December 2004

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WHAT’S NEW?

View examples of recent loans we've worked on with our customers.
 
Recipe for Good Business

   1 c. honesty
   3 parts dependability
   2 lbs. hard work
   2 c. affordability
   5 parts excellence
   5 lbs. customer service

Combine ingredients well, adjust the mix as needed, and check often to ensure 100% client satisfaction.

 
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BUSINESS SOLUTIONS:
Western Bank’s Lockbox is the key
to handling customer payments

If you’re locked into a costly routine of handling customer checks that are mailed to your business, then our Lockbox option could free you. Opening mail, recording payments and balancing funds are only some of the features of this great service. See if it meets your business requirements.


 
CUSTOMER PROFILE: WELLSTONE ACTION
An organization that’s now
65,000 members strong

Founded in 2003, this non-profit organization is involved in championing issues and pushing for change. It has 65,000 members and is involved in increasing non-partisan political participation as well as ending domestic violence. Meet a Western Bank client. . . Wellstone Action.


 
Third in a 3-Part Series:
ASKING YOUR BANKER FOR A LOAN?

Going on the road

Well, you’ve done your background work on your loan presentation and you’ve written a formal request. Now, it’s time to hit the road with that proposal and actually present it. In this third article, in a three-part series,
we’ll review a few points so you won’t be overwhelmed when you walk through that bank door! And, we’ll look at an item that is often overlooked. . . you!


 

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