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Dream Big With SVB

Small Businesses continuously strive to Dream Big. At Sauk Valley Bank, we’re proud to partner with many small businesses in our communities to work towards achieving their goals. As we continue to Dream Big and work towards improving our communities, we encourage everyone to shop local and support our small business owners who make the Sauk Valley a wonderful place to live, work, and shop!

Rock Star Donuts

Sauk Valley Bank works with us every step of the way. As an Army veteran, I see their team display many of the values that are important to me. The respect and integrity they offer their customers goes a long way with us. 

Paz Martinez | Owner

Product / Service: Merchant Services

Historic Dixon Theatre

Sauk Valley Bank’s Merchant Services streamlines our ticket sales and helps us create a positive customer experience from start to finish.

Mike Venier | President

Product / Service: Merchant Services

Pit Stop Car Care

Utilizing different products from Sauk Valley Bank, it puts us at ease knowing that they’re always ready to help with any questions we have, especially about our point-of-sale system. We value their commitment to customer service.

Dixon Family YMCA

The YMCA is proud to partner with Sauk Valley Bank. We appreciate [their] community focus and are grateful for their support of the YMCA.

Andy McFarlane | CEO

Product / Service: Cash Management, Commercial Banking

The Butcher Shop

We at the Butcher Shop strive to offer the best customer service to our customers and we feel that we [receive the same level] of customer service from Sauk Valley Bank.

Dale Pfundstein | Owner

Product / Service: Commercial Banking; Positive Pay

Salamandra Restaurant

As a third generation family business, working with Sauk Valley Bank is like having another partner. Salamandra’s can always count on them to be there for us!

Juana Ayala & Kora Bajrami | Owners

Product / Service: Commercial Banking


As a small business, we know the importance of a personal touch, we believe our patrons enter as customers and leave as friends, [and] so does Sauk Valley Bank.

Kim & Mike Kilday | Owners

Product / Service: Commercial Banking

Slim-N-Hank’s AutoBody

We are new to Sauk Valley Bank and have no regrets [about making the switch]. While changing banks [can be a challenge], they were there to help at every turn. They definitely take the personal touch to another level.

Ross Thuente | Owner

Product / Service: Merchant Services

Kevin Wolf & Sons Construction

Sauk Valley Bank has made [our business banking] easier. Online bill pay & cash management have made it possible to get our bills paid faster. Tara Beer has been amazing [helping with any questions we have].

Jason & Jeremy Wolf | President & Treasurer

Product / Service: Cash Management, Commercial Banking

Bushel Basket Candle Company Inc.

14 years ago we decided to partner with Sauk Valley Bank and [ever since then] they’ve been supporting us every step of the way. Through devastating storm damage, normal business needs, to projects and expansion, I know I can always count on the team at SVB.

Jackie Payne | President

Product / Service: Merchant Services, Commercial Lending

Venier Jewelers

As a fourth generation family business, we appreciate the locally owned values Sauk Valley Bank [shares with us and our community].

Mike Venier | Partner

Product / Service: Merchant Services, Commercial Banking

B&D Supply Company Inc.

As a 3rd generation family business, having a relationship with SVB is like having another partner. B&D Supply Co. can always count on them.

Tim Lilly | President

Product / Service: Merchant Services, Commercial Banking, Commercial Lending

Farley’s Appliance

As our business has evolved over the years, so have our banking needs. Sauk Valley Bank has been there [with us] every step of the way.

Chuck Murphy | Owner

Product / Service: Positive Pay, Cash Management

Hill’s Electric Motor Service Inc.

Sauk Valley Bank’s employees have been a huge help and simplified all our banking needs, everything from ordering new checks to keeping our Point-of-Sale credit card machine up and running with no issues. If I ever have questions or needs, they respond immediately. It’s a relief to have such friendly and dedicated staff available at a moments notice.

Jeff Guthrie | President

Product / Service: Commercial Banking, Merchant Services

Nick’s Tap

Nick’s Tap has been so satisfied with everyone at Sauk Valley Bank. [The] staff is so awesome and helpful. We are using SVB’s Point-of-Sale system through Foodtronix and love it! We appreciate the personal attention we get as a business. Thank you so much SVB!

Michelle Young | Manager

Product / Service: Commercial Banking & Lending, Merchant Services

Happy Tails Humane Society

As a small Non-profit organization Happy Tails, has been thankful [for] all the…work SVB does to keep us on track with our banking needs. SVB employees not only take care of handling any [of our] financial questions, but several members of the bank staff have also donated personal time to volunteer for Happy Tails. SVB is our #1 for [banking].

Jackie Lilly | Director of Operations

Product / Service: Commercial Banking & Merchant Services

Woodlawn Arts Academy

The support of Sauk Valley Bank has been vital to the success of the Academy. Our partnership has allowed Woodlawn to make a creative impact on our community, offering quality artistic opportunities to all!

Christy Zepezauer | Executive Director

Product / Service: Cash Management, CD, Commercial Line of Credit

Books On First

Local and community is what Books on First and Sauk Valley Bank are about. When we opened in 1998, all the banks in Dixon were local, so choosing a banker was based on other factors. That’s less true today. Through the years, we saw how community-oriented SVB is, sponsoring local programs, and supporting local businesses. That’s the reason why we began doing business with SVB.
During the 2020 pandemic shutdowns, SVB kept us in mind, providing a source for the PPP Loan application and nominating Books on First for a community grant so that we could make it through. We appreciate SVB being here for us.

Carolyn Chin | Owner & Manager

Product / Service: Merchant Services & PPP Loan Assistance

Twin City Farmers Market

Sauk Valley Bank has been a tremendous partner for Sterling Main Street and the Twin City Farmers Market over the years. SVB works with our Farmers Market vendors to provide simple credit card processing solutions which allows our vendors to provide more payment options to their customers which in turn allows them to continue to grow their business.
The staff of SVB is always at the ready to help fill volunteer needs for Sterling Main Street’s community events which bring people to the downtown business district and to the small businesses located here.

Janna Groharing | Executive Director

Product / Service: Merchant Services

The Next Picture Show

Sauk Valley Bank has been a strong and faithful supporter of TNPS over the years through a number of ways including sponsorships, bank accounts and the loan financing for our building.

Michael Glenn | Executive Director

Product / Services: Commercial Banking & Commercial Lending

Merle Norman Sterling

We used SVB’s Cash Management services. I realized when I was on vacation that I forgot to sign payroll checks. One call to the accountant and the other call to SVB and Cassandra Salmon came to the rescue with direct deposit.
I’ll always remember how important each and every client is to SVB I remember one super busy holiday open house, Tara came in on a Friday night and came back on Saturday to make sure our terminal was up and running.

Becky Murray | President

Product / Service: Commercial Banking

The Beautiful You Boutique

As a Small Business Owner, and coming from a small community, I feel Sauk Valley Bank is a huge asset to the Sauk Valley Area. I appreciate the support and dedication of the SVB staff and team.
Sauk Valley Bank has always gone above and beyond in assisting our small business to grow to where we are today, 14 years later. Thank you!

Amanda Jacobs | President

Product / Service: Commercial Banking

Primitive Frills

As a small business, I know I can count on SVB to help with all my banking needs.
Tara Beer is ready with all the answers or can find me the help I need, not to mention the popcorn. I couldn’t be happier with the services provided to me. Thank you SVB!

Sonia Robinson | Owner

Product / Service: Commercial Banking

Dream Big with SVB. We’re in business with you.

We want your business to flourish and we have the tools and features that can help you achieve your business goals.

Our Business Services Team

Christine Mitchell
VP of Business Services
Tara Beer
Business Services Manager
Dawn Castillo
Business Services Officer
Katie O’Rourke
Business Services Coordinator

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