Your Commercial Team

Your EKC commercial team

Owning a business in the East Kootenay is a big part of your life. That's why our commercial team is here to help. We have over 80 years of combined commercial experience to help you succeed. EKC is community owned and operated, so much like your business we grow as our community grows. EKC has assisted hundreds of East Kootenay businesses from start up to expansion to meeting goals and beyond.

EKC’s small business team works with you to tailor a package of products and services to meet your needs. We serve the needs of small business and not- for profit whether you’re establishing, growing or maintaining your business.

  • 80+ years of commercial lending experience
  • customized solutions
  • $80 million loaned out to date
  • free consultation and advice

Contact Your Commercial Team

Stephen Gort
Commercial Account Manager
Dir 778.519.8061
Cell 250.910.7005
Tel Fernie 250.423.9222
sgort@ekccu.com

Tanya Hansen
Small Business Advisor
Dir 250.417.4522
Cell 250.919.2118
thansen@ekccu.com

  • helping Elk Valley commercial members with lending needs over $250,000
  • approximately 30 years of financial services experience, with over 7 years of commercial lending experience
  • Cranbrook and The Elk Valley
  • helping commercial members with lending needs under $250,000
  • approximately 16 years of financial services experience
Michelle Strickland
Commercial Sales Representative
Dir 250.417.4721
mstrickland@ekccu.com
Tomoe Surtees
Commercial Account Manager, Commercial Services
Dir 250.417.4521
Cell 250.919.1853
tsurtees@ekccu.com
  • works out of the Cranbrook branch helping all commercial members
  • aligns members with products needed to assist with cash flow and business efficiency
  • assists with new account openings and change of signers
  • leading point of contact for our commercial members
  • helping Cranbrook members with commercial lending needs over $250,000
  • over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, with 10 years experience in commercial lending

We always have time to see how we can assist your business.

Branches (Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood)

  • issue bank cards to our commercial members
  • assist the members with acquiring the forms necessary for commercial account openings, and change of signers
  • assist our members with MemberDirect Small Business online banking
  • day-to-day banking needs, deposits, payments, and general inquiries

Self Serve Options

MemberDirect Small Business Online Banking – services offered:

  • business tax payments
  • electronic statements
  • consolidation of memberships
  • the ability to assign delegate status to non-account signers
  • transfers between accounts
  • email money transfers
  • online bill payments
  • remote deposit

Night Depository – enables members to drop deposits after hours when it’s more convenient for them

ATM – enables members to conduct transactions after or during our regular banking hours at their convenience

Why EKC?

  • LOCAL your deposits stay local for other locals to borrow
  • decisions are made locally
  • jobs are created locally
  • flexible
  • customized solutions
  • 100% Deposit Protection
 

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