Employee Spotlight – Keehton Potter

We have a new employee spotlight! Please give a round of applause for Keehton Potter!

Keehton is our Business Development Representative for Alliance’s Meridian branch. He maintains relationships with current clients, develops new business relationships, and makes sure clients are receiving great service. Keehton believes clients can become great friends!

Of the Alliance Core Values, Keehton’s favorite is “Integrity.” He explains, “If you have integrity, then I believe the other core values will follow.”

Outside of work, Keehton enjoys playing a round of golf with good friends, and loading up his girlfriend, Tiffany, and their two dogs, Sophie and Eva, for weekend camping trips.

When asked whom he admires, Keehton immediately thinks of his grandmother. He continues, “The first person that comes to mind is my grandmother. She was always so full of love and wisdom.”

His favorite quote, “the world is changed by your example, not by your opinion,” by Paulo Coelho, is something Keehton tries to stick by.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Keehton a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Meridian branch on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Keehton looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Keehton Potter – Business Development Rep for Alliance Title’s Meridian Branch
2965 E Tarpon Dr., Ste. 180, 83642
208.846.8558
keehton.potter@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Emmett, ID Branch

In Southwestern Idaho, you’ll find the “gem” in Gem County – Emmett, Idaho! Emmett is a vibrant and adventurous local community that holds excitement and hospitality in every corner.

Agriculture has been a major focus for this community and has made a huge economic impact on the town for more than 100 years. From strawberries, to cherries, apricots, blueberries, and apples – you’re sure to find delicious and locally grown fruit!

Their annual Emmett Cherry Festival has become the family hometown tradition! Since the 1930s, the community and surrounding cities have celebrated the region’s largest running festival every June; with fun activities, concerts, and yummy food, the Emmett Cherry Festival is the highlight to kicking off the summer months.

A 15-minute drive from the Black Canyon Reservoir, you’ll find our Alliance Title Emmett branch! With a combined experience of 25+ years in the title and escrow industry, our Emmett team is ready to close your transaction.

Our Emmett office prides themselves on all of the Alliance Title Core Values, and it certainly helps them stand out from the rest of the competition in Gem County. Teamwork – one of our core values – is something the Emmett office holds near and dear to their hearts. They have participated and volunteered in eight different events this past year! They include: the Emmett Rotary Foundation Dinner, Emmett Cherry Festival, Emmett Harvest Festival, REBA Bowling Fundraiser, Rose Evans Memorial Gold Tournament, Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition, Emmett Food Pantry, and the Gem County Christmas Toy Drive and Cheer Basket!

The Emmett Team enjoys the variety of work their customers bring to the table – whether it be a buyer, seller, agent, or surveyor. Their clients can be anything from a FSBO to Seller Finance that allows them to work directly with the buyer and seller – thus creating lasting relationships.

Outside of work, the Emmett branch loves to go on adventures! The team – Vice President & General Manager, Marilyn Knighton; Escrow Officer, Tiffini Woolley; and Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Harmison – love to go paddle boarding at Black Canyon, garden, spend time with family, swim, or ride dirt bikes/ATVs at Little Gem Cycle Park.

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Gem County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Emmett location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Emmett Branch
P.O Box 622
1312 S Washington Ave., Ste. F, 83617
208.365.4486

Helping Our Communities

With COVID-19 bringing uncertain times for many, Alliance Title & Escrow, under the parent company of Futura Title & Escrow Corp., made sizeable donations to various local charities in the communities they live and work in. Futura Title’s brands donated a total of $67,400 (equivalent to $100 per company employee) to various charities across the Pacific Northwest. 

Alliance Title’s branches donated to the charities that were close to their hearts and who continuously aid in their communities.

With all of the branches throughout Idaho donating to their charities, Alliance Title was able to contribute a grand total of $26,400!

Alliance Title strives to continuously aid in the communities we live and work in. We are greatly inspired by all of the wonderful and generous community members who have stepped up and helped others during this difficult time – and we want to encourage the same.

Charities donated to by Alliance Title branch:

  • Blackfoot – Bingham Crisis Center
  • Boise – Women’s & Children’s Alliance
  • Clarkston – Twin County United Way – Health Division
  • Coeur d’Alene – Newby-ginnings of Idaho
  • Corporate – Idaho Food Bank & Veteran’s Hospital
  • CTS – Idaho Food Bank
  • Driggs – Seniors West of the Tetons
  • Emmett – Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition
  • Idaho Falls – Habitat for Humanity & Community Food Basket
  • Kalispell – Funding Families with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Lewiston – The Gina Quesenberry Foundation
  • Mountain Home – Three Island Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
  • Nampa – Canyon County Meals on Wheels
  • Pocatello – Idaho Food Bank
  • Rexburg – Case Appointed Special Advocates for Children
  • Rigby – Rigby Senior Citizens Center
  • Salmon – Lemhi After School Promise
  • Sandpoint – Bonner Community Food Bank
  • Soda Springs – Idaho Food Bank
  • Twin Falls – Light of Hope Food Pantry

Meet our Salmon, ID Branch

Canyons, rivers, hot springs, mountains, and lakes, oh my!

Our newest branch spotlight, Salmon, Idaho, sure has a lot to offer.

More than just a town near the Salmon River, Salmon is home to a history of mining, lumbering, and family ranching – as well as being the birthplace of Sacajawea, the Lemhi Shoshone Native American who met and helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Being an all-season destination, Salmon has plenty of summer and winter recreational activities for you to try: from whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or ice-skating, Salmon has it all! 

Only a 5-minute drive from the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center, you’ll find our Alliance Title Salmon office. Between the three wonderful employees we have in the office – Title Officer and Branch Manager, Tina Dettloff; Escrow Officer Extraordinaire, Heidi Semmler; and Escrow Assistant, Danielle Aldous – their combined years of service adds up to 43 years! Our Salmon branch is the best team to serve you in Lemhi County.

The Salmon Branch Team!

Danielle explained why Alliance Title is the best choice for the town of Salmon, “Our Salmon branch has an incredible amount of combined experience that makes us extremely knowledgeable and trusted in our county. We are also one of those lucky offices that has an unbeatable dynamic. We aren’t just co-workers, but friends. This creates an office atmosphere that is friendly, welcoming, and determined to help each other succeed. We are constantly cheering each other on and pushing each other to provide the utmost service and be the BEST title and escrow company in town.”

Our Salmon team is always willing and excited to support the local community. Tina is currently the acting President of Rotary, and Heidi is also a proud member. The Rotary Club contributes to a majority of the community’s activities and fundraisers. They have also headed several of the town’s parades, given local graduates scholarships for college, and even have spent their lunches helping with highway clean up!

Danielle proudly takes charge of the ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ campaign, and received a record amount of monetary and food donations for their local donor recipient – The Salmon School District ‘Backpack and Angel Fund Program’! The Salmon branch’s loud voice for the youth, and their overwhelming turnout this year, created a snowball effect that has prompted other local businesses to dedicate a month to raising funds and food to continue to provide for this purely local sourced program.

Outside the office, the Salmon branch is always down for some fun and adventures! Tina loves all things outdoors and spending time with her family – she has an amazing green thumb and a beautiful garden to show for it. Tina also holds the title of ‘Number One Grandma!’ – if she isn’t talking about work, she’ll be ready to discuss her sweet grandkids.

Heidi loves to spend time with her family outdoors – whether that’s through camping, jet boating, fishing, floating the river, or hunting! She is an amazing shot with both a gun and her bow, and she can out-hike her husband and son Mason (who is 16) any day!

Danielle – who is a soon-to-be mother of two in June 2020 – is always excited to run the trails with her dogs, or complete a Crossfit training with her husband. She also participates on the community bowling and softball teams! If you can’t find Danielle on the trails or on her teams, you can find her chasing their one and a half year old son, Toryn, who is thrilled to become a big brother.

The Salmon team is genuine about their love for the Salmon community and Lemhi County. They explain, “Salmon is a tiny town, and the majority of our customers are not just random people off of the street; they are family members, neighbors, and friends. When they choose to trust us with their business, it means they not only support Alliance Title, but they support and trust us as individuals. It’s not just business here, it’s personal – and that means the world to us!”

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Lemhi County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Salmon location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Salmon Branch
610 Main St., 83467
208.756.4231

Thanks a Bunch!

Fall is cozy, warm, and the season of thanks. We’d like to extend our appreciation to the wonderful communities our branches and employees call home. We truly are grateful for the confidence you place in us by sending us your business throughout the year.

This past October, many of you helped Alliance Title by donating to our food drive, ‘Closing the Hunger Gap.’ We were fortunate enough to add on to our collection of 156,227 pounds of food and $134,450 since 2012! Thank you to all who participated and helped us move closer to a world without hunger!

Stop by an Alliance Title location for your next transaction to feel confident and appreciated!

Closing the Hunger Gap 2019

Let the donations begin! Alliance Title’s 25 locations in Idaho, Montana, and Washington strive to make your closing process smooth and easy. Each branch is staffed with friendly and experienced professionals who pride themselves on providing you with a personalized transaction and doing their part to support the local community.

This October, Alliance Title is hosting the 8th annual ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ food drive campaign and partnering with local food banks to collect nonperishable food and monetary donations to help end hunger in the communities we serve.

With our convenient locations, you’re never too far from exceptional service or a donation site!

Vote for your favorite canstructures here! Vote once a day throughout the month of October!

Check out the impact we’ve made through our Closing the Hunger Gap history page.

Contact us for your next transaction and stop by any Alliance Title location to donate food items or make a monetary donation to help us end hunger!

2018 Closing the Hunger Gap Treasure Valley Check Presentation to the Idaho Foodbank

Meet our Rigby, ID Branch

Nestled between Idaho Falls and Rexburg sits the charming little town of Rigby, Idaho. Sitting in the northeast portion of the Snake River Plain, the town is just a stone’s throw away from Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons.

Alliance Title’s Rigby branch feels “at home” in this friendly community. With the combined work experience of our employees at this office – Vice President and Branch Manager, Jennifer Landon, with 24 years, Title officer, Kathlean Brown, with 18 years, and Escrow Officers, Miriam Mendoza, and Brandi Whitmill, with seven and four years of experience –  comes a combined total of 53 years! 

Jennifer explains, “Alliance Rigby is known for providing accurate, timely service with a friendly smile. We always receive comments about the fun vibe and feel in our office when customers come in. We have a beautiful building and location that welcomes everyone doing business with us ‘home.’”

The Rigby team is committed to serving the needs of the community. They have donated large amounts of food and funds during Alliance’s companywide campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap, as well as having collected for their “Food for Fido” campaign that aids in local vet clinics. Jennifer is also involved in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.

When they aren’t working hard or volunteering around the town, the Rigby branch knows how to have fun! They all enjoy being active in the great outdoors with their families, or taking time to relax in the hobbies they love; Jennifer rides motorcycles, Miriam likes kickboxing, Brandi enjoys gardening, and Kathlean plays bass in a band.

To the team in Rigby, providing title and escrow service isn’t just a job – they help families and friends establish memories in their new homes. Jennifer further illustrates, “What we all love about our customers is that they are our neighbors and friends. We enjoy seeing the dream of homeownership come true and take pride in creating that outstanding customer service in our community.”

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Jefferson County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Rigby location are delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title – Rigby
581 Rigby Lake Dr., 83442
208.745.9495

Meet our Kalispell, MT Branch

Most people are surprised at the beauty and wonder that Kalispell, Montana offers. At the center of the Flathead Valley, this mountainous getaway is surrounded by Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park – offering plenty for the adventurer.

Alliance Title’s Kalispell branch is just south of Woodland Park, and is only a mere 40 minute drive from the national park.

The Kalispell team loves their community. Business Development Representative, Heidi Escalante, explains that “while Montana is one of the largest states in the nation, we have only one million people that live here. If you want a small town feel, visit us in Montana.”

The office staff ranges from Millennials to Baby Boomers – with a combined knowledge of 130 years in the title and escrow industry! The branch is a longtime supporter of the Flathead Building Association, the Northwest Montana REALTORS® Association, the Kalispell Chamber and the Whitefish Chamber. The team is currently new supporters of the Glacier Symphony, the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation, Tires for Change, and Flathead Area Young Professionals (FAYP).

The Kalispell team has a lot of fun and isn’t afraid to get outside of their comfort zone. Each fall, the team throws a community party – depending on the date, a Halloween or an Oktoberfest party takes place. However, costumes are always a must!

They also participate in an annual “Float the River” team bonding excursion that has quickly become the highlight that solidifies their friendships – Heidi explains, “we truly care for one another and truly care for our clients.”

Alliance Title’s Kalispell office is here to serve your needs. As Heidi says, “Our team is one with a united front, and we strive to succeed. Title expertise is what we are known for. Customer service is why we are always the first choice.”

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Flathead County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Kalispell location are thrilled to help make your next transaction a success!

Kalispell branch having fun before Superbowl 53!

Alliance Title – Kalispell
201 S Main St, 59901
406.752.7606

Meet our Coeur d’Alene, ID Branch

To understand the magic of Coeur d’Alene, one must visit the eclectic Northern Idaho city. Surrounded by dozens of lakes created from ice-age glaciers, Coeur d’Alene offers a plethora of recreational activities for any season – as well as jaw-dropping sunsets.

Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene branch sits across Riverstone Park and is a skip away from Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The team is heavily involved in community activities and events – they support St. Vinny’s each year with their concert event in the park, Coeur d’Alene’s local college NIC, as well as supporting CASA, the Women’s Shelter, Children’s Village, Boots and Socks through Windermere, Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors, the local police and fire department, and the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The CDA branch has an incredible group of professionals who desire to help and go above what is required for their customer base. With a combined work experience of 305 years in the industry, accuracy and a timely nature come naturally to this crew.

Each October, the team hosts an Open House that the community is invited to. With a turnout of 250 guests this past October, the CDA branch was especially appreciative of their guests and clients who participated in games, danced to live music, and ate delicious catered barbeque.

When they aren’t hard at work, each employee finds time to relax and unwind. From Noodling – catching large fish with bare hands – to tight wire walking, attending mosh pits at rock concerts, acing spelling bee contests, and powerlifting, this team includes quite the adventure seekers!

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Kootenai County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene location are excited to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title – Coeur d’Alene
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402