- Category: Notable Commercial Banking Leaders
- Number of years working in your current industry: 25
- Undergrad degree/university: University of Dallas
In 2021, Margaret Capper partnered with the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Southeastern Wisconsin to establish a revolving loan fund that assists Latino businesses in borrowing funds to start and grow their businesses.
The loan fund allows entrepreneurs to borrow from the self-replenishing loan program to advance their business goals.
Capper, who is a senior vice president and commercial banking manager for North Shore Bank, taught 12 mandatory cash-flow seminars for more than 60 applicants. North Shore’s collaboration with the chamber was awarded the 2021 BizTimes Milwaukee Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year award.
“Throughout the pandemic, Margaret led her lending team with supporting areas through securing PPP loans for customers, ensuring the completion of each application, disbursed approved funds and forgiveness through the SBA,” said Jay McKenna, president of North Shore Bank.
Capper also spearheaded the bank’s partnership with The Lonely Entrepreneur in late 2021. Through that partnership, she helped identify 11 Black entrepreneurs in Wisconsin to gain access to an entrepreneurial learning community, each receiving a dedicated North Shore Bank commercial banker to assist their business.