Oconomowoc-based First Bank Financial Centre recently received the SBA Lender of the Year Award at the Wisconsin Lenders Conference.
First Bank, which gives the most SBA loans in the state, is ranked 28th nationally for SBA loan volume.
The community bank participates in the SBA’s Veterans Pledge Initiative, which aims to increase lending to veteran-owned businesses. First Bank increased its veteran lending in 2014, extending 18 SBA loans to veterans, for a total of $3.9 million.
First Bank Financial Centre has 11 branches and two loan offices in Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Dane counties.