James Christensen, President and CEO of Gateway Bank — the only community bank in Mesa, AZ — wrote a letter to Senator Kyrsten Sinema advocating for legislation that would prohibit credit unions from acquiring community banks. Read why he feels this acquisition trend is alarming and detrimental to the communities they serve.
As coronavirus cases grow in Arizona again, we are proactively and temporarily closing our branch lobby as of Monday, January 10, 2022, for everyone’s health and safety.
In November 2021, Gateway Bank President James Christensen traveled to Washington D.C. for the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council meeting. In addition to talking shop with bank leaders from across the country, James enjoyed hearing about hot topics and trends in community banking and lending. Here are some of the key takeaways from the event, courtesy of Bryan Bruns, Chair of the Community Bankers Council.
It’s no secret that companies owned by people from minority groups face uphill battles when it comes to starting and sustaining a business. We’re proud to share that Gateway’s own Shellie Berry is combining her passions for entrepreneurship and the Black community into a new program aimed at helping improve economic equity and close the wealth gap in Arizona’s Black communities.