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President’s Message

President’s Message

Welcome to our new North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders website.

North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NTAGGL), is an Association of lending professionals and supporting organizations who utilize the guarantee programs of the Small Business Administration, including SBA 7a, SBA 504, and the Farmers Home Administration.

TAGGL, a non-profit association, serves the North Texas area and membership is open to all Lenders including 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 memberships cost $500 per year and our associate members receive significant support and recognition at all NTAGGL functions.

How do we support and recognize our members? We do this through various networking groups within the Small Business Lending industry, our NTAGGL quarterly luncheons, NTAGGL educational training, and 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. 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 utilizing the available networking opportunties.

Since inception, NTAGGL has worked side by side for over 10+ years with the Dallas/Fort worth SBA District Office. Thank you to Herb Austin, the DFW District Director (serving 72 Texas counties including Dallas County and Tarrant counties) and his staff of professionals for their guidance and support over these years.

We provide an annual scholarship program with monetary awards to assist in the 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. Each Christmas, the organization adopts up to 100 Salvation Army Angels and shops on Black Friday so each of 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,

Greg Dunn