One of the many beautiful rooms The Ruins has to offer for wedding, parties, and events
The Ruins is a catering and event center that has been operating since 1993 in lower Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, WA and has been one of the city's best kept secrets! Dru Agarwal, the owner and operator of The Ruins, as well as similar properties like Fremont Foundry, began operating The Ruins in 2017. He has since combined The Ruins and his other event locations to offer multiple venues throughout Seattle for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.
Each site can be customized to suit the particular needs of any customers.
Dru's team offers an in-house florist and one of the top catering companies in Seattle. The décor and scenery of each location is unique and unforgettable.

At The Ruins venue, guests can admire antique furnishings from a variety of eras in Seattle. They can even pose with the impressive animatronic elephant that was featured at the Seattle World’s Fair international exhibit in 1962. Anyone who attends an event here is guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Evergreen has had the pleasure of collaborating on 5 SBA 504 loans with Dru. He has been a pleasure to work with and Evergreen is proud to celebrate his entrepreneurship journey. 
Dru Agarwal posing with the animatronic elephant
We have some new additions to the Evergreen team! In case you missed some of the changes, here's a recap:
Marie Bravo is our new EBC Portfolio Specialist, is a part of our Servicing Team. She specializes in portfolio monitoring and servicing of SBA loans, reviewing and analyzing collateral actions, responds and researches information for SBA borrowers, bankers, and loan officers. 

Amanda LaPorte is our new EBC Marketing and Administrative Assistant. She’s in charge of designing ads, monthly rate blasts, newsletters, social media posts, marketing products, marketing needs for loan officers, and assists with processing, distributing, and other administrative duties.

Justin Reece , our new EBC Loan Specialist, helps our Loan Closing Team. His focus is primarily on assisting loan officers with the application and screening process for prospective borrowers and ensuring the successful closing of loans approved for SBA 504 loans. 
Congratulation to the new SBA Administrator, Jovita Carranza!
Swearing-In of SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza -Image from SBA
As of January 7 th , 2020, Jovita Carranza has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a majority bipartisan vote as the 26 th Administrator of the SBA.

She is no stranger to the SBA, as she served as Deputy Administrator during the Presidency of George W. Bush. Carranza was nominated by President Trump for SBA Administrator while occupying the position as the 44 th Treasurer of the United States.
Before acquiring this new position, she had the privilege of retiring from the United Parcel Service after 30 years as the highest ranked Latina in the company's history. In addition to her accomplishments, Carranza earned her MBA at the University of Miami, and has extensive training in executive, management, governance, and financials.

 The Chicago native pledged the following after being sworn in:

“… I will leverage the power of this agency to continue to provide the same kind of support that I received, to entrepreneurs who need it most. I intend to put particular emphasis on opening more doors for women and for entrepreneurs in underserved communities, including military families and veterans. And I intend to prioritize disaster preparedness.”  

SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator Jeremy Field is also “… eager to implement her vision to create more opportunities for women, underserved and veteran entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest.”

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