mBank Named U.S. SBA Michigan District’s 2018 Diversity Community Lender of the Year

Laketa Henderson, SBA deputy district director and Lender Relation Specialist Latifa Bradwell visited the mBank branch in Birmingham to present the award for Diversity Community Lender of the year. On hand to accept the award were, from left, Gregory Schuetter, senior vice president, Eastern UP / NLP Commercial Banking Manager, Michael Caruso, Senior Vice President, Traverse City Commercial Banking Officer and Boris Martysz, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking Manager and Marquette County Executive.

MANISTIQUE — mBank announces it was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration Michigan District Office as the 2018 Diversity Community Lender of the Year.

The criteria for the Diversity Community Lender of the Year is as follows: The best support provided by a lender to advance diverse participation among small businesses from historically underrepresented groups — minorities, women, and veterans. Analysis was based on the number and percentage of total SBA loans that was received by small businesses in these groups.

“mBank is honored to be selected as the 2018 Diversity Community Lender of the Year award recipient by the U.S. SBA Michigan District Office,” said Boris Martysz Senior Vice President- Commercial Banking Manager and Marquette County Executive. “We appreciate the recognition from the Michigan District Office and for their continued support and efforts to help our organization do what we do best in all our markets and that is help small businesses.”

mBank was among several other companies, individuals and organizations honored by the Michigan District Office of the SBA as part of National Small Business Week.

“I’m incredibly proud of our entire commercial lending team for their hard work and dedication to Michigan’s small business community,” said Kelly W. George, president and CEO of mBank.