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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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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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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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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Cultivating Champions – Just One of Many Delightful MWSBF Services

I don’t remember much of my Dad’s wardrobe from my youth (this was probably a defense mechanism); but one particular shirt stands out. It was an old-school style baseball tee: red three-quarter sleeves attached to a white center with the words “ANYWHERE BUT BYU” in shiny crimson silk-screened letters. Not to start this foray into the blogosphere by offending fans of the Team Down South (Mountain West loves their BYU friends), but the blood definitely runs red in our family.

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