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Small Business Development

Your success is our goal.

As a small business owner, you need more than just a bank - you need a partner to help you protect and grow your business.

Wherever you are on your business journey─from start up to an established business with multiple locations, our Small Business Development Officers are ready to help.

Our experienced officers collaborate with you to understand your business needs and goals and can customize a plan that can help you with everything from improving cash flow to business loans.

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Sherry Curry Vice President, Small Business Development Officer

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Sherry Curry joined Fulton Bank in May of 2021 as a Business Development Officer in Baltimore. She has over 13 years experience. In this role, Sherry identifies, acquires, and expands relationships with small, woman owned, and minority businesses in the community.

Specifically, Sherry educates and builds relationships to help guide business owners with all of their financial needs and goals, and she works closely with internal and community partners to be a resource for them along the way.

Community Involvement:

  • Go Northwest -  Board Member
  • Hopkins Breast Cancer Inc. - Board Member
  • Women in Business - Board Member

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Schirra Hayes Vice President and Small Business Development Officer

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Schirra Hayes is embarking on two years of service with Fulton Bank as a Small Business Development Officer. Schirra brings more than 25 years of hands-on entrepreneurship, banking, finance, and real estate development experience. He holds degrees in Business Management and Real Estate and Urban Land Development from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prior to joining Fulton Bank, he founded and led HPI Realty Group, a SWAM & DBE certified general contracting and home building business from 2001 to 2010. Just prior to joining the Fulton Bank team, he created and managed small business grant and community lending programs for a national Community Development Finance Institution. Schirra has a compassion for the underserved in his community and is a staunch advocate and supporter of community revitalization, affordable housing, and economic and social justice. He uses his platforms to focus on developing minority, woman, and veteran owned businesses to gain insight, thrive, and grow within their communities.

Community Involvement:

  • Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, Vice Chairman-Board of Directors
  • Zeta Male Network, Auxiliary Member – Sigma Delta Zeta Chapter

Professional Development:

  • American Banker’s Association - Small Business Underwriting Certification
  • Real Estate Broker Licensure – Virginia DPOR
  • Certified Responsible Land Disturber – Virginia DEQ

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Amanda Murphy Amanda Murphy

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Amanda Murphy is a Business Development Officer who helps finance Small Businesses in the Philadelphia area. She has a passion for wellness, professionals, Fin-tech and startups businesses, helping them with everything from financial education to lending.

Before joining Fulton Bank in March 2021, Amanda spent two years consulting for Small businesses in the Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE area. She has a background in Real Estate and over 20 years of financial experience.

Community Involvement:

  • SBDC Temple University - Volunteer
  • Operation Hope - Volunteer
  • Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) - Volunteer

Professional Development:

  • Certificate in Business Foundation Specialization, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Federal Taxation, University of Illinois
  • Certificate in Building the Business Model for Corporate Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland
  • Certificate in Financing and Profiting from Innovation for Corporate Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland

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Small Business Development Resources

Access articles and helpful resources on common challenges to help you manage and grow your small business.