Saffron Valley: Small Business Spotlight

Saffron Valley Special The newest addition in the Saffron Valley family is part restaurant, part market and part chai house. With small business financing from Mountain West, Saffron Valley was able to hire 12 more employees at their new Sugarhouse/Liberty Wells location in Salt Lake City. The new 5000 square foot location also includes a culinary […]Read More

Western Nut Company: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

April 1966, Wellington McDonald and Helen Bean founded the Western Nut Company with a business model that called for acquiring the highest quality of raw nuts in the industry, and then roasting them to perfection. Ownership changed hands in 1983, and the company has remained family-owned ever since. Throughout Western Nut’s 50-plus year history, the […]Read More

Valley Market: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

“Every decision that was made during this process was focused on our guest.” – Kip Wilkes, owner Valley Market in Thayne, Wyoming Kip Wilkes’ Valley Market used an SBA504 (small business loan) for an expansion and remodel of the store. Valley Market has been a staple in Thayne, Wyoming for more than 25 years. The […]Read More

S&B Aluminum Foundry: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

The Great American Story I sit with Seng and Hensen Rin for almost an hour. They’re the father-son team behind S&B Aluminum Foundry in West Valley City, Utah. Seng, the father and owner of S&B, is originally from Cambodia. His son Hensen, the company’s vice-president, was born in the states after Seng (an orphan who […]Read More

Roolee: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

Roolee Then & Now On the cusp of college graduation, Kylee Champlin founded Roolee in 2013 when she was given the chance to purchase her college employer’s small boutique and make it her own. Roolee is a women’s fashion retailer in Logan, Utah that also sells home décor and kids apparel. It’s style is best […]Read More

MTC Studio Designs: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

Grandest Goals: Small Business Dreams “My grandest goal when I started MTC was to put my business in a situation to be able to buy our own facility,” explains Michael Trent Coates, owner of MTC Studio Designs. “It was a stretch goal that was achieved because Mountain West and Deseret First CU believed in me […]Read More

Stone Canyon Inn: Small Business Borrower Spotlight

Red Rock Magic and Magesty Anyone who’s traveled through southern Utah can speak firsthand to the majestic and magical red rock splendor of the area. Visitors travel from all over the world to see the stunning red cliffs and towers of orange sandstone juxtaposed with bright blue skies. Twenty years ago, Dixie and Mike Burbidge, […]Read More

Tall Hat Foods: Borrower Spotlight

Tall Hat Foods partnered with Mountain West Small Business Finance on an SBA 504 loan to fund the company’s move into a 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Orem, Utah. The establishment has an enormous kitchen and additional warehouse space for receiving and shipping. Kent Andersen, a long-time chef, also has deep experience in food research, […]Read More

Kimberly Holley Promoted to AVP-Loan Officer for Mountain West Small Business Finance

May 7, 2019 – (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, also operating throughout Wyoming and the mountain west, is pleased to announce that Kimberly Holley has been promoted to AVP-Loan Officer (effective May 1, 2019). In her new capacity Holley has oversight for all community advantage and economic revolving loan […]Read More

Mountain West Small Business Finance Announces Promotions and Changes in Leadership Structure

May 1, 2019, (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, also operating throughout Wyoming and the mountain west, announces changes to their leadership structure, effective Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Danny Mangum has been promoted to chief operating officer. In his new capacity, Mangum will have oversight for the […]Read More