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Operation Vet Access
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NAGGL members are committed to providing the brave servicemen and women of America with critical access to capital a transition back to civilian life. In recognition of Veterans Day, NAGGL was thrilled to recognize the exemplary efforts of two members and present them with the Champion of Veterans Small Business Lending award:

• Gary Henderson of Allegiance Bank (TX)
• Lenwood V. Long of The Support Center (NC)


In addition to our two award winners, NAGGL also recognizes Greg Poehlmann and his team at 44 Business Capital with an honorable mention for their steadfast commitment to helping veterans succeed.

VETERANS -- More than 130 NAGGL members offer you special incentives and discounts on small business loan fees or provide legal & other assistance critical when starting a business!

Across the country, banks and lenders are coming together to provide access to capital for veterans to start or grow their own businesses and sustain businesses in the communities they have helped build. NAGGL is proud to launch Operation: Vet Access, which serves as a complement to SBA’s Veteran Pledge.

Like SBA, NAGGL and its members recognize the importance of supporting the entrepreneurial dreams of our country's veterans. NAGGL is driving veterans lending across our membership to unify and meet the needs of veterans across the country. As various veteran jobs fairs provide opportunities, NAGGL’s efforts will ensure access to capital for veteran business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Many NAGGL members offer our nation's veterans special consideration as they seek to start or grow their own small businesses. We're providing a sortable spreadsheet to download that provides details of participating lenders programs, contact information, active links, and the state(s) serverd by the lender.

Download the full list now >  (current as of April 2018)

Check back often – the details of opportunities for Veterans to access credit from NAGGL members are updated regularly!

Want to enlist to help our nation's heroes? Just complete this simple questionnaire >

NAGGL Members Program Marketing and Flyers

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SBA Operation Boots to Business >

Lenders – interested in signing SBA’s Veterans Pledge? Contact us > 

Veterans Toolkit
Lending and Outreach to Veterans

With an influx of veterans returning home, it’s becoming increasingly important for organizations such as NAGGL to promote opportunities for these individuals to continue their valuable contributions to our economy and society. Sharing the story of small business lending to veterans is a process that must remain a priority for NAGGL members as we look towards the years ahead. We hope that the tools accessible below will get you started.

Veterans Day Tip Sheet > | Press Release Template > | Veteran Borrower/Lender Letter Template >

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