ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY BANK

scottsdale community bank council for the arts


Our proposed community bank does, and will, consist of the Board of Directors, Consultants, and will have an Advisory Board and two distinct Ad Hoc Councils.


THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A strong Advisory Committee is vital to the success of any bank's business development strategy. The members of Scottsdale Community Bank's Advisory Committee will be principal investors in the Bank and will have extensive relationships in the business community. The Advisory Committee will have four primary functions:

  • Actively market the Bank's services to potential customers through their personal networks of contacts
  • Generate new ideas to better serve the local business community in the Scottsdale area.
  • Serve as a link to the community and local businesses
  • Provide capital
  • Main Advisory Committee Members will be expected to invest a minimum of $25,000 into the development of the Bank.
  • Number of Members: 40


THE COUNCIL FOR NON-PROFITS

The combined net assets of the non-profit organizations residing in Scottsdale Community Bank's defined market area exceed $7.0 billion! As a financial institution, to overlook the importance of that fact would be detrimental to the interests of those institutions and the Bank. Banks in general have failed to acknowledge that lack and consequently, neglected to address the needs of these charitable organizations. Scottsdale Community Bank is keen in the development of services tailored to address those needs. The Council for Non-Profits is a key element in the Bank's market strategy. Initial members of the Council come from recommendations made by Bank Directors and members of the Advisory Committee based on their respective networks of fellow community leaders serving in the capacity of board members or officers of charities, philanthropic entities, and faith-based organizations.

The Council for Non-Profits has three main functions:

  • Generate new ideas to better serve community non-profit and charitable organizations and advise the Bank's management and Board of Directors on the development of programs, banking services, and products needed by those organizations
  • Arrange meetings with non-profit organization officers and staff members to discuss Bank services
  • Provide the Bank's management with leads of non-profit organizations and their supporters needing the Bank's products and services

There will be no capital requirements for the 25 members of the Council for Non-Profits.



THE COUNCIL OF THE ARTS

There are over 100 art galleries in downtown Scottsdale alone. Dozens of art galleries, craftsmen and retail merchants of Indian Jewelry add to the overall significance of the artistic environment in Downtown Scottsdale. To top it off, the proximity of the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West make the area a hub for the expression and appreciation of the arts. As a financial institution, to overlook the importance of that fact would be a detriment to both the interests of those artists, dealers and institutions, and the Bank. Banks in general have overlooked that fact and thus neglected to address the needs of these individuals and organizations. Scottsdale Community Bank is keen in the development of services tailored to address those very needs. The Council for the Arts is a key element in the Bank's market strategy. Initial members of the Council come from recommendations made by Bank Directors and members of the Advisory Board based on their respective networks of fellow community leaders serving in the capacity of owners, officers in charge, and members of the board of art stores, galleries, museums, centers, and other art organizations.

The Council for the Arts has three main functions:

  • Generate new ideas to better serve the artistic community and advise the Bank's management and Board of Directors on the development of programs, banking services, and products needed by them
  • Arrange meetings with art store and gallery owners, officers and staff members of museums, centers and other art organizations to discuss Bank services
  • Provide the Bank's management with leads of art businesses, organizations, and their supporters, needing the Bank's products and services

There will be no capital requirements for the 25 members of the Council of the Arts.



Phoenix Business Journal

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