Seedcopa + SeedcoDE Welcomes Holly Graver as Senior VP, Boosting Business Development Efforts

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EXTON, PA, and WILMINGTON, DESeedcopa + SeedcoDE has announced the appointment of Holly Graver as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer. The lending affiliate of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) serves all of Pennsylvania and Delaware and has been ranked the #1 SBA 504 Lender in Eastern Pennsylvania for four consecutive years by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Graver joins Seedcopa + SeedcoDE with a wealth of experience in commercial lending. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Brandywine Division of Fulton Bank, supporting small- to mid-market commercial lending since 2010. She previously held a similar position at National Penn Bank, focusing on new business development.

“If you do business in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, then you likely already know Holly from her highly respected work enhancing relationships with bankers, accountants, attorneys, and other business leaders,” said Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director of Seedcopa + SeedcoDE. “Holly is a dynamic addition to our team. Her knowledge of what lenders require to close loans is matched by her ability to inspire borrowers to expand their businesses.”

Graver expressed enthusiasm about her new role. “I’ve spent most of my career in commercial lending, and what lenders appreciate most are the connections that I make, always in the best interests of the client,” she said. “I’m looking forward to continuing that support of lenders, with a deep understanding of what qualifies as an SBA 504 loan and a reputation for giving business back.”

Graver’s local roots run deep. She grew up in Hockessin, DE, and Landenberg, PA, attending Avon Grove High School before earning her B.S. in Business Administration from Juniata College. She currently resides in West Chester, PA, and Millsboro, DE.

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Her community involvement is extensive and long-standing. In 2019, the West Chester Area YMCA honored her with the Gary R. Community Impact Award for her volunteer work. Graver has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine for a decade and has been a board member of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, including serving as Board Chair. In 2015, she was named Female Business Leader of the Year by the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry (CCCBI).

Boosting Business Growth: Holly Graver Joins Seedcopa + SeedcoDE as Senior VP!

This appointment is significant for Seedcopa + SeedcoDE as it continues to build on its strong track record in SBA lending. Graver’s expertise and extensive network are expected to enhance the organization’s ability to support small and mid-sized businesses in accessing capital. This, in turn, could lead to further economic growth in the region.

Seedcopa + SeedcoDE’s focus on SBA 504 loans is particularly crucial in today’s economic environment. These loans provide small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major assets, such as land, buildings, and equipment. By facilitating access to this type of financing, Seedcopa + SeedcoDE helps businesses grow and create jobs, which is vital for the economic health of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

In summary, Holly Graver’s appointment as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer at Seedcopa + SeedcoDE represents a strategic move to bolster the company’s capabilities in commercial lending. Her deep connections, industry knowledge, and commitment to community service are poised to drive greater success for businesses in the region.

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