Learn how to seek funding for your business as experienced lenders share how to request loans and grants, and ways to avoid common mistakes. Presented by South Metro SCORE. Registration required. Sponsored by MELSA.
Presented by: Dennis Welch, Frandsen Bank & Trust
Dennis has over 27 years of SBA/Commercial Banking experience and is the SBA Division Manager for $3.1 billion community bank with 40 branches throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. His experience has always been working in the community banking environment helping small to medium size business solve their financial needs. This includes financing for buildings, equipment, debt refinancing, working capital and business acquisitions. He has completed well over 1100 financings during his banking career.
Dennis has lived in Saint Paul for the last 28 years, has three daughters and is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division. In 2018, Dennis was named Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
Presented by: Brian T. Brakke, Market President of Frandsen Bank & Trust
Brian has over 30 years of Business Banking experience primarily working within the community-bank arena. Brian’s passion is assisting small to medium sized businesses and the business owners with their entire financial needs, including Deposit, Cash Management, and Loans. Brian takes a consultative approach to assisting owners when determining loan types and loan structure to assist with working capital financing, equipment financing, and real estate financing throughout the entire life cycle of the business.
Brian has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Augsburg University and a graduate degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of St Thomas. Brian has two daughters and lives in Eagan. Brian has served on numerous non-profit Boards, and is currently involved with Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Mt Calvary Lutheran Church and Burnsville Rotary Club.