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Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is: Meet Your Community Banks and Credit Unions (For Local Businesses)

  • Hotel Valley Ho 6850 East Main Street Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States (map)

Does your bank have your community in mind? If you are utilizing a big bank, the answer is most likely no.  Local banks and credit unions grow our local economy, provide high quality services, account for more than half of small business lending, and stand with your business through ups and downs. Currently only 7% of Arizona's total deposits are in Arizona-owned banks and credit unions. It's time to move your money. 

Join Local First Arizona at our annual Community Banking Month Meet & Greet with locally owned banks and credit unions.  We gather 12 financial institutions in one room so you can speak directly to them about moving your business accounts to a local bank or credit union.  

Although small and mid-sized banks control less than one-quarter of all bank assets, they account for more than half of all small business lending.
— Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • "Who should attend?" Local businesses that are thinking about making the switch, looking for the best local bank or credit union options, or are ready to move their money
  • "How much does it cost?" Nothing! This event is free to attend for all local businesses. 
  • "Do I have to make any commitments?" Absolutely not! This event makes it easy for busy entrepreneurs, like yourself, to meet local bankers, ask questions and find the right bank or credit union for your business.

What others have said:

We attended the banking event last year and met James Christensen, president of Gateway Bank. James has personally come out to see our projects and is excited to lend us the funds for our next development. Community banks understand the local climate and are much more likely to fund infill projects for local companies. We bank locally and have been very pleased with our relationships.
— Lorenzo Perez, Venue Projects
This is the community where we’ve chosen to raise our children and we want them to have a strong local economy for generations to come.  These values are shared by Pinnacle Bank and we’re thankful for the opportunity they’ve given us to strengthen our presence in this community.
— Kevin Danzeisen, Danzeisen Dairy
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