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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.

True Value

Working with True Value to Help Local Storeowners Better Serve Their Customers

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

Pizza Port

Pizza and Craft Brew: A Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success in San Diego

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

Paulina Meat Market: A New-Age Business with Old-World Charm

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

Leo Prussien and Erik Oosterwijk of Fells Point Wholesale Meats in Baltimore, Maryland.

Business Is Sizzling at Baltimore’s Premiere Meat Processor

Nov 02, 2011

Founded nearly 20 years ago by two immigrants in a row house, Fells Point Wholesale Meats has become a leading meat processor in the Baltimore-Washington region, serving high-end restaurants, hotels, clubs and other institutions…  learn More about Business Is Sizzling at Baltimore’s Premiere Meat Processor

Dallas Jake's

How a Dallas–Fort Worth Hamburger Spot Created a Recipe for Success

Nov 09, 2011

See how Jake's Hamburgers, with funding from Bank of America, helped expand their operation to include a seventh location and provide more jobs…  learn More about How a Dallas–Fort Worth Hamburger Spot Created a Recipe for Success




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

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