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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)!    

PRESS RELEASE: WBD Pledges $75,000/Year to Jump Start New CRA Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2018 WBD Support Kicks Off WEDA Effort to Connect Banks with Community Investment Opportunities WBD pledges $75,000/year to jump start new CRA Network The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) will hold its first regional meeting of the newly created Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Network on June 5th in Eau Claire, where it will bring together…

Connie Suemnicht: A 2017 Elite Lender!

Connie Suemnicht of Bank of Wisconsin Dells is one of WBD’s 2017 ELITE LENDERS! Elite Lenders have done at least ten 504 projects with WBD and are true allies of small business! Congratulations, Connie! Click here for more information about WBD’s 2017 Elite Lenders!

Bill Kadrich: A 2017 Elite Lender!

Join us in congratulating Bill Kadrich of Marine Bank as one of WBD’s 2017 ELITE LENDERS! Elite Lenders have done at least ten 504 projects with WBD and are true allies of small business! Click here for more information about WBD’s 2017 Elite Lenders!

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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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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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Happy Halloween from WBD

Happy Halloween from the WBD team! If you are ready to grow your business, to own your fixed assets, or to upgrade your equipment, then we have a treat for you. It’s called the SBA 504 Loan, and along every step of the process, we are happy to lend a hand.

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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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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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