Daily News: July 30, 2013

Middlefield Banking Company Names SVP/Commercial Lending

The Middlefield Banking Company announced the hiring of Eric P. Hollinger as senior vice president – Commercial Lending. In this role, Hollinger will focus on the needs of small businesses in Geauga and Lake Counties in Ohio.

“The addition of Eric Hollinger reflects our commitment to adding well recognized professionals who share our focus on developing and expanding client centric relationships,” stated Thomas G. Caldwell, president and CEO of The Middlefield Banking Company. “Eric is highly regarded as a key advisor by entrepreneurs and leaders in the local business community. We look forward to sharing in his passion for delivering superior customer service.”

Hollinger has 30 years of banking and sales-related experience, much of which he acquired at the former Bank One. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, commercial lender, with FirstMerit Bank.

The Middlefield, OH-based Middlefield Banking Company is an operating subsidiary of Middlefield Banc Corp, which operates full service banking centers and an LPL Financial brokerage office serving Chardon, Cortland, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury and Orwell, Ohio.