Customer Testimonial

“Hi Joe Veliz and others at Highland Bank involved in the PPP program.  I just want to take a moment to thank you for all you have done for GSE during the past few months.  There is no doubt that we would not still be in business without the PPP loan.  Your assistance made all

Should You Become Your Own Boss?

Maybe you’re cringing at the thought of going back to an office. The seed of a business idea floats around in your head between work videoconference calls, after the kids are asleep or while you tend your pandemic garden. Or perhaps you were laid off during the pandemic and forced to work for yourself, and

4 Small Business Innovations That Will Outlast the Pandemic

Small businesses that survived the COVID-19 pandemic still face a long road to recovery, but some of the innovations business owners adopted last year may outlast the pandemic itself. “If you make it through this, you ask, you learn, you adapt, and I think it only makes you stronger,” says Keith Hall, president and CEO

Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Senior Financial Abuse

Seniors are increasingly becoming targets for financial abuse. As people over 50 years old control over 70 percent of the nation’s wealth, fraudsters are using new tactics to take advantage of retiring baby boomers and the growing number of older Americans. Learn more from the American Bankers Association about senior financial abuse, how to prevent it,

Joe Veliz, Small Business Banker

Joe Veliz Promoted to Commercial Banker

Please join us in congratulating Joe Veliz on his well-deserved promotion to Commercial Banker! Joe joined the bank as a Small Business Banker in 2016 and has successfully managed a majority of the bank’s small business portfolio. He is a proven business relationship manager, who will now serve larger business clients with greater credit needs,

What Kind of Business Should I Start?

For some entrepreneurs, the types of businesses to start are obvious from the get-go. For others, a little more soul-searching might be in order. And finding the best answer to that question you keep asking yourself—”What kind of business should I start?”—certainly deserves a good bit of attention. Because deciding what kind of business to start

Ben Hangge, Commercial Banker at Highland Bank

Ben Hangge Closes $8,800,000 Commercial Real Estate Loan

Ben Hangge, VP of Commercial Banking, closed an $8,800,000 Commercial Real Estate Loan used to refinance a parking facility in Minneapolis. Given the economic uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused, the new structure provides flexibility for the borrower with an extended interest-only stabilization period and a lower interest rate. LEARN MORE ABOUT BEN

SBA Learning Platform

SBA’s online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way! Did you know that the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers FREE online courses to help you plan, launch, manage, market, and grow your business? Whether you’re looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA’s