(Salt Lake City, UT) – Mountain West Small Business Finance congratulates Randy and At-Large Salt Lake County Council representative, one of five distinguished members of the Salt Lake community chosen to be honored at the University of Utah Communications Awards Banquet, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

The event, held at the Little America Hotel Main Ballroom in downtown Salt Lake, honors students who have won awards or scholarships, new members of Kappa Tau Alpha (the national honor society for students in journalism and mass communication), and notable community members.

“Mountain West has a history of encouraging its full-time salaried personnel to donate time and make significant civic contributions. Randy is a great example of this,” said Steve Suite, Mountain West’s Chief Administrative Officer. “We’re proud of his accomplishments and congratulate him and the other recipients on their outstanding achievements.”

Besides Horiuchi, additional community members receiving awards at Wednesday’s event include:

Quintus C. Wilson Alumni Achievement Award

Desmond C. Barker, President, Des Barker Associates, Inc.

M. Gordon Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Ensign Properties

Holly Mullen, Executive Director, Rape Recovery Center

Special recognition awards will also be given to Michael Aaron, Editor and Publisher of and Bruce L. Christensen, Former Senior Vice President, Bonneville International Corporation.

Mountain West Small Business Finance (formerly known as Deseret Certified Development Company) is a private, non-profit corporation licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mountain West administers the SBA’s Realestate 504 Development Company Loan Program “REAL 504”) in the state of Utah and in surrounding mountain states.

Mountain West works with local lending institutions, community economic development agencies, and business owners to facilitate access to capital for growth, expansion and job creation. Since its inception, Mountain West has provided loans to thousands of small businesses totaling well over One Billion Dollars. The result has been the creation of thousands of new jobs in developments in every corner of Utah and adjoining states. For more information on Mountain West and “REAL 504” visit www.mwsbf.com.