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Community Navigator Program Spearheaded Across the State of Idaho

Idaho Hispanic Foundation, a grant recipient of the Community Navigator Pilot Program, and the Idaho Women’s Business Center’s team hosted nonprofits to launch Idaho Connect, an ecosystem of community organizations committed to supporting underserved entrepreneurs on the path to economic recovery. Natalie Madeira Cofield, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, provided the keynote address.  Idaho Connect Community Navigator…

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Nimiipuu Fund Awarded Small Business Administration Grant

Oweesta has been awarded one of eight Tier-1 national grants of $5 million as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Navigator Pilot Program aimed at reaching small businesses for stronger economic recovery efforts. Following a hub-and-spoke model, Oweesta is partnering with twenty-seven Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to serve Native businesses…

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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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Payroll Tax Deferral

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I’m a federal employee (Indian Health Service) and just found out the government is changing the way payroll taxes are withheld.  How will this effect my paycheck? Signed, Health and Wealth Minded Dear Health and Wealth The payroll adjustment is a temporary tax deferral resulting from a presidential order.  Its purpose…

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Sage Advice

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just graduated high school and will turn eighteen in a few weeks.  What’s your advice for a young person who wants to get ahead financially? Signed, Looking Ahead Dear Looking Ahead Congratulations on your high school diploma! What I’m going to tell is just as true when I graduated high…

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Break the Funk

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’ve been having a hard time focusing on my financial goals lately.  I just can’t seem to stay motivated to save for a down payment on a house.  My kids are really looking forward to having a place of their own too.  How can I break this funk? Signed, Loosing Focus…

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Paper Towel Worries

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Do you think it’s smart to stock up on paper towels and toilet tissue in case we have another shortage like when Covid-19 hit this spring? Signed, Thinking Ahead Dear Thinking, That depends on if we see a second wave of coronavirus this fall and how serious it gets. But first…

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When in Doubt, Save

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: We’re about six months into the coronavirus pandemic and times are still tough.  I’ve been furloughed from the casino and unemployment insurance only goes so far.  Any idea when the economy is going to come back? Signed, Doubling Down Dear Doubling I’ll give it to you straight.  I think we’re in…

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Extended Warranties

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week my boyfriend and I purchased a new washing machine online.  At checkout we were offered an extended warranty that my boyfriend insisted we purchase.  Was that a smart add on? Signed, Always Amazon Dear Always I’m not a huge fan of extended warranties.  In my experience the benefit doesn’t…

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