Category Archives: Business

In Spite of Media Reports, Banks Want to Lend

By Wenda Roycraft Guest Columnist While recent national media coverage may have you thinking otherwise, making loans is what banks do. This is especially true for locally based community banks, which provide the capital that fuels the startup and growth of many small- and medium-sized businesses throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Those loans have great benefits for […]

Community Banks, SBA lend a helping hand

By Wenda Roycroft Guest Columnist There was a lot of media excitement this month when it was announced the nation’s biggest banks had increased their lending volume, particularly to small businesses. We just wonder what took them so long. The latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly gauge of 1,000 loan applications, found loan […]