When the pandemic hit, Mike Dodaro of Mike’s Pizza and Deli Station in Clearwater needed help. But after several major banks couldn’t give him the necessary assistance as he tried to get a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, he realized that he needed personal, responsive service.
The answer: Achieva Credit Union.
As it turned out, Dodaro’s wife had a personal account with Achieva, so she encouraged Mike to reach out for assistance. Within a few days he was locked in for a PPP loan, and he’s now in the process of moving his business banking over to the credit union.
“It’s kind of scary that we’re responsible for so many people,” said Dodaro, who employs about 80 people at two locations in Clearwater and Largo. “Our employees need the money… I’m grateful that Achieva helped.”
Business owners have to navigate tricky, unpredictable waters these days, which makes having an experienced business banking partner more important than ever. Beyond providing access to funds, Achieva is helping businesses by adjusting lines of credit, addressing cash flow challenges, and working with business owners to reallocate financial reserves.
Achieva’s business bankers take the time to know their clients’ businesses, so they can provide quality, impactful advice. And while some banks and credit unions are closing branches, Achieva knows the importance of providing access to its members, keeping its full slate of locations open with additional safety procedures.
Business owners need to know they can rely on their business banker. If you’re running a business and you aren’t getting the attention you need, reach out to us online at Achievacu.com or call 800.593.2274 so we can learn about your needs and see how we can help.
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