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Consumers National Bank Receives Third Consecutive SBA Top Community Lender Award

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 third consecutive year. The award recognizes the bank’s outstanding performance making SBA 7(a) and SBA Express loans during SBA fiscal year 2018, ranking first among community banks in the 28 northern Ohio counties served by the Cleveland SBA Office.

“Earning the SBA “Top Community Bank Lender Award” for the third year in a row reflects our continued commitment to our mission of providing the small business community with local access to capital. It also honors our lenders, credit, and loan processing staff who make our SBA lending program possible. I thank the SBA for again acknowledging the bank’s efforts,” said Ralph Lober, the Bank’s President and CEO.

award 2018“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 ten commercial lenders serving business clients from the bank’s 14 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, “As a community bank focused on small business lending in the markets we serve, we are pleased to once again receive this award.”

The U.S. Small Business Administration Cleveland District Office's Top Community Bank Lender FY 2018 Award.