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.
Dec 06, 2012
When Ozinga needed a loan to grow their business and create jobs, we were there to build on a long-standing partnership… learn More about Ozinga Has Been a Part of Chicago's Growth and Iconic Skyline for Generations
Oct 18, 2012
A New York company is lightening the load and changing the way we think about moving. See how we connected them with the tolls they need to go global… learn More about Innovative Company Thinks Outside the Box to Change
Oct 30, 2012
Working with a traditional French bistro to create a more refined approach to business. See how connecting with 21st-century tools helped create the recipe for success in New York… learn More about French Bistro Finds New Ways to Refine Its Cuisine – and Its Business
Jul 20, 2012
Sixteen years ago, entrepreneur David Zimmer opened Fleet Feet Sports Chicago,retail stores for the city’s runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities. Building on the success of the stores, Zimmer needed to find the right financial partner to help him develop a long-term financing plan—and be a sounding board for potential opportunities… learn More about Chicago’s Fleet Feet Sports Expands its Business With Financing and Small Business Expertise
*$17.7 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2011 (includes both new originations and renewals).