Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

March 3, 2016

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

charlesyorkeParagon Small Business Capital Group Obtains Preferred Lenders Program Status

“This status is this highest standard in the small business lending industry, and it adds nationwide credibility to our team,” said Charles Yorke, President of the Paragon Small Business Capital Group. “It signifies that we are on top of our game and adhere to the standard operating procedures of the SBA, as well as the opportunity to increase the benefits we can deliver to our customers.”

CBCpress030316CBC National Bank Hires Industry Veterans Kameron Knowlton and Rebecca Grant in the Bank’s SBA Lending Division

“We continue to bolster our already strong SBA lending franchise by adding these two exceptionally experienced and talented bankers,” says Durand Childers, executive vice president and head of CBC’s SBA lending division. “Rebecca Grant is a key hire for our growing Georgia SBA operation, which we continue to ramp up as it hits its stride in meeting companies’ SBA lending needs across Atlanta and Georgia. Her deep Atlanta market knowledge will prove invaluable. And Kameron Knowlton will help CBC continue to exploit its leading position in SBA lending across major markets in Florida with her experience-driven focus on Jacksonville and Palm Beach.”

Denise ClemenceMarquis Bank Names Denise Clemence Vice President, SBA Specialist

“We are extremely pleased to bring someone with Denise’s qualifications to Marquis,” says Ricky Navarro, Senior Vice President and Director of the SBA Lending Division. “Her experience makes her a valuable addition to our team, and we look forward to increasing our SBA lending capabilities in the coming year.”

MarkJacksonMark E. Jackson Joins American Business Lending

“Over the years Mark’s experience and perseverance have helped business owners get the financing they need to be successful in their industries,” said ABL CEO Charlie Bell. “With his extensive knowledge of small and large business operations, we’re certain Mark will be a great addition to ABL.”


CDC Oversight Symposium, March 3-4, San Diego

2016 Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, March 6-8, Hilton Head

The Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference, March 14-16, Las Vegas

9th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable, April 6, Washington D.C.

USDA Rural Development Lender’s Meeting, April 7, Washington D.C.

NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 2-4, St. Louis

NADCO Spring Summit, May 22-25, Arlington, VA

Western Pennsylvania, May 23-24, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA

America East, August 24-26, Philadelphia

America’s SBDC, September 19-22, Orlando

FLAGGL 2016, September 21-23, Orlando

NAGGL Annual Meeting, October 31-November 2, Scottsdale

NADCO Annual Meeting, November 7-10, San Francisco

Ninth Annual Secondary Market Summit, December 5-6, Washington D.C.