(BPT) - As a business owner, you know how important it is to work with people you trust. The same holds true for the financial institutions you'll partner with to nurture and grow your business.
You can bank with a larger national institution, which offers business owners many financial tools and products. However, you may find that working with a larger bank feels impersonal and that your needs are not being heard or met. You can opt to work with a local bank in your community for more personalized attention, but often you'll be limited to the products and services they offer.
Luckily, Florida business owners now have another option that marries the best aspects of local and national banks. Belmont Bank & Trust, a Chicago-based financial institution, has opened a branch in Coral Gables, FL, offering Florida businesses a community-minded bank with the capability of a national banking institution.
"We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our newest Belmont Bank & Trust branch in Coral Gables," said William McCarty, Belmont Bank President and CEO. "I am honored to bring our community-centric banking model to this vibrant area. With our extensive range of products, advanced technology and a dedicated team, we are committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences and fostering strong partnerships with individuals and businesses alike."
Local banking with a national reach
In 2006, a group of investors on the northwest side of Chicago founded Belmont Bank. They envisioned establishing a community bank that would create value for the neighborhoods and businesses it serves. Since then, it has opened several locations in Chicago and is now focused on bringing the same personalized banking experiences to individuals and business owners in Florida.
What sets Belmont Bank apart from large and small banks alike is that it combines the responsiveness of a local bank with access to the types of state-of-the-art products and services of a national bank. From internet and mobile banking, cash management and merchant services to business loans, credit lines, and owner-occupied and investment commercial real estate mortgages, Belmont Bank is your one-stop shop for small and medium-sized businesses.
Belmont Bank is focused on building long-term relationships with the local businesses and communities at each location. This relationship-based approach isn't just a marketing line. Its mission is to create value for customers, shareholders, employees and community members alike beyond banking services.
Belmont Cares, the company's philanthropic division, focuses on cultivating relationships with local organizations to make a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities at each banking location. Belmont supports community initiatives and charities centered on several important issues, including education, health care and affordable housing.
Belmont Bank wants to help create a better future for everyone by investing in their communities. In the Chicago area, Belmont Bank supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, Women's Business Development Center, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and Gift of Adoption, just to name a few. The bank has plans to partner with similar Florida organizations in Coral Gables and beyond.
Your partner in business
"As a resident of Miami for 10 years, I am excited to continue building relationships with the local business community and leverage Belmont Bank's resources and my 25 years of banking experience to help business owners meet their goals," said Santiago Martinez, Belmont Bank Regional President.
With a commitment to community involvement, personalized care and technology, a range of competitive financial solutions and knowledgeable staff, Belmont Bank is well-positioned to help you grow your business. Since opening day, it's already generated $20 million on small business loans by leveraging its solution-driven, relationship-based approach.
Let Belmont be your partner in business. To learn more about the business-specific products and where to find the Coral Gables, FL, location, visit BelmontBank.com.