Idaho First - In the News

July

Idaho First Named Preferred Lender with Small Business Administration

Kathleen C Lewis names to Community Bank Council of the Risk Management Association

Idaho First Bank Names Vicky Mills to Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

April

Idaho First Bank Names Cammi Shipley to Customer Relationship Manager III in New Meadows

Idaho First Bank Names Cari Maupin to Commercial Relationship Assistant

March

Idaho First Bank Names Bobbi Mehringer to SVP Bank Administration

Idaho First Bank Names Dave Dickey to Senior Vice President and Area Market Leader fro Eagle and West Ada

Idaho First Bank Names Nancy Lane to Commercial Relationship Manager

James Latta joins Idaho First Bank as Senior Vice President for Business Development

Idaho First Bank names Kathy Wester Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager for Eagle and Western Ada County



July 27, 2017

Idaho First named a Preferred Lender with US Small Business Administration

Idaho First Bank (OTC symbol: IDFB) today announced that the Bank has received the prestigious Preferred Lender Program (PLP) status from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Idaho First Bank's SBA department, headed by Casi Barinaga, Senior Vice President and SBA Administrator, worked very closely with the Agency to comply with all program requirements and the approval status will be in effect for all Bank locations. Idaho First is the only bank headquartered in Valley County to have the Preferred Lender Program Status.

Obtaining approval status to operate under the SBA's PLP substantially improves the response times for the Bank's SBA lending process. The provisions of the Preferred Lender status permit a lending institution to independently approve SBA loan applications without sending then to the agency for review. The PLP designation reflects the SBA's confidence that the bank has shown exceptional ability to process, close and service SBA loans in accordance with the SBA's policies and guidelines.

"Receiving this designation further validates the commitment Idaho First Bank has made to the businesses and professionals that we serve in Valley, Ada, and their surrounding counties within Idaho", said Greg Lovell, President and CEO.

About Idaho First Bank

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and headquartered in McCall, Idaho. the Bank serves the greater southwest Idaho communities with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle as well as two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com.



July 27, 2017

Kathleen C Lewis named to Community Bank Council of the Risk Management Association

Idaho First Bank(OTC symbol: IDFB) today announced that Kathleen C Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer has been named as one of three bankers to represent the entire western region for Risk Management Association's National Community Bank Council. The Council's primary mission is to represent the interest of community banks and provide guidance to RMA by raising issues and concerns of the industry.

The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not for profit organization serving the financial services industry with over 2,500 institutional bank and non-bank members and over 18,000 individual RMA Associates. RMA promotes and enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, operational risk, securities lending and regulations affecting banks.

About Idaho First Bank

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and headquartered in McCall, Idaho. the Bank serves the greater southwest Idaho communities with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle as well as two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com



July 27, 2017

Idaho First Bank Names Vicky Mills to Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Idaho First Bank (OTC symbol: IDFB) has named Vicky Mills to Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for the Bank. Vicky is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering all aspects of the Bank's Compliance Management Program to ensure the Bank is complying with state and federal banking regulations.

Vicky has over twenty seven years of banking experience with twenty years focused in regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Idaho First Bank, Vicky was a compliance expert for five years for several banks in California and previous to that, managed all compliance for fifteen years for a small community bank in Oregon.

In each community Vicky has lived and worked, she was a committed volunteer to civic and charitable organizations. In Oregon, Vicky was a board member to the Sandy Kiwanis Club and President of the Sandy Mountain Festival for ten years. In addition, Vicky volunteered for Portland, Oregon's Underground "Shanghai" Tunnels tours as well as a Crisis Response Team Member for Portland's Trauma Intervention Program. While living in California, Vicky was a State Certified Sexual Assault Victim Counselor.

About Idaho First Bank

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and headquartered in McCall, Idaho. the Bank serves the greater southwest Idaho communities with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle as well as two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com



April 7, 2017

Idaho First Bank Names Cari Maupin to Commercial Relationship Assistant

Idaho First Bank (OTC symbol: IDFB) has named Cari Maupin to Commercial Relationship Assistant of the Bank. Mrs. Maupin, holds responsibility for assisting our Relationship Managers and Area Market Leaders in all aspects of the loan documentation process as well as assisting our clients with loan related questions.

Cari has previously served in a variety of branch and administration positions during her career. Most recently, Cari was Senior Loan Assistant at the Eagle Branch of D.L. Evans Bank. During her banking career she has held a variety of positions at the branch level at the branch level and was Manager of Loan Operations at Idaho Banking Company. Over the years Cari has made it a priority to treat every client with equal respect and provide excellent customer service.

In keeping with the Bank's focus toward the greater good in our communities, Cari will be helping the Eagle Parks and Rec this year with the upcoming Trail EggXtravaganza which is an Easter Egg Hunt. In years past, she participated in Paint the Town and Rake up Boise. She also volunteered during Art in the Park for the Boise Art Museum (BAM), participated in Idaho Public Television Festival and helped raise funds for the Lions Club during the Snake River Stampede.

Idaho First Bank is a state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 with headquarters and a full service branch in McCall, Idaho. the bank recently expanded to add a full service branch in New Meadows. The bank serves the treasure Valley with two branches in downtown Boise and a newly established full service branch in Eagle. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com


 

April 7, 2017

Idaho First Bank Names Cammi Shipley to Customer Relationship Manager III in New Meadows

 Idaho First Bank (NASDAQ OTC Symbol: IDFB) has recently named Cammi Shipley to Customer Relationship Manager III in New Meadows, Idaho. In her new role, Cammi is responsible for leading the newly opened branch in New Meadows, providing all retail and small business banking services while introducing the banks concept of 'Greater Good' through volunteerism into her community.

As a fourteen year retail banking professional, prior to her promotion Cammi served as a CRM II for over six years with Idaho First Bank's McCall branch and an additional eight years as a banker for US Bank.

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 with our bank headquarters offices and branch in McCall, Idaho. The Bank serves the greater southwest Idaho communities with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle as well as two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com



March 20, 2017
Idaho First Bank Names Bobbi Mehringer to SVP Bank Administration

Idaho First Bank (NASDAQ OTC Symbol: IDFB) has named Bobbi Mehringer our SVP Bank Administration of the Bank. Mrs. Mehringer, holds responsibility for all administrative operations of the bank and makes her office in the Bank's McCall headquarters building.

Bobbi has previously served in a variety of Lending Operations Management positions during her career. Most recently, Bobbi was Vice President for Enterprise Content Management at Glacier Bancorp in Kalispell, MT.

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and is headquartered in McCall, Idaho and serves the southwest Idaho markets with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle along with two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com



March 20, 2017

Idaho First Bank Names Dave Dickey to Senior Vice President and Area Market Leader for Eagle and West Ada County

Idaho First Bank (NASDAQ OTC symbol: IDFB) has named Dave Dickey to Senior Vice President and Area Market Leader of the Bank. Mr. Dickey holds responsibility for the Idaho First Bank's new Eagle branch as well as the bank's expansion in West Ada County.

Dave has previously served in a variety of senior management positions during his career. Prior to joining Idaho First Bank, Dave enjoyed a long career as a Senior Vice President leading retail and lending teams in the Eagle and West Ada County markets for DL Evans and Idaho Banking Company. Dave started his banking career in 1989 and has been a banker in the Eagle area since 1994.

In keeping with the Bank's focus toward the greater good in our communities, Dave has been involved in the Eagle Chamber of Commerce and served on their Board of Directors for over 11 years. Dave also was the Tournament Chairman for the Eagle Classic Golf Tournament for 15 years. That organization focused its fundraising efforts to support the senior citizens and children of the Eagle area.

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and is headquartered in McCall, Idaho and serves the southwest Idaho markets with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle along with two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com


 

March 20, 2017
Idaho First Bank Names Nancy Lane to Commercial Relationship Manager

Idaho First Bank (OTC symbol: IDFB) has named Nancy Lane to Commercial Relationship Manager. In her new role, Nancy will be focused on providing business lending and cash management solutions to clients in the McCall and surrounding Central Idaho marketplace. Nancy has previously served in a variety of senior management positions during her career. Most recently, Nancy was Executive Director with the McCall Winter Sports Club where she managed all four club programs, helping over 150 athletes in their development of becoming "world class kids" through winter sports.Her duties also included managing budgets, funding, personnel, along with the development and leadership for strategic direction of the club.

In keeping with the Bank's focus toward the greater good in our communities, Nancy is a committed Board Member for the Boydstun-Hovdey Scholarship Fund and continues to be an active volunteer for the McCall Winter Sports Club.

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and is headquartered in McCall, Idaho and serves the southwest Idaho markets with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle along with two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com



March 20, 2017
James Latta joins Idaho First Bank as Senior Vice President for Business Development

Mr. Latta brings more than 35 years of banking, private banking, and commercial lending experience, formerly as the President of Idaho Banking Company in Boise, and most recently as a commercial lender with the Bank of the Cascades. Mr Latta holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an EMBA from Arizona State University. 

He is the former chairman of the Idaho Bankers Association and has been a Wish granter for Make a Wish, Idaho. Over the last 18 years he has served on the board of the Tuscon Metropolitan YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Tuscon, Idaho Community Bankers Association, Idaho Bankers Association, Hailey Chamber of Commerce, Ketchum / Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce. and the Metro Boise Chamber of Commerce.

Idaho First Bank is a full service state-chartered community bank established in October 2005 and is headquartered in McCall, Idaho and serves the southwest Idaho markets with four additional branches located in New Meadows, Eagle along with two in Boise. For more information, visit us at www.idahofirstbank.com


 

March 20, 2017
Idaho First Bank names Kathy Wester Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager for Eagle and Western Ada County  

Experienced Commercial Relationship Manager and current Eagle Chamber of Commerce Board member, Kathy Wester, joined Idaho First Bank in 2015 and recently located to Idaho First Bank's newest branch location in Eagle, Idaho. Kathy brings a long history of providing remarkable experiences to her clients and looks forward to helping businesses and individuals in the Eagle and Western Ada County marketplace develop and execute strategies to grow their financial success.

Her 20-plus year banking background includes commercial real estate term and construction financing equipment acquisition, working capital lines and Small Business Administration guaranteed loans both 7(a) and 504. Kathy's commercial lending career includes previous employment at Idaho Banking Company (now known as D. L. Evans Bank) and U.S. Bank

About Idaho First Bank

Idaho First Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered at 475 E. Deinhard Lane, McCall, Idaho. Additionally, the bank operates four branches and a residential mortgage office of which are located in McCall, New Meadows, Boise and Eagle. Idaho First Bank is committed to serving southwesters Idaho through customized delivery of financial programs to assist you in achieving your financial success.