Coleman Movers & Shakers — Keith Menner, First Port City Bank, and Gary Reynolds

October 29, 2020

Caity Roach
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Keith Menner, First Port City Bank, and Gary Reynolds

Community First Bank of Indiana Hires Keith Menner as SBA Lending Manager

“We are excited to have Keith join our lending team in central Indiana. His depth of experience and expertise in government-guaranteed lending make him an outstanding addition to our bank,” says Bob Hickman, Chief Credit Officer of Community First Bank. “Helping small businesses grow and prosper is one of the primary functions of a community leader, and Keith’s addition is another example of Community First Bank’s commitment to serving the needs of our customers.”

Menner has over 15 years of experience in SBA lending and advisory work with small business owners. He is also considered a mortgage banking expert and has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate lending, acquisition, and financing with an emphasis on investment properties. 

Manner graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He went on to represent developers and income property lending on multifamily, office buildings, and industrial sites through mortgage production. Manner is an active member at Mercy Road Church and has been involved with such urban ministries as Salvation Army, Wheeler Mission, and Jireh Sports Ministry. 

First Port City Bank Earns Preferred Lender Status From Small Business Administration

“Earning the SBA Preferred Lender designation is an important achievement as we continue to enhance our capacity to provide growing small businesses with lending options they need,” says Scott Ewing, President & CEO, First Port City Bank. “First Port City Bank is now able to offer small business customers a faster and more streamlined loan approval process.”

The Preferred Lender status provides First Port City Bank with the authority to process, close, service, and liquidate most SBA-guaranteed loans without prior review. Therefore, providing faster financing to small businesses throughout Georgia and Florida.

Gary Reynolds Joins AEI Consultants as Business Development Manager

“With growth comes change and with that change, I always consider my friends that promote the 7(a) and 504 loan programs,” says Reynolds. “ My goal is to constantly improve and through making positive steps in the right direction for my career I can continually provide an even greater value to my client, their staff, and ultimately to the small business owner.”

Reynolds has been a valuable resource to SBA and CRE Lenders for over a decade. At AEI Consultant he will provide SBA 7(a) and 504 lenders with keen insights into the environmental requirements laid out within SBA’s most recent SOP and provide them with the knowledge necessary to make smart lending decisions. 

Nominations Now Open for Coleman’s SBA Lender Professional Awards!

Nominations are now open for outstanding SBA lending professionals in the following categories: PPP lender of the Year (NEW!), Main Street Lender of the Year, SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year, SBA 504 Lender of the Year, Rural SBA or USDA Lender of the Year, Mission-Based SBA Lender of the Year, SBA Secondary Market Person of the Year, SBA Woman Lender of the Year, Emerging SBA Lender of the Year (Under 40), SBA Business Development Officer of the Year (5 Finalists/Winners).

Click HERE to participate.

Upcoming Industry Conferences
11/10/2020 – NACLB (Virtual)
2/15/2021 to 2/17/2021 – “For the Love of SBA Lending” Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, Amelia Island, FL
4/19/2021 to 4/21/ 2021 – Mid America Lenders Conference in Arlington, TX
9/20/2021 to 9/22/2021 –  FLAGGL, Orlando Grande Lakes, FL