PBBA Sponsors

PBBA Sponsors


Eric P. Smith, JD
Treasurer, PBBA
Phone: (814) 876-0318
Email: eps5@psu.edu

Platinum Sponsors
Meridian is an innovative community bank serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland with more than 20 offices and a full suite of financial products and services. Meridian specializes in commercial and industrial lending, residential and commercial real estate lending, electronic payments, and wealth management solutions through Meridian Wealth Partners. Meridian's SBA team strives to ensure the success of business ventures through bespoke financing, reliable counsel, and a quick closing.
Contact: Rocco Perate, SVP Small Business Administration Lending
Phone: (215) 454-2846
Website: www.meridianbanker.com
Email: rperate@meridianbanker.com
Gold Sponsor

The Stewardship Business Plan Store provides Business Plan Writing Services. We regularly write comprehensive plans for entrepreneurs to obtain funding from lenders and investors. Our experience in accounting and finance allows us to make the process quick and easy for buyers and sellers.

Silver Sponsors
44 Business Capital was formed to fill the financial void that has limited the growth and recovery of so many small businesses. It's all possible because of the strength of our major financial partners and our highly experienced team.
Contact: Scott Stevens, First Vice President SBA Lending
Phone: (717) 979-1599
Email: sstevens@44businesscapital.com
Website: www.44businesscapital.com
The Bancorp is a transaction only (no commercial account deposits required!) National SBA Preferred Lender who offers creative solutions for business owners seeking financing for acquisitions, equipment, working capital, real estate, partner buyouts, start-ups, franchises, refinances, construction, and more. With up to high leverage financing for business acquisitions, our team of seasoned professionals thrive on quick, secure deal execution for small business owners and referral partners alike. Additional bank services include Commercial Fleet Leasing, Securities Backed Lines of Credit, Portfolio Management, Construction Management, and Real Estate Capital Markets. Partners can earn fee income on deals that close, ask us how.
Contact: Julian Carney-Domm, VP, SBL Business Development Officer
Phone: (302) 922 -0779
Email: jcarney@thebancorp.com
Website: www.thebancorp.com
At First National Bank Small Business Finance, we specialize in helping business owners access the financing they need to grow and succeed. We offer creative, effective financing solutions through various SBA loan programs to get deals done for our clients. Our knowledgeable team uses their expertise to assist with Business Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Purchases, Partner Buyouts, Franchise Financing, Start-Ups, and more. Financing up to 90% (and sometimes more) is available – ask about our programs today!
Contact: Brendan McMoran
Phone: 610-345-7848
Email: mcmoranb@fnb-corp.com
Website: www.fnbsmallbusiness.com

Live Oak Bank specializes in acquisition financing across the nation and in every industry, utilizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) program. If you have a project that exceeds the SBA 7(a) $5 million limit, our combination financing program is a creative solution. We pair an SBA 7(a) loan ($5 million) with a conventional loan (amount based on need) and a line of credit when needed. With our dedication to efficiency, collaboration and deep knowledge, we'll take you where you need to go.
Contact: Jim Vigna, Senior Vice President
Office: (973) 886-5052
Email: jim.vigna@liveoak.bank
Website: www.liveoakbank.com

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Wells Fargo SBA Lending is the nation's largest SBA lender (by dollar volume) specializing in financing for Business Acquisition, Working Capital, Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate, Construction and Machinery & Equip. Up to 90% Financing available from $250K - $5 Million.
Contact: Andrew Eshleman
Phone: (215) 200-1958
Email: andrew.r.eshleman@wellsfargo.com
Website: www.wellsfargo.com
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Univest Bank and Trust Co. is an SBA Preferred Lender that offers a variety of banking solutions for small businesses. Our team members, who have more than 50 years of experience combined, focus on forming meaningful relationships and serving as thoughtful advisors to business owners. 

Univest offers creative financing for up to 90% of a business sale or acquisition as well as additional products that allow us to grow along with a business owner and the company. Our experience can help make the process easier on partner buyouts, acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, franchises, start-ups and more. In addition to SBA lending, Univest provides business checking accounts, treasury management, equipment financing, commercial lending and more. 
Univest Bank and Trust Co. is Member FDIC, Equal Opportunity and SBA Preferred Lender. 
Contact: Nicole Pedriani, Vice President, SBA Relationship Manager
Phone: 570-898-4092  
Email: pedrianin@univest.net
Website: univest.net/sba-loans