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Rock ‘n’ Glow Participants Share a Bright Idea: Run and Walk for Charity

  It may have been a Friday the thirteenth, but organizers of the Jeremy Monnett Rock ‘n’ Glow Fun Run/Walk lucked out with a big band of brightly beaming participants who helped honor the memory of WBD’s twin brother, Jeremy Monnett. Held at the Dockside Tavern/Oshkosh Riverwalk, the family event drew more than 500 people, who dressed brightly and lit themselves with anything from glow…

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How Do We C.R.E.A.T.E. Our Core Values?

A mission-based organization, WBD focuses on small business growth and development. Internally, we have a mission also—our core values. Firms create core values to answer many questions: What image do you want to convey? What are your underlying philosophies? How personal values factor into the company? How do core values align with the mission statement? In response to types of…

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WBD Thursday Success Story:
Companion Housing Programs, Inc.

Companion Housing Programs provides housing and services to the developmentally disabled. Programs are designed by the individual, their family members, the county social services workers assigned to that individual and the CHP staff to meet the needs of the individual while encouraging independent living skills. CHP owns and operates 14 houses in the Hennepin County area that provide their customers…

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S.M.A.R.T Collaborations in the Office Make Good Ideas Great

While working on slides for the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) Annual Meeting, I had a thought to apply the concept of S.M.A.R.T. goals into the presentation. This framework helps professionals set clear and articulated goals into any project—often making the difference between creating a list and forming an action plan. But first of all, what is NADCO and what…

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WBD Staffers attend Hmong Wisconsin Chamber Awards Ceremony

WBD Inc.‘s own Lance Walter (Vice President of Strategic Communications), Diane Byler (Vice President and Loan Officer), and Carl Valiulis (Network Administrator) attended the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce‘s 11th Annual Business Awards Celebration on Friday night. Held at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, the event showcased Wisconsin’s latest and greatest among Hmong and Southeast Asian businesses. More than 400…

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Craft Brewers Draft a Plan for Business Growth

By Bruce Kaufmann WBD Senior Credit Analyst Manager In my time at WBD, I have analyzed and underwritten a number of businesses in the craft brewing industry.  Combined with my enthusiasm for craft beer, and observing how these businesses have evolved over time, I have developed some insight into factors that are indicators of likely success. I am not a…

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WBD Experts talk 504 and 7(a) Lending on ‘Biztalk’ Radio

Recently, WBD Senior Vice President and Senior Lender Jason Monnett teamed up with WBD Vice President and Loan Officer Matt Wilcox to talk all things 504 and 7(a) on the “BizTalk with SCORE” radio program. The experts explained how WBD helps small businesses create jobs through an SBA 504 or a 7(a) loan—sometimes both by layering loans to support different parts of the process.…

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What is the 504 Loan Process?

An SBA 504 loan is a special product that can only be offered by a Certified Development Company (CDC) in partnership with a local lender. WBD is one of the most successful CDC’s in the country and has partnered with hundreds of local lenders to help thousands of small businesses since 1981. The 504 loan is designed to help small…

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