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Mindful Mondays with James 01/03/22: Not Your Typical Banker

This year, Gateway Bank President James Christensen will be sharing occasional reflections about life, business, and what’s on his mind. Read on for the first edition of Mindful Mondays with James, as he shares a candid story about how he overcame mental health struggles and has been inspired to show the world his — and Gateway’s — authenticity.

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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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Gateway’s Shellie Berry helps launch S.E.E. M.E. Program to support local Black-owned businesses

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.

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Video: Virtual fireside chat with James Christensen and Tisha Marie Pelletier – Fall 2021

Thanks to all who joined us for our virtual fireside chat with President James Christensen and business mentor Tisha Marie Pelletier on October 21, 2021!

We enjoyed coffee and a great conversation about the economy, current banking and lending landscape, purposeful networking tips, personal branding for business owners, and more. If you weren’t able to be there, or if want to see the playback, watch this recording of the call.

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