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Panhandle State Bank Takes a Fresh Approach to Small Business

11/1/2011 12:00 AM

Category: Powered by Community / Subcategory: Business Development

"When we saw the opportunity to purchase the Old Town Market, we knew it was the right fit for our experience and for our hometown ties. We had already decided to leave our previous jobs to start our own business, but we weren’t sure how to get started. A lot of banks weren’t willing to take a chance on us because we didn’t have traditional sources of funding. But Michele, Rhonda and Tracy at Panhandle State Bank saw our future the way we did. They believed in us and showed us creative ways to make our dreams come true."

"PSB helps small businesses throughout the whole process, from planning to execution. We found Panhandle State Bank through the Small Business Development Center in Sandpoint, where we took classes. Between them, we found all the resources we needed to get up and running."

"Thanks to PSB, we found a way to leverage diminishing assets and invest them in the next phase of our lives."

"We’re excited to be using our experience in the grocery industry to work together in our own business. We love working with our neighbors and friends in Athol. We’re committed to supporting this great community the way they support us."

"In our business, giving our customers a positive experience is our top priority. Everything else comes from that. Panhandle State Bank operates the same way, and that makes them the perfect partners for our business."

Jim and Kim Sheetz
Little Town Market
Athol Idaho