Category: Business Borrowers

Success Story: Earth Rider Brewery

     “April Nelson and the team at WBD did an outstanding job helping us navigate SBA program requirements. The development of Earth Rider Brewery included many public and private partnerships, which added a layer of complexity. Their efforts were thorough and timely, and we appreciate their help to bring the first packaging brewery to Superior, WI in 50 years.”      –…

What’s Funding at WBD – April 2018

From breweries to hotels to home builders and beyond, WBD is honored to support many exciting projects each and every month with the 504 loan. As a recently-begun feature on our blog and in our newsletter, WBD will provide an overview of the projects that funded the prior month.  Here is what we funded in April 2018!    

What’s Funding at WBD – March 2018

From breweries to hotels to home builders and beyond, WBD is honored to support many exciting projects each and every month with the 504 loan. As a new feature on our blog and in our newsletter, WBD will provide an overview of the projects that funded the prior month.  Here is what we funded in March 2018!

Commercial real estate has a great new 25-year financing option

April 3, 2018 Commercial real estate has a great new 25-year financing option SBA 504 loans now able to offer 25-year loan The US Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the creation of a 25-year debenture in the 504 loan program. “More options and flexibility in the program will only make the 504 program more attractive to both our business…

Success Story: Copper State Brewing Co.

“Bill and I first had a successful experience using WBD’s services for Copper Rock Coffee to obtain our Downtown Appleton building.  This positive encounter led us to think of WBD when considering funding for a second business opportunity, Copper State Brewing Company.  Together with our bank, WBD’s knowledgeable, organized, and friendly staff helped us navigate and fund our unique situation.…

SKYCOAT Honored as St. Croix EDC 2017 Small Business of the Year!

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has honored WBD client SKYCOAT LLC and its founder Patrick Traynor as its Small Business of the Year for 2017! From the story at mygatewaynews.com: HUDSON, WI – On February 22, 2018, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) honored its 2017 business of the year winners at Kilkarney Hills in River Falls, Wisconsin. The…

Dynamic Recycling Founders Honored as WI’s Top Small Business People of 2018

  Congratulations to WBD client Dynamic Recycling, whose founders Curt Greeno and Miles Harter have been selected as Wisconsin’s top small business people of 2018 by the U.S. Small Business Administration! From the La Crosse Tribune: The founders of Onalaska’s Dynamic Recycling have been selected as Wisconsin’s top small business people of 2018 by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  …

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RESULTS: Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert

Hot off the presses (or the ovens)… Here are results of the WBD Thanksgiving Dessert Poll. Despite an early lead for pumpkin pie, a creamy competitor took a sweet lead—quickly eclipsing the ole’ standard. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving from the WBD family to yours (and if you are a small business owner, take a well-deserved break!

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POLL: Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert

Click on the image to vote and to view results You work hard. You pay your taxes. You try to be a good person. Put others before you? Yes. Open to favors? All the time. Sure, you perform acts of kindness because you are an awesome, self-less person. But at the Thanksgiving dessert table, it’s all about you. After family,…

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WBD’s Randy Kyle Elected as a NADCO At-Large Director for 2017-2018 Term

Earlier this month, the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) announced their 2017-2018 NADCO Board of Directors election results. WBD is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Randy Kyle has been elected as an at-large director. Randy, who is a CPA and has a Masters of Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota, brings a wealth of operational and…

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