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CenturyLink Arena to be Renamed Idaho Central Arena

Sep 17
2020
Idaho Central Arena

Block 22 Management Group and Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) announced that the CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads, will now be named “Idaho Central Arena.” Eric Trapp, President, Idaho Steelheads and General Manager, Idaho Central Arena states, “We are excited for our new partnership with Idaho Central Credit Union and look forward toRead more

Block 22 Management Group and Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) announced that the CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads, will now be named “Idaho Central Arena.”

Eric Trapp, President, Idaho Steelheads and General Manager, Idaho Central Arena states, “We are excited for our new partnership with Idaho Central Credit Union and look forward to our relationship as they are a great community supporter. This partnership shows that the Idaho Steelheads and Idaho Central Credit Union are committed to Treasure Valley and downtown Boise for many years to come.”

This partnership will bring several new physical upgrades to the facility in a phased approach.  Trapp adds, “We have some exciting improvements to Idaho Central Arena to come, and look forward to unveiling them in the coming months.”  More details about the project will be released at a later date.

Block 22, LLC. was formed in Boise, Idaho in 1997. Originally comprised of CenturyLink Arena and the Grove Hotel, Block 22 expanded to include Hotel 43 in Boise, as well as Courtyard by Marriott Boise Downtown in late December 2016.

Block 22 manages the 5,000 seat CenturyLink Arena (now Idaho Central Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads), as well as 525 hotel guest rooms at three hotels, and is among the top entertainment and hospitality lodging organizations in the city.

ICCU first opened in 1940. The credit union employs over 1,375 team members and serves over 415,000 members with 39 locations. ICCU has been ranked a top performing credit union in the nation by S&P Global, and is the leading lender in auto loans and mortgages in Idaho.

“This sponsorship is a way for us to be present and engaged in Downtown Boise.  We have many members in the Treasure Valley and we love supporting this community,” said Kent Oram, CEO of ICCU.

“Block 22, and the Idaho Steelheads, would like to thank CenturyLink for their support over the years,” Trapp added.

Idaho Central Credit Union’s mission is to help members achieve financial success. Idaho Central is a full-service, federally-insured financial institution and is ranked as a top credit union in the nation in returning value to its members.

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Helping Idaho Businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program

Jul 23
2020
Woman talking on the phone in green shirt

Helping our members, including our business members, achieve financial success is our mission every day. We recognize that helping a business has far-reaching effects. When we are able to provide help, guidance, and relief to a business, we are able to help the business continue serving our communities. Since the Paycheck Protection Program launched onRead more

Helping our members, including our business members, achieve financial success is our mission every day. We recognize that helping a business has far-reaching effects. When we are able to provide help, guidance, and relief to a business, we are able to help the business continue serving our communities.

Since the Paycheck Protection Program launched on April 3, Idaho Central has helped 30,000 Idahoans retain jobs by providing over 3,800 loans for a total of $164 million in relief funds. Idaho Central is proud to have helped more small businesses in Idaho than any other financial institution.

Through all of this, we haven’t forgotten the gravity of the situation for many of our members. We are reminded daily of how helping local businesses is not just helping businesses, it is helping individuals. We are happy we could support so many, and the opportunity to help keeps us motivated to provide the best experience for our members. Here are a few recent interactions that warmed our hearts as we assisted applicants through this loan.

“I wanted to thank you again for making this process so simple and pleasant.  With the money I was able to order some much needed supplies, replace broken equipment, pay my business manager and baking assistant, and just keep working! I’m so humbled and grateful to have found you all.” – Keri Lainhart, Oh, For Heaven Cakes!

“I helped a member who called in a panic to see if we are still taking SBA relief applications since she has spent most of the week calling to see if she could apply. Other institutions told her no, or not any more. When I told her we are doing our best to help but it might take a few days she started crying. I thought it was because of the delay, but she was crying of happiness.” – Idaho Central Employee

“I emailed a member on my list of leads.  It turns out it was a duplicate lead and he was unsure if he needed to send me anything.  I apologized for the extra email and let him know he was in good hands.  He could have been annoyed by the extra email, but instead this was his reply: ‘Ok great! I bet you guys are absolutely swamped! Thank you so much for making sure you don’t miss me, it is very much appreciated. I don’t know if you have anything to do with loans that ICCU is offering outside of this PPP but I would love to speak with someone about the different business loans you guys offer, or lines of credit, whenever you have time.’” – Idaho Central employee

“I had someone reach out to me in tears yesterday.  Her business of 28 years is at risk and her financial institution is no longer taking applications.  She’s not a member with us, and she said that I have been the kindest person she has reached out to in the midst of all this chaos.  After this, she will be bringing her accounts over. She thanked me for giving her a glimmer of hope and making her day a little brighter with all the darkness she’s experiencing.” – Idaho Central employee

We are committed to helping businesses through these times. We keep our website updated with information about both the Payment Protection Program, and other business relief options. To receive additional information about Idaho Central’s business services, please fill out our Business Information Request form. If you have any questions or would like to explore any options as a business or individual, please reach out to us.

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Message From the President

Jul 16
2020
Kent Oram CEO Idaho Central Credit Union

Dear Members, Every day we strive to provide you with the local, personalized service you deserve, in the most convenient and safest ways possible. For the safety of our employees and to keep our branches open, we are requiring masks to be worn by anyone entering the lobbies of our Treasure Valley branches. If youRead more

Dear Members,

Every day we strive to provide you with the local, personalized service you deserve, in the most convenient and safest ways possible. For the safety of our employees and to keep our branches open, we are requiring masks to be worn by anyone entering the lobbies of our Treasure Valley branches.

If you prefer not to wear a mask when you come to a branch, we ask you to please use the drive-thru. Remember, most transactions can be completed using one of the many electronic options available including VideoChat, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit, and ATMs.

Our employees are one of our most important assets and I thank you for your patience as we work to keep them, and you, safe during this time.

Sincerely,

Kent Oram, President
Idaho Central Credit Union

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Star Branch Opening

Jul 01
2020
Star, Idaho Branch Opening

Our members have eagerly awaited a branch in Star, Idaho and we are excited to announce the opening of our doors this month! From the chamber of commerce to local community members, our team has been enthusiastically welcomed, and we can’t wait to serve members from this new location. The Star Branch opens on JulyRead more

Our members have eagerly awaited a branch in Star, Idaho and we are excited to announce the opening of our doors this month! From the chamber of commerce to local community members, our team has been enthusiastically welcomed, and we can’t wait to serve members from this new location.

The Star Branch opens on July 6, 2020 and is located off of Highway 44 at 68 S. Pine Lake Lane.  This is Idaho Central’s 39th location in Idaho.

The Star Branch will be managed by Shawn Myers, and his team will include an assistant manager, financial service officers and member services specialists. This 4,390 square foot branch has a drive-through with two lanes, and an ATM.  A video conferencing booth in the lobby will allow members access to VideoChat services when needed. Hours for Star Branch are 9am to 6pm during the week, 9am to 3pm on Saturdays. Members will always have free, 24-hour access with eBranch online and with mobile banking.

With a classic exterior, the interior of this state-of-the-art branch has a more modern look. The high ceilings, low-profile cubicles, and huge windows that allow for ample natural light, give a spacious feel. With LED lighting, innovative technology, and high-quality windows, the Star Branch is one of the most energy efficient branches Idaho Central has ever built.

Stop by the Star Branch and learn more about Idaho Central’s products and services including free checking, low-rate Visa cards, CD and retirement accounts, auto, home, and construction loans, and a full range of business products.

Through August 31, 2020, members who visit the Star Branch can enter to win a 2020 Polaris RZR!

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Message from the President

Apr 27
2020
Kent Oram CEO Idaho Central Credit Union

Dear Members, On April 22, I was asked to serve on Governor Little’s Taskforce to provide advice regarding re-opening all of Idaho’s businesses, large and small. As a large provider of SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to small businesses, ICCU is very familiar with the situations, frustrations and challenges Idaho’s small businesses face. Many ofRead more

Dear Members,

On April 22, I was asked to serve on Governor Little’s Taskforce to provide advice regarding re-opening all of Idaho’s businesses, large and small. As a large provider of SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to small businesses, ICCU is very familiar with the situations, frustrations and challenges Idaho’s small businesses face. Many of my friends and family own small businesses in Idaho and I am intimately familiar with their worries and concerns. I am honored be a part of the Governor’s Taskforce and pledge to advocate on behalf of all Idaho businesses with a special focus on our valuable small businesses whether ICCU members or not.

Sincerely,

Kent Oram, President
Idaho Central Credit Union