Valley Market: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

“Every decision that was made during this process was focused on our guest.” – Kip Wilkes, owner Valley Market in Thayne, Wyoming Kip Wilkes’ Valley Market used an SBA504 (small business loan) for an expansion and remodel of the store. Valley Market has been a staple in Thayne, Wyoming for more than 25 years. The remodel and expansion, nearly doubles the size of the store (from 18,000 sq feet to 33,000). The updated décor was chosen specifically to reflect the colors, textures and design elements found throughout Star Valley. Additionally, the remodel puts customers first with guest focused flourishes that run the gamut from larger aisles to more high quality… Read More

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Roolee: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

Roolee Then & Now On the cusp of college graduation, Kylee Champlin founded Roolee in 2013 when she was given the chance to purchase her college employer’s small boutique and make it her own. Roolee is a women’s fashion retailer in Logan, Utah that also sells home décor and kids apparel. It’s style is best described as fashionably hip with a hint of vintage twist. With and SBA 504 loan, Roolee purchased a condo adjacent to their current retail space, making a larger photo loft and relocated their office space to accommodate the company’s growth. The expansion also allowed the company to open their children’s shop and clothing line “Roolee… 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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