Twin Cities Business

David Prince, senior vice president and business segment leader

When the economy hit the skids, banks and bankers were often cast as the bad guys. During the depths of the recession, banks weren’t doing much lending at all in a tightly regulated environment. Many small business owners were left to fend for themselves, gutting it out through a very challenging economy. But even as the economy continues its gradual recovery, many small business owners still have the perception that banks are unwilling or uninterested in making loans. “We hear that all the time from various people,” says David Prince, senior vice president and business segment leader for commercial banking in the Minneapolis office of Associated Bank.

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