Sponsored by Central Pacific Bank
Central Pacific Bank is a preferred Small Business Administration lender, and in 2018 it was awarded SBA Lender of the Year. This means CPB is able to obtain fast approval so that you can get your business open quickly and on the road to success.
Central Pacific Bank prides itself on its work with small businesses. Beyond that, the bank is proud to help small businesses go from dreams to goals that have been accomplished. Surecan LLC, owned by Chris Muraoka, is a real-life example of this. After starting his business in 2013, he was able to surpass his goals with the support and the resources of the Small Business Administration.
Muraoka started Surecan LLC because he wanted to show his kids that through the value of hard work, anything is possible. He was already doing the work his business does through freelance jobs, so it only made sense to create his own business and have a team to support him in the work.
Muraoka’s journey started when his wife visited a CPB branch and was introduced to Amy Sharp, a business banking officer. From there, he eventually met Sharp himself and says it was an easy process. He says Sharp understood what he and his wife were trying to do with the business and only wanted to see them succeed.
Muraoka attended several CPB business classes and was able to get an SBA loan in 2018. He says it was a tremendous help to his business and that he would not be here today to share his success story if the loan hadn’t provided that critical kick start. Muraoka is proud to be a business owner, but says he’s most proud to have a have a team of great employees.