It was simultaneously an event, a reception, and a celebration at the South Boston Branch of Eastern Bank last Wednesday evening, May 25. Specifically, it was an evening to pay tribute to the strength of small businesses all across America – both locally and nationwide. May is “Small Business Month”; Mayor Walsh had previously paid tribute to the strength of Boston’s small businesses by publicly stating that they provide 170,000 jobs in the City of Boston. It was a real “Small Business Spring Fling”.
In the commendably brief program, Eastern Bank Branch Manager Michele Hart welcomed her guests. She reflected back on the six years she has served as Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch Manager, focusing on the value of small businesses here, and Eastern Bank’s efforts to support them. She thanked her staff for their own individual efforts.
Quincy Miller joined Eastern Bank just 90 days ago. He is part of Eastern’s executive succession planning, currently occupying the position of Vice Chairman & Chief Banking Officer. In his remarks, Miller also emphasized the value of small businesses to the Bank. He mentioned that Eastern Bank’s history goes back to 1818 – almost 200 years – and that it is the #1 SBA lender in New England, as well as #10 in the entire country.
And of course, Eastern Bank’s “Spring Fling” was a great good time. Leo Stapleton regaled the crowd with his guitar playing and singing. Marvelous hors d’oeuvres were provided by Capo (another of our new small businesses). And all evening long, there was a pleasant “buzz” among the guests.