SBA Success Stories
Financing to help businesses thrive.
Ever since he worked a part-time job at a department store’s jewelry counter, Andy Moquin knew he would open a jewelry store of his own. He did just that, and one of his first customers just happened to be a KeyBank banker. Their conversation sparked a relationship – one that led to him receiving his first loan of $40,000. And now, twenty years later, Andy is the largest purveyor of loose diamonds and engagement rings in his area. In fact, KeyBank continues to put their faith in Andrew’s craft, recently helping him with a 1 million dollar SBA loan to help him create a new showroom.
Giving Back Can Be a Walk in the Park
Small business owner gets $20,000 from Key to revitalize a neighborhood park.
Tailgate Dogs & Sausages
Five business partners came together because they craved the perfect tailgate dog and sausage experience. Lead by Tod Nestor, a former Notre Dame football player, the idea was simple. Launch Tailgate Dogs & Sausages (TGDogs) with the aspiration to become the country’s first nationwide hot dog emporium. With the help of the KeyBank team, and an initial SBA loan, TGDogs was an instant success, launched to rave reviews and is building a loyal customer base – with recipes and combinations only a true tailgater brings to the grill. Tod and team plan to take TGDogs to college towns across the country, with no bigger fan than KeyBank.
Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon
It was 2007 when businessman Paul Siperke and brewmaster Matt Cole decided they wanted to open a brewpub together. The demand for local breweries that combine craft beers with an eclectic food menu and a fun and relaxed atmosphere was really taking off, and the pair knew that it was a good time to get into the market.
Desco Floor Systems
The company offers a wide variety of products and colors for any environment, whether new construction or renovation, and also offers the ability to custom create anything the customer wants.