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Our Services

Financial resources for starting, running, or growing your small business.

The Small Business Partner You Need

We work with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to identify needs and funding options that are not typically offered through traditional lending. 

This also includes assistance to those who are in early stages of business development who are looking for resources and a partner to assist with the process.

Our Small Business Team

Andrew Beswick
AVP Regional Community Development Executive
Tyler Everett
Small Business Specialist
Vanessa Wessels
Small Business Specialist

Guidance to Help You Succeed

Our Small Business team is full of helpful professionals with a hands-on approach for the small businesses in the communities we serve. The Sauk Valley Bank Small Business team was built upon the idea of bringing about opportunities in the community that may not normally fit the traditional lending sector.

We’re here to assist you with any financial questions you have about starting running, or growing your business. Our team was built upon the idea of bringing innovative financial solutions to small business owners in our community.

We've Got You Covered

At Sauk Valley Bank putting customers first is what we stand for, it’s a part of our foundation that drives customized solutions and personalized services.

Our team has expertise regarding a variety of loans, grants, and other programs that will help your business reach its true potential.

Are you ready to start or expand your business? Contact our Small Business team for all your small business needs.

Real Estate Loans

Find the right location and building to house your business.

Construction Loans

Get the capital you need to make repairs or improvements.

Lines of Credit

Add funds to help you operate your business or buy new inventory and equipment.

Term Loans

Utilize Term Loans to help you finance purchases like a new vehicle or equipment.

Our Mission

We look to help small businesses navigate their business startup, business challenges, and their business growth. Whether that means providing internal resources through referrals or partnering with community resources such as local chambers of commerce, realtors, accountants, and our small business development center at Sauk Valley College.

Personalized Solutions

Whether you are looking to purchase real estate to house your business, need operating funds to grow or provide working capital, purchase equipment or inventory, or fund improvements, we can help!

With expertise regarding a variety of different programs, like Advantage IL and FAME, combined with our lending products we’re confident that we can find the best solution specific to your situation.

Unique Product Offerings

We provide an array of resources through referrals or partnering with community resources like the examples below:

  • Programs: Advantage IL & FAME
  • Grant Coordination
  • SBA Loans: 7a and 504 Programs

Access to Other Bank Solutions 

We work closely with our lenders, business services, and our entire SVB team to provide a variety of solutions for small businesses.

Loan Programs

We continuously search for new loan programs that give additional resources to best serve and benefit our small businesses.

Expert Financial Guidance

We are an all-in-one small business solution that can help you start, run, and grow your business.

Grant Coordination

We are constantly monitoring grants that are available in order to provide them to qualifying business owners.

Professional Team

With expert financial guidance and knowledgeable bankers, Sauk Valley Bank will be with you every step of the way.

Your Business Comes First 

Our Small Business team is here to assist you with any financial questions you have about starting, running, or growing your business.

As a third generation family business, working with Sauk Valley Bank is like having another partner. Salamandra’s can always count on them to be there for us!

Why Choose Sauk Valley Bank?

At Sauk Valley Bank, we work hard to find the solutions that fit your unique banking needs. With a variety of banking and lending options, our team has the experience and flexibility to find the right solution to fit your needs.

We are committed to serving our communities with the highest quality of service. We focus on you and your needs – and offer you flexible and convenient solutions. Our aim is to build lifelong relationships, one customer at a time.


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