MINERVA, Ohio−Consumers National Bank has received the Top Community Bank Lender Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes the bank’s outstanding performance making SBA 7(a) and SBA Express loans during SBA fiscal year 2019, ranking first among community banks in the 28 northern Ohio counties served by the Cleveland SBA Office.
“We are pleased that our business bankers and commercial loan department continues to be recognized for their commitment and expertise in helping small businesses gain access to the capital they need to grow their organizations. We are happy to have a strong partner like the Small Business Administration to assist our customers. Nationwide, community banks originate over 50% of small business loans. SBA programs and the support provided by the staff in the Cleveland District Office help us meet the growing demand,” said Ralph Lober, the Bank’s President and CEO.
“This award recognizes Consumers’ sustained efforts of providing credit to small businesses in urban and rural markets. Their lenders and staff do a great job using the SBA loan programs to support new and growing businesses,” said Gil Goldberg, District Director of the Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office.
Consumers National Bank has 11 commercial lenders serving business clients from the bank’s 18 branches in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, Stark and Summit counties, plus a loan production office in Wooster. In addition to small business loans, the bank has a history of agriculture lending which supports the rural communities that make up a significant portion of its markets.
Consumers National Bank’s Senior Loan Officer Scott Dodds said, “We are pleased to win this award for the fourth year in a row.”
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The U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office named Consumers National Bank the Top Community Bank Lender for FY 2019.
[Pictured left to right: Scott E. Dodds, EVP, Senior Loan Officer at Consumers National Bank, Gil Goldberg, District Director of the Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office, Ralph J. Lober II, President and CEO, Consumers National Bank.
Consumers National Bank is an independent community bank that provides a comprehensive line of banking and other investment services to business and personal customers through its main office in Minerva, and branches in Adena, Alliance, Bergholz, Brewster, Canton, Carrollton, Dillonvale, East Canton, Fairlawn, Hanoverton, Hartville, Lisbon, Louisville, Malvern, Mount Pleasant, Salem, Waynesburg, and Business Lending office in Wooster, Ohio. More information about Consumers National Bank can be accessed online at www.ConsumersBank.com. Member FDIC.