12 Oct

3 Client Success Stories Made Possible Through EGF-Banker Partnerships

Top 3 Success Stories for Banker Partnership

When banks partner with Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) everyone wins. As a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), EGF offers responsible and affordable financing options to small businesses.

By partnering with EGF, banks not only help their clients access capital, they also connect them to all the business services and support they need to become eligible for traditional financing in the future. Clients receive the funding they need to grow their business and banks get to help their clients succeed while keeping the door open with them for the future. 

At EGF, we value the critical role that our banker partnerships play in our mission. With the support of our partners, we’re able to help small businesses and strengthen communities. To show our thanks and demonstrate the power of partnerships, we’re sharing three success stories that were made possible by our banking partners.  

 Franco Blueprint, Inc. – Brooklyn, NY

In 2016, Oneida Franco and Rick Diaz launched their accounting services company, Franco Blueprint, Inc., to “pay it forward.” After being referred to EGF by a representative from their bank, Oneida and Rick received an EGF SmartLoan™, and have since positively impacted their community and beyond.

 ‘R’ Diner – Central Square, NY

After purchasing ‘R’ Diner in 2016, owner Robin Hilts needed capital to make necessary updates to her building. Thanks to a connection at their local bank, Robin learned about options available through EGF and was quickly approved for an EGF SmartLoan. Learn more about “R” Diner and how this KeyBank referral helped Robin’s business grow.

Dan & John’s Wings – New York, NY

When Dan Borowski and John Henninger launched Dan & John’s Wings in 2013 at the Smorgasburg Regional Food Market, their authentic “Buffalo” wings were an instant hit. Shortly after, Dan, John, and their co-owner Patrick Haidon began searching for additional funding to finance the opening of their own location. After meeting with several private funders, they were referred to EGF by a banking specialist. Read more about how this referral contributed to the success of Dan and John’s Wings.

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