Our Borrowers

Ariel Arnson and Aeva Couture

In July 2012, Ariel moved back to her hometown of Wales, Wisconsin in order to buy the local bridal and formal wear store as the previous owner was retiring after 40 years of operation. The bridal store was in a hidden location, found mainly through word of a mouth amongst the community. After a year of redesigning and rebranding her storefront, she encountered the opportunity to rent a more prominent storefront in Delafield, which is known as 'The Steeple' among Delafield residents.  This is an almost ideal locationfor a bridal couture store, and is an exciting opportunity for her to take her business to the next level! With her experience in the bridal fashion industry, including stylist experience with Anthropologie's sister brand BHLDN,  we have the confidence she can succeed in her new storefront.


Ryan Sendelbach and Ryan's Tea

As a lifelong tea drinker, Ryan sprouted the idea of creating aRyan's Tea tea business that competes with the higher-priced namedbrand teas. In the summer of 2013 between his schoolsemesters, he started a tea stand in East Towne Mall. He strives to bring quality, organic teas to the residents of Madison, while at the same time making this luxury item more affordable by cutting prices. He offers a variety of artisan loose leaf teas along with teaware to suit any tastes and occasions. His teas can rival any coffee! Stop by East Towne Mall and visit Ryan’s Tea stand!

Jacob Jacquet and Wonsnow

With a lifelong passion for snowboarding, Jacob Jacquet, a UW Madison student, created Wonsnow, an online storefront to refurnish used snowboards and resell them at discounted prices.

Wonsnow Snowboards

Wonsnow offers great products at great price points– there's something for people at all skill levels.We've extended two rounds of loans to Wonsnow and are extremely happy with our partnership.

They're very confident in their products and their customer service is top notch – we believe in Wonsnow! Click their logo to check out their products:

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      Shon Jones and Double S BBQ

Owning his own business had always been a dream of Jones. Facing unemployment three years ago, he decided it was time to pursue that dream. After purchasing a restaurant trailer, Jones opened Double S BBQ. The rest, as they say, is history. With three years of serving up mouth-watering Texas brisket and smoked pork ribs under his belt, Shon came to us looking for a loan that would enable him to open up a store front for his restaurant.

PS: Shon's food is REALLY REALLY TASTY! His smoked beef brisket sandwich won 1st Place in the Southern Category at Taste of Madison 2011!

Read the complete TMF press release about Shon and his business.

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