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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.

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Creating reliable, travel solutions in the Pacific Northwest

Jul 16, 2012

There are many travel options from Seattle, Washington to Victoria, Canada.  Vacationers and commuters can travel in several ways such as air, chartered boat, and floatplane…  learn More about Creating reliable, travel solutions in the Pacific Northwest

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Setting the Sails of the Bay Area’s Maritime Community

Jul 16, 2012

The San Francisco Bay Area is surrounded by beautiful bay waters and the Pacific Ocean where a community of boating enthusiasts from beginners to experts enjoy their favorite recreational pastime 12 months out of the year…  learn More about Setting the Sails of the Bay Area’s Maritime Community

A High Octane Day on the Links

Jul 16, 2012

America’s love affair with golf began in the late 19th Century with the opening of the nation’s first golf club outside of New York City. Fast forward to the present day and the U.S. plays host to 3,400 golf courses across the country…  learn More about A High Octane Day on the Links

Protecting Charlotte’s Manufacturing Engine

Jul 16, 2012

When a car broke down in 1924, there were few options available. So when traveling salesman I.D. Blumenthal had his car’s radiator repaired by a Charlotte mechanic’s ‘magic powder,’ he instantly recognized its potential. I.D. partnered with the tinsmith and Solder Seal® became the first product of Radiator Specialty Company. A Company that continues to be owned and operated by The Blumenthal Family of Charlotte…  learn More about Protecting Charlotte’s Manufacturing Engine

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A Mother-Daughter Team’s Salon Dream

Jul 19, 2012

When she was a little girl, Maria Poulos would watch her mother, Sofia, style women’s hair. Using her “finger scissors”, Maria would pretend to cut her friends’ hair as Sofia worked with customers…  learn More about A Mother-Daughter Team’s Salon Dream




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

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