Paycheck Protection Program StoriesLet's move forward together
Many businesses have faced uncertainty during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Decisions to close, remain open with limited resources or do something in between are not easy to make. Our team at Mercantile has been working quickly to respond to the rapid changes and questions that have faced many of these businesses. Through our participation in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), we have been able to be a resource and help businesses continue to do what they do best.
We’re proud to share that we have helped almost 3,000 businesses who employ over 56,000 Michigan employees with more than $700 million in funds through PPP loans.
We'd like to share some of their stories and comments.
"Mercantile has proven to be a remarkable partner! Looking back to where we came from and where we are today; it could not have happened without a partner like Mercantile. Our employees who are buying homes, raising families, sending kids to college can rest a little easier because of what you have been able to do for us during this pandemic!"
"I know we are small and it would be easy to ignore us but I never feel that way at Merc. So thank you and your team at Mercantile for being the great partner you are!"
"Thank you for helping the company I work for get the funding needed to keep my coworkers and I employed and getting paychecks during these uncertain times! You have helped take one of the biggest stresses off of our shoulders.”
"Your guidance, expertise and speed in processing the SBA PPP loan was simply amazing. Mercantile Bank Rocks!!!"
"It is during challenged times that we see what organizations are made of and the integrity of their team. Your team has proven we have made the right choice in our continued work together. These past few weeks have been tough on all of us. Your partnership over the years has been a large part or our success."
"Just another reminder that working with a local bank pays big dividends!"