NTAGGL President’s Message

A Message from Jana Rouble | NTAGGL President

Welcome to the North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NTAGGL) website. I am Jana Rouble, President of this association of lenders and associates, better known as ”NTAGGL”. On behalf of the Officers, Directors and Associates, I want to welcome you to our Association and our website.

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NTAGGL, North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders is an Association of lending professionals and support organizations who utilize the guarantee programs of the Small Business Administration, including SBA 7a, SBA 504 and the USDA, to assist small businesses with their lending needs, and I’ve been involved with this Association since its inception in 2006. How do we do this? We do this through various networking groups within the Small Business Lending industry, our NTAGGL quarterly luncheons, NTAGGL educational training, special events that have been designed to promote individual and collective organizations. Also, we have a Region VI annual Mid America Lenders Conference hosted by various Region VI lenders usually in one of the metropolitan areas where networking and training are provided as well as legislative updates from the SBA.

NTAGGL has worked side by side over the past 10+ years (the NTAGGL inception) with the Dallas/Fort worth SBA District Office. I thank Herb Austin, the DFW District Director (serving 72 Texas counties including Dallas County and Tarrant counties) and Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, the Region VI Administrator (serving the five state region of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas New Mexico) and their staff of professionals for their guidance and support over these years.

NTAGGL, a non-profit association serves the North Texas area and membership and is open to all Lenders which does not only include banks and Federally Insured organizations but numerous other lenders. NTAGGL also supports other Small Business Activities such as E-200, an educational degree program for small business owners, Deal Day – recognizing small businesses counseled through the SBDC and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

Membership in NTAGGL is quick and easy. Lenders and Lender organization memberships are free. Associate membership cost $500.00 per year and members receive significant support and recognition at all functions of NTAGGL to its lenders. For example, just take a look at our new website and you will see just a small token of support we provide our Associate Members who help make NTAGGL possible. Associates who take advantage of the support offered them as an Associate member will profit in their businesses from the available networking they receive, if worked.

We provide a scholarship program where we award annual scholarships, assisting in higher education of our future leaders and business owners. Also, excess revenue from NTAGGL events including the annual Ken Byrd Cancer Survivor’s Golf Tournament is donated to various cancer organizations in North Texas. Also each Christmas, the organization adopts up to 90 Salvation Army Angels and shops on Black Friday so the Angels get over $100 retail in gifts.

Simply click on “JOIN US” to sign up, whether you are a lender or associate.

Please feel free to call me or email me to discuss how you and your financial institution can become part of this great effort to support small business lending in North Texas.

Thank you, and welcome to NTAGGL,

Jana