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Loan Officer Position Opening

POSITION: Loan Officer  DEPARTMENT: Lending  SUPERVISOR: Executive Director  STATUS: Full-time, salaried, exempt  SALARY: $42,000-$60,000  JOB SUMMARY  The Loan Officer is responsible for underwriting, originating, closing, and monitoring the portfolio of  loans for NCDF CDFI, a private, non-profit, community development financial institution serving the  tribal citizens of the Nez Perce Reservation and community members in areas…

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Request for Proposals: Nimiipuu Community Development Fund Feasibility Study & Business Plan

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund “Nimiipuu Fund” is seeking proposals from planning professionals to complete a feasibility study and business plan for an Business Incubator and Office space for areas in the Lapwai, Idaho or on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.  This space will serve as a venue for co-working space for economic development agencies, start-up…

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IWBC Native American Mini Series

In the fall of 2020 the IWBC and the University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Science partnered in carrying out focus groups at the CDA tribe and Nez Perce Tribes specifically looking at the barriers Native American Women Business owners & start ups faced when launching a business and growing a business. From…

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Idaho Hispanic Foundation Announces Newly Formed Collaboration with the Idaho Women’s Business Center and Several Idaho Native American Tribes

The Idaho Hispanic Foundation announces newly formed collaboration with the Idaho Women’s Business Center and several of Idaho Native American Tribes.  We are thrilled to announce the recent formation of the Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance. The mission and purpose of the Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance is for the Idaho Women’s Business…

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Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

August 12-13, 2021, Kamiah, Idaho Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment workshop by Kyle Smith and his assistant KiahSmith both trainers from Redwinds provide participants with skills to develop and expand theirbusiness idea by using tools and group interaction with business model canvas. (pictured above).Overall 21 participants attended this event to further their growing business or an…

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Community Financial Survey

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, your local Native Community Financial Institution (CDFI) loan fund, has existed since 2013. Providing technical support, financial education/coaching, and financing resources to Nez Perce Tribal members and community members residing on the Nez Perce Reservation and surrounding areas in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  A highlight is supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in…

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Return Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Someone approached me online with an offer to buy my Amazon account.  It seemed kind of sketchy so I didn’t reply.  Why would someone want to buy an account when they can just open their own? Signed,  Pueblo Shopkin Dear Pueblo Shopkin People buying Amazon accounts is a shady practice linked…

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Short on Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is it true the government is going to do away with small coins?   Signed,  Thrifty Nickel Dear Thrifty Nickel While it might appear that pennies and nickels are more out of date than a Ronald McDonald vs Hamburglar commercial – don’t expect them to disappear any time soon.  In fact one…

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Family Bargain

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My sister makes her living as an artist and I buy her paintings for gifts.  However, she always wants to give me a deal which makes things uncomfortable.  I think she’s insulted when I try to pay more.  What’s a respectful way to tell her to charge me full price like…

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Gift Card Exchanges

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas.  Some are for stores I don’t shop.  What’s the best way to exchange them? Signed,  Too Many Cards Dear Too Many Cards, With so many people social distancing and staying away from stores, purchases of gift cards were way up this past…

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Risky Business

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have student loans and a car loan.  Why did I have to provide so much more personal information when applying for the car loan as opposed to the student loans, especially when the student loans amount to a lot more borrowed money? Signed,  Studying Hard Dear Studying Hard: I’m glad…

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Happy Meal Price Hike

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I know they’re not the healthiest option but for a single parent on the go, I buy a lot of Happy Meals.  I heard McDonald’s is raising the price.  What’s up? Signed,  Happy Dad Dear Happy Dad: I think Happy Meals are the go to treat for a lot of Native…

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