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North State Bank Taps John Hanlon as SBA Business Development Officer

July 10, 2023

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Marty Ferguson
Senior Vice President and Director of Government Lending

RALEIGH, N.C. . . . North State Bank named John Hanlon as a vice president and Small Business Administration (SBA) business development officer, announced Director of Government Lending Marty Ferguson. Hanlon will work with entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the country to utilize SBA lending programs.

“With three decades and counting working with small businesses, John is more than a lender; he’s a trusted wealth of expertise,” commented Ferguson. “While business owners have a lot of choices when selecting a financial institution, finding a lender of his caliber is rare. We’re pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Originally from New York, Hanlon has called Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home for nearly 20 years. He has worked in financial services for 32 years, serving in SBA business development positions with several companies, including Home Banc and Evolve Bank & Trust. Prior to joining North State Bank, he most recently worked for First Business Bank. An alumnus of Bowling Green State University, he holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on finance. Hanlon is active with several community organizations, including the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Wobbly Feet Golf Committee. He volunteers his time as a Lakewood Ranch Little League umpire.

“Being a small business owner takes grit, determination, and oftentimes financing,” shared Hanlon. “That’s where an SBA loan and the right lender can help. I’m excited to start a new chapter of my career at North State Bank.” 
Founded in 2000, North State Bank is an independent, full-service community bank serving Wake and New Hanover counties through seven offices and serving the community management association industry through its CommunityPLUS division. North State Bank has held a “Preferred Lender” designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Preferred Lenders Program since 2017. 


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