PUBLISHED: 5:40 PM on Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Mithcell named 2008 Financial Services Champion of the Year
Heather Mitchell, assistant vice president and commercial loan officer for Alaska Pacific Bank in Juneau, was selected as the 2008 SBA Alaska Financial Services Champion of the Year. This award recognizes individuals who work to increase the usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services for small businesses.

Mitchell is actively involved in SBA lending, and has originated a number of SBA loans to businesses in Southeast Alaska over the last 24 months. She enjoys teaching financing workshops for the Juneau Small Business Development Center, because it enables her to combine her educational training as a teacher with her professional background as a banker, and helps people understand what is necessary financially to get a business off the ground. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Juneau, the Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association, and the University of Alaska Southeast Alumni Association.

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