View Points Newsletter Article | Fall 2015

Your Business Success Starts Here

The business world is always moving, always changing, and always at the front of Amanda Jo Garcia’s mind. But Amanda and her team of business services experts don’t just have one business to worry about – they’re continually thinking of ways to help every business throughout the community. That’s just the way the St. Helens Community Commercial Department likes it.

From checking and savings to loans and merchant services, the St. Helens Community Commercial Department offers options for every type of local business – big or small.

“We do it all, from equipment loans to long-term savings options, and more,” explained Amanda Jo Garcia, Commercial Department Manager, when asked about her team’s long list of services. “We can even help merchants process credit and debit cards, improve cash flow, and get more from their profits.”

Whether it’s a new business or one that’s been part of the community forever, the Commercial Department gets to know every business looking for a loan or other financial services. The team asks about the business’s needs and goals, learns about the company’s history, and then makes recommendations that can really make a difference.

“Sometimes, a business owner will walk in wanting one kind of loan. We can certainly do that, but after asking the right questions and listening carefully, we can make recommendations that really make a difference,” said Amanda. “Our goal is their business success.”

Put Our Team to Work for Yours
If you employ a handful or several hundred employees, we’re here to help with the lending and banking services you need, including:

  • Equipment and real estate loans
  • Business checking options
  • Merchant services
  • Long-term savings accounts
  • Online and mobile banking solutions

You’ll find Amanda and her team at rotary and chamber of commerce events throughout Columbia, Clatsop, and Cowlitz Counties. Or call ahead to 503.366.6386 and the Commercial Department will come to you.