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Business to Business

How a seating manufacturer is getting its employees off their butts

Chicago-based Freedman Seating used Wells Fargo financing to renovate and expand its manufacturing facility, adding a gym for its employees.


Business to Business

Making products today for tomorrow’s travelers

Employees of Travelon, a Chicago-based company that designs and distributes travel accessories, receive financial education through Wells Fargo at Work.


Business to Business

Heartbreak to hope: A new twist on peanut butter pretzel production

After a fire destroyed Pretzels, Inc.’s Pennsylvania factory last June, the company worked with Wells Fargo to help finance and purchase a new facility, allowing it to resume production less than a year later.


Business to Business

Keeping up with the Canadians’ hospitality

A Canadian hotel empire turned to Wells Fargo, a relative newcomer in Vancouver, British Columbia, to help with financing to keep its luxury downtown hotel running smoothly.


Diversity & Inclusion

Helping small businesses find their path to success

Wayne’s Mobile Kitchen and Catering and Big LuLu’s Trucking LLC are two of the small businesses helped by Community Development Financial Institutions that receive support from Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

If you build it, they will learn

Wells Fargo volunteers have been teaming up with REAL School Gardens to build outdoor education spaces for low-income elementary schools in Texas.


Housing

Life-changing homeowner program reaches milestone

Wells Fargo LIFT programs have held 50 outreach events and created more than 13,250 homeowners since they began five years ago.


Housing

Veteran enjoys his new ‘home today, home tomorrow’

The winners of a national design competition saw their ideas come to life in a Memphis, Tennessee, home that was renovated to include accommodations to ensure livability for a local veteran.


Housing

Couple finds joy as first-time homeowners

A Minnesota couple never thought they could own a home in the U.S. until they discovered yourFirst MortgageSM, a new Wells Fargo program designed for first-time homeowners.


Business to Business

Taking ‘pride’ in a job well done

PRIDE Industries is expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities and changing lives one job at a time.


Volunteering & Giving

‘Holidays for Heroes’ cards inspired this veteran to give back

Lynette Jones, who served four tours of duty, benefitted from messages from the American Red Cross when she was overseas. Today, she serves veterans and her community through her webcasting company.


Small Business

A tip of the hat to small business renovations

A hat store and two other small businesses get a fresh new look — thanks to collaboration between the National Urban League and Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

Returning a neighborhood to its place in the sun

In a century-old community, decaying houses and the local pool are springing back to life with help from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo.


Inside the Stagecoach

Strengthening medical care, where it’s needed most

Hospitals that provide care for uninsured patients play an integral role in the U.S. healthcare system. With financing from Wells Fargo, one such facility in the Bronx was able to purchase much-needed equipment.


Housing

A family wins in one city’s drive for affordable housing

A renter in Denver discovered new affordable housing with a crucial amenity: access to rapid transit that takes her to her job at the airport.


Housing

Homeowner gets a move on – literally

An Indiana customer found a hundred-year-old home that needed moving — a hurdle she cleared with the help of Wells Fargo.


Business to Business

Inmigrantes cubanos fabrican su propia historia de éxito

La mueblería hispana más grande de EE.UU. empezó hace 50 años con una familia trabajadora… y un sueño.


Business to Business

Cuban immigrants craft their own success story

The largest Hispanic-owned furniture company in the U.S. started nearly 50 years ago with a hardworking family — and a dream.


Business to Business

Setting a dream into motion in Seattle

A Ferris wheel on Pier 57 seemed like a long shot — until the right family found the right time and the right financing.


Business to Business

Italian tradition flavors this family business

Volpi Foods, a St. Louis artisan cured meats company, continues to build on its 110-year tradition — and a three-generation family heritage.


Business to Business

A windowsill hobby becomes big business

A California couple grew their business from a single cactus to a collection in their backyard — and then on to be the largest distributor of succulents in the U.S.


Environment

Different cultures intersect in a Maine forest

To help boost the number of Native American teens interested in studying science, a program in Maine combines environmental action with cultural awareness.


Housing

No place like (their first) home for the holidays

With help from Home Lending, a millennial couple in Seattle completed the trek to home ownership in time to celebrate the 2015 holidays together — from their new home.


Business to Business

Blanketed in tradition, pointed to the future

Woolrich, an iconic American outdoor clothing and accessories company, is growing through branded retail stores and a thriving online business.


Business to Business

Five generations of bringing shellfish from tide to table

Oysters, clams, mussels, and geoduck are harvested daily at family-owned Taylor Shellfish Farms — and then shipped to Asia and across the U.S. (including to their own restaurants in Seattle).


Small Business

How sweet the sound: Music school keeps kids rockin’

A New Jersey couple won assistance from Wells Fargo to advance its Little Rockers small business — a band and school focused on music education.


Business to Business

Brewery found its recipe for success early on — and stuck with it

Gary Fish started Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, in 1988 as a brewpub. Today, the beer his national craft brewery produces is garnering awards and fans.


Business to Business

Moving to the front of the class — with school uniforms

A third-generation family business in Portland, Oregon, takes pride in making uniforms for schools (and kids!) all across the U.S.


History

‘A temple to banking’ in Michigan

The Wells Fargo banking store in Marquette dates to the 1920s and features more than classic architecture: Its “coin room” displays historic artifacts.


Small Business

These are not your grandma’s compression socks!

Michelle Huie’s aching legs sparked an idea that became Vim & Vigr — a business that brings fashion flair to compression socks.


Small Business

La Caja China: A decades-old business that’s suddenly muy caliente!

A twist on the backyard grill brings families together for a pig roast (or beef and chicken) — and is the singular product behind a bustling small business for three generations of a Florida family.


Small Business

Every day is ‘Love your pet day’ at Grooming by Em

Emily Mansilla opened Grooming by Em to help keep dogs and cats healthy. But she also specializes in glitz, glam, and anything else to pamper them.


History

A renowned architect’s influence in Lincoln, Nebraska

Wells Fargo Center, at the corner of 13th and O streets in Lincoln, Nebraska, was built by the firm of architect I.M. Pei in 1976.


Business to Business

Technology bankers’ expertise helps propel solar company

With the help of Wells Fargo’s Technology Banking group, Strata Solar in North Carolina has moved from small installations to utility-scale solar “farms.”


Small Business

Perfecting a common construction tool leads to a thriving business

An Idaho entrepreneur turned his innovation into Franklin Sensors, a company that employs 45 people and delivers stud finders across the world.


Volunteering & Giving

Volunteer honoree inspires kids through soccer

The winner of a Major League Soccer volunteer award uses his winnings to support an organization that inspires kids in Canada to triumph over adversity.


Business to Business

LUSH: Growth of bath and body care bubbling over

When it needed help with financing in Canada, the bath and body products company LUSH — which sells “fresh and natural” soaps, lotions, and more — turned to Wells Fargo.


Volunteering & Giving

Oh my! Lions, tigers, and learning at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Summer camps at the Milwaukee County Zoo give kids an up-close view of nature, and a Wells Fargo grant extends the opportunity to some who otherwise might never experience it.


Small Business

Nonprofit dental practice brightens Minnesota smiles

Apple Tree Dental worked with Wells Fargo to finance much-needed care for elderly and low-income patients in the Minneapolis area.


Business to Business

Wine industry relies on agricultural financing for right finish

Berghold Vineyards and Vino Farms in California rely on agricultural financing and other Wells Fargo services to bring you the perfect glass of wine.


History

Wells Fargo History Museum unites old school and new media

Kids who visit the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco experience “gold rush” days — as well as innovation and interactivity on display.


Business to Business

Prime upgrade helps Omaha Steaks customers

After working with Wells Fargo on its credit card payment processing system, Omaha Steaks finds the business runs more efficiently.