In today’s day and age there is so much you can do online from purchasing clothes to buying groceries, but there is one thing that may be still important to do in person: banking. The internet has even made banking so much easier for all of us with mobile deposits, paying back friends, and even enjoying a street market without cash. Banking, however, the actual transactions of loans, savings, investing, and planning, still has tremendous value in person to person transactions.
Grand Valley Bank in Heber Valley has a motto or philosophy they live by “People banking with People, Friendly Faces, Friendly Service.” As Kevin Stocking, president of Grand Valley Bank, puts it the best part about banking with local banks is just that – local.
“Every loan doesn’t fit a square box. Everything is not perfect, so having local underwriting and approving ability we can approve loans that don’t always fit in that square box that big banks have to get them to fit into,” said Stocking.
The ability to make local decisions based on personal factors, community factors, and local economic factors means Grand Valley Bank can give each customer the VIP treatment. Relationships and knowledge are at the root of how Stocking and his team do business. Getting to know people and helping them take care of their needs and realized their hopes and dreams are some of the many reasons Stocking got into the industry.
“You get to build some long-term relationships with customers and the fact that you get to help them reach their dreams whether it’s buying a business and owning it, to building a dream home,” said Stocking.
Grand Valley Bank has been serving the Heber Valley for the past 18 years. They have two locations one in Heber at the corner of Center and Main and one in Midway on the corner of Main and 100 West. Between the two branches Grand Valley Bank has 12 employees locally. In addition to providing quality customer service, the staff is invested into the community in many ways such as participation in the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, supporting Cowboy Poetry, sponsoring Wasatch athletics, and contributing to Cottages for the Children and even providing financial literacy education through the school district.
“Banking is a people industry. We care about our customers and our community, when you succeed, we succeed,” said Stocking.
For their ongoing efforts to serve their customers and the community the Heber Valley Chamber of commerce is honored to recognize Grand Valley Bank as the January 2019 Business of the Month.