The Daily Herald, suburban Chicago’s information source newspaper, recently interviewed CBAI’s David Schroeder on community banks and small business lending. In the subsequent article titled A Look at Community Banks and Small Business Lending, Schroeder stated that community banks have earned a strong reputation as lenders of choice for small businesses. He emphasized that community banks’ ability to maintain dominance in small business lending underscores the importance they place on customer-focused relationships that can’t be matched by the mega banks and online lenders. He also noted that small businesses can best help themselves by working with local community bank lenders that support their business model. Read Daily Herald Article.