Recognition Roundup: SBA recognizes four Buffalo-area credit unions for PPP loans

In an effort to recognize lenders that do not traditionally participate in SBA loan programs — but which became CARES Act lenders in order to make Paycheck Protection Program loans — the SBA’s Buffalo district office has acknowledged four credit unions for their efforts this year.

The following credit unions, which approved a combined 128 PPP loans that supported 439 jobs in the Buffalo area, were recognized:

  • Genesee Co-op FCU
  • Great Erie FCU;
  • Inner Lakes FCU; and
  • St. Joseph’s Parish FCU.

Accepting plaques from Paul Hoffman of the SBA’s Buffalo district office were Ben Pecora-Sanefski of member services at Genesee Co-op FCU; Robyn Young, CEO, and Michael Pierino, VP of operations at Great Erie FCU; Travis Heiser, CEO at Inner Lakes FCU; and Mike Bondanza, CEO, and Chas Kirsch, CFO and manager of St. Joseph’s Parish FCU.

Credit unions and credit union leaders receiving a significant local, state or national award are encouraged to email for recognition in the New York Minute and on the Association’s social media pages. Photos and related press releases may also be attached with the email.

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