mBank selected as 2019 Michigan SBA’s ‘Community Lender of the Year’

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MANISTIQUE – mBank was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Michigan District Office as the 2019 Community Lender of the Year. This award recognizes the SBA lender that offers services and engages in activities that promote and support community development in Michigan.

In 2019, mBank supported SBA lending initiatives throughout its footprint with approximately $20 million in loans and has been able to assist numerous entrepreneurs throughout Michigan and Northern Wisconsin as they start or expand their businesses to further economic development and job growth within their various markets.

“This award recognizes all the hard work of our commercial lending team, both lenders and support staff,” said Kelly W. George, mBank President and CEO. “mBank’s continued commitment to supporting the small businesses that are so important to the overall quality of life and commerce within the communities that we live and work is something we are very proud of. We will continue to be a leader in providing loans and banking solutions for small businesses throughout our footprint to ensure needed capital and financial resources are provided timely, even more so in light of the ongoing pandemic.”

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. To learn more, visit

Headquartered in Manistique, Michigan, mBank proudly serves Michigan and Northern Wisconsin with 28 branch locations.

With assets in excess of $1.5 billion, the community bank empowers individuals and small to medium sized businesses with smart financing and depository solutions for peace of mind. For more information, visit: Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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