Crandall Corporate Dietitians is the nation’s largest provider of nutritional consulting and menu services to senior living communities and hospitals throughout the United States. Their former banking partner didn’t fully understand their business and wasn’t providing the service they wanted, so they started exploring other options. After meeting our team at Gateway Bank in Mesa, AZ, they saw the beauty of local banking and made the move.
President and CEO Craig Ahlstrom was involved with a variety of local organizations for decades, including United Way, YMCA, Mesa Chamber of Commerce, various City of Mesa committees and boards, and Central Arizona Homebuilder’s Association. After investing so much in the city for so long, his company needed help in return — and Gateway Bank was there to provide support.
Mesa’s bustling real estate industry has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, trickling down to business challenges for Springs Realty. When Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in spring 2020, the company jumped at the chance for financial assistance.