Happy 40th ‘Bee Day’ Discovery Gateway

The walls and shelves of Mountain West’s chief administrative officer Steve Suite are filled with art, photos and memorabilia. But perhaps the pièce de résistance is the collection of photos capturing moments of pure delight highlighting his family–and especially his grandchildren–over the years at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. While Suite has long served as a board member for the museum, the framed collage was gifted to him in honor of his time spent as DG’s chairman of the board (from 2009 – 2011). “I started on the board around the time our first grandchild was born,” Suite said. “Our family has grown up at Discovery Gateway.”  Decor from the 40th Bee Day Bash… Read More

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Celebrating National Coffee Day with Bjorn’s Brew

Like many small business success stories, Bjorn’s Brew started with a dream. And Leslie Corbett, owner of Bjorn’s Brew Gourmet Coffee, says that dream was to one day be in the coffee business. But in a somewhat ironic plot-twist for the small business owner, Corbett says it wasn’t actually her dream. “Since the first day I met my husband,” she says, “he’s always wanted to do something with coffee.” She relays the tale with an enthusiasm for the back story of coffee entrepreneurship: they had dabbled in it before. Her husband is in real-estate development, and she’s an interior designer by trade. Which, as a side-note, explains the chic and… Read More

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2018 Mountain West Golf Invitational

Hey Siri, what’s the definition of “Lender Appreciation?”  For MWSBF, it’s golfing at Old Mill for the annual Mountain West Golf Invitational. This year’s tournament, held Friday August 17, 2018 was another successful event, raising more than $2000 in profits that will be donated to the Utah Food Bank’s BackPack Program. Mountain West appreciates everyone who participated in the event, with a special thanks to the tournament’s sponsors. If you’re a lender looking to be on next year’s guest list, contact Mountain West about current or future projects your working on for details.

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SBA Rural Roadshow Heads to Southern Utah: U.S. Senator Mike Lee’s Office and Mountain West Small Business Finance Among Attendees

August 8, 2018, (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, is excited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Utah District Office for the Small Business Rural Show from August 21, 2018 through Thursday, August 23, 2018. Each event, with stops in St. George, Cedar City and Richfield, is free to the general public and includes a keynote address provided by U.S. Sen. Mike Lee’s office with presentations about rural programs and initiatives, as well as business counseling and lending opportunities for small businesses. “Mountain West Small Business Finance is thrilled to participate with the SBA in the Small Business Rural Roadshow,”… Read More

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Happy “National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!”

Earlier this week, 2018 Utah Small Business Person of the Year Paul Merrill, CEO of Casper’s Ice Cream joined MWSBF vice president Danny Mangum at Channel 4, to talk about his company’s expansion–made possible through loans with Mountain West–and of course, the beloved Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwich (amongst other frozen novelties and treats). So celebrate today with a cold one (frozen treat, that is)! And then sit back, relax and enjoy the interview with ABC’s News4Utah below: https://www.good4utah.com/news/4pm-sponsored/the-original-fat-boy-ice-cream-sandwich-will-be-around-for-years-to-come/1336775117

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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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Small Business Rural Road Show Comes to Utah

If you’ve ever had the desire to start your own business, wanted to be your own boss, or had bigger plans for your current small business but weren’t sure where to turn for answers, the Small Business Rural Roadshow, hosted by the SBA Utah District Office, is on it’s way to help. July Sessions: Tuesday, July 17 in Price Wednesday, July 18 in Moab Thursday, July 20 in Vernal August Sessions: Tuesday, August 21 in St. George Wednesday, August 22 in Cedar City Thursday, August 23 in Richfield Join representatives from Mountain West for presentations and a keynote address from Senator Mike Lee’s office, plus information about rural programs and initiatives,… Read More

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Don’t Read This Post if You’re a Banker

Are you a banker who helps small business realize their dreams? If the answer is “yes,” then we say “Thank you! Great Job! Keep up the incredible work!” And also, no need to keep reading this article— this blogpost is not for you. Because if you’re a banker who helps small businesses succeed, then chances are, you’re well aware of an SBA 504 program, and the other programs Mountain West Small Business Finance has available. In fact, you’ve probably partnered with us at one time or another. So again we say, this article is not for you. But if you’re not a banker, and are perhaps instead the owner of… Read More

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MWSBF Doth Supporteth Rural Economic Development

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While there are many methods that promote economic development besides lending, Mountain West has elected to work with partners on entrepreneurial projects including entrepreneurial education, aiding and sponsoring rural development leadership conferences, and assisting larger economic development activities that help to grow and maintain small businesses especially rural small business.

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