Success Stories

21st Century Scientific

Coeur d’Alene 21st Century Scientific builds wheelchairs that can raise a person to within easy reach of the top shelves in grocery stores, or even up to a standing position so they can look another person in the eye — or fish, if that’s their preference. Founded in 1978, they’ve been building and selling several …

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Manwaring Cheese

 Rigby Cheesemaking is a special craft that has been in the Manwaring family for over 100 years. They opened their first American factory in 1955, and subsequently moved it to Idaho. But, after decades of cheesemaking and due to some unforeseen challenges, the original family company was shut down. Blake Manwaring however, retained his love for cheese and the …

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Janitzio Family Mexican Restaurant

Twin Falls Mercedes and Gloria Guzman have over 30 years of combined experience in restaurant ownership and management. In 2007, they opened Janitzio Family Mexican Restaurant in Twin Falls, offering a menu with recipes originating from their hometown in Michoacán, Mexico. The business soon outgrew the leased property and Mercedes and Gloria began to investigate the steps needed to …

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Bridge Baking, LLC

Lewiston When Jan Calvert moved back to the Lewiston area in 2012, she discovered her options for finding gluten-free baked goods were almost non-existent. This challenge gave Jan the idea of opening a specialty, gluten-free café/bakery. To begin, Jan began developing her own recipes and contacting suppliers. She also contacted Barbara Leachman, Director of the Lewiston Small Business Development Center (SBDC), …

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Bullet Tools

Hayden Bullet Tools began in a garage in 1998 with a simple idea born of necessity – a longtime flooring installer, Dalen Gunn, decided there had to be a better way to cut flooring and launched the MAGNUM Shear. From its humble beginnings, Bullet Tools has evolved into a major U.S. manufacturer and world leader in innovative flooring, siding, and …

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