July Lunch Mixer Recap: Solo Trattoria

7901 Alliance Bank of ArizonaAlliance Bank is the largest locally-owned and headquartered bank in Arizona, serving the financial needs of entrepreneurs, businesses, professionals, non profit organizations, and consumers since 2003. This month, they decided it was high time they got to know more of their Phoenix neighbors and, so, they invited them out to lunch! solo trattoria logo

Members dined together at Solo Trattoria, a casual and comfortable restaurant nestled into the Camelback Esplanade Phoenix where traditional Italian favorites get a modern twist with seasonal selections and flavors.

Banking locally continues to prove prosperous for those in the community. According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), when you bank locally you choose to put your money towards growing your local economy.

ILSR's 5 Reasons to Choose a Community Bank or Credit Union shows that "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." Commitment to community puts local banks at the top of the list - when you thrive, so do they! 

Another reason to switch is that community banks offer the same services to suite your needs, often at lower costs than non-local banks. "Studies show that small financial institutions also offer, on average, better interest rates..."

Alliance Bank is a great community ally in Arizona, often encouraged to go out and volunteer, donate and get to know those they are serving. We want to thank them for sponsoring a delicious lunch and if you would like more information, or to become connected with Alliance Bank, please contact: [email protected]

photo 1-3We want to also thank Solo Trattoria and their amazing staff for a fantastic experience.

Thank you to all those in attendance:

Alliance Bank of Arizona - Sustaining Member Anderson Prepatory Academy AZ-TV 7 - Sustaining Member Another Hand Advantage AZ Social Media Wiz Cashmere & Coco Boutique Community Tire Pros - Sustaining Member Compass-i, LLC CopperPoint Mutual Insurance - Sustaining Member Gallagher & Kennedy INBusiness - Tax Preparation itSynergy Jim McCroy Realtor & Business Consultant Jobing.com Making Memories by the Mouthful Marc Architecture Matek Media One Stop Voice OnSite Oil Change Phoenix Personal Shopper Prostaff Mortgage Richman & Associates Short Leash Hot Dogs Solo Trattoria Specialized Office Systems Summit Medicine and Pediatrics TAP and Sons Electric The Vault Wine Storage Unitech United Cerebral Palsy of Central AZ - Sustaining Member

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