Ridgestone Bank Hosts Open House Event in Northeast Wisconsin Community

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (Oct. 29, 2015) –Ridgestone Bank’s Kaukauna, Wis. loan production office opened its doors to more than 50 community members, chamber representatives and business associates earlier this month. The open house event lauded Ridgestone Bank’s efforts to provide unique financing options to businesses in need of capital to open grow or expand. Ridgestone Bank is the number one SBA lender in Wisconsin and Illinois for SBA loan volume and is ranked seventh nationally. 

Ridgestone Bank representatives, pictured from left to right: Dylan Esterling, Vice President of Commercial Lending, Eric Manke, Senior Vice-President of Commercial Lending, Bruce Lammers, President and CEO and Joan Kinate, Vice President of Commercial Lending

Joan Kinate and Dylan Esterling specialize in SBA and USDA lending and lead Ridgestone Bank´s loan efforts throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.  Kinate joined Ridgestone in 2013 with a focus on the Green Bay market, followed by Esterling in 2015, who has a focus on the Appleton market.  The two moved to their current office in Kaukauna in March, 2015 to better serve the entire Northeast region. 

¨We are pleased to be able to help businesses throughout Northeastern Wisconsin that are looking for creative financing to achieve their goals, said Joan Kinate, vice-president of commercial lending for Ridgestone Bank.  “At Ridgestone Bank, we pride ourselves on working closely with business owners to determine their vision and plan, and work hard to find a way to structure a loan that´s best for them.”

“Joan and I were pleased to be able to host a gathering for our current and future customers, as well as referral sources, as we continue to build relationships in the area,” said Dylan Esterling, vice-president of commercial lending for Ridgestone Bank.  “Business throughout the region is thriving, and we hope to contribute to the success of businesses in the area by providing financing options to help fuel their growth.”

Ridgestone Bank is a privately-held bank with full-service branch locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill., as well as lenders in Indianapolis, Northeast Wisconsin, Northcentral Wisconsin, Tennessee, Southern California, Ohio and Madison, Wis.  Founded in 1995, the bank is a leader in small business and government guaranteed lending nationwide.  Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Ridgestone Bank is a top 10 SBA lender in the nation is the number one SBA lender in Wisconsin and Illinois.  Ridgestone Bank is a leader in USDA lending in the United States and has been recognized as a valued partner by the USDA for its commitment to small businesses.  Ridgestone Financial Services trades its common stock on the OTC Market exchangeunder the ticker symbol “RGST.” Ridgestone Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.  For more information on Ridgestone Bank, visit


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