COSTA MESA, Calif., June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:PMBC). Pacific Mercantile Bank ("PMB") announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") had presented Joan Earhart with the agency's Year 2013 Region IX Financial Services Champion of the Year Award. She was nominated for the award by Andrew Dmitrenko of CDC Small Business Finance. District Director Adalberto Quijada stated, "Joan's initiative in addressing challenges presented by small businesses trying to obtain working capital and contract financing and proposing solutions is indicative of her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to put her clients' needs first. We're proud of Joan and pleased to give her this award." "Lenders like Pacific Mercantile Bank play a vital role in helping SBA achieve its mission in helping small businesses start and grow. As a valued partner of the SBA since the Bank's establishment in 1999, Pacific Mercantile Bank has made clear their commitment to serving America's job creators," added Rachel Baranick, Acting District Director, SBA Santa Ana District Office.
Joan Earhart Receives The SBA's 2013 Region IX Financial Services Champion Of The Year Award
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