Lilydale, Minnesota – this small town of just 900 residents is tucked away in the East Metro area of the Twin Cities. With captivating Mississippi River views and more than 100 years of history, we’ve decided this community is the perfect location for our newest branch.
Throughout the Twin Cities, there’s an incredible need for experts with backgrounds in small business banking – so we could have opened a new branch anywhere. We chose Lilydale so we could build a welcoming bank offering convenient access from freeways, ease of parking, and custom-tailored, full-service banking solutions. Entrepreneurs and small business owners deserve options, and what we bring to the community is a bank with more than a century
of experience and a trusted reputation throughout the state of Minnesota.
With our new branch, we’re serving individuals and entrepreneurs throughout the region – including Mendota Heights, Lilydale, St. Paul, South St. Paul, Eagan, East Bloomington, Inver Grove Heights, and Newport – providing you and fellow community members access to big bank sophistication and product offerings with the speed and close-knit relationships of a smaller bank.
What We Bring to Lilydale and Surrounding Communities
The benefits we bring are immense, and we can prove it. Here are just some of the ways we add value to local small business owners and entrepreneurs:
Importantly, we’re experts at Small Business Administration (SBA) 7a and 504 loans – consistently ranked as a Top 10 SBA Preferred Lender in Minnesota and most recently listed #1 SBA 504 lender in Minnesota for fiscal year-end 2018. We have a wealth of information about those programs here, and we, myself included, would love to talk with you more about them. We pride ourselves on relationships we have cultivated with our existing customers and feel honored by the strength of our referral networks. From starting your business to acquiring or selling your small business, we are here for you every step of the way.
Introducing the Lilydale Team
We have a team of skilled commercial lenders and staff in place who are ready to serve you.
Todd Van Wambeke, Senior Vice President / Head of Commercial Lending
Todd is a skilled banker with nearly two decades in the industry. With an extensive background in commercial and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, he’s driven by a desire to help entrepreneurs chase their dreams.
Todd Van Wambeke excels at helping business owners drive top line growth while achieving bottom-line successes – and we’re all pleased to have him on our team.
Travis Jensen, Vice President Commercial Lending
I can think of two words which make Travis Jensen so effective at his job – he’s reliable and available. He’s always quick to offer his cell phone number to customers, ensuring they can get in touch with him whenever they need to. Travis Jensen is from the Lilydale area, and he’s banked in the area for years. This, plus his two decades of experience in the financial industry, makes him the perfect person to serve as an advocate for local small businesses.
Connect with Travis on LinkedIn or say “hi” to him at a River Heights Chamber of Commerce, where he is an active member.
Dustin Winter, Senior Vice President / Head of Lending
To Dustin Winter, entrepreneurs are a particular group of people that embody the creative and hardworking spirit of local communities. With an extensive background and more than a decade of experience working in business banking, he’s an incredible addition to our team. Dustin Winter believes in using open and timely communication to build strong relationships, and he jumps at the chance to make things happen, rather than waiting for good things to come along.
Connect with Dustin on LinkedIn
Bryan Rogers, Vice President of Commercial Lending
From start-ups to long-tenured companies, Bryan Rogers understands the unique challenges of today’s small businesses, and he’s driven by watching them succeed and thrive. He has worked in the industry for two decades, serving in multiple capacities across the banking industry, so he gets the business banking process from start to finish. Bryan Rogers enjoys planting seeds for small businesses and watching those ideas grow into reality.
Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn, or introduce yourself to him at a Dakota Country Regional Chamber of Commerce event, where he is an active member.
Get in touch
I welcome you to reach out to any of our team members with questions or let me know personally how we can be of service. You can email any of us here.
On behalf of the team, we’re looking forward to meeting you.
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