Thursday’s Movers and Shakers


September 12, 2013

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

fredbernsonFirst National Bank of Santa Fe Congratulates Fred Bernson on Promotion to Senior Vice President, Commercial and SBA Lending

Fred has over 45 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services with a particular focus in commercial and SBA lending. Throughout his career, Fred has been recognized as a top producer in SBA loan volume and in 2012 he was honored as an SBA 504 Rising Star Lender by the Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC).

Chartered in 1870, First National Bank of Santa Fe is the oldest bank in the Southwest and has been successfully serving the needs of individuals and businesses for over 140 years. The Bank’s sound banking practices, strong capital base, and commitment to the communities it serves have allowed them to develop longstanding and successful banking relationships throughout their entire history. For more information, call 505-992-2000 or visit the Bank’s website at

certusbankCertusBank Receives PLP Status

“Achieving PLP status demonstrates our commitment to the SBA program. We plan to strategically grow our small business finance division by continuing to deliver highly competitive and customized financing packages to our clients,” said John Handmaker, Executive Vice President of CertusBank. “We can now offer an even higher level of service to our small business clientele by providing rapid loan approvals and streamlined loan closings.”

About CertusBank, N.A.:
With nearly $2 billion in assets, CertusBank is a full-service, nationally chartered bank with operations in twelve states including Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, CertusBank offers a full range of Consumer, Commercial, SBA Lending, Treasury Management and financial planning solutions. With the acquisition of Quadrant Financial, Inc. in January 2013, CertusBank became a national leader in SBA 7a lending and the largest SBA lender by volume based in South Carolina. Learn more about the company’s commitment to bringing innovative, smart solutions to its customers’ financial lives by visiting

Small Business Lending Conference Update

Franchise Lending Spotlight Conference, Atlanta, Oct 8

NADCO Western Tri-Regional Conference, Sedona October 21-23

American Banker Small Business Lending Conference, New Orleans, Oct 28-30

NADCO Region 1-7 Conference, Clearwater, FL, Oct 31-Nov 2

NAGGL Annual Conference, Palm Desert, Nov 5-7

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference November 4-6

Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, Reynolds Plantation, GA, Feb 9-11

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