SWIF loans aid two Worthington businessesHUTCHINSON — Two Worthington businesses recently received financial assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program.
HUTCHINSON — Two Worthington businesses recently received financial assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program.
Rural Rock Inc., owned by Jessica Behnke, received loan assistance for her hardscaping and trucking business. Rural Rock will provide various rock types for hardscaping and softscraping to commercial landscapers and residential do-it-yourselfers. It also provides backhoe services and in-ground watering system installation and maintenance.
Rural Rock’s typical small-scale hardscraping examples include brick patios, rock gardens and in-ground watering systems. Rural Rock will also provide trucking services for area farmers and business services with its semi-trailer, including OTR trucking.
Palma Customs and Auto Sales, owned by Juan and Angela Palma, received SWIF’s 200th microloan since the program started in 2001 with funding from the Small Business Administration. Juan Palma has operated a used auto sales, parts, accessories, detailing and service business in Worthington since 2006. Angela Palma serves as the office manager and accountant for the business.
The SWIF loan will enable the business to increase its inventory of quality used cars.