SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtic Bank announced today that it has received its sixth U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Utah Lender of the Year award in the small lender category for 2010. Currently Celtic Bank is the Overall Top SBA Lender in Utah for 2011. Celtic Bank has been providing SBA loans since it first opened in 2001. According to Reese S. Howell Jr., chief executive officer for Celtic Bank, "It is an honor to receive this award, and we very much appreciate the support of the SBA and the community."
The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to assist small business concerns. On an annual basis, the SBA honors financial institutions that have demonstrated their commitment to helping small businesses with their financing needs.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, Celtic Bank supports customers throughout the country and is a leading provider of small business loans, real estate and construction loans. Celtic Bank is an Equal Housing, Preferred SBA, and FHA lender and is insured by the FDIC. For more information, visit www.celticbank.com.
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