February 2018
March Madness
Mixers and Brackets!
March Madness is just around the corner and we would love to see you at one of our mixers! This year, in addition to our Grandville event we will also be hosting an event in Portage. Details are below along with a link to register!

March Madness Mixers
Thursday, March 15th
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Latitude 42° Brewing Company
7842 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002

Enjoy comlimentary food and cocktails!

To Register, please click here!
Friday, March 16th
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

3940 Rivertown Pkwy
Grandville, MI 49418

Enjoy comlimentary food and cocktails!

To Register, please click here!
March Madness Brackets
If you are unable to make one of the events, you can still participate by filling out a bracket. There is no cost and the winner/s will recieve a $100 Amazon Gift Card. On Monday, March 12th, the brackets will be sent out via email. Simply fill it out and return it prior to the start of the tournament and you will be entered to win! Weekly updates will be sent out throughout the tournament!
Lender Leader Board
EDF   would like to thank all of the lenders that have had loans authorized with us so far this fiscal year. At the end of our current fiscal year (9/30/18), the lending institution with the most loan approvals will receive our Lender of the Year Award.
T raverse City State Bank
6 Loan
Huntington Bank
3 Loans
Chase Bank
1 Loan
Comerica Bank
1 Loan
Grand River Bank
1 Loan
Honor Bank
1 Loan
Mercantile Bank
1 Loan
The Bancorp
1 Loan
Union Bank
1 Loan
West Michigan Community Bank
1 Loan
West Shore Bank
1 Loan
FY 2018 Total
Totals as of 01/31/2018
18 Loans
The Lenders Cup

All of the lenders listed above, along with any other bank or credit union that has a project authorized by EDF prior to September 1, 2018, will be eligible to compete in The Lenders Cup Golf Tournament! Last year was our inaugural event and the traveling trophy went home with Traverse City State Bank! This year's event will take place on September 13, 2018 at Thornapple Pointe Golf Course . Each lending institution will have the opportunity to submit a foursome to compete.
Call EDF for your 7(a) Packaging Needs

EDF   can assist your bank or credit union with 7(a) Loan eligibility and questions. We can also prepare loan applications and submit them directly to the SBA for approval. If you do not have an in-house SBA specialist, please consider using  EDF for your packaging needs.   For more information, please call Amy Dubridge at (616) 323-1279  or you may send an email to Amy@growmichigan.com .
Schedule a Lunch and Learn
EDF   would love the opportunity to bring lunch to your organization, get to know your entire team, and do a brief presentation on the benefits of the 504 Loan Program. We are currently scheduling into March and April. If you would like to set up a time, please call Kyle Wilson at (616) 323-1272  or you may send an email to  Kyle@growmichigan.com .
EDF Staff
Julie Parker
(616) 323-1276
Loan Officers 
Bradd Pierce
Senior Loan Officer
(616) 323-1277
Gary Witkowki
Loan Officer
(616) 323-1275
Credit Department 
Amy DuBridge
Junior Loan Officer
& 7(a) Specialist
(616) 323-1279
Matt Mankivsky
Junior Loan Officer
(616) 323-1278
Closing Department 
Abbey Byrne
Closing Manager
(616) 323-1274
Laura Seromik
Closing Specialist
(616) 323-1273
Servicing Department 
Kyle Wilson
Servicing Manager
(616) 323-1272
Nik Hoezee
(616) 459-4825
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