Sweet Success with First State Bank
In the heart of Celina, Texas, was a little girl with a sweet dream of opening a bakery. After her Granny, who taught her everything she knows about baking the perfect cupcake, passed away, Mikala Everson knew it was time to continue her legacy. For Granny, it was all about bringing a bit of sunshine wherever she went, and Mikala wanted everyone to feel that same light every time they ate one of her treats.
Fast-forward to 2023, and sunshine spread across Celina with the grand opening of Granny’s Bakery. And with the many growing pains of starting a business came our teams’ unwavering support. Mikala’s family friend Natasha Hickman, Lending Assistant at First State Bank, along with Chad Anderson, Senior VP/ Branch President of First State Bank, became her guiding hands throughout the process. Ready to answer any question, our team provided the advice and information she needed to navigate the hurdles of entrepreneurship.
Mikala’s story is just one of many about how we put businesses first at First State Bank. Not only are we with you every step of the way, but we have the services to keep you going – including online banking and bill pay, cash management services, merchant card services, and checking and savings accounts. And, of course, we have the loan options to help your business thrive.
If you’re interested in starting a business, contact us today to see how we can help, and take Mikala’s advice:
“When starting a business, be sure to stay true to who you are. Stick to what you love, lean on those around you, and make yourself proud.” — Mikala Everson, Owner of Granny’s Baker