MESA, Ariz.—April 7, 2016—Top Ten SBA Lender Horizon Community Bank has added City To City Commercial President Chris Benjamin to its Advisory Board. A real estate broker for over 18 years, Benjamin has deep expertise in commercial real estate, including investing, land acquisition, commercial development and more. He has brokered and/or partnered in more than $500 million in commercial transactions.
“As a native of Arizona with strong ties throughout the community, I’m a staunch supporter of local dollars staying in our own communities. Not only is Horizon Community Bank a locally owned and operated business itself, it funds the success of other local businesses—a mission I strongly believe in,” says Benjamin. “With my 25+ years of experience contributing to their growth, I hope to be an asset to their team. I also look forward to improving my own understanding of the banking and lending industry.”
Horizon Community Bank President & CEO Jerry Ernst added, “We’re delighted to have Chris Benjamin join our advisory board. He has significant expertise in commercial real estate and his ability to nurture relationships with investors, homebuilders and local municipality leadership is exciting. We also appreciate his long track record of involvement with the community through volunteering and support of local nonprofits, which mirrors a similar dedication at our bank.”
The bank’s advisory board is a group of local thought leaders and influencers who assist Horizon Community Bank with key market connections, and provide outside perspective and expertise on bank priorities.
Horizon Community Bank is a locally owned and operated FDIC insured bank with branches in Fort Mohave, Lake Havasu City, Mesa, Parker and Quartzsite. Recently ranked as an Arizona Top 10 Lender by the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), Horizon Community Bank has almost 70 employees and provides high-touch, customized financial services to those in the healthcare, transportation, real estate, and technology industries, as well as general commercial and consumer services. Horizon Community Bank is a subsidiary of holding company Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Community Bank supports its local community. April’s non-profit partner of the month is Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River. Learn more at HorizonCommunityBank.com.
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