Category: WBD Inc

Coolest Kringle in Wisconsin

WBD client Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe makes a really good Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Kringle. How good? Well, it just won the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’ contest! It’s amazing how cool things happen when you work with WBD… This fantastic kringle beat out three other Wisconsin-made products in the final round to win the contest.…

WBD’s April Nelson Elected to St. Croix EDC Board

WBD Vice President and Loan Officer April Nelson (left) has been elected to a 3-year term on the board of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Click below for more, and congratulations, April! Click here to read the full article from the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC)!    

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…

Registration for the 29th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference is open!

Make plans now to attend the May 10-11, 2018, event at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. The conference will provide educational information and updates for commercial lenders through presentations from SBA, RMA, Regulatory Agencies, and more! Attend the annual conference for bank presidents, CEOs, Board and Chamber Directors, CPAs, Commercial Lenders, Credit Analysts, Tellers, Collection Managers, Financial and Economic…

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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…

SBA Loans: 504 vs 7(a)

When it comes to SBA lending, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The two largest SBA programs are the 7(a) Loan, offered through lenders, and the 504 Loan, delivered through a Certified Development Company like WBD in partnership with local lenders. Our loan officers will ascertain your business needs and your overall objectives to determine the best loan package(s) for you. What are…

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Lance Talk: Goal-based Marketing in the CDC World

Lance Walter, VP of Strategic Communications at WBD Inc., leads a breakout session on goal-based marketing at the 2017 NADCO: National Association of Development Companies Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Lance geared his marketing talk towards other Certified Development Companies (CDCs)—nonprofit organizations that are certified and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide 504 Loan financing to small businesses. Heather…

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