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An open letter to Senator Sinema: Stop community bank acquisitions by credit unions

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.

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James’ key takeaways from the ABA Community Bankers Council Meeting – Winter 2021

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.

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