New Employees at SBA's Utah District Office
Ted Elliot Rachel Thomson Karl Wernick
Ted Elliot, Lender Relations Specialist, Rachel Thomson, Program Support Assistant and Karl Wernick, Lender Relations Specialist, are new employees at the Utah District Office.
Ted Elliott is very happy to join the SBA family. He came from a broker lending background and spent almost four years at Hill Air Force Base in human resources. He is married to a wonderful woman named Terri and has two great kids, Jorden, 19, and Anastacia, 18. He currently lives in Tooele, but plans on making the move to Salt Lake very shortly. Ted is an amateur photographer and loves to do portraits, stills and landscapes. His photography hobby is very expensive and he would like to make enough money with his hobby so that he can buy additional equipment.
At the age of 33, Rachel Thomson is the youngest member of SBA's Utah District office. She has been in Utah all of her life and grew up in Davis and Weber counties. She is the mother of two AWESOME children, Kilee, 14, and Noah, 10. Kilee is a cheerleader at West Point Jr. High and Noah loves science and Tae Kwon Do. They have a one-year-old ShihTzu named Bella. She enjoys gardening, cooking and summer time. Her guilty pleasure is WWE wrestling and she loves the Utah Jazz. She is currently enrolled at the University of Phoenix pursuing a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and will have her Associate's Degree in September this year. She spent the last six years working for the IRS and is excited about working for SBA.
After a nine-year hiatus, Karl Wernick is back with the Utah District office. Some of you may remember that Karl previously served a 17-year stint with SBA, but left in 2004, working in the private sector until his return to SBA. He is happy to be back with his "SBA family" to promote the Agency's valuable programs. An "empty nester," Karl lives in Logan with his wife and their 20-year-old cat, "Snoopy." He is passionate about powered and soaring flight, mountain biking, hiking, motorcycling and traveling to explore new horizons.
Utah Rural Legislative Day
Ian Lorenzana, EDS Steve Price, DDD
On March 8, 2013, SBA's Utah District Office participated at the Utah Rural Legislative Day at the Utah Capitol. The Rural Division of the Governor's Office of Economic Development first established the Rural Legislative Day in 2011 to inform legislators on issues impacting rural Utah. As part of the celebration of the Utah Rural Legislative Day, the Utah Small Business Development Center network awarded small businesses across the state for their innovations and achievements over the past year.
SBA to Expand Access to Loan Programs
Washington - Borrowers and lenders of loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process, while also strengthening oversight and the integrity of the agency's loan programs.
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