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History | Providing SBA Loans

Today, 44 Business Capital, a division of Berkshire Bank, provides SBA loans both regionally and nationally. 44 Business Capital was started in September of 2009 by Phil Rapone, Jeff Sherry and Greg Poehlmann as a subsidiary of a local community bank. We value our ability to be a direct small business lending division of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank ™ giving our clients the best possible service from application to closing.

January 2018

Original Founder Phil Rapone retires from 44 Business Capital.


The 44 Advantage…

  • Access to the Decision Makers
  • Speed to Decision
  • No Loan Covenants

Our Clients…

  • Refinance existing debt
  • Purchase commercial real estate
  • Expand or purchase a business
  • Invest in new machinery & equipment
  • Improve company cash flow
  • Preserve Countless Jobs