About Northwest Business Development Association

Northwest Business Development Association was established in 1982 and is a non-profit Certified Development Company (CDC) and. We are licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help provide and manage SBA’s 504 loan program.

Our mission is to support business growth and job creation. For instance, we do this by providing excellent small business loans along with local lenders and the SBA.

Northwest Business Development Association works with the SBA to organize, package, process, and fund the 504 loan. Thus, saves both the business and the lender time and effort.

We are very proud to play a part in our area’s economic growth. Above all, we look forward to providing loans that help businesses grow.

Who do we serve?


  • All of Washington State

  • 10 Northern Counties in Idaho

    • Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah

    • Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce

    • Lewis, and Idaho

  • 12 Counties in Oregon

    • Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Yamhill

    • Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Wasco,

    • Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, and Umatilla

How have we helped our communities?


  • In the last 2 years, we have funded 110 SBA 504 loans for a total project amount of $268,838,597.

  • The SBA portion totaled $93,329,000.

  • Our average loan was $848,445

  • These loans created or retained 1,033 jobs.

  • For every $1 lent under the program, $94 is generated in tax revenue for our communities.

Northwest Business Development Association Team


 

Debbie Shipman

Debbie Shipman

President

Central & Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho
(208) 818-9777 (Cell)
dshipman@nwbusiness.org

Elizabeth Rusnak

Elizabeth Rusnak

Senior Vice President / Senior Loan Officer

Western Washington
(206) 930-9173
erusnak@nwbusiness.org

James Bright

James Bright

Senior Vice President / Senior Loan Officer

Southwestern Washington/
Northern Oregon
(360) 521-5704
jbright@nwbusiness.org

Evan Heriot

Evan Heriot

Vice President / Senior Loan Officer

Eastern Washington/
Northern Idaho
(509) 904-5169
eheriot@nwbusiness.org

Lisa Vincent

Lisa Vincent

Vice President / Senior Loan Officer

Central Washington
(509) 469-5040
lvincent@nwbusiness.org

Mark Beppler

Mark Beppler

Vice President / Senior Loan Officer

Seattle, Washington
(425) 505-3263
mbeppler@nwbusiness.org

Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Vice President / Senior Loan Officer

Northern Oregon
(503) 746-1805
mmiller@nwbusiness.org

Tracy Bridgens

Tracy Bridgens

Vice President / Operations Manager

Patty Nemeth-Weaver

Patty Nemeth-Weaver

Accountant

Caitlin Hetrick

Caitlin Hetrick

Administrative Specialist

Stephanie Sartell

Stephanie Sartell

Vice President / Credit Administrator

Pamela (Pam) LaMont

Pamela (Pam) LaMont

Senior Credit Analyst

Lynda Biggs

Lynda Biggs

Credit Analyst

Allison Edwards

Allison Edwards

Credit Analyst

Angela Tompkins

Angela Tompkins

Loan Assistant

Colleen Ruggles

Colleen Ruggles

Vice President / Closing Manager

Misty Hoxie

Misty Hoxie

Loan Closing Specialist

David Bixby

David Bixby

Risk Rating Specialist / Servicing Specialist - Liquidation

Renea Taylor

Renea Taylor

Jr. Credit Analyst

Jada Lester

Jada Lester

Loan Servicing Specialist

Kathy Hayenga

Kathy Hayenga

Insurance Specialist

Erik Houser

Erik Houser

Site Visitation Specialist

Western Washington
(206) 940-9592
ehouser@nwbusiness.org

Rob Newman

Rob Newman

In loving memory of Rob Newman
A valued employee and true friend to all