Cornerstone Community Bank Wins SBA Award

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Walter Perry and Cornerstone officers, James Nunley, Jackie Yates and Barry Watson
Walter Perry and Cornerstone officers, James Nunley, Jackie Yates and Barry Watson

Walter N. Perry III, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was in Chattanooga Thursday to present the “504 First Mortgage Lender of the Year” award to Cornerstone Community Bank.  

The awards are given annually to lending institutions with the highest loan volume and loan amounts in the various SBA loan categories.  

Cornerstone Community Bank specializes in banking for local businesses and is a designated “SBA Preferred Lender” in the Chattanooga market.   

Cornerstone Community Bank SBA loan specialists, James Nunley, Jackie Yates and Barry Watson
Cornerstone Community Bank SBA loan specialists, James Nunley, Jackie Yates and Barry Watson

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