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Small Business Saturday

It’s almost time for Small Business Saturday. Here’s how to make the most out of this important day for local businesses.»

Small Business Saturday is a growing Thanksgiving Holiday tradition, and one that pays dividends to communities throughout America. Whether you’re a shopper eager for great holiday shopping ideas, or a small…

Veronica Arias

Staff Spotlight – Veronica Arias»

Here at WESST our mission is to be the place to start and grow your business. Our staff is committed to this vision and they enjoy sharing that dedication with our…

Andriana Garcia

Client Spotlight – Rising Sun Massage Therapy»

Rising Sun is a place where you can come relax and forget about your worries if only for an hour. Professionalism and trust are a must when treating our clients. Rising…

Kim Blueher

Staff Spotlight – Kim Blueher»

This month on our blog series, we are featuring VP of Lending, Kim Blueher.  When WESST started in 1989, she joined to set up the micro-loan program, which she currently manages.…

L Siegel

Client Spotlight – Shadowlands Design»

LEAH SIEGEL, SHADOWLANDS DESIGN makes limited-edition fine art wearables and functional items that transform the ordinary. Inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Southwest, Shadowlands Design’s products feature bold abstract digital…

Erin Elder

Proposal Writing for Creatives»

Like many people in the arts, my career has been all over the place. I’ve worked in commercial galleries, museums, non-profit art spaces, workshops, schools and public art. I’ve followed…

Mark Gilboard

Staff Spotlight – Mark Gilboard»

Mark joined the WESST ABQ team in April 2017. We are happy to have him as part of the WESST family and hope you enjoy learning a little more about…

Gail Golden Jewelry

Client Spotlight – Gail Golden Jewelry»

For our last blog of 2016 we are featuring WESST client Gail Golden, Owner of Gail Golden Jewelry.  Gail Golden’s jewelry is uniquely sculptural; it has a substantial and tactile quality,…

Brad Crowson

Staff Spotlight – Brad Crowson»

We’re back!  We took a little break from our blog series, but we are back and hope you enjoy learning about our Rio Rancho Regional Manager, Brad Crowson! What made you want…

Nifty 50s Gift Shop

Client Spotlight – Nifty 50s Gift Shop & Cool Classics for You»

This month on the WESST blog we are featuring WESST clients Melissa and Orlando Cobos, Owners of Nifty 50’s Gift Shop & Cool Classics for You. Nifty 50’s is truly…