Category Archives: Community

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Boise Fry Co.’s Success




Boise Fry Company’s mantra is “natural, local, and whenever feasible, organic products”. With their signature fries, this is certainly the case. Learn more about the not-so-great lengths that this truly Idahoan Company went to procure their potatoes.
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Fun for All Seasons at Utah’s Hogle Zoo




With indoor seating at the Beastro and the popular Zoo Lights holiday display, Hogle Zoo is making a name for itself as a year-round attraction. Plan a visit to see which animals are active in the cold weather and check out the new African Savannah.
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Simple Banking Services for the Homeless




A traditional banking environment is not the right approach for everyone. The Compass Housing Alliance provides banking and mail services for thousands of people within Seattle’s homeless population.

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Republicans Critical of Obama’s ‘Amnesty Bonuses’

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.

Armed with new Social Security numbers, many of these immigrants who were living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years’ worth of tax credits designed to benefit the working poor.
For big families, that’s a maximum of nearly $24,000, as long as they can document their earnings during those years. Read More

Boston Conservatory: Investing in the Performing Arts




Finding rental space for a performing arts college can be very difficult. The Boston Conservatory recently had its long term dreams come true by financing a custom building to become the new home for their students.

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Community Fuels – A Clean Air Story




Community Fuels needed funds to finance its growing business. Zions Bank Public Finance helped this company obtain tax exempt financing to produce more of their biodiesel product.

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Museum of Flight




The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington contains over 100 years of flight history on a 12 acre campus. Here you can explore, learn, and tour our country’s past and present aviation accomplishments.

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These Retailers Could Use Some Holiday Cheer

The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.

But this year, the fight to grab shoppers has intensified, making it difficult for stores to use the season that accounts for about 20 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales to bounce back. Read More

Teaching Young Leaders in the 21st Century




Preparing young students for what lies ahead in the future is not an easy task. The Great Hearts Academies in Phoenix, Arizona have approached college preparation in a different way. See how this young student is moving ahead.

 
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Facebook Launches Ebola Charity Donation Button

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling the disease.

The social media company is also donating and deploying 100 satellite communication terminals to boost Internet and phone services to affected areas in West Africa, where the disease has killed nearly 5,000. The programs come on the heels of a $25 million donation last month by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention toward the Ebola response. Read More

Las Vegas City Hall

While downtown Las Vegas has been the place to go for the 350,000 visitors coming each weekend, city officials wanted to build a city center, not for tourism, but for its citizens. Read More

Park City Museum

Park City, Utah is home to several world-class ski resorts, the 2002 Olympic Park, and the Sundance Film Festival. Zions Bank Public Finance helped city officials finance a project to preserve the old city hall building on historic Main Street.
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Who Invented the Computer?

Len Shustek, Chairman of the Board of the Computer History Museum, discusses who invented the computer and why you don’t know. Read More

Discovery Gateway

The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is a place where kids of all ages can learn about science. Zions Bank Public Finance helped this non-profit museum expand their space within one of Utah’s premier outdoor shopping centers. Read More

Pearls of Perseverance: Marni’s Story

A tragic accident can have a profound financial impact on a family. Find out how Marni, the owner of Sugar Daisy Bakery in Farmington, Utah, is overcoming the challenge of balancing the roles of caretaker, mother, and business owner. Read More