Council Hosts 2021 Year End Meeting

On Thursday, December 9th, the Northwest Mountain MSDC hosted its annual Year End Meeting for Members, MBEs and partners. The event was hosted in hybrid form, with attendees in person at the DoubleTree Suites in Tukwila and others joining from around the region online. We are grateful for the opportunity to safely meet in person and also allow participants to join from wherever was most convenient to them.

The event consisted of networking and breakfast, followed by a presentation of the Council’s 2021 accomplishments and 2022 plans by President & CEO Fernando Martinez. The audience participated in a question & answer sessions following the presentation that initiated much interesting conversation.

We thank all those who joined us for the final event of the year! For those that missed it or would like to review, a recording of the presentation is available to watch on our YouTube channel below, as is a copy of the presentation slide deck.

Stay tuned for photos from this event!

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25th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Wrap Up

On September 2nd the Council celebrated a quarter century supporting continuing education for MBEs at the Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction. This also marked the first live event held since December 2019! The event raised $13,246 for the scholarship fund! 

Congratulations to all our tournament, auction and raffle winners including:

1st Place: Team PromoShop
2nd Place: Team Greater Pacific Industries
3rd Place: Team Trio Group

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, auction contributors and guests! Photos from the event are available to view below (click to enlarge).

Business Conference Wrap Up

On Thursday June 17th the Northwest Mountain MSDC held the third and final part of the 2021 Business Conference, held virtually. The Council was grateful to host two industry leaders and MBEs to speak on their experience.

Carmen Nazario, President and Founder of Elyon International, shared her journey from learning English when her family moved to the United States, to joining the US Army and gaining experience in Information Technology, and then gaining experience in civil industries and how the inspiration for Elyon International was born.

Dicran ‘D’ Arnold, Area Vice President for Business Development at World Wide Technology, also joined to speak on his decades of experience growing as an MBE, and offering valuable advice and insight on building your company, finding opportunities through relationship building and lifting up your peers.

In Council news and updates, President & CEO Fernando Martinez presented survey data collected from Council Members and MBEs regarding their attitudes towards the reopening of the economy, and discussed insights from the data. These charts are available to view in the conference presentation, linked below.

The Council is grateful to all those that attended each part of the Business Conference this year, and we thank our event sponsor T-Mobile and all our annual sponsors who make our work possible.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to live events for the final events of the year, while still offering virtual options for those events. Stay tuned for more event announcements coming soon!

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Virtual Business Conference Part Two

The Northwest Mountain MSDC hosted part two of its annual Business Conference on Thursday May 20th. This is the second year the Council has hosted the conference virtually, due to the Pandemic.

It was a successful morning of networking between MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members. Large group conversations included topics around reopening of the regional economy, struggles during the pandemic and forecasting future market demands as states reopen. Each participant also attended a full slate of one-on-one meetings and roundtables designed to connect them with other MBEs and members well suited to their current goals. The Council is appreciative of all those who shared valuable advice and is glad to see many new connects formed!

The third and final part of the conference will be held on Thursday June 17th.

Sound Community Bank: Commercial Loan Officer II

Apply for Commercial Loan Officer II using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=499736f1-d1dc-4d05-8713-c2451a817168&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=344292&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Commercial Loan Officer II

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Commercial Loan Officer II is responsible for providing professional commercial lending services to existing and prospective bank clients. The Commercial Loan Officer II is expected to achieve their certain production and customer calling goals and properly manage their assigned loan portfolio.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors’ degree preferred, plus a minimum of 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible Commercial Lending experience. Trustworthiness and sensitivity are essential. Skill competencies required include, but are not limited to:
⦁ Ability to underwrite credit requests, determine appropriate loan structure and present proposed loan requests for approval
⦁ Prepare professional Credit Write- Ups for review by Commercial Team Lead, Credit Administration and Loan Committee for approval
⦁ Ability to assess and grade credit risk, debt service capacity and ratio analysis
⦁ Good understanding of financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and statement of cash flows
⦁ Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
⦁ Strong customer focus
⦁ Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment
⦁ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
⦁ Excellent proofreading skills with a strong attention to detail
⦁ Ability to work both independently and as a team player
⦁ Practice flawless ethical behavior and understands the need for confidentiality
⦁ Information Technology knowledge is a plus.
⦁ Must have valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle

Must have an overall understanding of Bank operations and regulatory compliance, including the Bank Secrecy Act.

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS
Within Bank
Commercial Loan Officer II will work closely with the Commercial Team Lead and Commercial Banking Manager to manage existing lending customers and develop new client relationships to attract future lending opportunities for the bank. The Commercial Loan Officer II will work closely with the Bank’s Credit Analysts to assist in analysis of credit requests and preparation of Credit Write ups.

Outside Bank
Position maintains frequent and close working relationship with a variety of centers of influence, community leaders and business Professionals.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibility #1 Loan Production and Maintenance          

  • Originate, underwrite, and service a portfolio of commercial banking relationships and cross-sells other banking services when appropriate
  • Monitor existing loan portfolios to maintain a high quality asset base and assist in collection of past due loans
  • Negotiate renewals of credit facilities.  Recommend approval of  loan payments, construction draw requests, draws from lines of credit and funds transfers with specified limits

Responsibility #2 Credit and Borrower Analysis   

  • Screen potential commercial borrowers by analyzing their business plan, strategies, and projections, as well as, historical financial statements and business results
  • Meet with existing customers and prospects through various methods to discuss business needs and recommend ways in which the Bank can provide solutions
  • Work with Credit Analysts to accurately review prospective borrower requests and coordinate processing of approved loans
  • Test financial loan covenants and prepare annual term loan reviews
  • Ensure all loan documents are correct, signed and recorded/perfected.
  • Ensure all supporting documentation is complete and signed where necessary.

Responsibility #3 New Business Development / Community Outreach     

  • Engage in business development activities and solicit new high quality loan and deposit business to achieve volume and/or production goal
  • Represent SCB at various community functions and professional/civic groups to further enhance the Bank’s image and visibility

Responsibility #4 Continuing Education   

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.

Sound Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EEO is the Law

Northwest Mountain MSDC Announces 2020 Virtual Events

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council has released the new dates for their 2020 premier events. Considering the global, national, and local health risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Northwest Mountain MSDC’s responsibility is, first and foremost, to support its Council Members, MBEs, and Community Partners. The Council has spent a significant amount of time thoughtfully assessing the current situation and have decided to go virtual for all 2020 events. Don’t forget to save the following dates:

Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction: September 3, 2020

Leadership & Advocacy Awards: October 1, 2020

Business Conference 3 Part Event: October 8, 2020; November 12, 2020; December 10, 2020

More information, including how to register for these events, will be available soon.

About the Council
Founded in 1978, the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive economic value by equalizing opportunities. As an affiliate of the National MSDC, the Council certifies minority owned businesses and provides access to supplier development, supply chain inclusion, networking events and formal introductions. The Council serves the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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