a digital switch in Idaho. First to use fiber optic cable in telephone communications network in Southeast Idaho. First to provide high-speed Internet to rural southeast Idaho. First IP switch in Southeast Idaho. First to offer satellite in Southeast Idaho. One of the first cellular offerings in Idaho. Helped build the first and only state-wide fiber optic cable ring network. [+]
Double M Ag and Irrigation, founded in 1981 by Mark Mills, was originally called Double M Tack and Saddle. Mark worked out of a room in his barn while working full-time at Power County Implement. After Power County Implement closed in 1986, Mark deci ...ed to change its name to Double M Ranch and Ag and work full-time out of his pick-up. Business continued to grow so Mark purchased a small building and land in American Falls. As the business evolved, the need for a second location became very evident, and in 1997 Mark opened a store in Aberdeen, Idaho. In 2001, Travis Mills (Mark’s Son) began working full-time, and together they built a larger storefront and warehouse. Growth was inevitable with this new expansion, and in 2006, Double M took on a Zimmatic dealership which doubled the size of the business. With this expansion, Mark and Travis began doing business as Double M Ag & irrigation. Combining Ag parts, Irrigation Parts, and Service under one roof makes Double M truly a “one-stop shop” for all farming needs. Over the next decade, Double M has concentrated its efforts on customer service and competitive pricing. Roots of customer service and dedication to the farming industry run deep in the culture of Double M. In 2016, another Partner was added to the business. Mike Phillips, a long-time employee of Double M, was added to the ownership team, yet again strengthening Double M’s industry knowledge and Customer Service. For the past two years, a focus of Double M has been to better serve its customers in Eastern Idaho, and in February of 2018, a third store was opened in Blackfoot, Idaho. Currently, Double M Ag & Irrigation ships daily across the United States and Canada. We hope to continue to spread business into more potato states across the U.S. Our focus has been and always will be on the future of agriculture. [+]
Driscolls have been farming in South East Idaho for nearly a century. From our humble beginning on our grandfather’s 160 acre farm, we have grown to be a leader in the agricultural sector. We take great pride in growing the finest produce possible, ...so it is no coincidence that the Driscoll name signifies quality to all of our customers. Honoring our heritage which instilled the values of hard work, family, determination, and service into each of us is vital to our success. We know that our people are who make us who we are today, and are our greatest asset. Since our beginning, we have strived for a culture of trust in our relationships within our organization as well as with our partners. We know that it is the trust in our quality products, our sustainable processes, and our people of integrity that drive our customers to continually do business with us. And we welcome new opportunities and partnerships that are win-win for all parties involved, so please let us know if you would like to discuss future possibilities. [+]
Edgewood prides itself on being a big, small company, deeply rooted in the upper Midwest; large enough to provide all the benefits of a full-service senior healthcare company, yet small enough for each community team to be involved in the day-to-day ...ife of each resident. The Edgewood difference is about truly improving lives and being there when you need us. [+]
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it's important to invest my time to understand what you're working toward before you invest your money. It's also important to understand the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing so ...we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals. Whether you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we can work together to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals. We can also monitor your progress to help make sure you stay on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made. Throughout it all, we're dedicated to providing you top-notch client service. But we're not alone. Thousands of people and advanced technology support our office so we can help ensure you receive the most current and comprehensive guidance. In addition, we welcome the opportunity to work with your attorney, accountant and other trusted professionals to deliver a comprehensive strategy that leverages everyone's expertise. Working together, we can help you develop a complete, tailored strategy to help you achieve your financial goals. [+]
Dr. Corbin Stringfellow and his well-trained staff strive to give their patients the very best dental care available! We understand how important a clean beautiful smile is. Which is why we offer only the best care. Through advanced dental technology ...and our highly trained and experienced team, we stay dedicated to providing exceptional cosmetic and general dentistry options for patients in the American Falls area. [+]
Located in American Falls, Gordy and his team of insurance professionals have been serving the greater area of Southeastern Idaho since 2018. In addition to providing all personal and commercial lines of insurance, Gordy also originates both refinanc ... and new purchase mortgage loans. [+]
The Great Rift Business Development Organization is a non-profit organization which promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards in Power County, Idaho and Aberdeen, Idaho by working in partnership with busin ...sses, universities, communities and our workforce. The organization provides a variety of services which encourage economic development, technology, entrepreneurship, business development, business retention, and business expansion. The GRBDO also is involved in community projects which will improve the quality of life and business climate in the communities served. [+]
Health West, Inc. is a non-profit federally funded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that provides quality, affordable, patient-centered healthcare. All Health West services are offered on a sliding fee scale meaning patients can pay based upon th ...ir income and household size. Furthermore, as a PCMH we provide a team-based approach to address the physical and mental needs of our patients. [+]
Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, was founded in Caldwell, Idaho in 1975 as a single service station. Jacksons has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of over 230+ Chevron, Shell, and Texaco branded convenience stores ...in 6 western states. All company operations currently employ approximately 3,000 associates. Jacksons is one of the largest privately held corporations in Idaho. We have achieved “Top Performer” status in the nation, for each year of the Chevron’s “Customer First” and Shell’s “Mystery Motorist” customer service & store cleanliness programs. Jacksons was awarded the “Patriotic Employer Award” by the Idaho National Guard, the “Pectin and the Pearl” Award for community service from Shell and the 2006 Idaho Brightest Star Award, awarded by the Governor. With the help of our employees and customers, Jacksons Food Stores has raised millions of dollars for local charities/community including St. Alphonsus Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Idaho Partners for Justice, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Red Cross, Paint the Town, College of Idaho, Boise State University, Little League teams, schools, Boise Rescue Mission, and many more. FOUNDER John D. Jackson, a Chevron, Shell, Texaco, 76 and ExxonMobil Marketer based in Meridian, Idaho, founded Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. in 1975 as a single service station in Caldwell, Idaho. Jacksons Food Stores has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of 230+ branded convenience stores/car washes in six western states. John also owns and operates Jackson Energy and Capitol Distributing. Jackson Energy is a wholesale and transportation company delivering fuel to over 800 branded retail locations in 9 western states. Capitol Distributing is a grocery wholesaler that delivers merchandise to over 650 convenience store locations in six western states. John is personally involved in many associations such as, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, US Bank-Western Idaho Advisory Board, Chairman Emeritus National Shell Wholesale Council, Member of the Chevron Western Region Jobber Council and State of Idaho Petroleum Storage Tank Fund Trustee, and the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament. John was awarded Boise Area Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year” in 1993, received Idaho Coaches Association “Distinguished Service Award” in 1998, presented with United States Senator Mike Crapo’s “Spirit of Idaho” award in 2003, chosen as “Idaho’s Brightest Star” in 2006 by Governor Dirk Kempthorn and received the Liberty Bell Award by the Fourth District Bar Association in 2011. In 2010, he was awarded the Bronze Bronco Award from Boise State University for his contributions the Boise Athletic Association and Bronco Athletics. John attended Boise State University majoring in accounting, John is the father of two children and grandfather of four. [+]
Ken's, your home town grocery store, has been proudly serving the city of American Falls since 1973. Ken and Cathy Garner, along with their six children, opened Ken's Food Market on October 29th, 1973. They brought with them a love for people and ...roviding quality service and products. Today Ken's is owned and operated by two of their children, Rodney and Sherrie, who continue to pass down those same values to customers. From everyone at Ken's, we would like to thank the people of American Falls and Power County for their support and business over the last 43 years and hope to continue serving you for many many more. [+]
Company Profile: Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has led the frozen potato industry in innovation, ...ntroducing inventive products for our customers. Lamb Weston products can be found in more than 100 countries around the world. The business is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho, with manufacturing operations focused in the Pacific Northwest, primarily in the world’s best potato-growing region, the Columbia River Basin. Lamb Weston employs more than 7,000 people around the world in sales offices, manufacturing plants and corporate offices. [+]
An Exciting Time in Our Story Nearly 70 years after Les Schwab founded our Company, its Board and Shareholders are seeking new ownership for the nation’s highest-ranked, most customer-focused tire retailer. “Our incredible Tire Centers, and t ...e company and communities we have built together, make us proud,” Les’ family said in a statement. “As hard as it is to make the decision to sell this company, we are confident it will offer tremendous opportunity to build on all we have accomplished together for our customers, communities and our employees. We are excited to see what the future will bring.” Award-winning customer service defines Les Schwab. You can count on us to be there, every day, working to get you quickly and safely back on the road. Handshake Symbol It’s About You, and It’s About Time Les Schwab sets the standard for consistently exceptional customer service. Who else runs out to greet you at your car when you arrive? Our founder, Les Schwab, said, “Our business is earning your trust” and we like doing that as fast as we can. Process Symbol Always Improving, Never Changing From flexible credit options and vehicle wellness reports to free Wi-Fi in our waiting room, we’re always coming up with better ways to make things easier for you. Training Symbol Creating Customers for Life by Creating Employees for Life At Les Schwab, employees are treated like partners; that’s why many of them have been with Les Schwab for well over 30 years. So you’ll enjoy friendly, familiar faces — along with convenient free services and the best warranty in the business — for the life of your tires. Vision Symbol Always Driven by Our Founder’s Vision Born in 1917 in Bend, Oregon, Les Schwab came from humble beginnings. He was a self-made man, and believed in old-fashioned hard work. Les built his business from one store to hundreds of locations across the western states, making Les Schwab one of the largest independent tire businesses in the United States. He didn’t do it alone. Les valued partnership — he was married for over 70 years after all — and provided his employees training and opportunities to grow and succeed, both financially and personally. Les believed in treating customers like family. Although Les passed away in 2007, his vision remains at the core of the company’s culture: give people more for their money … reward employees for their expertise and hard work … earn people’s trust and everyone benefits. Today, the 7,000+ employees of Les Schwab Tire Centers are proud to carry on this legacy. [+]
Our business relationships and the quality of our oilseeds has made Mountain States Oilseeds a leading supplier world-wide for safflower, mustard, and flax. We are a smaller company with more than forty years of experience creating growth in oils ...eds agriculture. Mountain States Oilseeds delivers what all companies want: high quality products, dependable transportation, and business with integrity to earn long term markets and customers. Our growers understand quality is a primary need, and together Mountain States Oilseeds has established quality levels for our products that meet the highest international standards for consumer/processors. Mountain States Oilseeds has a clear vision what consumers want--premium quality, rich and health products that meet the highest international standards. [+]
Beauty salon for men, women and children. I offer haircuts, color, perms, and weekly styles along with special occasion hair dues.
In 1925, a group of independent auto parts sellers met in Detroit to form the National Automotive Parts Association. Their mission was simple: improve the distribution of auto parts to serve the people and businesses who increasingly relied on cars a ...d trucks for their transportation needs. NAPA stores and warehouses, which were owned by a variety of member companies at the time, quickly became the go-to sources for parts. Carlyle Fraser, founder of Genuine Parts Company, served as a key NAPA contributor in its early years. Over the years, Genuine Parts began to acquire the other NAPA member companies, and in 2012 became the last remaining member of NAPA, a brand with a reputation for quality parts, rapid availability, and knowledgeable people. Today, NAPA-branded stores and AutoCare Centers continue to serve auto service professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality parts and supplies to keep cars, trucks, and equipment performing safely and efficiently. The NAPA distribution system has more than 500,000 part numbers which are distributed across 57 distribution centers, 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores, and more than 16,000 NAPA AutoCare and AutoCare Collision Centers throughout the United States. [+]
NextHome Home Run Realty is a family owned and operated full service real estate brokerage located in American Falls, Idaho. Our office location is 2842 Pocatello Avenue, Suite 103, American Falls, ID 83211.
Locally Owned and operated in American Falls Idaho since 1986. We specialize in the transportation and recovery of vehicles.
Farm Credit ServicesTM, also known as Northwest Farm Credit Services or Northwest FCS, is a financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners ...nd crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a member of the Farm Credit System that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Northwest FCS also provides equipment financing, appraisal services and crop and livestock insurance programs. Northwest FCS is part of the more than 100-year-old Farm Credit System – the leading provider of credit to American agriculture. We serve our customers through 45 branch offices located throughout the Northwest and our corporate headquarters office in Spokane, Washington. [+]
Home-Page-Power-County-Business-and-IndustryBusiness and Industry A wide range of business and industry has found Power County to be a great place to call home – from a plant for one of the largest agricultural companies in the world to smaller ma ...ufacturers. Read more… Home-Page-Power-County-RecreationRecreation Power County is situated in the heart of the Snake River Plain. The river offers some of the best trout fishing in the State and is also home to sturgeon and bass. With the abundance of waterfowl the area is well known for its seasonal duck and goose hunting. Read More… PowerCounty - Today and the Future Power County Today and the Future Power County was aptly named. As far back as 100 years ago people recognized the potential. Interstate 86 is the major arterial through the county and state highways 37 and 39 serve as minor arterials. Power County is the crossroads for the western transmission corridor… Read More… Power County - Background and HistoryBackground and History Power County was established in 1913. American Falls is the county seat with a population of approximately 4400. Total area of the county is 1,411 square miles, or 903,040 acres. Federal and State lands comprise approximately 33% of the county that is dominated by expanses… Read More… Power County - Information and StatisticsInformation and Statistics Power County’s total population in 2006 was 7,914. The 2003 self-employment rate was 21.0% compared to…17.9% for the US. In 2003, the median household income was $34,961. Power County’s average annual unemployment rate was 6.1% in 2004. Hispanic residents made up 25.6% of the population in 2006, compared to 9.5% in Idaho. Read More… [+]
Mission Statement The PCHD Foundation, Incorporated supports Power County Hospital District’s ongoing efforts to provide the wide range of quality, convenient medical and health education services that area residents need and deserve by cultivatin ... financial resources, building community support, and creating opportunities for everyone to work together to develop exceptional local healthcare. The PCHD Foundation, Incorporated was created in 2000. It is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity. Donations to the Foundation Donations from people like you helped the Foundation purchase many items including patient beds, CT scanner, an ECG machine, a blood gas analyzer, a blood chemistry analyzer, vascular Doppler, physical therapy exercise equipment, patient lift, CPR equipment, call light system, hematology analyzer, and a defibrillator. At least 85% of your donation dollars are used for medical equipment and facility upgrades, including: PCHD Acute Care Hospital, Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility, Family Clinics, and Physical Therapy Clinic! Accountability The Foundation works diligently to cultivate new funding opportunities and to responsibly manage and distribute the financial resources over which it has stewardship so that it effectively supports District endeavors to provide quality healthcare that meets or exceeds prevailing medical standards. Events & Activities The Foundation hosts several events during the year to raise additional funds for equipment needs. We appreciate the community’s support of these events and donations to make them a success. Look for updated posts on this website for details about specific events including: Spring Golf Classic, Fun Runs, and Christmas Auction and Cook-off. 2020 Events include: Hospital Golf Classic Tournament on Friday, June 5 Holiday Auction & Soup-Chili Cook-off on Thursday, December 3 [+]
THE ABERDEEN TIMES PO Box 856 31 S. Main Aberdeen, ID 83210 (208) 397-4440 Fax (208) 397-4440 email@example.com STAFF Publisher — Brett Crompton firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Manager — Debbie Crompton email@example.com ...m Editor — Vicki Gamble firstname.lastname@example.org Ad Composition — Daniel Moore email@example.com Subscribe to The Power County Press or Aberdeen Times for just $40 in state! The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times are published by Crompton Publishing Inc., owned by Brett Crompton. The Crompton family has published the two newspapers for more than 40 years. Both are members of the National Newspaper Association. The mission of The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times is to inform the community. Our allegiance is to the reader. Our commitment is to the truth. Our job is to question. Our ambition is to provide a forum through which this area becomes a better place to live. [+]
Powerhouse Christian Fellowship is a local church that seeks to Love God, Love People and Share Hope with our wonderful community and beyond. We are a "come as you are" kind of church. Everyone is welcome. We are always looking for opportunities ...o bless our neighbors! [+]
Based in American Falls, Idaho, we have been a farmer-owned company since 1990. We understand the agriculture market and the needs within the industry. Pumpco is fully-licensed, bonded, and insured. We started with five employees and have grown to 14 ... our team includes some of the top technicians in Idaho. We pride ourselves on our pleasant customer service. In our office, we guarantee that someone will always happily answer the phone. [+]
ABOUT US Our Health Mart pharmacy specializes in serving our community with fast, friendly, professional service. We carry the highest-quality medicines and health products. You’ll always work with somebody at our pharmacy who greets you by name, ...nd our pharmacists will take the time to counsel you and answer your questions. You can always sit down for a milkshake while you wait for a prescription or browse our gift shop and radio shack items. We look forward to meeting you and working with you soon! [+]
SEICAA is dedicated to providing opportunity and support for individuals and communities to thrive and reach their fullest potential, promoting self-sufficiency and greater economic independence through services, education, affordable housing and tra ...ning. [+]
The History of Stotz Equipment Matt and Fred ElderStotz Equipment is a family-owned John Deere dealership that was established as Arizona Machinery in 1947 by Fred Elder and two partners. Although the name has since changed, the family is the same. ...his is their history. Our story begins with Fred’s father Mott, whose relationship with John Deere traces back to at least 1904, over a decade before Deere manufactured their first tractor. In that year, Mott Elder sailed out of New York harbor, bound for Argentina as a salesman working for John Deere. Mott spent his career in Argentina, where Fred was born and raised. At age 18, Fred traveled to the United States to get a college education. He graduated from Kansas State in 1929 and got a job working for John Deere. Fred was fluent in Spanish, so he was sent to Phoenix to sell farm equipment for the local dealership which was owned by John Deere at the time. When he arrived, Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix was still a dirt road and the U.S. was on the brink of the Great Depression. However, only 10% of American horsepower needs on the farm were met with tractors, so there was plenty of opportunity in agriculture. Fred spent his whole career in Phoenix, working first for Deere and then a succession of independent John Deere/Caterpillar dealers. Finally in 1947 he founded Arizona Machinery with a couple of partners. The business started with stores in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Coolidge and Mesa. They carried both John Deere and Cat equipment. The Phoenix store was located on Central Avenue in an old Laundromat. For the first year they were in business the dealership continued to take in laundry over the parts counter. Meanwhile, halfway around the world Ferenc Rosztoczy was born in 1932 in Szeged, Hungary. He grew up there, survived a number of harrowing experiences during World War II, and earned a college degree in Chemistry. In 1956 the Hungarians attempted to overthrow their Russian occupiers and become a free country. The Russians quickly crushed the rebellion, causing a number of Hungarians to try to escape the country. Ferenc, along with his brother and five friends managed to escape. In January, 1957 they arrived in the United States penniless and unable to speak English. Diane and Ferenc RosztoczyFerenc found his way to the campus of U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry. Soon after he graduated, he spotted a young Diane Elder (Fred’s daughter) sunbathing at the apartment complex where they lived. One day when Diane’s roommate was not with her at the pool, Ferenc approached and asked “May I interrupt your dreams for a moment?” This started a whirlwind romance, and they were married seven months later in December 1963. Back in Arizona in 1959, Fred’s partner was diagnosed with cancer and began to sell off his interest in Arizona Machinery. He sold the Caterpillar business to the Whiteman family and sold off the John Deere stores to multiple key Arizona Machinery managers. John Deere did not permit Fred to purchase more than three stores, so he purchased the Phoenix, Mesa, and Buckeye locations in Maricopa County. In the 1960’s Fred started Arizona Industrial Machinery to promote John Deere’s new line of construction equipment, a separate business which eventually passed to Tom Elder, Fred’s only son. In 1973 Fred passed away, and in 1975 the family was looking for somebody to run the company. At the time, Ferenc was putting his PhD to work as a scientist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom Elder offered Ferenc a position as President of Arizona Machinery. Ferenc agreed to move his family back to Arizona in 1975 even though he knew nothing of the farm implement business. Under his leadership, the business expanded with real estate investments and the construction of Stotz Dairy in 1980. The “Stotz” name came from the nickname of Ferenc’s oldest sons, Tom and Rob, who were in high school at the time. Tom RosztoczyTom joined the business in 1987, and Rob joined in 1994. Their youngest brother Teddy later joined in 2003. As leadership began to transition from Ferenc to Tom in the late 90’s, Arizona Machinery started to expand. The company added stores in Southern California that operated as AA Equipment. Next they added locations in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming that operated as Greenline Equipment. Further acquisitions in 2011 and 2013 brought all of these locations together into one contiguous geographic footprint. The management team agreed that the business should operate as one single unified entity rather than operating as three separate dealerships. After an employee vote, it was agreed that the company would rebrand itself as Stotz Equipment in the hopes that this name would keep the business linked to the family history. Stotz Equipment Store Locations MapToday Stotz Equipment operates out of 25 locations in 8 western states. It still holds true to the founding values of the Elder and Rosztoczy families: Quality, Integrity, Loyalty, Caring and Community. Stotz Equipment seeks simply to be the best equipment dealer in the world. Our mission is to make life easier for our customers through long-term relationships, flexible solutions and uptime availability. These efforts were recognized by Farm Equipment Magazine in 2013 when they named Stotz Equipment the Dealer of the Year for North America. [+]
The Bank of Commerce was opened on August 3, 1959 in Idaho Falls, Idaho by a group of local businessmen who felt there was a strong need for a community bank in this area to serve small businesses and the agricultural sector. The group pooled $8 M ...llion in capital to fund their vision. Today, the bank has grown to over $1 Billion in assets, serves over 26,000 customers and employs over 200 people. The main branch of the bank was located at 1020 Northgate Mile. Since then, several branches have opened across Southeastern Idaho, including Idaho Falls, Shelley, Rigby, Ririe, Mud Lake, Rexburg, Driggs, Blackfoot, Pocatello, American Falls and Dillon, Montana. The Bank of Commerce has earned and maintained Bauer Financials recommendation (5-stars or 4-stars) for 30 consecutive years and has been called one of the strongest banks in the nation by Money magazine, a rare designation requiring strict standards for equity, profitability, liquidity and problem loans. Additionally, The Bank is consistently rated in the Top 100 Banks in Agricultural Lending nationwide (Source: FDIC statistics). The success of our community is important to us. We feel that a community bank does much more than make loans and open checking accounts; we also have an important role in supporting and serving the community, and we take our role seriously. Our employees have a passion for volunteerism. In 2019, we donated over 8,400 hours to community causes. We’re committed to staying engaged in the communities we serve. Some financial institutions are exempt from paying taxes; The Bank of Commerce is proud to do so to provide important funds to support the infrastructure of our communities. The Bank of Commerce embraces technological advancements that assist customer transactions, but we remain committed to building strong customer relationships and believe that technology can enhance - but never replace - the services our employees provide. [+]
TRIO Veterans is a federally funded program which assists veterans who are interested in pursuing a Technical Certificate, Associates degree, or a Bachelor’s degree at the college/university of their choice. TRIO Veterans staff support students wit ... any aspect of their educational attainment free of charge. Services are selected by the student and can include: Tutoring and academic support (math, English, sciences, and foreign language) Preparation for placement testing Career exploration and personal or career counseling Study strategies and time management Help with admissions and petitions Support with financial issues (VA benefits, FAFSA, personal finance) [+]