Scottsdale Community Bank is excited to announce its dynamic, innovative “Lemonade Stand Microloans” program. This creative concept for small businesses was rolled out during the highly anticipated Grand Opening of Scottsdale Community Bank.
Scottsdale Community Bank is the first new community bank established in Arizona in over 14 years, and it is unique in combining cutting-edge FINTECH technology and unrivaled speed in operations and decision-making with personal concierge service for every client. This vibrant, new, locally owned and locally managed financial institution is designed to serve and provide loans to small and medium size businesses, family businesses, family offices, the medical field, sports and entertainment entities, the hospitality industry, and non-profit organizations.
While Scottsdale Community Bank will be providing business loans in the millions of dollars, these microloans of up to $25,000 each are designed for hard working small businesses simply trying to get to the next level. In announcing the program, Scottsdale Community Bank Board Chair George Weisz said that he has kept a miniature lemonade stand on his desk for over 40 years. He said that it is a constant reminder of how so many business owners, as children, started down their path of confidence, people skills, trust, and entrepreneurship. This is why Weisz preaches: “Never pass up a lemonade stand. It can change lives.” Helping to kick off this program at the bank’s Grand Opening was Allison Lefevre, founder of Something So Worth It, a non-profit organization that provides life-changing programs for children with severe disabilities. Once every year, this group of volunteers sets up lemonade stands across the Valley with all proceeds going to sponsor special activities for these children and their families. Allison set up a full lemonade stand at the bank’s Grand Opening event.
Scottsdale Community Bank President/CEO Neill LeCorgne discussed the bank’s state-of-the art technology and gave demonstrations to attendees of the bank’s unique platforms and processes which provide unmatched speed combined with incredible thoroughness. In noting the bank’s exceptional personal service, LeCorgne, a highly respected banker with extensive tech experience, said: “We do house calls. You may never need to step one foot into our office because we will come to wherever you conduct business to handle your transaction thru secure tablet technology. Our office will be wherever you want us to be.”