Western Nut Company: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

April 1966, Wellington McDonald and Helen Bean founded the Western Nut Company with a business model that called for acquiring the highest quality of raw nuts in the industry, and then roasting them to perfection. Ownership changed hands in 1983, and the company has remained family-owned ever since. Throughout Western Nut’s 50-plus year history, the hallmarks of quality and freshness remain tenants of the company’s success to this day. With an SBA504 Loan, Loren Mercer and his business partners —his brothers Lloyd Mercer and Lee Mercer—purchased the existing Western Nut factory store property after Loren had spent 10 years working as an executive for Western Nut. In addition to the factory… Read More

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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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