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July 31, 2018

Byline Bank’s Eric Manke Receives 2018 Financial Services Champion Award

Eric Manke
Eric Manke (center), Senior Vice-President, Small Business Capital accepts a 2018 Financial Service Champion Award from Eric Ness (left), Wisconsin SBA District Director and Ginger Kollmansberger, Regional Director, Office of Senator Ron Johnson.

WAUKESHA, WIS. – Eric Manke, Senior Vice-President, Small Business Capital, received a Financial Services Champion Award from the Wisconsin District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration at the 2018 Wisconsin Small Business Awards ceremony.

“The Financial Services Champion Award is given to individuals who assist small businesses through advocacy to increase usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services,” said Eric Ness, Wisconsin SBA District Director. “Eric Manke is certainly deserving of this award for the compelling ways he has served the small business community.”

“This award represents Eric’s dedication to the Wisconsin small business community and to government guaranteed lending nationwide,” said Bruce Lammers, President of Small Business Capital. “I am impressed by his commitment and leadership over the years.”

Eric has had a 30-year career in small business lending and specializing in SBA and USDA lending, while leading a team that has won annual awards from both agencies for the past ten years. Eric has participated in the National Rural Lender’s roundtable in Washington DC, meeting annually with USDA representatives and legislators. He has also represented Byline Bank as an active member of NAGGL. Eric regularly volunteers his time in many capacities, as a member of WWBIC’s Loan Committee and as a volunteer educator for the Asset Builder’s Money Conference, which teaches low and moderate income youth and families about finances. He volunteers for Junior Achievement’s Biz Town, is on the Board of Directors for Corporate Casual, and is a judge for the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan contest.

About Byline Small Business Capital
Byline Bank’s Small Business Capital team specializes in government guaranteed lending nationwide, with loan production offices throughout the Midwest, in Tennessee and in Southern California. Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Byline Bank is a top 10 SBA lender in the nation, and is the number one SBA lender in Illinois and Wisconsin. Byline Small Business Capital also specializes in USDA lending across the country. For more information, visit

About Byline Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BY), is the parent company for Byline Bank, a full service commercial bank serving small- and medium-sized businesses, financial sponsors, and consumers. Byline Bank has over $4.0 billion in assets and operates over 50 full service branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Byline Bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking products and services including small ticket equipment leasing solutions and is one of the top 10 Small Business Administration lenders in the United States.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

For more information please contact:

Mary Mistrioty
Marketing Officer, Byline Bank
[email protected]
(262) 938-2728