Middletown, CT — Liberty Bank, a Connecticut community bank headquartered in Middletown, is celebrating local entrepreneurs and business owners during the nation’s annual Small Business Week taking place April 30-May 6. This week, the Bank is proudly showcasing small business customers in its 55 branch lobbies across the state and will continue this initiative throughout the year.
“Liberty Bank recognizes the vital role small businesses play in our communities and economy,” stated Minnie Saleh, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking. “We are pleased to partner and support this important segment through our many product and service offerings and educational initiatives.”
The Bank has a variety of products and services designed specifically for the small business community. They offer a robust lending program and have experienced significant growth in their Small Business portfolio over the past three years. Liberty Bank’s lending program makes it easier for customers to get funding, without all the time, costs, and red tape traditionally associated with business loans. Their staff takes extra time to get to know owners and their businesses, finding solutions that are unique to their immediate and future needs.
Typical customers are those that have been operating profitably for two or more years in industries such as service businesses, wholesalers, retailers and professional office groups including physicians, accountants, attorneys or manufacturers. Loans have helped owners with opportunities like expanding their work footprints, hiring staff or purchasing buildings for day-to-day operations.
Additionally, Liberty Bank, a long-time Small Business Administration (SBA) partner, was recently designated as a SBA Preferred Lender, allowing them to make credit decisions and improve the process for customers. To assist in the creation and growth of new small businesses, in 2016, Liberty Bank launched the Academy for Small Business program offering tuition-free small business courses to the business community.
For more information about Liberty Bank’s small business lending, click here. You may also stop by any of the Bank’s 55 branches to speak with a representative about your business needs, or call (888) 570-0773.
Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with almost $4.5 billion in assets and 55 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named as a “Top Workplace” by the Hartford Courant for five consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.