Ken Watson, President Bryant Bank
Tell us about your business... Bryant Bank was founded in 2005 with the vision to see every Alabamian experience a financially stable future and live in a thriving community. We are an Alabama-based, family-owned and operated bank that will continue to be Bryant Bank for generations to come, which will result in a consistency in how we do business that will benefit our customers and communities. Our bankers put care into action each and every day to help our customers and community reach their full potential.
What would you like others to know about your team? We put our communities across the state first as we seek to be a trusted advisor, not just a service provider, for everyone who walks in our door. Through the good times and the more challenging periods, our bankers are here to help families and businesses to achieve their financial goals. Our bankers will offer sound and honest advice at all times. We believe our helpful staff and our willingness to lend a hand are what make a difference for others. From the top down, our entire bank is committed to making a lasting impact on those we serve as we work to provide stability for fellow Alabamians.
The pandemic has brought many challenges for customers and employees. What kinds of adjustments have you made? As an essential business, our customers counted on us to keep “business as usual,” and our bankers eagerly rose to the occasion. Although we had to make adjustments to how we operated, we were able to meet our customers’ needs by utilizing drive-thru, curb-side, and digital banking services. Our bankers were called to action during the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan process and swiftly responded during this critical time, many working from home and outside of what most would consider “bankers’ hours.”
What would you say to other businesses considering an investment in the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber? We were asked to become an HREGI investor in 2007 and agreed, without hesitation. HREGI serves an integral role in supporting Madison County’s economic growth, and Bryant Bank is a proud supporter of the Chamber’s efforts and initiatives to strengthen our community. All businesses should be eager to support HREGI so they can have access to all of the benefits the Chamber provides, not only to strengthen business and professional connections, but also to grow the economy in our region as well. A HUNTSVILLE/MADISON COUNTY CHAMBER PUBLICATION
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