(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) The Partnership for Community Development’s Small Business Resource Center will offer a free seminar for current and prospective small business owners in Hamilton Oct. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Colgate Inn.

John Elberson, vice president of Commercial Banking for Alliance Bank, will speak on commercial finance and lending options for small businesses. Topics will include private lenders, county and non-profit resources and what lenders look for in an application for financing.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP to info@hamiltonpcd.org or 315.82.-3537 before Oct. 12.

Elberson holds a degree in business administration from LeMoyne College and completed professional training at the American Institute of Banking before becoming a loan officer with Alliance Bank. Following that he served as vice president and commercial manager for M&T Bank prior to returning to Alliance in his current position as vice president of commercial banking and market executive.

“Some of the most common questions we receive at the Small Business Resource Center from Hamilton business owners have been related to lending and access to capital,” said Shannon Mantaro, managing director of the PCD. “We hope that John’s workshop will help those looking for guidance on this extremely important subject.”

Pictured is John Elberson.

By martha

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