CRDC is pleased to announce that two awards were presented at its Annual Banker Celebration recently held at the Audubon Society in Concord.
The first award recognized Primary Bank as CRDC’s Bank of the Year. The award according to CRDC Executive Director, Stephen Heavener is based on highest dollar volume of lending of loans referred to CRDC in the fiscal year ending September 30.
“CRDC is a non-profit development corporation, and relies heavily on our relationships within the banking industry to achieve our mission,” says Heavener. “Primary Bank in its first year in operation has proven its vitality in the marketplace. We work closely with many New Hampshire banks, but clearly Primary Bank has been a lead supporter of our work this fiscal year and we recognize their support through this award and congratulate them on a successful first year of operation.”
Bill Stone, Primary Bank President and CEO applauded CRDC for its continued mission-driven focus and their assistance with gap financing, “CRDC has been an integral part of Primary Bank’s success this first year in operation. Their programs have helped our customers with some of that gap funding needed to reach their business goals. CRDC is a true partner for Primary Bank, and we appreciate the work they do for our customers.”
CRDC's Stephen Heavener (center) presents Bill Stone, President & CEO of Primary Bank (right) and John Mercier, Executive Vice President, Senior Loan Officer at Primary Bank with CRDC's 2016 Bank of the Year Award.
CRDC also celebrated the dedication and support of Joe Conway, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Sugar River Bank as the 2016 Commercial Lender of the Year. The award is solely based on the dollar volume produced together by a commercial lender and CRDC. “Joe deserves this award because of his continued commitment to his banking customers. He introduces our financial options such as our SBA 504 Lending or other financing products to his customers,” says Heavener.
“Joe is a direct link to CRDC’s financial success this year and we applaud him for his strong commitment to not only us, but ultimately to his banking customers.”
Conway is Vice President of Commercial Lending at Sugar River Bank. He works closely with CRDC’s Senior Loan Officer Elizabeth Sweeney and CRDC Loan Officer, Jennifer Boulanger. Joe has more than two decades of commercial lending experience. He works with both large and small businesses.
CRDC's Jennifer Boulanger with Joe Conway, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Sugar River Bank and CRDC's 2016 Commercial Lender of the Year.