WBD Inc. honors its top lending partners from across Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for their success in helping small business get the financing they need to grow, create jobs and build communities. WBD is pleased to recognize the efforts of Joe Nelson, of Bank First.
"WBD has helped thousands of businesses and worked with hundreds of banks and lenders, but those who earn their way to being WBD Elite Lenders have shown a consistent dedication to serving the best interests of the businesses they work with by utilizing the 504 program,” explained WBD CEO Dan Schneider.
Joe has collaborated with WBD ten times since 2017 to help businesses access the long-term, low rate, fixed financing available by utilizing the SBA 504 program. His efforts have secured over $9,500,000 in total project financing for these local businesses, and helped to create and retain 140 jobs.
“I have known Joe for many years. He is a great banker who always looks out for what is best for his customer and offers them the best financing structure to meet their individual needs,” commented WBD Vice President and Loan Officer, Steve Kohl.
WBD partners with local lenders across Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to provide small business financing for fixed assets. WBD is a top SBA Certified Development Company (CDC) in the Midwest and finished 2022 ranked #7 of over 200 active CDCs in the nation. Every business served by WBD is done in conjunction with a local lender.