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Enterprise Bank & Trust earns honor

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by in Banking | Business News | Finance

Enterprise Bank & Trust’s solid financial performance and profitability has earned it one of the first-annual Raymond James Community Bankers Cup awards – placing it among the top 10 percent of community banks nationally. Raymond James & Associates, a leading investment banking and financial advisory firm, analyzed community banks for profitability, operational efficiency and balance… Read More →

Enterprise Bank & Trust earns honor

money stack
by in Banking | Business News | Finance

Enterprise Bank & Trust’s solid financial performance and profitability has earned it one of the first-annual Raymond James Community Bankers Cup awards – placing it among the top 10 percent of community banks nationally. Raymond James & Associates, a leading investment banking and financial advisory firm, analyzed community banks for profitability, operational efficiency and balance… Read More →

Many Arizona Small Businesses And Banks Say A Federal Loan Program Isn’t Needed

Many Arizona Small Businesses And Banks Say A Federal Loan Program Isn’t Needed - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured | Finance

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that aims to increase small business lending. But it’s not exactly popular among Arizona’s small companies and community banks. They question whether a multibillion-dollar loan fund created by the legislation will achieve its goal. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 will establish a $30 billion… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Candace Wiest, President And CEO Of West Valley National Bank

Candace Wiest President and CEO, West Valley National Bank Even before West Valley National Bank opened its doors on Dec. 23, 2006, a decision was made to join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Becoming an active member of GPEC made good business sense. “What I like about GPEC is its economic development focus,” says Candace… Read More →

This Isn’t the First Crisis The Valley’s Banking Industry Has Faced

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

The Valley has come a long way over the past 25 years, and the banking and financial sector is no exception. Challenges, crises and legislation brought about dramatic change that has created a new era in banking and finance. In the mid-80s local banks dominated the sector, while regional and national banks were nonexistent. The… Read More →

The Wave Of Bank Mergers Has Changed The State’s Financial-Services Landscape

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The banking industry has plenty of troubles, but in Arizona, the least of its problems is the aftermath of recent mergers. Bankers and industry observers say the state’s financial-services landscape hasn’t significantly changed because of the consolidations. Other than the usual branch closings and potential employee layoffs, they don’t see a big shakeup looming. One… Read More →