As the #1 SBA lender in Massachusetts, Eastern Bank is proud to help a wide range of businesses get the financing they need to grow. Featured below is a success story for one of our customers.
Overseas Marketing and Working Capital
SBA Loan Granted
Eastern Bank Business Banker
Darlene Ellis Donahue and Carolyn Goff
“I was first drawn to Eastern Bank by Carolyn Goff, a charismatic banker (yes you heard me right!), who took the time to get to know me, my company, and the community my business served. After years of being underserved and largely ignored by anyone at the big banks, it was flattering to be invited to her office to chat about my business and business needs. I opened a checking account, we stayed in touch, and two years later when I needed a line of credit to help make off-season hires I knew where to turn. Carolyn and Darlene Ellis-Donahue expertly guided me (and my CFO) through the application process and helped me discover money through the SBA that no one had every told me about before! We got the credit, I was able to provide two new full-time jobs to people in my community, and the business grew. As the cherry on top, Carolyn introduced me to Charles Smith who helped guide me through the SBA Award process. With their guidance and direction my company won an SBA award which has helped us gain more credibility in our industry. I owe a BIG thank you to Eastern Bank. They have completely transformed my understanding of what a bank can be.”