Wild Scoops was started May 2015 by Elissa Brown and Christopher Pike in Anchorage, Alaska. Their micro-creamery handcrafts small-batch ice cream, using natural Alaskan ingredients and other local products. With such flavors as Spruce Tip, Chokeberry Crunch, Whiskey Pecan, and Sage Birch Brittle, Wild Scoops has found a dedicated following in Alaska. After only a year in operation, the company had outgrown the commercial kitchen they shared with two other food businesses and needed to find a way to expand. Elissa and Christopher were connected to Evergreen Business Capital though Ryan Gilbert, Business Advisor of the Alaska Small Business Development Center in Anchorage. The loan they received for equipment and working capital purchases provided a substantial benefit to their business and helped increase production and, in turn, sales of their ‘wildly delicious’ products.