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 following departments: human resources and administration, budget and finance, and loan closing. He will continue with his current loan officer duties until MWSBF’s CEO Scott Davis retires (Spring 2020), at which time Mangum will then transition more fully to additional responsibilities in loan review and business development.   “Danny has been a top producer for… Read More

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Congratulations Marcie Nelson: 20 Years with MWSBF

When asking Marcie Nelson how it feels to be celebrating two decades with Mountain West, the response is a jovial “Well, I supposed I feel a little older and SO much wiser!” The Senior Servicing Administrator celebrates 20 years with Mountain West Small Business Finance today, (Friday, March 1, 2019). Nelson said she’s does about everything in servicing, but handling prepayments is her favorite. “I enjoy the interaction with our borrowers, helping to solve problems, answer questions and hopefully leave them happy that they did business with us and will come back if they need financing.” Borrowers, colleagues and co-workers have felt her influence and positivity. In fact, when asked… Read More

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MWSBF Shares Love of Small Businesses by Launching Free Online Training

February 14, 2019, (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, also operating throughout Wyoming and the mountain west, announces a new training about the SBA 504 program available online. The webinar is free and available at https://tinyurl.com/SBA504MWSBF. “We’re excited to share our expertise in the field of small business lending,” said John D. Evans, president Mountain West Small Business Finance. “For more than 30 years, we’ve been sharing this information with bankers and lending institutions across the mountain west – but our efforts have been primarily focused in Utah. This new online instruction—originally shared with lending institutions from Wyoming—is now available to anyone… Read More

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President’s Message Regarding the Continuing Resolution

Mountain West Small Business Finance president John D. Evans released a statement regarding the continuing resolution: Dear Friends, A continuing resolution to re-open the government has been passed, which will provide appropriations through February 15, 2019. With the enactment of this resolution, the lapse in appropriations has ended and furloughed federal employees will return to work on their next regularly scheduled workday. In anticipation of the government re-opening, Mountain West Small Business Finance has been accepting loan applications, structuring projects, and underwriting and approving loans internally to mitigate any loss in production. We will begin to submit pending projects this week to the SBA for final approval. Please be mindful… Read More

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President’s Message Regarding Government Shutdown

Mountain West Small Business Finance President John D. Evans released a statement regarding the government shutdown and how MWSBF’s operations are affected: “We received updated information related to the 504 Loan Program regarding SBA operations during the government shutdown. First, and perhaps most importantly, is that funding has been deemed as a necessary function of government, so approved loans that don’t require any modification, will move forward with funding as scheduled. “Second, if there are any changes, including but not limited to project costs, the loan will be postponed until the government re-opens and those changes can be made. “Additionally, under current government shutdown restrictions, no new loan applications can be… Read More

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2018 Employee Recognition Awards

When you ask a Mountain West Small Business Finance employee what their favorite part of working for the company is, ninety-plus-percent would say it’s the people. In 2018, our employees not only helped hundreds of small businesses realize their dreams.   Stephen Hawking said, “We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.”   It’s incredible to think that for a company with less than 50 current employees, MWSBF’s 38-year history includes a portfolio of more than 1500 loans to small businesses across the mountain west. It’s possible because of the company’s greatest asset: our people. To celebrate the accomplishments of our people, this… Read More

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Celebrating Service: January 2019

Business Management writer Patrick Lencioni said, “Engaged, enthusiastic, and loyal employees are pivotal drivers of growth and health in any organization.”   At Mountain West Small Business Finance, we’re grateful to have had so many incredible employees throughout our 38 year history. This month, we are not only celebrating the 38th anniversary of our company – but the anniversaries of nine employees (our CEO Scott Davis and our President John D. Evans are both included amongst those nine as well.)   Join us on social media –Facebook and Instagram—throughout the month as we highlight our January employee anniversaries, their longevity and contributions to Mountain West. January Employee Anniversary Service Awards… Read More

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An Attitude of Gratitude

  “We were given the challenge to create something beyond a turkey or cornucopia this year,” Lindsay Boulter, head Marketing assistant at Mountain West Small Business Finance said. “The reality is, every day at this office, more than 40 employees come together with a single focus – to help small businesses succeed. Their success is our success, and we wanted to show our gratitude for them.” And that’s where the idea for the logo with all the borrower’s names came from. Boutler continued, “We wanted a representation of what has made Mountain West successful this year, and what we’re grateful for—it seemed like the perfect fit.” Mountain West’s President John… 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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