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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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BankCherokee Helps The Red Balloon Bookshop Stay Afloat During the Pandemic

“We had to completely reconfigure, rethink, rework the whole way we were doing business,” said Weinkauf. “As the owner trying to figure those things out with my team of incredible booksellers … I just found it really overwhelming.”

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Business Banking: Aggressive Hydraulics

Paul Johnson, President of Aggressive Hydraulics, tells us about his business and how important it is to him to bank with a community bank. Aggressive Hydraulics are the experts in manufacturing hydraulic cylinders and Paul relies on BankCherokee and his business banker Roger Hamilton to be his banking expert. 

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