LANSING, Mich. — CASE Credit Union announced today it has been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration Michigan District Office Community Diversity Lender of the Year Award for the 2019 fiscal year. This award is in recognition of CASE’s help to give diverse small businesses in underserved markets the funds they need to start and grow.
Jeffery Benson, President and CEO of CASE Credit Union, said the award is reflective of the credit union’s commitment to the Greater Lansing community.
“We are exceedingly proud to receive this award and recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration,” he said. “The importance of diversity in small businesses cannot be overstated. They are catalysts for positive change and growth in their communities. CASE is committed to diversity in lending and supporting an inclusive thriving business community.”
Robert S. Whitaker, Business Services Manager for CASE Credit Union, said this award is not just important for CASE, but for Greater Lansing businesses as well.
“We are pleased and honored to have been awarded Michigan District’s Community Diversity Lender of the Year Award by the Small Business Administration,” he said. “Our organization is committed to diversity and empowering underserved communities of business owners. Empowering minority, veteran and women-owned businesses through smart, safe business banking is our responsibility. It supports our community’s needs and helps sustain the local economy.”
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