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44 Team Joins Berkshire Bank

Exciting things are happening at 44 Business Capital. For one, we are now operating as a direct small business lending division of Berkshire Bank -Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank – America’s Most Exciting Bank®.  Berkshire has over $7.8 billion in assets and 93 full-service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. 44 is reporting up through the Bank’s already established Small Business line of business.

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44′s Scott Gillanders, (second from left) was a panelist at NAGGL’s SBA Lending Conference held in St. Louis, MO.

NAGGL Recognizes 44 as Champion of SBA Lending – Again!
Last week in St. Louis, Tony Wilkinson, President of NAGGL, The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, recognized 44 as “Honorable Mention” for efforts in helping Veterans both in securing financing and other outreach efforts in 2015. Scott Gillanders, senior vice president, loan operations manager along with Greg Poehlmann represented 44 at NAGGL’s SBA Lending Technical Conference. Scott also served as a general session panelist. We are thrilled to once again receive an award for exemplary efforts in our commitment to providing brave servicemen and women of America with critical access to capital as they return home and transition back to civilian life. In FY 2015, three Veteran small businesses received financing from a 7 (a) loan facilitated by 44 Business Capital in the amount of $2,285,000.

 

 

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