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.
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
Nov 01, 2011
See how a passion for doing what they loved led Gina and Vince Marsaglia to open a thriving Pizza Port and craft brewery business in San Diego… learn More about Pizza and Craft Brew: A Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success in San Diego
Sep 26, 2011
There are few terms that more aptly describe July in Washington, DC-area than “sweltering.” Anyone who lives and works in the nation’s capital knows that July represents high temperatures, high humidity and an average heat index that would leave anyone longing for a cold January day… learn More about Keeping customers cool in DC
Oct 16, 2010
Paulina Meat Market has been supplying fresh cuts to meat lovers in Chicago since 1949. Its old-world recipes and traditions attract a loyal, multigenerational customer base. In 2007, long-time manager and butcher Bill Begale seized the opportunity to buy the market from its original owners… learn More about Paulina Meat Market: A New-Age Business with Old-World Charm
*$17.7 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2011 (includes both new originations and renewals).