To the clients and communities we proudly serve,
We are in the final months of one of the most challenging years of our lifetimes. We have faced substantial hurdles so far and aren’t out of the woods yet. But the resilience of the individuals, businesses and communities we serve continues to far exceed whatever 2020 throws our way.
COVID-19 remains at the forefront of our everyday lives as we attempt to make the best of our current situations. Those who know me know that I believe almost anything can be accomplished with a great team, a great attitude, and a great effort.
As we head into the winter months, the cold weather will bring new challenges for many businesses and communities. But the ingenuity and unity we are witnessing is inspiring. From the winners of the Winter Dining Challenge in Chicago to community leaders in Milwaukee being honored for their ongoing contributions, I see our communities in Illinois and Wisconsin doing what it takes to move forward.
We will continue to support those efforts through the many programs we have created specifically to help those in need during this pandemic. Our branches are open in keeping with all local health guidelines for the safety of our employees, clients, and visitors.
We are ready to serve you. We know you need a partner that is nimble and can flex when you need. Here are several areas where Wintrust can be your partner:
For our Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) clients, we continue to closely monitor PPP updates and remain committed to helping you navigate the process. That’s where having a personal banker is critical and I encourage you to reach out to your relationship manager at any time. For program updates, please visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website here.
As we close out 2020 as best we can, we need to remain strong and support each other. Please stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your business and trust in Wintrust.
Edward J. Wehmer
Wintrust Founder & CEO