Business Spotlights

Business Spotlights

Thursday, 25 September 2014 20:29

Bank of the Cascades

Bank of the Cascades is the principal subsidiary of Cascade Bancorp (NASDAQ: CACB). Headquartered in Bend, Oregon, they deliver personalized relationship banking, competitive financial products, and advanced technology for the convenience of their customers.

Founded in 1977 with their first branch in Bend, OR, Bank of the Cascades today offers full-service community banking through a network of 40 branches throughout Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley, and Southwest Idaho.

The staff at Bank of the Cascades is dedicated to delivering the best in banking for the financial well-being of their customers and shareholders. They define the best in banking to be based upon five key principles: People, Integrity, Service, Innovation, and Performance. Bank of the Cascades is all about helping businesses and families achieve their financial goals and help make Emmett a better place to live and work. The bank has committed to lending $2 billion to businesses and families over the next three years. For more details about this asset, you can visit

At Bank of the Cascades, their Directors, Executive Leadership, and Staff are proudly involved in their respective communities. They not only provide financial support to many local causes, they also proudly and tirelessly volunteer their time and energies to a wide variety of community business and charitable organizations. The Emmett branch currently supports the Emmett High School and the Emmett Little League. With being new to Emmett, the staff looks forward to being a bigger part of the Emmett community and can't wait to see the growth of business in the Valley.

Bank of the Cascades is currently offering a Fly Further Faster offer with their Bank of the Cascades Peak credit card with air-mile rewards. For more details you can go to or stop by the bank today. Bank of the Cascades is located at 250 S. Washington Ave. here in Emmett. They are open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m-5:30 p.m. and on Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wendi, the Branch Manager, and all the staff at Bank of the Cascades are waiting to help you with your financial goals.


Thursday, 25 September 2014 20:26

Clarity Credit Union

Clarity Credit Union is a member owned credit union that serves seven locations: Nampa, Middleton, Caldwell, Canyon County Courthouse, Meridian, Emmett and Horseshoe Bend. They are a full service, member owned, financial cooperative designed to help members help themselves financially. Clarity Credit Union offers full banking services.

The bank began its credit union as "Idadiv Federal Railway Credit Union" in 1948 to provide financial services to the Union Pacific Railroad. The second branch, the Middleton branch, was opened in 1988 at the request of the "Middleton Business Association," when the only financial institution in town closed its doors. The Credit Union became a community chartered credit union in 2003 and has only grown from there. Idadiv merged with Payette River Community Credit Union in Emmett and Horseshoe Bend on October 1, 2013.

On July 1, 2014 Idadiv became "Clarity Credit Union." With this change, the bank hopes to reach their goal of providing "Clarity" in their member's financial objectives. With the new name change brought a new branch manager. Shannon Durbin is the new branch member for Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, and Middleton Branches. The community feels lucky to have her and her staff, Latina Pressley, Annette Purdy, Debbie Flowers, and Traci Howell. These ladies have years of building relationships within the Emmett and Horseshoe bend communities and you can find them out and about volunteering and being a part of community events.

The Emmett Branch is located at 111 S. Hayes Avenue and the Horseshoe Bend branch is located at 407 HWY 55. Clarity Credit Union in Emmett is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Friday's 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The staff is friendly and always willing to help. Stop by today and see what they can do for you!


Thursday, 25 September 2014 20:21

Totally Beachn' Spa

"Making each person feel beautiful and fulfilled" is Michelle Hellinga's mission in the Emmett Valley. Michelle is the owner of Totally Beach'n Spa. She has been in business for almost 5 years in the Valley and enjoys going to work every day.

Totally Beach'n Spa is Gem County's only full service spa. Michelle and the spa staff are extremely excited to have been able to bring spa services to the Valley that were not previously available. They say that they owe the business success to all their great customers and their commitment to the Valley businesses.

The staff at Totally Beach'n Spa love to be creative. They channel their creativity to helping their customers feel beautiful and happy. Their plan is to continue their quality service along with receiving continued education. They like to keep up with the new trends and new products to improve their client services.

Michelle and her staff not only offer hair, nail, and pedicure services but an array of other services. Services such as: creative gel work, facials, waxing, laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, massage, and tanning services (bed and spray). The spa has also expand their services to offer medical spa treatments such as: botox injections, juvederm fillers, and B-12 shots. Totally Beach'n Spa has a treatment for everyone's needs.

If you have not been to Totally Beach'n Spa, here is your chance. The spa is everything you could dream of with outstanding customer service by technicians that love doing what they do. You can visit Michelle and the team at 1015 S. Johns here in Emmett. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you are unable to make it between those times, you can schedule a special appointment to meet after hours. Totally Beach'n Spa's staff is ready to meet you and get you feeling great!

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