SBA Success Stories
Financing to help businesses thrive.
Years of research and experimentation led a former Marine to create Topricin Pain Relief Cream. Originally sold at county fairs and natural food stories, it proved so popular that Lou Paradise eventually added other homeopathic products and built a company, Topical BioMedics.
Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ
Dave Oehlman knows the secrets to barbecuing tasty ribs and brisket but when it came to financing a fast-growing restaurant group he needed the help of an expert.
Young & Associates
When an executive at a consulting firm had the opportunity to buy the company, he ran into unexpected problems securing financing. KeyBank was there to help.
Pike Place Fish Market
When visitors and locals alike think of Seattle, one of the more iconic images is certainly that of a fishmonger tossing a heavy catch from behind the counter to the waiting hands of another at the scales.
Kirk's Pharmacy was ready to expand to meet the needs of a growing client base and a community that deserved better healthcare. KeyBank was there to help.
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.