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Pictured left to right: Scott Reese, REDI’s Board Chair; Bart Brown, Vice President Blackfoot Branch Manager, D.L. Evans Bank; Danna Beckman, Assistant Vice President Rigby Branch Manager, D.L. Evans Bank; Corey King, Vice President North Pocatello Branch Manager, D.L. Evans Bank; Dirk Stanger, Vice President Ammon Branch Manager; Richie Evans, Assistant Vice President South Pocatello Branch Manager, D.L. Evans Bank; and Teresa McKnight, Chief Executive Officer, REDI.



POCATELLO, ID -- (March 12, 2021) – Branch managers from D.L. Evans Bank Offices in Pocatello, Blackfoot, Rigby, and Ammon gathered at D.L. Evans Bank in Pocatello to present an investment check of $5,250 from D.L. Evans Bank to Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI).  REDI’s Board Chair, Scott Reese, and REDI’s CEO, Teresa McKnight, were in attendance to receive the contribution.

“The Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) Board of Directors would like to express our sincere gratitude to D.L. Evans Bank for their investment in regional economic development”, stated Scott Reese, Chair of REDI’s Executive Board of Directors. 

D.L. Evans Bank investment will support regional economic development programs and initiatives across Southeast and East Idaho under Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). 

“D.L. Evans Bank is a great asset to our region and state, and we sincerely appreciate their support to strengthen our regional economic ecosystem”, states Teresa McKnight, CEO of REDI.  McKnight goes on to say, “As the leading regional economic development organization in Eastern Idaho, REDI is committed to securing the economic viability of our region through increasing regional business retention, expansion and recruitment, entrepreneurship and research, and providing high-quality jobs to all citizens throughout our region.  We truly value our relationship with all our investors.  They are the engine behind Eastern Idaho’s economic success.”

Richie Evans, Branch Manager of the South Pocatello branch states: “D.L. Evans Bank is proud to contribute to REDI as it continues to strengthen our local economy. It is important for our company to invest in our local communities. As the largest Idaho-based community bank, we are dedicated to contributing our time and funds to local non-profit organizations such as REDI. “


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About Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI):

REDI promotes regional business retention, expansion, and recruitment to target areas of Eastern Idaho’s economy where competitive advantages exists, prospects for future growth are the greatest, and return on investment is highest to capitalize on Eastern Idaho’s strong ecosystem.

REDI drives a regional framework and vision for Southeast and East Idaho based on data to propel growth, support regionalism, and strategically align requirements for a strong economy REDI brings together business, industry, city, county, academic, and community leaders to capitalize on Eastern Idaho’s assets through investments to accelerate job growth, diversify Eastern Idaho’s economy, match workforce skillsets, and enhance infrastructure and research capabilities to meet the needs of a global economy.


About D.L. Evans Bank:

 Founded in 1904, D.L. Evans Bank is the largest Idaho-based community bank with 35 full-service branches throughout Idaho and Utah. The bank has maintained the hometown community bank philosophy as it has grown to more than $2.4 billion in assets. The founder of D.L. Evans Bank, David Lloyd (D. L.)  Evans lived by the principles of integrity, charity, friendliness, compassion, and hard work. D.L. Evans Bank directors, officers, and employees continue to emulate these principles today. While times have changed, the bank has never lost sight of the founder's vision, “That banking is really just about one thing: helping people.” That is the strength of a family-owned community bank, meaningful, long-term relationships.

For more than 116 years, D.L. Evans Bank has taken pride in helping families grow and prosper. Headquartered in Burley, Idaho, with branch offices in Albion, Ammon, Blackfoot, Boise, Brigham City, Burley, Caldwell, Eagle, Fruitland, Hailey, Idaho Falls, Jerome, Ketchum, Kimberly, Logan, Meridian, Nampa, Paul, Pocatello, Rexburg, Rigby, Rupert, South Ogden, Tremonton, and Twin Falls, D.L. Evans Bank has become the community bank of choice for many Idahoans and Utahns.

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