We had 11 people in attendance including two new members:
Justin Spettel, Senior Marketing Representative for Federated Insurance
and Ross Kornowske, Attorney at Gerbers Law, S.C.
Cindy Esterling, Executive Director of Great Lakes Asset Corporation presented information on her organization and the SBA 504 program specifically, which creates unique funding opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses. Jeff Sheffler, Vice President at WBD, was also present to lend additional color to her comments, as both organizations work with area banks to offer the 504 program. The low-rate lending option is a Federally authorized program intended to facilitate firms creating new jobs.
WBD offers educational programs throughout the state to encourage use of the program. More information on the programs can be seen here: You are Invited – WBD 2016