Ridgestone Bank Receives Award for High SBA Volume

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (June 30, 2015) – At this year’s Annual Lender’s Conference in the Wisconsin Dells, Ridgestone Bank received the 2014 Wisconsin SBA Volume Lender Award for most loans approved by banks in the $300-500 million asset size. Ridgestone Bank’s Wisconsin SBA loans totaled $43.5 million in fiscal 2014.

“I am continually impressed with the dedication demonstrated by our team members here at Ridgestone Bank,” said Bruce Lammers, president and CEO of Ridgestone Bank. “Our goal is to provide small and mid-sized businesses throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest with unique lending options available through SBA loan programs. It is gratifying to see how many businesses and communities have benefitted from the financing they have received this year.”   

Pictured: Eric Manke (center), Senior Vice-President of Ridgestone Bank, receives a Wisconsin SBA Volume Lender Award at the 2015 Wisconsin Annual Lender’s Conference. Also pictured, Eric Ness (left), District Director, Wisconsin District, U.S. Small Business Administration and Marianne O’Brien Markowitz, SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator.

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 Illinois and is the number one SBA lender in its asset size in Wisconsin.  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 exchange under the ticker symbol “RGST.” For more information on Ridgestone Bank, visit


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