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Lackawanna County Recognized For SBA Fee Waiver Program

Representatives from the U.S. SBA Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office honored the Lackawanna County Commissioners for their continued commitment to assist firms through the fee waiver loan program. Established in 2013 as the first of its kind in the country, the program, working with qualified lenders, has funded 75 projects of various types in the amount of $835,187, creating 429 jobs while retaining 1,171 positions.

Participating in the November 28 ceremony were, l-r, Tim O’Brien and Dan Santaniello, Fidelity Bank; Michael Kane, SBA; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni and Bob Maximowicz, SBA.