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BankCherokee Partners With My Founder Story to Support Women Small Business Owners

BankCherokee Partners With My Founder Story to Support Women Small Business Owners “Isn’t this exciting?” Chris Olsen asked a cluster…

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Dancing Bear Chocolate Finds Its Groove in 2021

Dancing Bear Chocolate Finds Its Groove in 2021 For years, Joe Skifter and Steven Howard talked about combining their superpowers…

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Aggressive Hydraulics is expanding again.

St. Anthony: Aggressive Hydraulics, started by laid-off factory workers 20 years ago, is expanding again Aggressive Hydraulics, an East…

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BankCherokee Partners with St. Paul Public Schools Academy of Finance to Prepare Students for Math-Related Career Choices

“What’s a need we can help you with right now?” Nancy Tuomie asked. She was on the…

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Nosh and Gather Pivots During the Pandemic and Finds Much-Needed Support at BankCherokee

As Nosh and Gather continued to grow, Atkinson became disenchanted with the big bank where she was doing her business banking. There was no human interaction. It felt cold and impersonal. She turned to other local business owners for recommendations. When BankCherokee was endorsed by a friend, she connected with Heidi Gesell, BankCherokee’s President, and CEO via Zoom.

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For the Love of Small Business: BankCherokee Supports Amore Coffee Through an Acquisition and Then the Pandemic

As Wright and Breymeier continued to navigate the process of transferring ownership, they contacted BankCherokee. Breymeier had worked with Julie Novak, Senior Vice President of Commercial Loans at the bank for many years and had shared her desire to sell the business on a few different occasions. Novak had met Wright during her regular visits to the coffee shop and agreed that she would make an ideal owner.

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