“We know that small businesses create nearly 70 percent of the new jobs in our economy, and in my over 20 years working with small businesses I’ve seen first-hand the vital contributions they make in communities where we live and work, and the challenges they face to grow and maintain their companies,” Joe DiNicolantonio, the head of Regions’ new business and community banking division, said. “Through this initiative we’re stepping up our efforts to give small business customers the recognition they deserve and the support they need to grow and prosper.”
Throughout the month, the bank will host a webinar series that covers a range of business topics, including Small Business Administration lending, fraud prevention and tips for female-owned businesses. The series is free to small business owners and will be hosted by expert bankers.
Additionally, bankers across the 16 states Regions Bank operates in will recognize small businesses that have contributed to the economic stability and well-being of their communities. Regions will offer opportunities to honor small businesses and provide them with advice and guidance.
“We recognize that small business owners wear many hats – including bookkeeper, chief marketing officer, human resource manager, and technology officer,” DiNicolantonio said. “Our goal every day is to be the type of partner who brings new ideas and better insight to our customers, something that, in the end, will help business be successful and move forward.”