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.
A seven-decade banking relationship helps legendary Pink's Hot Dogs grow from hot dog cart to L.A. icon
Oct 27, 2011
When it comes to Hollywood icons, there's the Hollywood sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and Pink's Hot Dogs. Pink's, located at the corner of Melrose and La Brea, has long attracted crowds drawn to their Famous Chili Dogs, and their addictive fries, burgers, onion rings and burritos… learn More about A seven-decade banking relationship helps legendary Pink's Hot Dogs grow from hot dog cart to L.A. icon
Nov 07, 2011
In the early 1950s, America was on the move. The country’s entrepreneurial spirit was turning into high gear as life was becoming faster. Cars were ubiquitous and the modern American fast food restaurant, due to its convenience and price, was born, rivaling the formal, sit-down meal… learn More about An iconic burger restaurant is a landmark in its Seattle community
Jan 05, 2011
How industry leaders, scientists and government are making San Diego into a center of clean technology research and development—financing companies and creating jobs in the process… learn More about Lean, green, clean: Investing in San Diego as a hub of CleanTECH
Nov 07, 2011
Our innovative loan program has helped True Value support retailers, like the Zimmermanns in Buffalo Grove, to expand their services and stay competitive… learn More about Working with True Value to Help Local Storeowners Better Serve Their Customers
Jan 04, 2011
Fifteen years ago, entrepreneur David von Storch saw a great opportunity in a run-down industrial building located at 1612 U Street NW. The tan brick building, which had had housed the E.B. Adams Company, a restaurant supply company built in 1921, was up for sale… learn More about An entrepreneur's vision anchors new U Street corridor redevelopment project
*$17.7 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2011 (includes both new originations and renewals).