21st Century Bank Receives Prestigious Top SBA Lender Award

(Pictured from left to right) 21st Century Bank, senior vice president lending Gregg Klohn, SBA operations administrator Cheryl Casey, district director of the Minnesota District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration Nancy J. Libersky, senior vice president lending Kraig Kliber and senior vice president credit Todd Bannie.

21st Century Bank staff accept the SBA award

SBA Lender Award

(Minneapolis, MN) September 29, 2017 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) of Minnesota has awarded 21st Century Bank a Minnesota Lenders Award for their personalized approach to helping local businesses succeed, noting their commitment, hard work and tailored services.

Given out at the Annual SBA Lender Conference earlier this month, 21st Century Bank was awarded the 2017 Minnesota SBA Lender Award (asset size 100MM > 500MM) and is in recognition of their consistent top of the State performance in the area of origination of SBA 7a Loans.

“Minnesota is truly fortunate to have so many banks working across the state to help small businesses access the capital they need to start, grow and succeed,” says Nancy Libersky, SBA’s Minnesota District Director.  “SBA loan programs help them be an even greater asset to their communities by guaranteeing large portions of their small business loan portfolios.”

“This award represents the dedication and hard work of our staff and every member of our lending team here at 21st Century Bank,” said Jon Dolphin, President/COO and Lending Team Leader.  “I take pride in knowing our team helped jump-start, support or grow local Minnesota businesses last year with a personal touch. We are honored to serve the community as a family owned bank the past 100 years.”

Data obtained for the 5th Annual Minnesota SBA Lender Awards was taken from the Small Business Administration’s Minnesota District Office loan volume dashboard.  Loan information was collected from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, with awards based on the number of guaranteed approved loans.

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