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In the heart of the Midwest, where small businesses are the backbone of the community, one bank stands out as a trusted partner for local entrepreneurs. As a locally owned and operated financial institution, Midwest BankCentre is dedicated to helping small businesses not only survive but thrive. Let’s explore how Midwest BankCentre is making dreams a reality for countless entrepreneurs in the region.

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Business

For small business owners, the journey is filled with ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. Midwest BankCentre understands this intimately. With a deep commitment to supporting local businesses. Pete Zeiser, President of the West Region, emphasizes our mission, saying, "We work with about 10,000 different businesses in the area to be that trusted advisor for their businesses and help them grow." This commitment to guiding businesses through their unique challenges sets Midwest BankCentre apart.

The Power of Our SBA Division

One of the key pillars of Midwest BankCentre's support for small businesses is our Small Business Administration (SBA) division. This division has become a beacon of hope for entrepreneurs seeking financial assistance to fuel their growth.

What sets Midwest BankCentre apart is its status as a preferred lender, a distinction that simplifies and expedites the SBA loans application process for business owners. This means that they not only provide financial support but also ensure that the process is smooth and accessible.

A Case in Point: The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery

The story of The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery published by is a testament to the impact of Midwest BankCentre's support. Nearly four decades ago, Kim's mother, Mary, opened The Blue Owl in Kimmswick, offering homemade, grandma's-style cooking to the community. However, it was the famous levee high apple pie that truly made The Blue Owl a town sensation.

When Kim Byerly took over her mom's cherished restaurant, she turned to Midwest BankCentre for guidance. Kim recalls, "My banker was amazing. He helped me understand it all and the process." It's this level of support that makes Midwest BankCentre more than just bankers; they are an integral part of the community.

Community at the Heart of It All

Midwest BankCentre's dedication to local businesses extends beyond financial services. We are not just bankers; we are a part of the community. Midwest BankCentre takes pride in helping people like Kim Byerly, who, in turn, can continue to support and nurture their communities.

Pete Zeiser sums it up beautifully, stating, "Midwest BankCentre is locally owned, we know what it means to be a family business, so we want to help guide our clients to that same level of success." Their commitment to local success is unwavering.

Joining Hands for Community Support

Supporting small businesses through Midwest BankCentre is not just a financial transaction; it's a way to show your commitment to the community. By partnering with Midwest BankCentre, a top St. Louis commercial lender, you're not just supporting local businesses; you're fostering a stronger, more vibrant community.

At a time when small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, Midwest BankCentre's dedication to their success is a beacon of hope and support. We are not just bankers, but trusted advisors, partners, and, most importantly, friends to the small business owners in the Midwest.