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Small business stories. Big business results.

From business bank to financing partner

Charles Nkuku bought Lehman Midtown 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. Through 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, Air Force 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 Corazón, 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 Corazón.

Franchise Owner, Casa de Corazón
Nick PlummerFranchise Owner, Casa de Corazón

About Byline Bank

Byline Bank is a full-service commercial bank with approximately $9.4 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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