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William Blevins of Encore Bank Joins Panel of Experts to Discuss “Funding Your Business for Growth”

William Blevins of Encore Bank Joins Panel of Experts  to Discuss “Funding Your Business for Growth”

Learn How to Effectively Procure Business Loans

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that William Blevins, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending will be part of an expert panel at the Above Board Chamber of Florida event luncheon on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4425 S. Landings Drive in Fort Myers.

Bill Blevins2Attendees are invited to learn what information is needed when it comes to procuring a business loan.  Mr. Blevins will discuss loans offered through the Small Business Administration program. The SBA 504 loan program offers borrowers long-term, fixed-rate financing for real estate and equipment purchases, with the help of certified development companies. He will also discuss the SBA Express loans program, which is part of the government guaranteed 7(a) loan program offered to small businesses. As an SBA Express approved lender, Encore Bank can offer these 50% SBA guaranteed loans, up to $350,000, to small Southwest Florida businesses for general business purposes, such as working capital and equipment.

Additional members of the panel will include Tom Wallace, President of IDS Corporation, Althea Harris of the US Small Business Administration, Florida, and Brian Rist, President/CEO Smart Companies.

This event is open to the public and ideal for anyone who is interested in taking advantage of a valuable opportunity to learn more about growing their business’s financial resources. RSVP is required. For more information or to register for the event contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239.910.7426 or visit www.aboveboardchamber.com.  Attendees are asked to bring in canned goods to help support Community Cooperative Ministries during the holidays.

Encore Bank has six convenient locations, including two branches in Naples at 3003 Tamiami Trail North, and 2370 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Bonita Springs at 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Fort Myers at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Port Charlotte at 2120 Kings Highway, and Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza.

For more information, call 239.919.5888 or 239.594.3177 in Naples, 239.495.0243 in Bonita Springs, 239.278.5505 in Fort Myers, 941.258.3055 in Port Charlotte, or 813.634.8001 in Sun City Center, or visit www.encorebank.com. Member FDIC

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