RBAZ Brings Local Banking to Gilbert


Republic Bank of Arizona opens its first location in the East Valley, bringing local banking to residents and business in the Gilbert community.

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Today’s Workforce Challenges Require a Bold New Approach


Competition for talent is higher than we've experienced in decades. Today's workforce challenges exemplify the importance of businesses to retain their best employees, while at the same time, position themselves to standout as an attractive place for new employees to start or continue their careers. Easier said than done? Perhaps not.

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Celebrating 15 Years Serving Arizona Businesses


The setting was the Moon Valley Country Club where a group of local business and community leaders gathered to discuss the prospect of starting a local business bank dedicated to serving Arizona's business and nonprofit communities. The general consensus was that the local business community was not being properly served by the large national banks. This diverse group with business, higher education, nonprofit and community experience and connections wanted to change that.

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates for 2022


SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness for 2021 First and Second Draw loans is in full swing! If you have not yet applied for forgiveness, this is a great opportunity to submit your application. Forgiveness response times are at their shortest, and the process is fairly painless!

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Local Banks Need Local Representation


Congratulations to President and CEO Brian Ruisinger on his appointment to the Arizona Bankers Association Board. Brian shared his thoughts on the importance of representing the needs of local Arizona banks.

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