A Letter from MWSBF President: COVID-19 & SBA Disaster Relief

During this time of COVID-19, social distancing and earthquakes, MWSBF is committed to providing the same level of care and customer service as we always have. We are limiting our in person interactions but remain fully accessible via phone, email or if needed, video conferencing. If you have any questions, please reach out to any of our loan officers via phone or email: Spencer Davis, 801-412-3769, sdavis@mwsbf.com Judd Blakesley, 801-412-3792, jblakesley@mwsbf.com Blake Beck, 801-655-4968, bbeck@mwsbf.com Jeff Vanchiere, 435-652-3761, jvanchiere@mwsbf.com Brooks Harbertson, 801-655-4989, bharbertson@mwsbf.com Tyler Healey, 435-787-4242, thealey@mwsbf.com Anyone with concerns about their small business during the COVID-19 pandemic can be directed to the SBA for Disaster Relief Loans. Beginning today, the… Read More

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Tyler Healey Named VP, Commercial Loan Officer for Mountain West Small Business Finance

Article Highlights Mountain West Small Business Finance has named Tyler Healey as vice president, commercial loan officer. Healey will be responsible for the company’s loan production in Northern Utah and Wyoming. You can contact Tyler via email at thealey@mwsbf.com or phone at 435-787-4242 Read the full press release below. January 3, 2020 (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, welcomes Tyler Healey as vice president, commercial loan officer. Based in Mountain West’s office in Logan, Utah (95 west 100 South, Suite 386), Healey will be responsible for the company’s loan production in Northern Utah and Wyoming. “We continue to see positive growth and expansion in… Read More

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Celebrating Women in Small Business

Celebrating Women in Small Business October is National Women’s Small Business Month. We’re celebrating women-owned businesses everywhere, as well as the outstanding progress female entrepreneurs have made over the years! Did you know? -In 1972, women only owned 4.6% of all businesses in the United States. As of 2019, women owned 42% of all businesses -Women-owned businesses grew 21% from 2014 to 2019, and businesses owned by women of color grew at double that rate. Numbers for black women entrepreneurs grew the fastest, with an increase of 50%. In fact, as of 2019, women of color accounted for 50% of all women who owned businesses. -There are nearly 13 million… Read More

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Brooks Harbertson Named VP, Commercial Loan Officer for Mountain West

MWSBF Names Brooks Harbertson as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer for Company’s Utah County Operation Article Highlights: Brooks Harbertson Mountain West Small Business Finance has named Brooks Harbertson as vice president, commercial loan officer at their Orem, Utah office. In his new capacity, Harbertson will support the Central Utah operation. Harbertson has worked in a number of different lending capacities for more than 15 years. Most recently he worked at Mountain West Bank and for Zions Bank. Brooks can be contacted via email at bharbertson@mwsbf.com. Read the full press release below. June 26, 2019, (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, welcomes Brooks… Read More

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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 school, making it a one stop shop for anyone who wants to explore Indian food. The tour de force behind Saffron Valley is Lavanya Mahate. Born and raised in Southern India, Mahate watched her mom, with some help from Kanthama (their kitchen help) cook for her large extended family, and her joy for all things… Read More

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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 hallmarks of quality and freshness remain tenants of the company’s success to this day. With an SBA504 Loan, Loren Mercer and his business partners —his brothers Lloyd Mercer and Lee Mercer—purchased the existing Western Nut factory store property after Loren had spent 10 years working as an executive for Western Nut. In addition to the factory… Read More

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A Win for Wyoming and Mountain West Small Business Finance!

  Whether you know it as the “Equality State,” “Cowboy State,” or “Big Wyoming,” Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF) is celebrating with all Wyomingites the Small Business Administration (SBA) decision to approve MWSBF as a statewide provider of 504 loans in Wyoming. John Evans MWSBF president explained, “For nearly two decades, we have been lending to a large number of small businesses in the southwest corridor of Wyoming. From that experience, we have come to believe that small businesses, throughout Wyoming, could be better served with more options for their lending needs. Mountain West consistently rated in the ‘Top 10’ of SBA 504 lenders nationwide, brings to Wyoming 38… Read More

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