Small Business Startup Meeting

Support Your Community On Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is key to our success as a community bank. Our customers are local, small businesses, and we patronize them because they are the backbone of our community. Without small businesses, the local economy grinds to a halt.

Small Business Startup MeetingDo the right thing. That’s our philosophy at Sentry Bank, and every small business we’ve worked with believes the same. As a small, local business, it’s important to treat every customer with dignity and respect, and to make sure the customer receives the best service possible.

We hope we live up to that standard with our customers, like Simonson Lumber and PAM’s Auto of St. Cloud and Granite City Motor Car of Waite Park.

True Community Banking

As a true community bank, we work hard to serve our neighbors. Our four area branches – St. Stephen, St. Joseph, St. Cloud West and St. Cloud Downtown – and the nearly fifty local people we are lucky enough to employ are key to our continued and personal relationships with local small businesses.

Our goal is always to be small enough to know your name as you walk in the door, but large enough to give your small business what it needs to be competitive in today’s economy.

We also give back to our local community by supporting youth baseball, Joetown Rocks, the United Way of St. Cloud, the St. Cloud YMCA, the Great River Regional Library and the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, a key ally in promoting and supporting local small businesses.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business WoodworkingIf you’re a small business owner, you can find information how best to prepare for Small Business Saturday at the Small Business Administration’s blog. There is quite a bit of information on subjects such as how to host a Small Business Saturday event as well as how to market your business on a limited budget. Also, let us know if there is anyway our highly experienced business bankers can help.

As a consumer, the day after Black Friday (and anytime of year) be sure to stop in at some of your local businesses to find your holiday gifts. You can find a locally owned small businesses through the American Express Shop Small map.