Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
Stephen Ball, Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager of MB Financial Bank participated in the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative sponsored by Goldman Sachs on November 9, 2012 at the Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street, Chicago, Ill.. He was part of a panel discussing “Understanding Funding Sources – Which is Right for Your Business,” during an innovative workshop series for specially selected local entrepreneurs.
Stephen heads up MB Financial Bank’s Business Banking Division, a group that works with local Chicago businesses primarily between $1 and $5 million in sales. He is well versed in how to establish, nurture and expand businesses in a wide range of industries. He also understands the special mentoring relationships banks can have with their business clients.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative helps small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services. The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and The Goldman Sachs Foundation.
MB Financial Bank’s holding company, MB Financial, Inc., is traded on the NASDAQ as “MBFI.” MB Financial has approximately $10 billion in assets. MB Financial Bank (http://www.mbfinancial.com) is a locally-operated financial institution that has been delivering competitive personalized service for over 100 years to businesses and individuals who live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area.