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Local Business Owners Share Their PPP Loan Experiences with Manasquan Bank

July 08, 2020

Local Business Owners Share Their PPP Loan Experiences with Manasquan Bank

Local Business Owners Share Their PPP Loan Experiences with Manasquan Bank

When the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately impacted New Jersey businesses, Manasquan Bank turned its focus toward helping local businesses navigate the uncertain times. Our loan specialists and internal team members from all departments quickly shifted gears to processing applications for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), bringing forgivable loans to small businesses so that they can continue to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

We have received an outpouring of gratitude for delivering a simplified and personalized PPP loan processing experience. Here are just a few of the messages from our loyal business partners:

Christian Peter, Former NFL Player and CEO/President, Competitive Advantage Companies

“Kristine and her team held my hand and walked me through the entire PPP application process which we successfully completed last Friday. If it wasn’t for Kristine, and her team, I would still be trying to complete the application. This is the service I always receive at Manasquan Bank and confirms just why I choose to do business with Manasquan, and that I am on the winning team!”

Daniel DeFranco, CEO, Groove Productions

“We moved over prior to this pandemic and were very impressed with the quality of services and products offered at Manasquan Bank. You have grown a customer service culture of welcoming, understanding and alignment with customer needs which is truly hard to find in the banking industry today. At Manasquan Bank we never feel like a number in queue. Instead, we feel we have a true relationship with our bankers, lenders and tellers.” 

David Roden, VP, COO, New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team at Manasquan Bank, particularly Jason Todaro, for their work to expedite our Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loan. The responsiveness of Manasquan Bank is second to none. I am also a long-time customer and I have received exception service through the years.” 

Fran Brennan, Director, Community Nursey School of Metuchen

“I am writing to thank Manasquan Bank for securing a PPP loan for Community Nursery School of Metuchen. The staff I worked with, Lorraine Mulligan, Armando Faria and Jennie Piperi were very helpful and made the loan process easy. I'm very happy with the relationship Community Nursery School had with Metuchen Savings Bank, and now has with Manasquan Bank.”

Kevin G. Rogers, SVP, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

“I just wanted to thank you again for all your efforts to push through the applications for the VNAHG family. As always your dedication and support to the organization is unmatched!"

Mark Crescenzo, Founder, Jersey State Controls

“Not sure if we ever said THANK YOU to you and your Team in the preparation and eventual approval of our PPP loan. I simply cannot thank you and your Team enough in securing this for us. We think of Manasquan Bank as more than just a bank. You are our Financial partner and its certainly nice to know you value Jersey State Controls as well. Thank you and we look forward to our continued working relationship.”

Mark Kotzas, President, Crossroads Realty

“Mary Anne, I can't thank you enough for all your help during the PPP loan process. You have a client for life.”

Rajiv Kochhar

“I do not have enough words to thank you and Manasquan Bank for helping us. You have helped me so much in these tough times, I appreciate it very much. Everything is working out fine at my businesses and my employees are working full time and also receiving extra pay to cover for hazardous situations.”

Richard B. Trauger, Jr., Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc. (TKG)

“To Jim Vaccaro and staff...thank you for helping TKG with the PPP loan/grant program.  While we have managed our Company conservatively, the funds received via the PPP program provided a layer of financial insurance that ensured we continued to provide top-tier services to our clients when they needed it most. The Bank's professionalism and responsiveness was superb and second to none.  We greatly appreciate the banking relationship we have with Manasquan Bank.”

Stephen C.

“Jason stayed in constant communication with me, relaying what he learned about the loan process in real-time. My loan processed smoothly and with no issues. Thanks to Jason, I have moved all six of my publishing companies’ business accounts over to Manasquan Bank. People like Jason are rare in most organizations. I thought I should let you know how impressed I have been with him.”

Tom Hassel, President, Tom Hassel Transport Inc.

“I want to thank the entire team, and especially Mark, for helping Hassel Transport get a PPP loan. Manasquan Bank has been a true partner to us.”

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Over 15,000 jobs saved, 1,000+ applications approved, and $170 million+ PPP loans funded—learn more about COVID-19 relief for your business and #MakeItManasquan. We’re here to help in any and every way possible.

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