Coleman Thursday’s Mover and Shakers

July 17, 2014

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

Bank of Brookhaven Becomes a SBA Lender

Mississippi-based Bank of Brookhaven has signed the 750 and is now a SBA lender.

“We are pleased to add SBA Lending to our menu of loan products we provide, as we strive to help Brookhaven and Lincoln County grow and prosper,” says Bill Sones, president/CEO of the Bank of Brookhaven. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our bank and our community.”

tomwallaceidssolarpicIDS and Blackhawk Bank Fund Green 504 Loans in Sarasota, Florida

A restaurant entrepreneur was able to open five new Butterburger locations in Florida by going Green with SBA’s 504 lending program.

But, Dave Koch had a problem. His various enterprises had grown sufficiently to have reached the SBA 504 Program’s limit.

However, IDS and Dave embraced the “green” provisions of the SBA 504 loan program.

With the assistance of Partner Energy and McCon Building Corporation they were able to rework the basic store prototype to reduce energy consumption to a point where it was feasible to install sufficient solar panels to meet the requirements of the renewable energy provisions.

susanlevelonebanksusanlevelonebanksusanlevelonebank-2Susan Misajlovski Joins Level One Bank as Vice President, Commercial Banking

Susan Misajlovski has been hired by Level One Bank as vice-president, commercial banking. In her new role, Misajlovski will focus on expanding Level One’s commercial client base by providing local businesses with customized financial solution, including owner-occupied real estate loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, and equipment loans and leases.


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Upcoming Small Business Lending Conferences

Great Lakes Lenders Conference, Detroit, July 31 – August 1 
Florida Small Business Lenders Conference, Orlando, September 17-19
ASBDC Annual Conference, Grapevine, TX September 9-12, 2014
Innovative Finance Delivery for Small Business Las Vegas September 23-24
NAGGL 2014 Annual Meeting, Huntington Beach October 28-30
American Banker/RMA Small Business Banking Conference, Miami November 19-21
Coleman’s 7th Annual SBA Secondary Market Forum, Washington D.C. December 2
Coleman’s 15th Annual Rural Lender’s Roundtable, Washington D.C. December 3