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Summer 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Winter 2023 Newsletter

President's Blog; Spring 2024

April 12, 2024

Our Team Goes the Extra Mile for You! Presidential elections often make businesses uncertain about the future, however, we know that regardless of who ultimately is elected we all want safety. For more than a century, our family-owned community bank has been providing certainty.

President's Blog; Q1 2024

January 01, 2024

Recent economic reports indicate the U.S. may be in for a soft landing following the latest jobs report and drops in the inflation rate. If it is true, that is great news for our area too. Of course, we are not surprised because we have watched and been a part of the economic ups and downs for 115 years.

President's Blog Fall 2023

December 21, 2023

What you do matters to your business, your family, your community and to all of us at Silver Lake Bank. We are committed to meeting your needs through a relationship banking approach with personalized services, tailored solutions, and a single point of contact. However, we don’t just want to thank you for your business; we like to show you how grateful we are as well.

President's Blog; Summer 2023

August 01, 2023

It is amazing how much the banking world has changed in 2023. Following the failures of several large institutions many of the mid-sized, regional banks have contracted their lending and lending terms. Credit has tightened for them, they are reducing their presence or exiting markets. Community banks like Silver Lake Bank are the beneficiaries of these contractions.

President's Blog; Spring 2023

April 01, 2023

We recognize that market uncertainty can be concerning and unsettling. With the recent closures of several large banks by the FDIC we want to remind you of the strength and stability of Silver  Lake Bank.

Silver Lake Bank is here for you!

March 13, 2023

As you may have heard, there have been two recent U.S. bank failures. Rest assured that Silver Lake Bank continues to operate in a safe and sound manner.

President's Blog; Winter 2022

December 01, 2022

Experience shows us that the economy is cyclical – meaning that what has happened in the past often is a good predictor of the future. Even with that perspective, no one can accurately predict what will happen to the economy in 2023. 

President's Blog; Fall 2022

November 01, 2022

We’ve enjoyed the blessings of babies’ births recently at Silver Lake Bank. Babies are awe-inspiring and carry with them the hopes and dreams of loved ones as well as their various communities of others who care and wish only the best for them. Each child will have its own individual and creative path in life. Similarly, each of us as adults takes our own path in life. Silver Lake Bank wants to be a partner with you in your journey, too.

President's Blog; Summer 2022

June 01, 2022

Looking forward to summer months! If there’s been a constant theme this year, it’s all about change. We all feel the upward prices at the gas pump, the increased grocery bills, stock market volatility and rising interest rates. As always, we’re in this together and you can rely on us as your trusted financial partner for help and guidance.

President's Blog; Spring 2022

March 01, 2022

Silver Lake Bank has been very fortunate over the years to have a very stable board of directors who have given many years of service. Their business experience and dedication to our community has been invaluable.

What You Need To Know About Romance Scams

January 03, 2022

Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the stories romance scammers make up and learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam

President's Blog; Winter 2021

December 01, 2021

Happy Holidays! As we celebrate the holiday season and look forward to gathering with friends and family members, I am reminded of the many things I am grateful for here at Silver Lake Bank. Having the privilege to work with customers and staff every day is at the top of the list. Thank you for being a Silver Lake Bank customer. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your support!

BAI Banking Strategies article features Silver Lake Bank

October 06, 2021

Banks look to customer service superstars for lessons on how to create a competitive edge. It may be just a boneless chicken breast with two dill pickle chips on a toasted butter bun, but Chick-fil-A’s trademark sandwich should be on the menu of every retail bank burnishing its customer service, insists Patrick Gideon, president of a community bank in northeastern Kansas.

SLB Donates $3,989 to Auburn Washburn School District

April 27, 2021

SLB makes donation to Auburn-Washburn School District at the 2021 (virtual) A-W Foundation Meeting. Silver Lake Bank is proud to sponsor the Debit Card Loyalty Program whereby money accrues to the school district each time someone uses their Jr. Blues debit card to make a purchase. There is no cost to the district or customers carrying the debit card. SLB partners with 3 school districts and the Topeka Zoo with this program. Ask us for more information or visit any SLB to get your loyalty debit card and start supporting the community today!

JEDO, GO Topeka providing relief for small businesses affected by pandemic

April 19, 2021

They are accepting applications for the JEDO Small Business Grant Relief Program, which provide grants between $5,000 and $30,000 depending on the business’ employee count.

For Businesses - Electronic Payment Options

March 04, 2021

Is it time to consider electronic payments? If you’ve experienced any of the five warning signs below, it might be time for your company to make the move!

Attention Small Businesses – PPP Loan Update. Now taking applications!

January 15, 2021

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Business, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (Economic Aid Act) into law. The Act authorizes both First and Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans to be originated through May 31, 2021. Silver Lake Bank is proud to again take part in this program as an SBA Participating Lender. If you are a small business owner interested in learning more, send us an email or call us at (785)232-0102 to obtain further information.

Beyond Covid-19: Three Mindshift Strategies to Chart a Clear Path Forward

December 02, 2020

“I’m on a taskforce to determine what the future looks like, but everything changes day-to-day and week-to-week. There’s no clear target. Things are so unsettled, and we’re so exhausted from pivoting over and over again that we’re not sure where to turn next.” We heard those words, in various forms, from a dozen different CEOs and business leaders in the last few months. The end of 2020 is in sight, but the pandemic’s end is not. We’re all making decisions with short shelf lives and uncertain impact.

President's Blog; Winter 2020

December 01, 2020

What an interesting last few months. A Presidential election that drew a record number of voters and resulted in a change of administrations. Covid cases are on the rise. Parents and teachers adapting to remote learning. Employers adapting to running their businesses with staff working from home. Families planning for Thanksgiving without the traditional faces around the table. And, the Dow closes above 30,000 for the first time ever.

For Businesses - Electronic Payment Options

November 18, 2020

Is it time to consider electronic payments? If you’ve experienced any of the five warning signs below, it might be time for your company to make the move!

CapFed Best News: Fueling Hope fund to help charitable organizations in eastern Kansas

June 21, 2020

Inspired by a friend’s charitable fund that benefits organizations in that community, the owner of Topeka’s Capital City Oil is on a mission to give back locally.

Federal Paycheck Loans The Difference Between Collapse, Survival For Small Kansas Businesses

June 03, 2020

Silver Lake Bank President Pat Gideon said, combined, his five branches in northeast Kansas processed 186 loans worth $34 million in the first round (364 loans worth $41.8 million as of 9/24/2020)

Silver Lake Bank COVID-19 Update

May 08, 2020

We have been busy making plans to put protective measures in place to keep both you and our staff safe and healthy! As a result, Silver Lake Bank will open our lobbies for business on Monday, May 11th! 

House Approves Additional PPP Funds, President to Sign Imminently

April 24, 2020

By a strong bipartisan vote last night, the House cleared legislation providing more than $320 billion in new funding for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The Senate passed the bill earlier this week, and President Trump is expected to sign it today.

IRS - Related Coronavirus Scam

April 17, 2020

As you might all be aware, under the CARES Act signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started to deliver economic impact payments to eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018.

SLB donates over 1,500 Bombas socks to local schools

December 09, 2019

Silver Lake Bank has donated over 1500 pairs of Bombas socks to local grade schools in the Seaman, Washburn Rural, Rossville, Silver Lake, Topeka 501 and Lawrence school districts.

SLB Featured on WIBW for Free Shred Day

June 21, 2019

SLB collected and destroyed 8500lbs. of sensitive information and served 550 free lunches to the Topeka community. WIBW was on the scene to document the event.