MANCHESTER, NH (November 18, 2019) — St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, was honored to receive the 2019 Credit Union of the Year award from the New Hampshire District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting.
The award recognizes St. Mary’s Bank for its exceptional commitment to SBA loan programs and for originating the most 7a (working capital) and 504 (property and equipment) loans of any credit union in New Hampshire.
“We are proud to be recognized by the SBA for our high level of commitment to small business,” said Janet Raymond, St. Mary’s Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. “Helping business owners succeed is a priority for St. Mary’s Bank, and we are thrilled that we could offer assistance to so many in 2019. We want small business owners and entrepreneurs to know that we are here for them not just when it comes to capital needs, but also as a resource and a trusted advisor. When small businesses thrive, we all benefit, in terms of a stronger economy and a stronger community. ”
About St. Mary’s Bank
St. Mary’s Bank is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with branch locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, and Nashua and dedicated mortgage centers in Nashua, Concord, and Portsmouth. Founded as the nation’s first credit union in Manchester in 1908 and still headquartered there today, St. Mary’s Bank emphasizes a long tradition of service excellence, convenience, and value in its delivery of progressive banking products and services that help members save, invest, borrow, plan, insure, and retire. Forbes Magazine recently ranked St. Mary’s Bank the number one credit union in New Hampshire for overall recommendation, satisfaction, and trust.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more visit www.sba.gov
Photo caption: St. Mary’s Bank’s small business and commercial banking teams receive 2019 Credit Union of the Year award for small business lending.
Far left: Wendell G. Davis (Region One ~ Regional Administrator for SBA), Becky Tetrault (Regional Manager and Business Services Officer), Pam McKinnon (Regional Manager and Business Services Officer), Jan Raymond (Chief Lending Officer), Kyle Schneck (Director of Commercial Banking), Tom Champagne (Commercial Loan Officer), Steve Scheiner (Commercial Loan Officer), Greta Johansson (NH SBA District Director)