@WBD December 2017

December Rates
10-year: 4.47%
20-year: 4.499%

Coming in 2018:
The WBD Seminar Series

WBD-Seminar-Series-2018The annual WBD Seminar Series will make a fourteen-stop tour in February and March of 2018.  At each stop, WBD Training Staff and Loan Officers will provide updates and insight on SBA lending and changes to the 504 loan program that will take effect in 2018 (with the implementation of SBA SOP 50-10-5-J.

This year’s agenda will be in the spirit of the traditional morning sessions offered in the past.

Join us for a refresher course in how to utilize the 504 Program to help your customers finance—or refinance—their fixed assets. Locking in low fixed rates, while preserving cash flow with only 10% down, will make them happy customers.

Plus, limiting your bank’s exposure will let you win more projects.

See our updated schedule below. Stay tuned for more information and registration details in early 2018.

Our Way of Saying Thanks:
Customer Appreciation Happy Hours


Pictured: Jeff Sheffler (WBD); Brad Schneider (U.S. Bank); Becky Schneider (WBD); David Kruck (Horicon Bank); and Matt Wilcox (WBD).

Many thanks to all of the friends we have seen at Customer Appreciation events in Delafield and in Little Chute! Our annual “Thank You Tour” will continue across our service areas.

We value all of our partners and hope you will join WBD staff and leadership at an event near you!

We will supply the food and drinks—plus the opportunity to network with local lenders and with economic development professionals in your areas.

Stop by one of our January events:


1.) WBD Customer Appreciation Happy Hour in Wausau
Thrive Foodery | 2105 North 2nd Street | Wausau, WI  54403
(Click link or image to register)



2.) WBD Customer Appreciation Happy Hour in Eau Claire
Monk’s Bar & Grill | 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive | Eau Claire, WI  54701
(Click link or image to register)

Tim Schneider, CEO of Investors Bank, to Lead WBD Board of Directors

Tim-Schneider-WBD-BoardLong-time WBD supporter and Investors Community Bank CEO Tim Schneider has been elected Chair of the WBD Board of Directors.

“Tim is a strong and committed leader,” WBD CEO Dan Schneider said. “I look forward to working with him to keep WBD moving forward.”

For more information, read the press release from Investors Bank.

2018 WBD Board of Directors

Jeff Bowman Bay Bank
Deb Clements Retired
Kim Kindschi Manitou Associates
Tom Mews    First National Community Bank
Bill Mitchell    Vrakas
Steven Peterson Venture Bank
Dave Provancher    WaterStone Bank
Patrick Schloss    City of West Allis
Dan Schneider    WBD
Tim Schneider
(Chairman of the Board)
Investors Community Bank
Steve Shellman Schenck Business Solutions

A Sign of Change:
New Remodel and a New Mascot


Recently, we remodeled our office and gave it a fresh, clean overhaul. We love the new look, but something was still missing.

To that end, we would like to welcome the newest addition to the WBD Inc. team. Meet “Debenture,” the official mascot of the WBD Eau Claire office.


Now Hiring in Madison:
Small Business Loan Closer

WBD is seeking a Small Business Loan Closer to work in our Madison office.

We are looking for a quality-focused, detail-oriented team player with an interest in supporting small business growth. WBD Loan Closers interact with borrowers, bankers, and insurance companies as part of the SBA lending process.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to: hr@wbd.org