Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Forum Brings Bankers and Business Owners Together

This morning, bankers and business owners came together for a forum entitled "Getting the Most from Your Changing Economic Times," at the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. Attendees heard from three bankers about what lenders look for in successful applicants, how business owners can help foster a productive ongoing relationship with their bankers, and tips for avoiding foreclosure. Communication was the common theme throughout the day, with each banker emphasizing the importance of continued contact and honesty, in good times and bad. The forum ended with a question & answer session where bankers and business owners alike shared their views on the current banking environment. Participating bankers were Veronica Mozzano of Woodsboro Bank, Rob Nickey of HarVest Bank of Maryland, and Gordon Cooley of PNC Bank. The program was moderated by Chris Olson of the Small Business Development Center.