Stories Archive - BankCherokee


Business Banking: The Wedding Shoppe

An institution in Saint Paul shares their experience as a small business. Co-founders Jim and Lois Fritz tell us about their family business and how they enjoy banking locally, with a friendly, warm bank (not corporate, as Lois says!).

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Art Lab Rx

Julie believed in Lisa and knew her unique plan for business expansion had merit. A mobile mental health facility would break down barriers for the recovery community and meet an objective that therapists like Lisa worked hard to fulfill—to literally meet people where they’re at and provide the tools and support needed to transform their lives.

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New Commercial Lender, Brian Barlow

As a locally owned community bank, BankCherokee doesn’t offer “boxed” banking solutions, and I strive to think outside the box.

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Red’s Savoy Pizza

The most notable difference for Ross during the expansion project has been his experience partnering with a local community bank. “Working with Steve at BankCherokee was a night and day difference,” he said. “He played a huge role in leading us through the lending process, he kept everything on track and moving forward, he really went above and beyond.

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Room to Grow

Jason knew he’d focus on urban landscapes in the Twin Cities, but he also wanted to create the kind of workplace culture he always imagined being a part of, one that empowered its people and put them first.

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Top 25 SBA Lender

“The Small Business Administration has specific criteria for businesses to qualify for SBA financing,” said Steve Johnson, BankCherokee Senior Vice President of Commercial and SBA Loans. “Our seasoned team of lenders are here to help business owners navigate the process.”

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