The SBA recently recognized Telhio Credit Union as the top credit union lender in a 60-county region of central Ohio.
The $471 million financial institution in Columbus, Ohio, said its 2012 loan volume topped $3.3 million.
More than one-third of the 29 loans were to minority, women or veteran-owned businesses. These loans will create approximately 138 new jobs in the central Ohio area, according to Telhio.
“We are incredibly proud of the fact that we have enabled businesses here to expand their business, create jobs and thrive. Businesses need a financial partner who can grow with them, and Telhio is just that for our business banking clients,” said Robert Myles, vice president, lending and asset protection for Telhio.
In addition to being named the top credit union lender in central Ohio, the SBA also ranked Telhio sixth among overall banking institutions, a category that includes large national and international banking institutions, Telhio said.
The credit union serves more than 48,000 members.