NAMPA — Do you need your ATM withdrawal to be in $100, $5 or $1 bills? The ATM at CapEd’s new south Nampa branch can do that.

The branch held a ribbon cutting and after hours reception Tuesday to show off its new facility that is designed to have an open, interactive feel to help members feel engaged and self-directed, explained Todd Christensen, CapEd’s senior vice president of marketing and business development.

“It allows for a more whole, self-service experience for the members,” added Jessica Bevis, vice president of branch operations for CapEd.

The location is based on a style of banking called a Member Convenience Center, or MCC. It is the second of its kind in the CapEd network. The ATMs, which also take deposits from cash or check, are located inside and outside. It also features a plug-and-play-ready community classroom where groups of 30 can gather to use the screen, projector, whiteboard and tables. The location can employ up to six people.

“We see this as an important trend in financial services. We want to provide convenience and a highly personalized level of service to our members,” CapEd President and CEO Todd Erickson said in a statement.

CapEd, which is celebrating 80 years in business and boasts 65,000 members, is focused on supporting education, Christensen added. Much of this support comes through financial literacy classes and through the Idaho CapEd Foundation, a nonprofit entity separate from the credit union that provides eight $750 grants per month during the school year to teachers.

Other businesses are expanding their footprint in Canyon County. Here’s a look at some of them:

PIZZA FACTORY

Pizza Factory intends to expand into Nampa and is accepting inquiries from people who want to franchise, according to a news release.

The company already has nine locations in Idaho.

The 30-year-old company, which has 113 locations in six states, features hand-tossed pizzas, handmade pasta, sandwiches and salads on its menu. The company also offers community support through a “No Bully Zone” program that raises awareness about and works to end bullying.

In addition to Idaho Pizza Factory is looking at expansion in Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and California.

WALMART

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is scheduled to open soon at 622 E. Ustick Road in Caldwell.

No date was included in a corporate news release sent out earlier this month. Shelves in the 41,000-square-foot store are being stocked, and it is scheduled to open this summer.

The small format store will sell fresh produce, groceries and pharmacy and everyday essentials.

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CHICK-FIL-A

The future of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Nampa remains unclear.

While it was reported that Chick-fil-A was coming to the Treasure Valley Crossing at Interstate 84 and Midland Boulevard earlier this year, questions addressed to corporate representatives with the restaurant chain were returned in the negative.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service,” said Jackie Jags, senior consultant for public relations for Chick-fil-A, Inc., in a statment. “We would very much like to serve the community of Nampa; however, at this time, we have no locations to confirm just yet.”

FRANZ BAKERY

Franz Bakery leased 8,868 square feet of space in Nampa to house its shipping and distribution operation to make way for a new organic bagel line at its existing production facility.

The new warehouse comes from a facility expansion that finished up earlier this year and added 50 jobs, Franz Bakery General Manager Rob Robinson said. The expansion included turning the bread line into a high-speed bread and bun line.

The expansion resulted in the 914 Park Centre Way location running out of space for shipping and distribution operations, so the company is working on the new addition at East Badger Drive. Robinson anticipates moving shipping and distribution to the new space around mid-October.

NICHOLS ACCOUNTING

Nichols Accounting, based in Ontario, Oregon, announced it will construct a new 10,000-square-foot building west of the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

The company has 15 employees in a facility on Franklin Road in Nampa and has been in that building for 13 years, said company founder and board chairman Pete Nichols. The company itself has been in business for 42 years.

Construction of the new building will start in late September, with the actual move-in anticipated to be May or June 2017, Nichols said. Initially, employees will only occupy 7,000 square feet of the space because that is all the room they will need. The building is designed to hold around 40 employees.

With a new building coming in anticipation of future growth, it is possible the company’s headquarters could move to Nampa, the founder said.

SMASHBURGER

The new Smashburger restaurant at 1467 Caldwell Boulevard in Nampa opened Aug. 3. The fast-casual burger restaurant, founded in 2007, has more than 350 franchises in 32 states and five countries, according to its website.

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