Letter from President

Over the past 2 months, we’ve all been forced to adapt, struggling to find a sense of normalcy in an environment that has been anything but.  Dining rooms have become offices, parents have become teachers, “in-person” business has been replaced with “on-line”, handshakes have been replaced with head nods, and face-to-face communication has been replaced by virtual meetings and chat sessions.

Business owners have been tasked with making modifications to both their physical environment and business practices to ensure a safer experience for employees and customers alike.  All, while in many cases, bringing in only a fraction of their normal revenue…if any at all.

In early April, GTSB announced our participation in the SBA Paycheck Protection Program.  This program was designed to assist small businesses in keeping their employees and bills paid throughout the shutdown.  Since inception of this program, GTSB has helped over 175 local businesses apply for and secure the funding they so desperately needed.

The next step, Loan Forgiveness, must be applied for as well.  The link below, will provide direct access to the Loan Forgiveness Application and completion Instructions.

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/3245-0407-SBA-Form-3508-PPP-Forgiveness-Application.pdf

Once complete, submit the form to the GTSB Loan Officer that processed your original PPP application.

We look forward to the day that we are able to once again welcome you into our lobbies and offices safely.  With the health and safety of our employees and customers in mind, GTSB has new safeguards in place to ensure we are taking every possible precaution.  In addition to our current nightly disinfectant procedures, we’ve installed sneeze guards at our Teller and New Account Stations, we’ve installed hand sanitizer stations in the lobbies, and we will continue to practice Social Distancing.

“Business as Usual” will have taken on an entirely new meaning, but we’re ready!

Stay healthy, stay positive, and God bless!

Sincerely,

Dale G Deiters
President/CEO