Small Business Lending Forum for Community Banks, Thrifts, and Credit Unions

Friday, February 25, 2011
8:30-11:00 AM (Breakfast and Networking begin at 8:00 AM)
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
New England Room

Please join CEOs, presidents, chief credit officers and small business lenders from banks, thrifts and credit unions to discuss challenges and opportunities for smaller institutions that engage in small business lending and to hear about resources for lenders.

Speakers will include:

  • A panel of lenders to describe their experiences and offer suggestions.
  • Director of the U.S. Dept of Treasury's new Small Business Loan Fund and District Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Administration Office to describe programs available to your institution and answer questions.

Summary of forum discussion pdf



Registration, breakfast and networking


Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices in Lending to Small Businesses

Bob Mahoney, Belmont Savings Bank

Dave Bennett, Middlesex Savings Bank

Tom Nadeau, Metro Credit Union


Resources for Small Business Lenders, I

hulit screen captureJeanne Hulit, New England Regional Administrator, Small  Business Administration
Presentation (video) video

nelson screen capture Robert Nelson, District Director, Massachusetts, Small Business Administration
Presentation (video) video
Slides pdf


Resources for Small Business Lenders, II

Jason Tepperman, Director of the United States Department of Treasury’s new Small Business Loan Fund


Resources for Small Business Lenders, III
Chuck Grigsby, Director, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (invited)