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Midland Title and Escrow Testimonial

Midland Title and Escrow Testimonial

Midland Title and Escrow Testimonial
Midland Title and Escrow Testimonial

…“I have worked with John Skeldon and Joe Bajas, and Cooperative Business Services since they first opened operations in Northwest Ohio, and I can say with certainty that they are true professionals. I have witnessed them close on a variety of commercial properties, and they have gotten these loans approved and closed in a very timely manner. They make closing commercial loans look easy!

 

John and Joe are a true pleasure to work with.”

Andy Shawaker 
Midland Title and Escrow
Vice-President of Sales
3355 Briarfield Boulevard
Maumee, Ohio 43537
419.266.6833

Shawaker@midlandtoledo.com
www.midlandtoledo.com

Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Toledo

Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Toledo

Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Toledo
Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Toledo

"While your company did offer the best financial package, we may have chosen you just because of the level of service that was provided. Having the loan completed in a low stress, helpful manner makes me a strong supporter of CBS and of course John Skeldon. I will be more than happy to talk to anyone trying to decide about a lender since I would like others to have as good of an experience as I did, and a chance to achieve their dreams."

- Dr. Kittsen Mccumber, Owner, Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Toledo, Inc.

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Atchley Graphics

Atchley Graphics

Atchley Graphics
Atchley Graphics

"Leslie Biskner at CBS was wonderful to work with. This was our first time working with CBS and it will not be our last.  Leslie and her staff answered our numerous questions and were very accommodating in helping us understand the process and were always willing to come to us. This is big plus for us,  it is hard for us to get out of the office during the day.  Her knowledge of the business is outstanding, you will not be sorry in calling her."

-Christine and Derek Atchley, Atchley Graphics

Brexton

Brexton

Brexton
Brexton

"Her Midwest work ethic, positive personality and enthusiasm make you want to be around her. I have closed dozens of commercial real estate loans in the past several years and Leslie is a great listener and followed up better than any lender I have ever worked with. Since we closed our loan, Leslie has been a great addition to the Brexton network providing lending opportunities and advice to other business owners we are working with. She really made the process very smooth for us and communicated every step of the way. I am happy to have met Leslie and been introduced to the Members First Credit Union and Cooperative Business Services network for growing our businesses together."

- Tim Galvin, CEO of Brexton

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Cooper Commercial Investment Group

Cooper Commercial Investment Group

Cooper Commercial Investment Group
Cooper Commercial Investment Group

“CBS was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.  They walked the novice real estate client through the process from start to finish and were able to complete the transaction ahead of schedule.  We have done deals with many lenders throughout the country and every transaction is different.  This lender gets two big thumbs up, and I am sure we will be forwarding more business over in the near future!”    

 “…Thanks to everyone for your hard work on getting this one closed ahead of schedule. I look forward to working with you all again soon!”

 

Dan Cooper
Broker/President
Cooper Commercial Investment Group

Directions Credit Union

Directions Credit Union

Directions Credit Union
Directions Credit Union

"Our members and the communities we serve have benefited greatly from our partnership with Cooperative Business Services. Their expertise has helped us do more for them, more quickly, than we could possibly have done by going it alone.

Especially valuable has been our participation in a Shared Business Development model in partnership with other area credit unions. By combining our resources in this way, we’ve been able to make businesses (and the competition) take notice of what we can do."

- Barry A. Shaner, President/ CEO

Edwards Companies

Edwards Companies

Edwards Companies
Edwards Companies

"Leslie and her team (Andrew Conley and Mary Pratt) were incredibly responsive and a pleasure to work with.  I have closed enough commercial loans in my day to recognize top notch service and attention.  With the team at CBS there was never a doubt that I was getting both.  We are looking forward to working with CBS on our next transaction"

-  T.A Ward II, Corporate Counsel, Edwards Companies

Fairmont Federal Credit Union

Fairmont Federal Credit Union

Fairmont Federal Credit Union
Fairmont Federal Credit Union

“Fairmont Federal Credit Union is very excited to join the CBS team because the partnerships they have created will allow us to greatly enhance our ability to provide a higher level of funding that will more fully support the continued growth and prosperity our region of the state has developed.”

-Butch Osborne

CEO
Fairmont Federal Credit Union

Farabaugh Chiropractic

Farabaugh Chiropractic

Farabaugh Chiropractic
Farabaugh Chiropractic

"I've had the pleasure of working with CBS, Leslie Biskner, and staff for a refinance of my commercial loan. Compared to every loan I've obtained in 30 years this process was much more organized, efficient and instructive every step along the way. Leslie and her team were very responsive, professional and more importantly, nice and friendly. Even though refinancing can be frustrating given the details, they made it painless.  Thank you so much for your kind services. I would recommend them to my colleague without hesitation!"

- Ronald J. Farabaugh, D.C.

Golden Circle Credit Union

Golden Circle Credit Union

Golden Circle Credit Union
Golden Circle Credit Union

"In today’s business world, all vendors claim that they will be your credit union’s business partner and that your success is their main goal. All too often, these claims last only until the ink dries on the contract. That is why it is so refreshing to find a business partner like CBS who commits to a true long term relationship with their credit union partners. Keith and his team continually strive to ensure that credit unions truly feel valued as a member of CBS and that the success and satisfaction of the credit union is as important as the success of the CUSO. Collaboration is not just a word to CBS, but a business philosophy."

- Jeff McClain, President/ CEO, Golden Circle Credit Union

Hondros College School of Nursing

Hondros College School of Nursing

Hondros College School of Nursing
Hondros College School of Nursing

"Time was of the essence for this deal. This newly constructed state-of-the-art nursing college was complete and students were arriving daily. Hondros College turned to Cooperative Business Services to permanently finance this building once construction was complete and the building was occupied. With KEMBA Financial Credit Union as our lead credit union, we were able to seal the deal in record time. "....Relationships still matter, CBS and KEMBA provided timely and professional service that was second to none." "....A refreshing change. We look forward to a dynamic long term relationship with both CBS and KEMBA Financial Credit Union."

- Linda and John Hondros

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HTZ, LLC

HTZ, LLC

HTZ, LLC
HTZ, LLC

“Working with Leslie Biskner of CBS and Tom Furrey of Western Credit Union was a pleasant experience and a breath of fresh air. We look forward to building a strong relationship with CBS and Western Credit Union, Inc.”

- John Zettler

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Ishmael Precision Tool Corporation

Ishmael Precision Tool Corporation

Ishmael Precision Tool Corporation
Ishmael Precision Tool Corporation

"I began my relationship with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc. (WPCU), while looking at benefits of a credit union for my employees. After meeting with WPCU, I became aware of the benefits they could offer my corporation. I did not realize that a credit union did commercial banking. That is when WPCU introduced me to Cooperative Business Services (CBS). Together, they put together an extremely competitive financing package in a timely and professional manner. Their personnel are very helpful and the day to day business that we have with them as a member of their Select Employer Group makes banking very quick and easy. We are glad to have WPCU and CBS as part of our family."

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575 Copeland Mill, LLC

575 Copeland Mill, LLC

575 Copeland Mill, LLC
575 Copeland Mill, LLC

"575 Copeland Mill, LLC is a 60,000 square foot medical office building located in Westerville, Ohio.  I have owned the building for 11 years and was in need of a mortgage lender after my current lender exited the business.  I was introduced to CBS, and Leslie Biskner through my property management company, Colliers International.  I was impressed with the entire process as Leslie and her team worked diligently to meet my needs as well as theirs, in a timely fashion.  I would strongly recommend CBS and Leslie Biskner to anyone in need of a true lending partner."

 

Robert J. Mackenzie
Owner
575 Copeland Mill, LLC

 

Miami University Community FCU

Miami University Community FCU

Miami University Community FCU
Miami University Community FCU

"Without a doubt CBS is the most professional, conscientious commercial lending CUSO in, “Credit Union Land.” Their team is outstanding and the BDO model works. They literally put us safely in the commercial lending business. Kudos to CBS and those who had the vision to put this CUSO together."

- Rick Parker, CEO/ President, MUCCU

Nwokoro Family Trust

Nwokoro Family Trust

Nwokoro Family Trust
Nwokoro Family Trust

"There are about 6500 languages worldwide and I would like to say thanks to you in all of them!We closed the loan today -- even though it was not a big amount of money, your tenacity to get this done amazed me. You are the most competent business developer / solutions expert I have ever come across and I hope your company values what you do."

- Ugo & Stella Nwokoro

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield

"Leslie and her team were consummate professionals, providing exemplary service throughout the entire process. CBS provided me peace of mind, as I knew my client was going to be well taken care of and not rushed through the process. Leslie’s team was extremely responsive and communicated regularly throughout the process.  I look forward to working with CBS on future transactions"

-David Morgan, Associate, Cushman & Wakefield

Pathways Financial Credit Union

Pathways Financial Credit Union

Pathways Financial Credit Union
Pathways Financial Credit Union

"Pathways Financial Credit Union has benefited from a very profitable relationship with Cooperative Business Services, and in particular, the CBS Central Ohio Shared Business Development Officer model. Since 2007, Pathways has earned over $1 million in revenue from our member business lending program. We owe this in large part to our partnership with Leslie Biskner, Senior VP of Business Development for CBS. A very successful commercial lender, Leslie not only knows the Central Ohio market very well, but also what it takes to successfully compete in this market."

- Greg Kidwell

Sort & Pack, Inc.

Sort & Pack, Inc.

Sort & Pack, Inc.
Sort & Pack, Inc.

“I started both of my companies in 1996. I offer fulfillment services such as reticketing and repackaging for the retail industry. Some of my customers include Limited Brands, Eddie Bauer, and Build a Bear Workshop. Because of continual growth, I wanted to own instead of continuing to rent. With a construction loan, I completed a new corporate headquarters, but still needed permanent financing. A friend recommended that I consider using Cooperative Business Services (“CBS”). I called Leslie Biskner from Cooperative Business Services. Everything went very smoothly with CBS and with KEMBA Financial Credit Union as the lead credit union on the deal. Leslie stayed in constant contact with me through our entire process. I was able to close my financing hassle free and with a great rate! I plan to continue to develop the rest of my land and I will look to CBS and KEMBA for my future financing. I am thankful that my friend recommended CBS and Leslie to me. I was a little nervous not using a large bank but now I see it was the right move for me and I would recommend CBS to others looking for commercial financing.”

- J. Renee’ Claxton

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Sun Federal Credit Union

Sun Federal Credit Union

Sun Federal Credit Union
Sun Federal Credit Union

"Sun Federal launched business services in 2008 to provide financial services to our sponsor groups and member businesses as a way to serve business owners, their businesses and, ultimately, their employees and family members. Our commitment was to offer quality, right-priced lending products in a timely-manner to our business members. Partnering with Cooperative Business Services (CBS) as a subscriber nearly six years ago has helped us deliver on that commitment.

CBS offers professional underwriting, closing, servicing and sound business consultation in a very cost effective manner. The pricing model introduced in 2013 further enhanced this cost effectiveness by rewarding active originating and participating programs.

Sun Federal has benefitted from its active participation in the Northwest Ohio Shared Business Development Officer Program that formed in 2009. We support shared BDO, John Skeldon; participating in loans he originates, serving as lead credit union on several loan relationships, and inviting his expertise on our more complicated originations.

Our business lending program has experienced tremendous growth thanks to our strategic partnership with CBS.  At the end of 2013, Sun Federal held 63 participations totaling nearly seven million dollars.

A successful partnership works both ways and Sun Federal has been committed to helping CBS gain exposure in SE Pennsylvania where we have multiple locations, NJ and on a national scale through the CUNA Lending Council.

In a movement in which relationships matter most, we continue to be pleased with our choice of partnering with CBS.  We look forward to continued success together with the CBS team."

- Gary C. Moritz, President/ CEO and Dale S. Frankhouse, Jr., Director of business Services, Sun Federal Credit Union

The Shoppes at RiverPlace

The Shoppes at RiverPlace

The Shoppes at RiverPlace
The Shoppes at RiverPlace

"I am the owner/manager of The Shoppes at RiverPlace, a 105,000 SF neighborhood shopping center located in Perrysburg, Ohio, anchored by Walt Churchill’s Market and having 27 other tenants. Just this month we refinanced the center with CBS, working through John Skeldon. John did an excellent job of communicating what they could and could not do while expeditiously moving the process from initial discussions to closing.

We are extremely happy with the attitude, hard work and perhaps most importantly the logical and cooperative attitude of John and the entire CBS organization, including their legal counsel. Every challenge was resolved harmoniously and in short order. The terms, rates and conditions of the loan were superior to the competitors and will help to maintain RiverPlace as Northwest Ohio’s premiere grocery anchored neighborhood shopping center. Perhaps the greatest compliment to John and CBS lies in the fact that a number of other competing lenders said the deal would never close – IT DID."

- David W. Kienzle, Manager

University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

"When University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union partnered with CBS in 2008, we were looking for a way to “dabble” in commercial lending.  We had no experience in this type of lending and relied on CBS for their expertise.  Over the years, Keith Reed and his team have been an invaluable resource to us and we now have nearly $20 million in loan balances in commercial participations and in-house commercial loans.  We were absolutely thrilled when we were able to start a shared BDO model in Kentucky last year.  Adam Eisenberg and Sean Riley joined CBS this Spring and hit the ground running.  They are both extremely knowledgeable and professional individuals and we are proud to have them provide this service to our members.  CBS is truly one of our most valued partners."

-Kathy Begley
VP of Operations & Credit
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

Wagenbrenner Development

Wagenbrenner Development

Wagenbrenner Development
Wagenbrenner Development

"Our request was not simple or routine, and the effort to achieve our desired result would be tedious, but Leslie, Greg, and other CBS decision makers stayed on task and delivered exactly what was promised, on time, within the budget, and with prompt and professional service.  We are extremely satisfied with Members First and CBS, and highly recommend both for your business banking and financing needs."

- Robert J. Mackenzie, Owner

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West Virginia Federal Credit Union

West Virginia Federal Credit Union

West Virginia Federal Credit Union
West Virginia Federal Credit Union

"The CBS team demonstrates its expertise and philosophy in conducting commercial lending the right way; with a business lending solution that not only addresses risk analysis properly but does so in a cost effective manner.  Member business loans require special expertise in virtually all phases of origination and administration; expertise that is nearly impossible for a credit union our size to employ internally.  Keith and his leadership team provide unique opportunities for credit unions like West Virginia Federal; enabling us to capitalize on the cooperative spirit of credit unions through sharing of this expertise.  West Virginia Federal could not manage our business lending activities appropriately without CBS as a strategic business partner." 

- Rick Parker, CEO/ President, MUCCU