Reliant Credit Union recipient of U.S. Small Business Administration Bronze Award

SODUS, NY (December 15, 2022) — Reliant Credit Union is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Bronze Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), an independent agency of the United States government that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The Bronze Award honors SBA Lenders with $1–5 million in SBA loans during the 2022 fiscal year. Reliant approved and funded five SBA loans for $1,010,500. Those loans supported 20 jobs in the local community.

“Reliant is committed to helping our members and the community access the funds they need to grow their businesses,” said Renee Dellas, Reliant’s Vice President of Lending. “We are pleased to accept this award and receive confirmation that our loans have a positive impact in helping our members achieve success.”

Pictured here (left-right) are Paul Hoffman, U.S. SBA’s Lender Relations Specialist; Virginia Smith, U.S. SBA’s Rochester Branch Manager; Joanna Fake, Reliant’s Business Lending Administrative Assistant; Renee Dellas, Reliant’s Vice President of Lending; and Brian Benedict, Reliant’s Chief Financial Officer.


About Reliant Credit Union

Reliant Credit Union, which began locally in 1970, is a $650 million credit union serving more than 45,000 members. Eligibility is available to all who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties. Reliant currently has branches in Brockport, Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Macedon, Newark, Sodus, and Webster. A full-service financial institution, Reliant offers a complete range of financial products and services, including mortgages. For information regarding membership or employment, contact the credit union at 800-724-9282 or visit


Emily Britton
Public Relations Specialist
800-724-9282 Ext. 3397

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