Commerce Union Bank of Gallatin Wins SBA Financial Champion Award

Submitted on June 07, 2012 at 10:27 AM

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrated National Small Business Week recently with events and award ceremonies. Commerce Union Bank of Gallatin was a winner for Financial Services Champions of the Year. They were nominated by Volunteer State Community College's Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) for working with small businesses during the past year. Paula DeBerry from Commerce Union Bank was the recipient of the award at a presentation.

"They've been doing the hard work." says Charles Alexander, Director of the TSBDC. "It would have been easy for them to bury their head in the sand over the last few years. They have been working through tough regulations and rough economic waters to make loans to small businesses in our community."

Over the last 18 months Commerce Union Bank has made several loans to small businesses, from simple lines of credit to a variety of different SBA Loans. The loans have helped small businesses start and grow in Sumner and surrounding counties.

"These award winners represent the many excellent small businesses that we have in the Volunteer State," said Walter Perry, District Director of SBA's Tennessee District Office. "All across Tennessee, our hard working award winners are the very best at what they do."

A complete list of all award winners is available on the National Small Business Week Web site at


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