Helping Small Business Fuel the Economy
Whether you work for a small business or rely on one for the things you need, we all understand the critical role that startups and expanding businesses play in our communities and our lives. That’s why we continue to do everything we can to partner with entrepreneurs and small business owners. These stories highlight local lending and investing, personal ingenuity, and a passion to create and retain jobs and offer new products and services. We hope they remind you of what we can achieve together.
Aug 10, 2012
Since the San Antonio Winery was started in L.A.’s Little Italy in 1917, four generations of Riboli family members have run their business by pursuing a strategy of logical growth—and the financing to get them there… learn More about At San Antonio Winery, a four-generation family tradition of making wine and growing their business
Aug 08, 2012
Ten years ago, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz set out to develop the idea of the chef-centric restaurant and build a highly successful business model around it. Since they opened their first business checking account at the branch at the end of the block, their team at Bank of America has shared their vision and helped them grow and expand… learn More about BOKA Restaurant Group Hones its Recipe for Boutique Restaurants Built Around Their Chefs’ Talents
Aug 02, 2012
Holocaust survivors and Polish immigrants Sigmund, Sol, and Max Jucker arrived in Houston following World War II armed with Eastern European family recipes and a desire to start a new life. On May 8, 1949 – just four years after Liberation Day when the brothers were released from Nazi concentration camps – the Juckers opened Three Brothers Bakery… learn More about Old World Baking Traditions Feed a Hungry Houston
Jun 28, 2012
In 1998, Chris Mittelstaedt was working in an entry level position at a high end hotel in San Francisco. With a desire to accomplish more both professionally and personally, he launched the ‘FruitGuys®,’ a company dedicated to providing fresh fruit, or “nature’s candy” as an alternative to junk food and other unhealthy snack options to local business people. … learn More about How One Company is Providing Healthy Eating Options to Businesses and Communities Around the US
Jul 05, 2012
In a busy region like Eastern Massachusetts, many residents look to EasCare, a locally-owned and operated ambulance company, for high quality medical care transportation with a personal touch. Headquartered in Dorchester, EasCare employs more than 550 full-and part-time employees working on 150 vehicles at eight dispatch locations. EasCare opened for business in 1998 in an abandoned building with just three ambulances. Today, the company is the third largest ambulance service provider in Massachusetts… learn More about Skilled Care With a Local, Personal Touch in Boston
*$17.7 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2011 (includes both new originations and renewals).