Heritage Bank received two awards from the Tennessee Small Business Association (SBA) for its loan production volume. The SBA recognized Heritage Bank’s Tennessee offices as the top locally-owned and operated lender for the 2012 Fiscal Year. District Director Walter Perry commented, “The SBA looks for a lender that dedicates its commercial lending operations to support small businesses through visionary leadership and who builds relationships with its clients beyond just their immediate financial needs.” Perry added, “Heritage Bank is a lending leader and we are happy to present them with the Community Bank of the Year – “Top Volume” award.”
John Peck, Heritage Bank President and CEO further added, “We value our partnership with the SBA and we are very proud of this recognition as a statewide leader in Community Bank loans. We know small businesses are important to Tennessee and we are honored to be a part of their successes.”
Additionally, Heritage Bank received the Patriot Express Lender of the Year – “Top Dollar”, “Top Volume” for Fiscal Year 2012. The Patriot Express Program is designed for small businesses that are 51 percent or more owned/controlled by veterans or members of the military community. Mike Foley, Heritage Bank Chief Credit Officer stated, “We have been, and remain dedicated to serving our military community and we look forward to continued growth in this area. We are proud to support our troops as they transition from serving their country to serving their communities, by creating jobs and economic growth. We appreciate our partnership with the Small Business Administration that helps make this possible.
HopFed Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Heritage Bank headquartered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The Bank has eighteen offices in western Kentucky and middle Tennessee as well as Fall & Fall Insurance of Fulton, Kentucky, Heritage Bank Wealth Management of Murray, Kentucky, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Kingston Springs, Tennessee, and Pleasant View, Tennessee and Heritage Bank Mortgage Services of Clarksville, Tennessee. The Bank offers a broad line of banking and financial products and services with the personalized focus of a community banking organization. For more information about Heritage Bank and HopFed Bancorp, Inc., visit our website at www.bankwithheritage.com.