Community Bank, a full-service business bank, has relocated its Ontario
Business Banking Center to a new and more spacious location at 3110 East
Guasti Road, Suite 500, in the city of Ontario. The office hours of
operation will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
About Community Bank
Community Bank is a regional business bank founded in 1945, providing
for the financial service requirements of its clients and provides a
wide range of banking services including all types of deposit accounts,
equipment financing, commercial loans and lines of credit, SBA loans,
commercial real estate financing, Treasury Management Services,
electronic and mobile banking, and International services including
Foreign Exchange. The new Ontario location houses a complement of
experienced bankers that are trained and ready to handle any banking
Community Bank, headquartered in Pasadena, provides Partnership Banking°
services through a high quality staff of professionals with
offices in that city and in Anaheim, Burbank, Commerce, Corona, Fontana,
Glendale, Irvine, Pasadena, Redlands, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs,
South Bay and Yucaipa. For more information, visit the Community Bank
Web site at www.cbank.com
or call 800.788.9999. Community Bank is a Member of the FDIC and an
Equal Housing Lender.
For any banking needs or questions, please contact Gil Estrada, First
Vice President and Business Center Manager, at (909) 974-8520 for
additional information regarding Community Bank and the Ontario Business
Associated Bank was named the No. 1 Small Business Administration (SBA)
lender in Wisconsin for fiscal year 2009, according to a recent SBA
report. Associated surpassed all other banks in number of loans
originated with more than three times that of the second-highest lender.
From Oct.1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009, Associated Bank made 317 SBA 7(a)
loans for a total value of more than $25 million. This is the fifth year
in a row that Associated Bank has received the top lender honor, and the
10th time in 12 years.
“We commend Associated Bank’s continued support to small business
lending,” says SBA Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness. “This type of
commitment helps to ensure that Wisconsin firms are receiving the much
needed assistance and capital to start and expand their businesses. This
activity is fundamental to Wisconsin and our nation’s economic growth.”
Nationally, Associated Bank moved to number 13 in the nation for SBA
lending in fiscal 2009, up from number 23 in fiscal 2008. In fiscal
2009, more than 160 new jobs were created and approximately 2,600
existing jobs were retained as a result of Associated Bank SBA loans in
the states where it conducts business.
While we are incredibly pleased with our new rankings, its clear that
the impact of these lending efforts is about much more than winning a
title, said Senior Vice President of Business Banking Kerry Barlow. It
is about how many businesses we touched throughout Wisconsin and in our
Associated Bank is part of Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC), a
diversified bank holding company with total assets of $23 billion
headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Associated has approximately 300
banking offices serving an estimated 160 communities in Wisconsin,
Minnesota, and Illinois. Associated offers a full range of traditional
banking services and a variety of other financial products and services.
More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.AssociatedBank.com.
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Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting BankSM, announced
today that it has been named the “#1 Lender to Women in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts” by the Small Business Association (SBA) of
Massachusetts. Berkshire was recognized by the SBA for awarding 53
percent of its SBA program loans to women-owned enterprises.
“According to the SBA, there are an estimated 10 million women-owned,
privately-held U.S. businesses; however, the greatest challenge for
these firms is access to capital, credit and equity,” said Michael P.
Daly, President & CEO of Berkshire Bank. “We are honored to have a part
in this growing trend, but we are only a small part of the equation and
the real winners are the female entrepreneurs furthering their dreams of
business ownership or expansion.”
Berkshire Bank was one of more than 150 banks considered for the
recognition and only one of 15 selected to be recognized at SBA’s
Massachusetts annual meeting on Wednesday, October 28. The award
ceremony featured keynote speeches by Michael J. Hunter, Massachusetts
Undersecretary for Business Development and Jeanne A. Hulit, the
recently appointed New England SBA Regional Administrator.
In fiscal year 2009, the Massachusetts District office guaranteed a
total of 1,416 loans for $269 million through its two main loan
programs, the 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program and the Certified Development
Company/504 Loan Program. To be considered for one of 15 awards, banks
were required to be SBA-approved lenders and to have awarded 15 or more
SBA loans this year.
Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ: BHLB) is headquartered in Pittsfield,
Massachusetts. It has approximately $2.7 billion in assets and is the
parent of Berkshire Bank – Americas Most Exciting BankSM.
Berkshire provides personal and business banking, insurance, wealth
management, and investment services through 46 banking and insurance
financial centers in western Massachusetts, northeastern New York, and
southern Vermont. Berkshire Bank also offers the added benefit of
providing its depositors 100 percent insurance protection, regardless of
amount, based on a combination of FDIC insurance and the Depositors
Insurance Fund (DIF). For more information, visit www.berkshirebank.com
or call 800-773-5601.
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