The Bankers' Voice
Tes Mon Block

Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc. on HOPE of the Midwest

"In a time of low loan demand, HOPE loans have added much needed revenue. In addition, we have participated in a HOPE project in our community to rehab an old school into a beautiful apartment complex."

Mr. Timothy E. Barnes
President/CEO
Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc., Corbin

Hyden Citizens Bank on HOPE of the Midwest

"Our involvement with HOPE has been excellent! It has enhanced our balance sheet performance. The credit underwriting, pricing, risk exposure, and service are first rate. Every Kentucky banker needs to be utilizing this program!"

Mr. William F. Brashear, II
President/CEO
Hyden Citizens Bank, Hyden

The Farmers National Bank of Danville on HOPE of the Midwest

"Through Farmers National Bank’s participation with HOPE of Kentucky, we have been afforded an opportunity to try and meet the housing needs of low and moderate income folks in numerous Kentucky communities. We have found the staff at HOPE , Billie Wade in particular, to be very responsive and professional throughout the whole process."

Mr. Greg W. Caudill
Director
The Farmers National Bank of Danville, Danville

Winterwood Inc on HOPE of the Midwest

"We appreciate and value the relationship we have with HOPE. As an affordable housing developer and operator, we know that HOPE has the expertise, experience, and commitment to service that we need to execute our developments. HOPE adds value to the projects they are involved in, beyond the provision of financing, by bringing their experience and expertise into the transaction with a focus on achieving our desired results. Their commitment to service is exceptional and consistent."

Mr. Mike Hynes
CEO
Winterwood Inc, Lexington

The Marian Group on HOPE of the Midwest

"Marian Development Group enjoys working with HOPE because it’s a true team member and not just a financial institution. As part of the team, HOPE works in good faith, providing mutually beneficial terms to bring projects to reality. Understanding the structure of more complex transactions makes Billie Wade uniquely qualified as its Executive Director to source innovative projects that member banks can take pride in. I’ve worked with Billie for years and hope to for many more to come."

Mr. Jacob Brown
Founder & Principal
The Marian Group, Louisville

Field & Main Bank on HOPE of the Midwest

"HOPE has a knowledgeable team whose expertise and service are top notch, making even the most complex projects seem simple. Working with HOPE is a pleasure and Field & Main Bank values our relationship!"

Mr. Kyle D. Fuller
VP, Commercial Loan Officer
Field & Main Bank, Henderson

SOCAYR Inc on HOPE of the Midwest

"HOPE defines relationship banking. My friends at HOPE make efforts daily as team members and partners. However, beyond that, working with HOPE means that, as a client, I always know who is making the decisions. I know that when I call HOPE the answers I'm given don't come with conditions and/or caveats. HOPE works to build clientele confidence that allows candor from both sides that always works to an ultimate mutual goal. Also, a quality that has definitive meaning to me is that everyone in my office is treated with the same respect from HOPE that I am treated with. Furthermore, I have witnessed on more than one occasion HOPE stands firm when circumstances turn to less ideal. Any deal is difficult and challenging. It is incredibly reassuring that my lender is always part of the solution to whatever challenges present themselves."

Mr. Travis Yates
President, CEO
SOCAYR Inc, Louisville