Fulton Bank, First American Bank, Lake Michigan Credit Union Named SBA Export Lenders of the Year

During fiscal year 2023, the SBA guaranteed $495 million in financing to small business exporters, which supported over $1.3 billion in export sales. 

Fulton Bank is a community bank headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with operations in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. 

“We are proud to be named as an Export Lender of the Year for our ongoing commitment to supporting small and internationally focused businesses across the mid-Atlantic,” says Chris Brown, Director of SBA Lending at Fulton Bank. “

First American Bank is an Illinois-chartered, privately held bank, with locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida. 

Says James D. Matteson, First Vice President and SBA Program Manager. “First American Bank is honored to accept this award for the second time and looks forward to continuing to help small businesses access the necessary capital to expand and diversify their customer base in this ever-changing global landscape.”

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lake Michigan Credit Union is the 16th largest credit union in the nation with almost $13 billion in assets and has operations throughout Michigan and Florida. 

“LMCU is honored to be named an Export Lender of the Year which underscores our SBA team’s unwavering dedication to empowering small businesses to achieve their full potential,” says Javier Jorge, Senior Vice President and SBA Lending Director at LMCU. “It’s a privilege to develop long-term relationships with local small business owners and watch their businesses grow – and in turn, help our communities thrive.”