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Center Bank Helps Over 250 Businesses With Paycheck Protection Program Loans!

Since the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) launched  in April  of 2020, Center Bank has approved almost $27 million in desperately needed liquidity for over 250 local businesses disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of its PPP loans went to new customers who could not otherwise access PPP funding through their large bank or credit union relationships.  The bank's PPP loans to current and new customers preserved thousands of jobs for local workers.  Small businesses are benefiting from Minnesota's strong community banking sector that has helped shore up their local economies. 

Scams are on the Rise!

Scammers are out there trying to get you to give them your money in any way they can.  Some current scams are:  Social Security Scams, Phone Scams, Romance Scams, Phishing Scams and Unemployment Scams, just to name a few.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has several videos that you can watch for free showing how fraudsters try to manipulate you to hand over your money.  You can clink on the link below to view them.

FTC Scam/Fraud Videos

Nate Gilkey Joins Center National Bank

Nate Gilkey recently joined the Center National Bank team as Vice President of Commercial Lending and will  be officing in the new Chaska location set to open in the next couple of months.   

Nate started his banking career with KleinBank in Montevideo while attending college at the Univeristy of Minnesota-Morris campus.  Upon graduation with a BA in Finance in 2003, Nate began working full time at KleinBank in Montevideo as a commercial credit analyst.  In 2005, he moved to Waconia and began working out of the KleinBank Chaska location.  He began his lending career at KleinBank in 2006 and has been a commercial lender every since. 

With nearly 20 years of experience, Nate has a strong background in several areas of lending including Commercial and Industrial, Commercial Real Estate and Equipment Finance.  This experience and his ability to quickly understand a client's business needs allow him to customize credit and cash managmenet solutions that work on an individualized client basis.  

When Nate's not taking care of client's banking needs, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids on family vacations and watching his kids partipate in their various sports and activities.  He also enjoys competitive fishing events and golfing whenever time permits.





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