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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Randy Fischer Named VP, Commercial Loan Officer – Bridgerland for Mountain West

Randy Fischer Named Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer – Bridgerland for Mountain West Small Business Finance Article Highlights Mountain West Small Business Finance has named Randy Fischer as vice president, commercial loan officer – Bridgerland. Fischer will be responsible for the company’s loan production in Northern Utah and Wyoming. Fischer comes to Mountain West with a wealth of experience—more than 15 years in the banking industry. Vice president and loan officer Judd Blakesley, who was recently named MWSBF’s manager of marketing & government relations previously had oversight for the Bridgerland region. You can contact Randy via email at rfischer@mwsbf.com or phone at 435-938-8207 Read the full press release below. June… Read More

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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 funds, and reports directly to Spencer Davis, vice president and senior lending officer. “For more than a decade, Kim has contributed to the success of small businesses across the mountain west,” Davis said. “She’s been a key player in our company’s success, working in our Orem and Salt Lake offices, and taking best practices from… Read More

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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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