Burling Bank Supports the Health of Local Chicago Businesses

The new Burling Real Economy Impact Report shows that your deposits in Burling Bank are an investment in your community.

When you’re a Burling Bank customer, your money doesn’t just sit in a bank. It’s in motion, financing small businesses in your community, as you can see in the new Burling Real Economy Impact Report.

The quarterly report is the result of a partnership between Burling Bank and the women-led startup Mighty based at the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Each new edition contains data on Burling Bank’s community investments and spotlights specific local businesses we support.

While the big banks in Chicago make just 3% of their total small business loans in Chicago, we provide 93% of our small business loans to local Chicago businesses. Some of these businesses highlighted in our new impact report include:

  • Luxe Property Management LLC, a real estate developer that renovates and retains landmark-quality Chicago properties. The Chicago Reader has called owner Brad Suster the Anti-Demolition Man.
  • Bottom Line Yoga, which offers workday yoga, meditation and corporate wellness classes to Chicago professionals.
  • Wabash Seafood, which distributes quality seafood to top chefs across the city.
  • Logan Arcade, a bar offering Chicago’s best-maintained, largest collection of vintage pinball and video games.

Burling Bank puts your money to work in the community. Our management team and staff are also proud to volunteer their time as members on the boards and committees of several local nonprofits.

When you bank with Burling, you can be confident that your money is invested with people who are truly invested in the Chicago business community.