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

Highland Bank Welcomes Paula Phillippe to Board of Directors

Highland Bank is pleased to announce that Paula Phillippe was elected to the Highland Bank Board of Directors on January 19, 2021, and serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Phillippe is currently a senior level consultant providing CEO, board and executive leader advisory expertise relative to strategic objectives.

How to be Effective With Your Generosity in 2020

Planning on making charitable donations this holiday season? Here’s a guide to prioritizing your donations, taking advantage of special tax deductions for 2020 giving and using your holiday spending to make a difference.