(ELKO, NV-) USDA Rural Development Nevada and its partners, Elko Federal Credit Union, and the Small Business Development Center at Great Basin College celebrated the success of Angel Lake RV at the RV park in Wells on Friday, March 7.
Elko Federal Credit Union recently approved a sizeable loan to Angel Lake RV, which was guaranteed by USDA Rural Development. By working with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Elko, the owners and SBDC counselor George Kleeb were able to develop a business plan focused on the long-term health of the business. The park owners are planning for an expansion in the near future.
“As a local lender we can assist Credit Union members from beginning to end,” said Doug Schwartz, Elko Federal Credit Union’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Lender. “With the member’s best interest at the center of all we do, we can help educate our members and support them in reaching their business goals”.
Angel Lake RV has been in business in Wells since June 2005. Owners Stephen and Mavis Wright, and their daughter Debbie Robinson, who works as manager of the park, are proud to offer full service, 24-hour, year-round accommodations for the RV traveler. Over the past eight years, the park has gradually built a solid following.
Snowbirds, hunters, anglers, and workers needing short-term housing, are all welcomed at the 48-space park, which can accommodate
RVs up to 70-feet-long. Angel Lake RV is located in Wells, off exit 351, at the intersection of Humboldt Avenue and Angel Lake Road. The park’s facilities, in addition to shore power and water, include showers, bathrooms and a laundry area, as well as Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), and cable TV.
Debbie Robinson, who helps run the business, said she has been pleased with the efforts so far. “I just want to let others know that there is help available to grow your business. It takes some work, but along the way, you really get to know your business.” She is looking forward to promoting Angel Lake RV using 21st century technology like the internet and social media.
“Recreation, tourism and the mining sector are all supporting our business and that of the local economy,” Robinson said. “We are glad our park can help support tourists and temporary workers, and we look forward to building on in the future.”
On behalf of USDA Rural Development, Special Projects Coordinator Kelly Clark welcomed the Elko Federal Credit Union as a new lender using Rural Development’s Business and Industry Loan Guarantee.
“We are happy to put the B and I program to work here in Elko County supporting EFCU’s expansion into commercial lending. It’s also nice to find a jewel of a place to come to and enjoy the Nevada outdoors in the process!” Clark said.
For more information on Angel Lake RV, visit http://www.angellakerv.com .
For more information on the Small Business Development Center in Elko, visit the website at http://nsbdc.org/who-we-are/offices/elko/ or contact George Kleeb at (775) 753-2245.
Elko Federal Credit Union is online at www.efcu.org or contact Doug Schwartz at (775) 738-4142.
For more information on USDA Rural Development contact Maria Murillo in the Elko USDA Service Center at 555 W. Silver St. Suite 101, (775) 738-8468, or online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/NVHome.html