Every year we celebrate the organizations and individuals that have partnered with us to help grow our local economy. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to host our Annual Meeting & Business Development Awards Ceremony. This year we celebrated the Award recipients at their place of business.
The Lending Partner of the Year Award honors an individual and their institution for their continued support of SBA financing and the 504 Loan Program that encourages economic development through business investment and job creation. This year Ben Johnson of CenterBank was celebrated for his partnership with HCDC on 4 commercial real estate projects that totaled over $2 million.
HCDC appreciates Ben Johnson and CenterBank for their partnership in the SBA 504 Loan Program. “Our partnership with Ben and his team has made this challenging year as seamless as possible for our borrowers”, said HCDC President Patrick Longo.
Ben Johnson, Vice President, and Commercial Banker at CenterBank said “The SBA504 program has always been an important lending option for CenterBank, which offers significant benefits for both the bank and our borrowers. Our partnership with HCDC makes the normally intimidating SBA loan process as straightforward and painless as possible. It is an honor to receive this recognition.”