A Pennsylvania community bank has launched an equipment leasing program to keep its small-business customers from finding the service elsewhere.

William V. Freeman, Pennsylvania State Bank president and chief executive, said the $76 million-asset bank had to offer equipment leasing to round out the services it offers entrepreneurs. "We provide our small- business customers with every other conceivable financing product," he said. "We don't want our customers to get a lease from someone else."

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