MCBC’s Small Business Lending Committee

Committees are open meetings held throughout the year on a variety of topics related to mortgage and small business lending trends. At our meetings, you can network with those who share similar interests or responsibilities and discuss topics related to your industry. Each meeting is facilitated by MCBC co-chairs and staff as well as attendees who volunteer to lead the discussion. These sessions are designed to encourage an informal and collegial exchange of experiences and insights. Membership in MCBC is encouraged to help sustain our efforts, but is not a requirement to attend meetings.

Co-Chairs

Charles Smith, Senior Vice President, SBA Specialist, Eastern Bank

Ana Hammock, Senior Vice President, Ascendus 

Mission

The Small Business Lending Roundtable brings together financial institutions, small business assistance providers, city and state agencies and others to promote the economic revitalization of low- and moderate-income communities in Massachusetts by providing insight, ideas and information designed to encourage small business lending.

The Small Business Lending Roundtable hosts open meetings throughout the year on a variety of topics from underwriting approaches to small business lending trends in the Commonwealth. Membership in MCBC is encouraged, but not a requirement to attend meetings.

Click here to be included on the e-mail distribution list for MCBC’s Small Business Roundtable.

2021 Meeting Dates (Virtual)

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • June 11, 2021, 12-1:30pm – Small Business Lending Report – discussion on the data
  • Forum September 23, 2021, 12-1:30pm – MCBC’s 2021 Small Business Lending – Themes and Strategies
  • October 21, 2021, 12-1:30pm
  • December 2, 2021

Publications & Online Data Tool

In March 2019, the Roundtable released MCBC’s 20th study of small business lending patterns. The report, Small Business Lending in Massachusetts 2008-2017, authored by BankMaps, provides an analysis of 2017 small business lending across the state with an emphasis on lower-income and traditionally underserved areas. The report also reviews changes in economic conditions and other factors that effect small business lending.

In addition, MCBC launched a new online platform – the Massachusetts Small Business Loan Data Project – that serves as a companion to the most recent report. The Massachusetts Small Business Loan Data Project provides an online data service with interactive access to maps and charts from six (6) national databases related to the subject of small business lending in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Small Business Loan Data Project was developed by BankMaps.

Click here to view Small Business Lending Publications.