Jun 11, 2015, 08:01 ET
NEW YORK, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OnDeck®, a leading platform for small business lending, along with Minor League Baseball™, America's leader for affordable family entertainment, announced today that George's Pub, based in Jenks, Oklahoma, has received the Small Business of the Month Award. In addition to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Tulsa Drillers game, owner Corey Crandall will be presented with the award for his positive impact on the greater Tulsa community.
A restaurant industry veteran, Crandall opened George's Pub in Jenks, Oklahoma, in 2010. Since then, the British-American pub has grown by more than 40 percent each year and is a fixture in the local community. The restaurant employs 13 workers, sees 1,700 customers per week and was named "Best Place to Take Your Dad for a Beer" by Tulsa World in 2014.
"OnDeck is thrilled to grant George's Pub the Small Business of the Month Award," said Andrea Gellert, chief marketing officer, OnDeck. "George's Pub is a true neighborhood gem that embodies what small businesses represent in our country, creating jobs and serving the local community."
Crandall will receive 10 VIP tickets to the game, an on-field photo opportunity and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. OnDeck's Chief Operating Officer James Hobson will join Crandall on the mound and will also discuss the award during the nationally televised broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
George's Pub joins select small businesses across the U.S. who will be recognized by OnDeck and Minor League Baseball across more than 20 activation clubs this season. OnDeck is hosting Small Business of the Month Award contests on Facebook throughout the season. To apply, visit OnDeck's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OnDeckCapital.
OnDeck is 100 percent focused on small business with $2 billion in critical growth capital deployed nationwide. In Oklahoma, OnDeck has delivered more than $18 million to 475 small businesses.
OnDeck, a leading platform for small business loans, is committed to increasing Main Street's access to capital. OnDeck uses advanced lending technology and analytics to assess creditworthiness based on actual operating performance and not solely on personal credit. The OnDeck Score®, the company's proprietary small business credit scoring system, evaluates thousands of data points to deliver a credit decision rapidly and accurately. Small businesses can apply for a line of credit or term loan online in minutes, get a decision immediately and receive funds in as fast as the same day. OnDeck also partners with small business service providers, enabling them to connect their customers to OnDeck financing. OnDeck's diversified loan funding strategy enables the company to fund small business loans from various credit facilities, securitization and the OnDeck Marketplace®, a platform that enables institutional investors to purchase small business loans originated by OnDeck.
Since 2007, OnDeck has deployed more than $2 billion to more than 700 different industries in all 50 U.S. states, and also makes small business loans in Canada. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and operates the website BusinessLoans.com which provides credit education and information about small business financing. On December 17, 2014, OnDeck started trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
For more information, please visit www.ondeck.com and follow OnDeck on Twitter @OnDeckCapital.
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2014, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.4 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.
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