Mr. Smith

Jonathan Smith

Senior Vice President & Director of SBA Lending

Northeast Bank

Jonathan W. Smith, Senior Vice President, Director of SBA Lending leads Northeast Bank’s nationwide lending team and is dedicated to helping small business owners in a wide range of industries navigate the complexities of financing.

Northeast Bank is a FDIC insured, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred lender that provides loan structures for clients across the nation. Mr. Smith oversees the origination and processing of all SBA 7a and 504 loans, ensuring consistency with SBA Division product structure, pricing, credit guidelines and SBA SOP. He has led sales and management teams to heightened levels of marketplace success as a business development expert with excellent organizational skills, receiving awards and recognition for his achievements.

Prior to joining Northeast Bank, Mr. Smith served in management and business development roles at TD Bank, CIT Small Business Lending for Northern New England and Priority Capital where he focused on small business financing. In addition to his work with Northeast Bank, Mr. Smith serves on the loan committee for a Community Development Corporation in Maine, and is on the advisory board for the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center. He is a graduate of Suffolk University.

Mr. Smith can be contacted at 207-440-2404 or

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review

Feature Focus
Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, it’s that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort – one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms – they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.