As part of the Small Business Administration’s 2023 National Small Business Week Summit, Oriental Bank was awarded the 2023 Lender of the Year for the U.S. Virgin Islands for the second consecutive year. The prestigious award is given to the lender that best assisted the greatest number of local businesses in utilizing SBA funds and guaranteed programs.
The presentation was made in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, May 3. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Accepting the award was Hugh Urbina, Oriental Business Development manager for the USVI.
“It is a privilege to be able to help small businesses, not only in their entrepreneurship but to grow their business. Oriental is more than committed to continually providing opportunity and partnerships to assist small businesses with advice and services to grow and prosper. When our businesses are healthier, our entire community is healthier.”
Founded in 1964, Oriental Bank is one of the leading banking financial services companies in Puerto and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through its main subsidiaries, Oriental Bank and Oriental Financial Services provide a wide range of retail and commercial banking, lending and wealth management products, services and technology through their branches in the Caribbean.