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Local Banks Announce Partnership with Cuyahoga County to Increase $100 Million Dollar Fund



Millions More to be Loaned to Small Business to Increase Local Jobs


Media Contacts:
Michelle Adams: (216) -443-8158 or mmadams@cuyahogacounty.us
Nicole Dailey Jones: (216) 263-4602, (216)338-0863 or ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us

CLEVELAND – Officials from leading Northeast Ohio financial institutions are announcing an unprecedented partnership to increase loans available to the county’s small businesses to leverage the county's $100 Million Economic Development Fund.

The County, local banks and top small business lenders announce an effort to help small businesses grow and add jobs to the region.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald
Ken Marblestone, Charter One Bank
Tim Dixon, Citizens Banking
Jack Schneider (for Jerry Kelshiemer), Fifth Third Bank
Dryck Bennett, Grow America Fund
Dan Walsh, Huntington Bank
TBD, KeyBank
Dan Klimas, Lorain National Bank
Michael Taylor (for Paul Clark), PNC Bank

10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012

Brett Memorial Hall, Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch
325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
(Brett Memorial Hall is directly ahead upon entering the Main Library Branch)