For over two years, Shellie has worked for Gateway Bank, a local community bank in Mesa, as a business development officer. She meets small business owners to develop a valued banking relationship that includes business consultation, business connections, and access to capital. Her favorite way of doing this is by introducing your business to other qualified businesses and their clients, so that your business can grow. This may or may not lead to a direct banking relationship with Gateway Bank, and that’s ok. It’s the culture of Gateway. Shellie knows that building mutual relationships is the key to business success. Serving the community in this way leads to referrals and repeat business down the line.