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10 Years of Business Banking at ESL

10 Years of Business Banking: A Prominent Portfolio

With a legacy of trust and superior customer service, ESL has steadily grown as a leading Business Banking partner for businesses of all sizes across Greater Rochester.

Strong community ties have been the cornerstone of growth for local businesses and ESL. As a reliable support resource, ESL continues to evolve business banking offerings to meet the needs of customers and an ever-changing market while also sharing gratitude for success achieved together.

Customers Count

ESL Business Banking Customers: More than 11,400 business customers currently served by ESL.

Financial Facts

As the region’s largest locally led financial institution, ESL has the capacity and commitment to provide the right services to small, commercial, and industrial businesses ESL Business Banking Financials

ESL Business Banking: Over $1.1 billion in balances

  • $484 million in business share accounts
  • $684 million in commercial loans
  • $1.1 billion in total assets

SBA Lending Leader

ESL is a top-three SBA lender in the Greater Rochester market by number of loans for the past three years.

  • #1 SBA Lender in 2017 and 2018
  • $162,555 Average size of SBA 7(a) loan in 2020

COVID-19 Support

SBA Lending during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • 1,400+ PPP loans in 2020 to support small businesses through the CARES Act
  • $134+ million Provided to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Team Workings

ESL Business Banking is the sum of essential and productive parts:

  • More than 100 years of combined business banking experience
  • 31 dedicated employees (relationship managers & support teams)
  • [current branch count] retail branches
  • Cash management services

Community Partnerships

Being truly local goes a long way, enabling and reinforcing excellent relationships with PathStone Enterprise and Greater Rochester SCORE that provide additional resources and guidance to small businesses in the community.

Steady Strategic Solutions

For businesses, complexities and financial demands at every level, tap into ESL Business Solutions for useful information and support to help achieve your goals set for today and the future.