SBA Loans for Start-Ups: 11/7/2022 November 7, 2022, 6:00pm CST November 7, 2022, 8:00pm CST
Zoom meeting

Join us for an in-depth look at how to be considered and prepare for a SBA loan for a start-up business. John Vitale brings a wealth of experience with 25+ years in the lending business, to this workshop. John will provided details about the entire SBA loan process including specifics that you will need to have to be considered for these great loan products. Also included is an inside look at a SBA Veteran's option. The presentation is very detailed and will take about an hour. At the end, the lines will be open to answer your specific questions about these loan options. Mark this date and join us to learn about the SBA loan process for business start-ups.

Presenters' Bios: John Vitale is an SBA and Commercial Relationship Manager with Midland States Bank covering Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. He has 25+ years of business lending and financial services experience serving the greater St. Louis market. John works closely with many SBA Resource Partners and served as a chapter chair with SCORE as a volunteer small business counselor for a decade.

John is a graduate of McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. He volunteers as an Advisory Board Member for both The Metro East Business Incubator and The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center. He is a founding member and ex-officio board member for The International Business Brokers Association Mid-America not-for-profit chapter serving Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Iowa. John is also a podcast host for The Business Resource Zone hosting interviews with subject matter experts, and helping businesses start, scale, and sell.

David R. Noble is the Saint Louis Market President and Director of Community Economic Development for Midland States Bank, as Market President he will provide oversight to the team's commercial loan portfolio, establish, and maintain ongoing relationships, and support cross-functional relationships within Midland that promote customer relationship development, including business connections to consumer and wealth management product sets. As Director of Community Economic Development, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering all aspects of the Bank’s Corporate and Regional Community Economic Development Plan and CRA and Fair Lending strategies. He is an experienced astute Senior Banking Leader with a triumvirate combination of experience in application of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Regulation and Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Community Economic Development Strategies with an emphasis on planning and development. His “Value Proposition” is that he has an innate ability to facilitate cooperation from various interests to create opportunities assisting in problem solving and achieving objectives both within his employer’s organization and the communities he serves. He permeated the banking industry as a trailblazer through cultivating what would otherwise be considered atypical and unrelated alliances.

David attended Saint Louis University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies a Minor in Real Estate Planning & Community Development and a Master of Science in Urban Planning & Development. He brings over 10 years of community economic development experience to his role. Noble serves on a multitude of committees focused on both community and economic development for local, regional and statewide initiatives. His experience with the following organizations brings an added perspective to the Midland team: American Planners Association, Urban Land Institute, Council of Development Finance Agencies Housing Action Illinois, Habitat for Humanity-Illinois, Community Builders Network, Rebuilding Together-Saint Louis, CareSTL Health, Metropolitan Saint Louis CRA Association, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Monsanto Family YMCA and the Veterans Business Resource Center, United Way African American Leadership – Charmaine Chapman Society, Whitney Young Society - Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Ultimately, David’s goal is to be a catalyst that will ignite communal change and begin a socio-economic movement in hopes of empowering individuals and families to improve their life through upward economic mobility.

Registration Information: 

  • Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email with the SCORE Zoom link to attend.
  • You do not need a Zoom account to participate. 
  • Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the workshop.
  • Please connect 5 minutes in advance to be sure you have a good connection. The workshop begins promptly at 6PM and concludes by 8:00PM.

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SBA Loans for Start-Ups: 11/7/2022