About 800 bankers from Chase Manhattan Corp. attended a raucous morning pep rally this week, part of a five-state commercial lending blitz.

After a high-energy motivational session at the company's Park Avenue headquarters, loan officers-including some high-ranking executives-fanned out to visit 3,500 current and prospective middle-market customers in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.

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