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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Ice Cream of the Crop

Long before “Buy Local” was a movement or trending on Twitter®, Casper’s Ice Cream was sourcing goods about local as one could get. In 1925, Casper Merrill took the milk and cream from the family’s dairy cows and created the “original” Ice Cream Nut Sundae on a Stick in a tengallon milk can and sold them at the local Independence Day celebration.

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Employee Spotlight: Kim Harper

This week we caught up with Kim Harper, V.P., Servicing Department Manager over here at Mountain West. Kim’s been with Mountain west for over 20 years, and she was recently promoted to head up the Servicing Department, where Mountain West manages our vast loan portfolio. Kim’s been a key asset to Mountain West, and we appreciate the decades of experience that she brings to her new role. Q: What’s your favorite restaurant? Kim: I must admit, I love all foods unless it’s fish (or anything that swims, walks, crawls in or is grown in the sea!) I’d have to say I probably don’t have a favorite restaurant, but I love all… Read More

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Welcome Mike Oliver

  Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA 504 lender, is pleased to announce that Mike Oliver has joined MWSBF as an Underwriter and Business Development Officer. “With extensive SBA and commercial lending experience, including nearly a decade as a CDC Business Development Officer, Mike brings a wealth of experience and a host of partnerships that will fit well within our business model and will help MWSBF achieve its long term goals,” explained John Evans

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Danny Mangum: Loan Officer, Father, Gossip Magazine Guru

This week we caught up with Danny Mangum, V.P., Loan Officer over here at Mountain West. Danny’s been with us for the last six years, and has been involved with loan origination that whole time. Q: What are three words to describe what you do for Mountain West? Danny: Loans, Loans & Comedy Q: What’s your favorite restaurant? Danny: Settebello Q: What has been your favorite project/event at Mountain West?  Danny: Casper’s Ice Cream (Fat Boy), it has been so cool to see a rural manufacturer grow to a point where we are now working on their 3rd and 4th loans. The amazing thing about Casper’s is that their success has in part… Read More

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