November 27, 2010 was the first Small Business Saturday. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2015 $16.2 billion was spent in small businesses on Small Business Saturday and, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), last year an estimated 112 million shoppers patronized local retailers and restaurants.
As a neighborhood bank, Two Rivers Bank & Trust works hard every day to help small businesses thrive and achieve their dreams.
Tammy Greene, Branch Manager in Ankeny, loves helping the small businesses in her neighborhood.
“At Two Rivers Bank & Trust, we have great accounts for small businesses,” Greene said. “Our checking accounts save them money on fees and our ability to offer small business lending is really advantageous. Pat Quinlan, one of our lenders, takes care of their needs and works with them one on one.”
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“Because we are a community bank, we get to know the customer more personally than other financial institutions,” she explained. “Pat and I go out on business calls and find out how things are going for our customers and if there is anything else we can do to help them.”
We want to encourage you to take advantage of Small Business Saturday! This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 25. Support your neighbors, support our neighbors.
“Small businesses are important in our community because they give back to our neighborhoods,” Greene said. “A lot of them donate their time and money to local schools and charities. They’re so involved and do so much good. It’s the least we can do to help them out, too.”
Two Rivers Bank & Trust really is here to meet the needs of small businesses in our community. If you’re a small business owner, come talk with us! We want to get to know you.