Serving: Bingham, Power, Bannock, Caribou, Oneida, Franklin, and Bear Lake Counties

Pocatello Region

Idaho State University SBDC - ISU College of Business

Building #5 Room 510
Pocatello, ID 83209-8020
208.244.8521

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921 8th Ave -Stop 8020
Pocatello, ID 83209-8020

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Staff

John Hart

Region Director

208.244.8521
hartjoh4@isu.edu

John has a business background in marketing and communications. He began his business career in the creative industries of art and design. He worked for a time in Connecticut as a gallery artist and international illustrator. After earning a Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan he became a college professor in New Jersey and started a consulting firm that focused on web design, multimedia marketing, and communications. John has experienced the ups and downs of small business ownership when a separate venture he launched in the summer of 2008 was interrupted by the market crash in fall 2008.

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John has been involved in economic development in eastern Idaho since 2005. He has worked with municipalities, small and mid-sized businesses and non-profits. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Economic Development Association and recently on the Board of the Idaho Falls Arts Council. He joined the Idaho SBDC in 2011.

Ann Swanson

Business Consultant

208.282.4402
swanann@isu.edu

Ann Swanson helps businesses sort through an overwhelming number of digital and Internet marketing options. She helps businesses leverage tools such as web sites, SEO, e-newsletters, mobile marketing, pay-per-click, and social media to create better relationships with their customers.

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Ann began working in web communications in 2000. Her career includes web development and marketing director at Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello’s regional hospital; marketing director at Idaho State University College of Business, and owning her own small business. She has two Master’s Degrees from the University of Southern California and has been a marketing professor at Idaho State University. Ann joined the Pocatello Idaho SBDC in 2011.