Home Federal Bank employee Justin Archuleta has been named the Small Business Administration 504 Lender of the Year by Capital Matrix, an SBA-certified development company that participates with lenders in Idaho and Oregon to provide SBA 504 financing for small businesses.
The award recognizes the individual lender who has referred the most approved SBA 504 applications during the prior 12 months. Archuleta, with three approved referrals for projects in the Treasure Valley, received the award at a luncheon in September.
“This is a great honor for both Justin and for Home Federal Bank,” Len Williams, president and CEO of Home Federal, said.
A banker with 12 years of industry experience, Archuleta began his career at Home Federal Bank in 2004. He currently serves on the Nampa Chamber of Commerce board, is a past participant of Leadership Nampa and has served as a United Way Loaned Executive.
He successfully completed the Oregon Bankers Association Northwest Commercial Lending School and is currently enrolled in the Northwest Nazarene University STEP Program to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.