Hospitality & Tourism
My Place Hotels of America has opened Idaho’s first My Place Hotel at 3050 E. Jewel St., near The Village at Meridian.
The four-story, 85-unit hotel marks My Place’s 32nd nationwide. The local hotel is independently owned by MP Meridian LLC and operated by Channel Point Hospitality LLC, a division of Aimbridge Hospitality. Chris Vaughn is general manager.
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The Idaho Small Business Development Center this month highlighted Boise’s Fit Wrapz as one of its success stories.
Fit Wrapz makes “heat & eat” burritos. Founder Shige Toyoguchi started Fit Wrapz in his kitchen in 2009, selling to personal training clients. He moved in to the SBDC-operated Boise Business Accelerator in 2012 and secured $1.3 million in startup capital. Fit Wrapz has expanded distribution to grocery stores, hotels, coffee shops, natural food stores and university athletic departments.
Idaho First Bank named:
▪ Bobbi Mehringer senior vice president of bank administration, based in McCall.
Mehringer most recently was vice president for enterprise content management at Glacier Bancorp in Kalispell, Montana.
▪ David S. Dickey senior vice president and area market leader in the new Eagle branch.
Dickey started his banking career in 1989 and has been a banker in the Eagle area since 1994.
▪ James Latta as senior vice president for business development.
Latta has 35 years of banking and lending experience and is a former chairman of the Idaho Bankers Association.
▪ Kathy Wester vice president and commercial relationship manager for Eagle and western Ada County.
Wester joined Idaho First Bank in 2015 and has a 20-year banking background.
Peggy Calhoun: 208-377-6355. Space permitting, these and other achievements will also appear in the May-June edition of the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider magazine, whose print edition and its digital replica are published on the third Wednesday of each month. Click here for the Statesman’s e-edition, which includes Business Insider (subscription required).
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