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Keeping it local.We’re giving away $5,000 of funding and design services.

Whether it’s helping out a small business with a loan, or helping our customers with their personal finances, we’re always looking for ways to help out our community. So, when we were planning what to do with our marketing budget this year, we thought, why not just give part of it away to a small business who could use it more than us? Since it’s our mission to make a difference in our community, we decided that’s exactly what we were going to do.

How does this work?

Because we’re looking to help out a business that’s small and local, to be considered, the business must be based in the greater Phoenix area, and have less than 20 employees. But we can’t choose a business all on our own—we need your help.

Please let us know about a small local business that’s near and dear to your heart by filling out our short nomination form.

All you need to do is:

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Tell us a little bit about the business
  • Write a few words about why you think they deserve a helping hand

That’s it! We’ll read all of the submissions and determine who will receive the award. As an added bonus, our partners at Forty will match our donation with $2500 worth of design and marketing services.

Helping out a small business in need is easy. Just tell us about your favorite small business here.

Why are we doing this?

We’re a small local business, and we understand that all local businesses are connected. When people bank with us, they’re making a decision to keep their money in our community. We try to return this favor by investing back into our community in as many ways as we can. Helping out a local business just makes sense.

We are still small, but we were once even smaller. Getting a little extra boost could be just the thing a small business needs to become a huge success, and we want to everything we can to help create as many local successes as possible.

Nominate your favorite business today!

Your 5-Star Community Bank – 26 Consecutive Quarters

5 – Star Gateway Commercial Bank

Recognized as One of the Strongest Banks in the Nations

December 2016: BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm congratulates Gateway Commercial Bank, Mesa, Arizona for ringing-in 2017 with its highest 5-star Superior rating. Gateway Commercial Bank is no newcomer to Bauer’s 5-Star Rating. In fact, Gateway Commercial Bank has earned this top honor for 26 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commends Gateway Commercial Bank for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of the local communities. “Community banks aren’t pushing products or services on you that you don’t need or want”, says Dorway. “There are there to provide a service and fill a need, which Gateway Commercial Bank has been able to do seamlessly all while maintaining its pristine health.”

Gateway Commercial Bank was established in 2007 and has been providing quality banking service to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 9 years, it operates through a conveniently located office on East Warner Road in Mesa and on the web at

Gateway Commercial Bank: “Banking the way it should be.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at

 BauerFinancial, Inc. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.


“I Luv My Community Bank” Campaign

The I Luv My Community Bank campaign is for consumers and small businesses to proclaim their bragging rights on how choosing a community bank gives them distinct advantages. Post comments, upload photos and deliver video testimonials via the one-of-a-kind interactive website, on why you LUV Gateway Bank?


Gateway Bank featured on The Financial Brand

Gateway Bank was featured on The Financial Brand, a popular site for financial marketers for being one of the first banks in the country to introduce a responsive website. Please visit the following link:

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