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Bank of the San Juans Commercial Lender, Tom White, Named Region 9 Lender of the Year

January 31, 2017

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has awarded Tom White, a commercial lender with Bank of the San Juans with their inaugural Lender of the Year Award. White, who started his career in banking when he moved to Southwest Colorado in 1975, was recognized for collaborating with Region 9 on loans where additional equity was needed to make a loan work.

White has been a banker his entire career and has worked in both Durango and Pagosa Springs. He and his wife Frankie raised three children and have one grandchild.

Laura Lewis Marchino, executive director of Region 9 said, “Region 9 wanted to recognize a lender that helps small businesses find the financing they need. White was selected due to his professionalism and longevity working with Region 9 to meet the needs of his clients.”

The award criteria was established by Region 9’s Loan Committee which includes 12 members: two from each of the Region 9 counties and 2 at-large. The criteria includes: referrals, professionalism of the lender, and community impact.

This is the first of these awards that will be presented annually. For more information, please contact Region 9 at 970-247-9621.

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