PARTNERING LOCALLY

Small Business Support

Helping small businesses grow with $17.7 billion in new credit.*

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.

Mona Lisa Foods

Helping a specialty food business expand to meet growing demand

Jun 30, 2010

In 2009, Peter Thom, President of Mona Lisa Food Products, Inc., had a problem that most entrepreneurs would welcome. His business, which manufactures dozens of specialty chocolate items used by pastry chefs in high-end restaurants and bakeries, was growing rapidly, partly due to growing demand for his products in Europe…  learn More about Helping a specialty food business expand to meet growing demand

Shoppers at Uwajimaya, one of the largest Asian grocers in the Pacific Northwest today – in Seattle, Washington.

Supporting a Cultural and Culinary Institution in Seattle

Nov 02, 2011

A 60-year relationship with Bank of America has helped this Asian retailer expand its operations, open new stores and provide more jobs…  learn More about Supporting a Cultural and Culinary Institution in Seattle

Chocolate display at Cocoa Bella Chocolates in San Francisco, California.

A sweet dream: The best of chocolates under one roof

Nov 02, 2011

America is the land of opportunity, where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives. Each year, an estimated 600,000 businesses are created. For some, it’s about taking a chance on a “big idea.” For others, like Michael Freeman, it’s about carrying out a vision…  learn More about A sweet dream: The best of chocolates under one roof

A worker at HighRes Biotech in Boston, Massachusetts assembling a device.

Investing and empowering biotech innovations in Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2011

The life sciences, spanning from biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics, are a cornerstone of Massachusetts’ innovation economy. Representing more than 80,000 jobs in the Bay State, the industry has continued to grow despite the national recession…  learn More about Investing and empowering biotech innovations in Massachusetts

Cardenas Marketing Network, with roots in Chicago, sponsors live events nationwide to reach the hispanic market

Sep 25, 2011

Many Fortune 500 companies turn to entrepreneur Henry Cardenas—founder, president and CEO of the Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN)—for his expertise in reaching the Latino consumer…  learn More about Cardenas Marketing Network, with roots in Chicago, sponsors live events nationwide to reach the hispanic market




*$17.7 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2011 (includes both new originations and renewals).

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