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Success Stories

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These client testimonials and success stories come from a wide array of individuals and businesses, all of whom we are proud to serve and so pleased that they have chosen us as their trusted financial partner.

Small Business Success Stories

We are proud to bring “Lending Inspiration: Small Business Success Stories” to you, featuring Republic Bank clients who have achieved great success in their industries.

Enjoy these stories as our clients share their inspiration and insights with us all.

2024

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Jim Nagle

Jim Nagle, owner of The Drake Hotel in Oak Brook, shares his story of acquiring the historic venue in 2013 as well as the hotel's survival during the recent pandemic.

David Sloan

David Sloan, the managing partner of Venture Kitchen and mastermind behind restaurant concepts like Taqueria Invicto, tells us about his love of building brands.

2023

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Deanna Tyrpak

Deanna Tyrpak, founder of Soaring Eagle Academy - a one of a kind school in Lombard, IL - shares her inspiring success story with us.

Ruben Knight

Ruben Knight, owner of Edgewater Mexican Cafe, talks about the challenges of surviving COVID and growing his business to achieve his dreams.

Marty Ward

Marty Ward, owner of Crossmark Printing, and his team share their story of growth, longevity, and success, along with excitement for what the future holds.

Bob Kiley

Bob Kiley, owner of Able Pest Control, explores his philosophy of employees as family and shares his success story with us.

Jerry Hinckley

Jerry Hinckley, President of St. Andrews Golf Club, shares the club's prestigious history and how they continue to remain among the best Chicagoland has to offer.

Sheila Gidley

Executive Director, Shelia Gidley, from Canine Therapy Corps shares the wonderful services they provide for more than 5,000 people throughout Chicagoland.

Martha Razo

Martha Razo, CEO of Guero Pallets in Chicago, shares her exciting story of the family business revolutionizing the pallet industry nationwide.

Alfredo Arteaga

Alfredo Arteaga, co-owner of Guadalajara Grill and Bar in Berwyn, shares his story of multi-generational success with the family business.

Stu Wind

Stu Wind, owner of Crawford Materials, shares the history of his four-generation business, his clientele, and the success they've experienced serving Chicago.

Howie Leighty

Howie Leighty, from Sign-A-Rama, takes us on his adventure of transitioning from successful chef to successful business owner.

Jay Hackleman

Jay Hackleman, owner of Grand Tire & Auto, talks about his journey to small business ownership and preparing the next generation to take over the family business.

Richard Modelski

Richard Modelski, owner of Modell Funeral Homes, talks about his Chicago roots and how his family has served the community since the 1950's.

Sid Siddiqui

Sid Siddiqui, franchisor of multiple Cinnabon, Gloria Jeans, and Jamba Juice locations, shares his experiences with us as a successful small business owner.

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