‘Art’ of Good Business
Couple discovers benefits of NB|AZ relationship
By Debra Gelbart
“We don’t take anything for granted,” Brad said, “even in a wonderful high-growth state like Arizona. We still work as hard as we did in the beginning.” They consider their greatest success to be thriving in business “while staying married for 37 years,” Jinger said.
Every accomplished entrepreneur needs a trusted financial partner. The Richardsons chose National Bank of Arizona. “We have since brought the banking needs of our other businesses — the Scottsdale Art Auction and Anytime Fitness gyms — to NB|AZ as well,” Brad said. “I like knowing who my banker is and that when I call, I’ll speak with the same person I spoke with six months ago.” Their banker, Mary Collum, understands the unique needs of their family-owned businesses and is always accessible to them. “When we took out a business loan for one of our gym locations, NB|AZ was ready and willing to simplify the process,” Brad said. “And Mary made refinancing our home mortgages especially easy,” Jinger said.
Brad and Jinger like a midsize bank such as NB|AZ better than a big bank “because they really get to know you and your business while providing all of the financial services you might need. If a midsize bank treats you like a small bank would, that’s the best of all worlds, and that’s what NB|AZ does.”
NB|AZ has encouraged the couple to think about the future of their businesses, too, when they retire someday. The Richardsons say they are fortunate to have their daughter, Janell Grady, handling marketing duties for Legacy Gallery and the Scottsdale Art Auction. Her responsibilities include designing up to 20 print ads distributed nationally every month for the fine art galleries located in Scottsdale, Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Bozeman, Mont. “We’re thrilled that she has taken an interest in the business,” Brad said.