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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2002--U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bank and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have
joined forces to sponsor seminars and one-on-one meetings with small
businesses at the California Hispanic Chamber annual meeting in
Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 1-3.
Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn the
best strategies for gaining access to funding at the
Capital workshops on Friday, Aug. 2, sponsored by the SBA and U.S.
Bank. Following the sessions, U.S. Bank representatives will meet with
prospective loan applicants from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Walk-in appointments
are available, and small businesses may submit loan materials on-site.
U.S. Bank is the SBA's exclusive partner for these sessions, and
is also one of the convention's top corporate sponsors. The
sponsorship is representative of U.S. Bank's overall commitment to
become the best bank in America for Hispanics. As part of U.S. Bank's
sponsorship, participants will have the opportunity to submit bids on
U.S. Bank contracts. Representatives from the bank's procurement
division will meet with prospective vendors, as part of the bank's
commitment to choosing minority- and women-owned businesses as its
Participants will also have a chance to meet with representatives
of U.S. Bank's merchant card, home loan and leasing divisions at the
conference, and will receive U.S. Bank tote bags to carry their
materials. They will also see U.S. Bank as the primary sponsor of the
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality-Political Action Committee
(HOPE PAC) luncheon on Friday, Aug. 2.
Hispanic businesses are of tremendous importance to U.S. Bank in
a number of ways, said Alex Amaya, branch manager at the West
Sacramento office of U.S. Bank.
We are thrilled to be a part of such
an extraordinary event and serve the community in this way. We truly
mean it when we say `Usted tiene amigos en U.S. Bank!'
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp
(NYSE:USB). With assets in excess of $173 billion, U.S. Bancorp is the
8th largest financial services holding company in the United States.
The company operates 2,131 banking offices and 4,818 ATMs, and
provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance,
investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to
consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key
banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their
inconvenience. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, Media Relations, 612/973-4594
KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA MINNESOTA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING GOVERNMENT CONSUMER/HOUSEHOLD
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
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