For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Pesko/President
(618) 233-6400

Bank of Belleville Receives Prestigious SBA Preferred Lender Designation

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - (May 26, 2006) - Kevin Pesko, president of Bank of Belleville, is pleased to announce that the bank has received the prestigious Preferred Lender Program designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Being a Preferred Lender, Bank of Belleville can grant quick approval on SBA guaranteed loans for its business clients. The SBA approval process on guaranteed loans through Bank of Belleville is dramatically shorter than it is for lenders that have not earned the Preferred Lender designation.

"We focus on providing financial solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and the Preferred Lender designation enables us to expedite the borrowing process for our clients," said Pesko. "We've worked diligently to earn this designation and it not only recognizes our lending expertise, but also indicates the SBA's confidence in our abilities."


Bank of Belleville, founded in 2005, is a full service commercial bank specializing in providing a complete menu of banking services for small and mid-sized businesses. The bank is located at 720 W. Main St. in downtown Belleville.