SBA Honors Top Lenders at Awards Luncheon

Many of SBA’s lending partners and their small business customers gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton on May 7, 2012 for the annual Small Business Lenders Awards Luncheon, launching the 2012 Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri events. 

The event recognized our top lending partners with rankings based on their total SBA dollar volume during fiscal year 2011. This was during a period where credit was tight during our economic recovery efforts and very critical in helping so many small businesses with their financial needs to create and retain jobs across eastern Missouri.

SBA’s St. Louis District Office congratulates all winners and would like to thank all lenders who contribute to the success of the small business community.   A special recognition goes out to Commerce Bank, #1 Top Multi-State Lender with 60 loans totaling $28.7 million; Midwest Regional Bank, #1 Top Community Bank with 24 loans totaling $22.6 million, and St. Charles County Economic Development Corp., #1 Top Certified Development Company (CDC) with 44 loans totaling $18 million.

The $5 Million Club Award

  • Midwest Regional Bank
  • Pulaski Bank

Micro Lender of the Year Award

  • Justine PETERSEN, St. Louis, MO

Third Party Lender Award

  • Enterprise Bank & Trust Company, Clayton, MO
  • St. Johns Bank and Trust Company, St. Johns, MO
  • St. Louis Bank, Town and Country, MO

Certified Development Company of the Year Award

  • St. Charles County Economic Development Center, St. Charles, MO
  • Business Finance Corporation of St. Louis County, Clayton, MO
  • Rural Missouri, Inc., Jefferson City, MO
  • Small Business Growth Corp., Springfield, IL

Credit Union of the Year Award

  • First Community Credit Union, Chesterfield, MO

Community Bank of the Year Award

  • Midwest Regional Bank, Festus, MO
  • Pulaski Bank, Creve Coeur, MO
  • St. Louis Bank, Town & Country, MO
  • Belgrade State Bank, Belgrade, MO
  • Bank of Missouri, Perryville, MO
  • First Community National Bank, Cuba, MO
  • Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis, MO
  • Central Trust Bank, Jefferson City, MO
  • Hawthorn Bank, Jefferson City, MO
  • Royal Banks of Missouri, University City, MO
  • United Bank of Union, Union, MO
  • Boone County National Bank, Columbia, MO

Multi-State Lender of the Year Award

  • Commerce Bank, Kansas City, MO
  • U. S. Bank, Cincinnati, OH
  • BizCapital BidCo, II, LLC, New Orleans, LA
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust Company, Clayton, MO
  • Midland States Bank, Effingham, IL
  • Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH
  • Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL
  • UMB Bank , Kansas City, MO
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., San Francisco, CA
  • PNC Bank, N.A., Wilmington, DE