How Telhio became the #1 SBA lender among credit unions in Ohio

Small Business Month, celebrated in May every year, is an opportunity to recognize small businesses and the impact they have on our communities in Ohio and our country.

Small business is the backbone of the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office, there were 996,693 small businesses in Ohio in 2022, which accounted for 99.6% of Ohio businesses. These small businesses employ 2.2 million people, or 44.7% of all Ohio employees.

While May is recognized as Small Business Month, every month is small business month at Telhio Credit Union. Telhio is the #1 SBA lender among credit unions in the state of Ohio. We take great pride in this accomplishment because it's what differentiates us from other financial institutions.

At Telhio Credit Union, we believe that small business is the key driver of a healthy and thriving local economy. That's why we specialize in small business lending. This approach is unique from other financial institutions and credit unions and allows us to personalize our services to businesses in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton.

The emphasis on small business began when our board identified the need to increase lending to small businesses. We understand it's vitally important for small businesses to have capital to grow their business. When small businesses have the funds to invest in growth, the result is job creation and a stimulated economy.

This initiative is evident amongst our talented and dedicated team of Business Lending, Workplace Banking, and Market Sales Managers at Telhio. Because we're focused on local markets in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, we can provide a higher level of service with a deeper knowledge of the local markets in which we serve.

But don't take our word for it. Listen to local small business owners who choose to partner with Telhio for their business banking.

Spirit Services Company

Vance Transportation Services

Post House Creative

Watershed Distillery

Our business services include a full range of financial products including:

· Business Checking and Savings Accounts

· Business Credit Cards

· Business Lending Solutions

· Treasury Management Solutions

· Select Employer Group (SEG) Programs

For a list of our business products, visit

To speak directly with Telhio about solutions for your business banking needs, contact Jason Yochheim, VP Business Development Manager at