By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Mark Brooks Named Small Business Manager of Tompkins Bank of Castile
“Mark Brooks has been an integral part of our small business lending program for several years,” says John McKenna, president and CEO of Tompkins Bank of Castile . “He is committed to helping small businesses prosper and grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing all that he will accomplish.”
The New York based bank promoted Mark Brooks following the retirement of Mark Barber.
Brooks has been with Tompkins Bank of Castile for more than nine years, most recently serving as commercial banking officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics/finance from Niagara University and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Brooks’ promotion coincides with the introduction of the new small business loans program, Lightning Loans. A fast turnaround business loan program, Lightning Loans features a streamlined online application process that allows customers to quickly apply for an affordable business loan and receive a decision in days or sooner.
“Lightning Loans will make it easy to apply for a loan from the comfort of home, but if you would like personal help, our employees and I are available to help you through the process,” says Brooks.
Richard Pallay, Jr. Named Director of BusinessSource & Contract Compliance under the Economic & Workforce Development Department of the City of Los Angeles.
“Propagating procurement opportunities for our Women, Veteran and Minority-owned small businesses will be paramount in the upcoming years as the City of Los Angeles invests billions of dollars in its infrastructure improvements!” says Richard.
“Nine BusinessSource Centers and two community initiatives will advance even further the growth of small businesses from pre-startups to operating businesses (employing more than five employees) and creating more quality jobs!”
Formerly of CDC Small Business Finance, he will lead the charge in furthering a greater economic impact in the City of Los Angeles.
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