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Seedcopa + SeedcoDE’s Marie Shires Promoted to Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager

Seedcopa VP Marie Shires

Seedcopa + SeedcoDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Marie Shires to Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the #1 SBA 504 Lender in Eastern Pennsylvania as designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a fourth consecutive year.

Shires joined Seedcopa in 2018 with more than a decade of SBA 504 experience providing commercial real estate and equipment financing to the region’s small to mid-sized businesses. Since then, Seedcopa has expanded to include SeedcoDE serving Delaware, and Shires has played a key role in securing Seedcopa’s record loan volume in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 with significant growth in SBA 504 borrowers and lending partners, as well as Seedcopa’s team of loan specialists.

“As a leading Certified Development Company, our daily goal is to ensure the best customer service possible to all borrowers and lenders,” said Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director of Seedcopa + SeedcoDE. “Marie has worked tirelessly to help hundreds of businesses – small and large – to achieve below-market interest rates while facilitating the government loan process with numerous local lenders. Her commitment to personalized service and support is unparalleled, drawing on enduring relationships with local banks, professional partners and community-based organizations to facilitate the loan process.”

A certified Economic Development Financial Professional, Shires has completed rigorous training in business credit, loan packaging procedures, real estate finance analysis and deal structuring. During her 16 years in the industry, she has been responsible for all phases of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans, including business development, processing, closing and servicing. Shires is a regular speaker at community and industry events highlighting access to capital for small business owners, including round table discussions and group training sessions. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Widener University.

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For almost forty years, Seedcopa + SeedcoDE has helped businesses get the money they need to start, grow and expand. We are proud that the loan programs we work with promote economic development.

Together with economic development partners throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, we help to grow local businesses, create and retain jobs and stimulate local communities.

Our team has over 75 years of combined government lending experience and a dedication to excellent customer service. After our initial assessment of your project, our commitment is to get you approved and closed.

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