Letter from Presidentgtsb
Goodbye 2020! I think we can all agree that 2020 was a year full of unexpected happenings and uncertainty; the scenes of which played out more like a bad movie than real life. Every aspect of our lives was either put on hold and/or flipped upside down. With loved ones were lost, businesses shuddered, jobs in limbo, and savings depleted, many were left to wonder when or how things would ever return to the way they were. That said, 2020 was not all bad. We saw communities come together to support local businesses. We saw families, whose calendars are typically jam packed, have time to sit down and enjoy dinner together rather than on the go and/or apart. We simply slowed down.
At GTSB, we continued to do our best to support and serve through these uncertain times. We “shopped local” and purchased gift cards to area businesses, entering all customers who transacted business during our Christmas Drawing for a chance to win. We worked with our business customers to not only provide them with PPP loan funding, but also to guide them through the tedious process. We provided loan refinancing and loan modification to both business and consumer customers. We worked with customers in need of guidance, and in some cases, we were simply a sympathetic ear.
As we move into 2021, we hope and pray for continued medical advancements and for a brighter tomorrow! A tomorrow in which we can all come together and celebrate a better 2021!
Stay healthy, stay positive, and God bless!
Dale G Deiters