Small Business Administration PPP Loan Testimonials

At a time when many banks and credit unions struggled to process these loans, Nuvision Credit Union and Denali. A Division of Nuvision Credit Union stepped up and made sure our small business members were able to obtain the funding they needed to keep their business up and running.

Here are a couple of examples of what our members have to say:

Main Events Catering

Bill Fischer
Type of Business: Catering
Employee Size of Business: 29

“Thank you Denali!!! Our restaurant opened our doors just before Covid-19 hit and were faced with an uncertain future due to the shut downs taking place. All of our finances were tied up in the success of this venture. I learned about the PPP form other fellow business owners but they informed me that they had been waiting a long time with no word bank from their banks.

We decided to apply with Denali. To our surprise we received an approval within a week! Because of this quick turnaround funding we were able to hire back ALL of our employees and even hire a few more!

We are grateful for the relationship we have with Denali and for the way they care for their members.”

Alaskan Piano Services

David Chiu
Type of Business: Music Instructors
Employee Size of Business:8

I’m a local small business owner and I applied for the payroll protection program as soon as I was able.

I applied at Wells Fargo and QuickBooks among others and received no responses for a month. I started losing hope until I applied at Denali….Ariana contacted me about my application to help me move forward in the process. The Denali Team was very efficient and responsive and answered all the questions I had. Within a few days, they were able to set up an account for me, take care of the application process as well as filing it. I soon after received the check. I couldn’t emphasize how quickly and efficient the entire process was. Thank you Ariana and your team, the payroll check meant a lot to me and my employees as everyone has a family to support.


The Robbins Agency

Mike Robbins
Type of Business: Broadcasting Employee
Size of Business: 5


After trying to apply with our (over 15 year) “business” bank we realized this was not the experience we expected. A friend recommended we reach out to Denali, we didn’t hold much hope after the experience we had with our “Business” bank.

From the beginning of the experience Denali we felt confident and comfortable and knew they were on top of the situation. Our Financial Manager understood and empathized with our situation and we felt that we mattered. We were informed throughout the process and made to feel we were most important.

Denali is going to be our “Business” bank moving forward for all of our companies.

Stanley Steemer of LA County, Inc.

Jon Pucci
Type of Business: Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services
Employee Size of Business:116


I would like to give a great big shout out to Ariana Yambaw, Mike Sternquist, and the ENTIRE TEAM at Nuvision Credit Union. Your professionalism, and sense of urgency enabled our company to pull through one of the toughest economic disasters we have ever faced.

Ariana, I would like to personally thank YOU for your tenacity to get this PPP paperwork you needed in order to get our loan accepted.

You now have a customer for life and a company that will be dedicating our future banking with your organization.


Coho Financial Group

A Michael Daniels
Type of Business: Insurance Brokers
Employee Size of Business: 4

I just wanted to take a moment and reach out to say THANK YOU to Ariana for her help on my PPP loan!  Several of my business associates applied and NONE had an easy time of it. One call to Ariana is all it took for me. She kept me in the loop with each step, and allowed me to continue operating my essential business as intended with the PPP program! 

Having Ariana on my side throughout all this COVID-19 process has taken banking off my worry list.  She was, and is, my trusted partner in banking.


Sweet Caribou

James Strong
Type of Business: Hand Crafted Macoroon’s 
Employee Size of Business: 25

At the beginning of the Corona-19 pandemic, my business was running low on capitol and in serious need of a cash infusion.

Joe Steger, Denali’s Business & Services Financial Loan Officer advocated for me when my other bank refused to process my loan. He kept me informed throughout the process. With his help, I was able to acquire the PP loan, save my business, and continue providing jobs to my staff of 25 people.

Highliner Consulting Group

Paul Johnson
Type of Business: Business Consulting Agency
Employee Size of Business1

As we learn just how few small businesses were actually able to take advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program due to some unscrupulous activities by other lending institutions, I can with 100% confidence state that if hadn’t been for our Financial Representative and her team – we too would not have been able to utilize this critical program in such a challenging time for small businesses. We were  consistently updated on the program requirements, status, and process. This is yet another example why I am not just happy but relieved we moved all of our business banking to Denali. We truly appreciate you.



Dr. Tew

Trevor Tew
Type of Business: Chiropractic Practice Employee
Size of Business: 6

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I was unsure what the future held for me and my business. After I heard about the PPP loan, I immediately contacted Ariana and she helped me navigate the process and I was eventually able to be approved for the loan. I have multiple employees that have been out of work for the past 4-5 weeks and now I’m able to pay them for their lost time.

I would like to personally thank Ariana, Joe, Tara and Emily for helping me through these uncertain times.



Bircon, LLC 

Tyler Birkholz
Type of Business: Construction Company
Employee Size of Business: 2

Thank you Denali team for helping my company secure the Paycheck Protection Program loan. This was all new for me and this program was critical to our short-term planning in an uncertain time. The application process, approval and funding of this loan went very smoothly and I am very appreciative of the support from Denali.



Jungle Jim’s Floorcovering 

Andrea Ortin
Type of Business: Flooring Installation
Employee Size of Business: 15

Cannot say enough good things about the team at Denali FCU! They were super helpful in every aspect. We have had accounts at another bank for over 20 years... and I will be switching them over to Denali! Great bank with fantastic staff.