Waterville — In an event put on by the Small Business Administration in Waterville, Tuesday, Community Concepts Finance Corps., 240 Bates St., Lewiston, was name top producing micro lender in Maine. The corporation produced 18 micro loans (loans under $50,000) to earn the award — the first time they have done so.
Others receiving recognition included Granite State Economic Development Corp. as the top 504 lender with 24 loans; Eastern Maine Development Corp. as the top Community Advantage lender; and Penobscot County Federal Credit Union as the top credit union.
The top performing third party lender in Maine was Kennebunk Savings Bank. The award for the overall SBA Lender award went to Bangor Savings Bank for a combined total of 96 loans made through the SBA.