Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
First National Bank of Santa Fe SBA Lender Fred Bernson was honored as SBA 504 Star Lender at the 2012 annual Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC) lender awards luncheon. First National Bank of Santa Fe was also honored as one of three banks that were named “SBA 504 Key Lending Partners” at the event.
The awards were given in recognition of the quality and volume of SBA lending generated by Mr. Bernson and First National Bank of Santa Fe since the 2011 inception of First National’s SBA lending program. Over 150 bankers and business leaders gathered from throughout the state of NM to honor the best and brightest among their peer group.
In receiving the award, Mr. Bernson said “It’s an honor to be recognized as SBA 504 Star Lender by ELCDC. This award represents the dedication and commitment First National Bank of Santa Fe has made to the small business community and everyone on our team is delighted to be recognized in this way.”
Fred Bernson joined First National Bank of Santa Fe in June of 2011 and since that time has built a high quality SBA lending program with a team of experienced lending professionals who have the knowledge and background to provide clients with small business lending solutions tailored to their specific needs.
About First National Bank of Santa Fe
First National Bank of Santa Fe is the oldest bank in the Southwest and has been successfully serving the needs of individuals and businesses for over 140 years. The Bank's sound banking practices, strong capital base, and commitment to the communities they serve have allowed them to remain independent throughout their entire history. With 11 convenient locations in Santa Fe, Eldorado, Los Alamos, Albuquerque and Denver, First National Bank of Santa Fe is here to serve their clients with financial expertise and a highly personal approach to every relationship. For more information, call 505-992-2000 or visit the Bank's website at http://www.fnb-sf.com.
Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC) is a leading private, non-profit organization financing business loans throughout New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Established in 1992, ELCDC assists community lenders and small businesses in accessing capital. ELCDC offers competitive low-cost, long-term loans by partnering with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and local banks to provide 504 business loans in the communities they serve.