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Small business stories. Big business results.

From business bank to financing partner

Charles Nkuku bought Lehman Mid-Town True Value Hardware shortly after graduating from college, and he’s still the proud owner 35 years later. A longtime Byline Business Banking customer, Charles was recently able to take out a line of credit from Byline that allowed him to purchase necessary products for the store and better adapt to market changes and seasonal demands.

Building a business from art and passion

Chicago native Jorge Gonzalez needed a banking partner that was genuinely invested in his company’s journey. Though a line of credit from Byline, Jus Studios was propelled from a word-of-mouth startup to a flourishing enterprise with an expanding client base.

National SBA financing drives business growth.

Empowering dreams with community impact

Inspired by his experiences abroad and driven by a passion for providing exceptional childcare, Army veteran Nick Plummer wanted to establish a Spanish-immersion childcare center that aligned with his values.

Byline Bank embraced Nick’s vision and provided an SBA loan that enabled him to become a franchise owner of Casa de Corazon, a childcare facility dedicated to environmental consciousness, compassionate teaching and holistic development.

Family entrepreneurship thrives with SBA financing

When the owners of a Texas traffic control company decided to retire, the company’s business manager Trevor Davis and his wife, Krista, stepped up to go into business as a family.

With the help of SBA financing from Byline Bank, the couple now owns and operates Redbird Barricades.

From idea to reality: the true meaning of partnership.

Andrew Peontke was initially hesitant about becoming a business owner, but a partnership with Byline Bank empowered him to realize his entrepreneurial dream. By providing SBA financing and ongoing business consultation, the success of Estes Laser & Manufacturing exemplifies Byline’s unwavering dedication to its business customers.

Byline’s accessibility and genuine interest in us instilled confidence. With their support, what could have been a stressful endeavor became a straightforward journey. I could not have envisioned a better partnership.

Owners, Redbird Barricades
Trevor and Krista DavisOwners, Redbird Barricades

Without Byline Bank, I wouldn’t be a business owner, my staff wouldn’t be employed, and hundreds of families would be left without access to the kind of world-class care and education we provide at Casa de Corazon.

Franchise Owner, Casa de Corazon
Nick PlummerFranchise Owner, Casa de Corazon

About Byline Bank

Byline Bank is a full-service commercial bank with approximately $8.9 billion in assets, serving small businesses, mid-market companies, and consumers.

Operating over 40 branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas, Byline’s been a community partner in its neighborhoods for over 100 years.

In addition to being a Top 5 SBA lender in the nation*, Byline offers a competitive range of commercial lending products backed by experts with decades of experience in the industry.

*National ranking: Ranked by the U.S. Small Business Administration by volume FY2023

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