Stephen Rotay, president and owner of Rotay Capital Finance in Lancaster, and Bob Reagan, senior vice president with North Mill Capital LLC based in Princeton, N.J., recently hosted a networking occasion for 30 local financial experts, lenders and vendors. The evening function was held in early February at the Hamilton Club of Lancaster.

A reception, dinner and interactive presentation included an informational exchange on how to further help small businesses and individuals with finance and lending alternatives to traditional banks or having to meet the investment criteria of private equity or venture capital firms, among others.

According to Rotay, the event supported current views about the lending industry, foreseeing a good market ahead for consumers who need more sources of capital to operate, expand and provide work for their businesses, staff and labor. Also discussed was how Rotay and Reagan work together for their clients with customized financing solutions, including a broad portfolio of financial products to provide successful capital solutions, with attractive terms and rates.

Scott Stevens, first vice president of Small Business Administration (SBA) lending for 44 Business Capital based in Camp Hill, was a guest at the event and a vendor who provides loans to small businesses nationwide. He explained that the SBA works with Rotay Capital Finance and North Mill Capital, among others, as a commitment to help make the financing process as simple and expedient as possible for local and regional businesses.

Since 2000, Rotay has owned and operated five sales and award-winning restoration franchises in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a recruiting company and other businesses. Rotay, who served in the United States Marine Corps, spent most of his career in sales and management while coaching and mentoring company owners in management skills and building customer relationships. Rotay resides in West Lampeter Township with his family and regularly participates in community and networking clubs and events.

Rotay Capital Finance has received recognition in the categories of 50 Fastest Growing Companies and Business of the Year, among others. For more information, readers may call 717-299-9998 or visit