Client Stories

Successful businesses value strong relationships

At First National 1870 and Sunflower Bank, we have the opportunity to work with amazing clients every day. The stories of how they found success through perseverance, innovation, entrepreneurship and integrity are inspirational. It is a privilege to serve as their financial partner. 

  • CommuniCare Building


    CommuniCare: Leading Healthcare Organization Expands Services

    For healthcare providers, the need for medical care is a double-edged sword. On one side are growth opportunities for the provider. On the other side, people are facing healthcare challenges. These challenges are often accompanied by financial hardship or a lack of accessibility, leaving patients with a lack of healthcare options. For CommuniCare, a primary care and multispecialty healthcare organization based in San Antonio, TX, the ever-increasing need for healthcare in its service areas presents an opportunity to expand its services and locations to help a growing population get well and stay well.

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    Cybersecurity Trailblazer Grows Through Powerful Financial Partnerships

    Friends and business partners, Gary Guseinov and Sean Whiteley keenly understand the worlds of cybersecurity and entrepreneurship. They know what it takes to work side by side with a private equity firm and are laser-focused on profitability. With the backing and guidance of Corbel Capital Partners, an independent investment firm that makes structured debt and equity non-control investments, and enhanced by a financing partnership with Sunflower Bank, Gary and Sean are successfully growing RealDefense, their cybersecurity business. This growth comes through strategic acquisitions and an R&D-based bundled services model.

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  • two individuals in kitchen with a cookbook

    Tiff's Treats

    Tiff's Treats: Sharing Warm Moments Through Ooey-Gooey Goodness

    Tiff’s Treats has become iconic for bringing hot, fresh-from-the-oven cookies and brownies to sweets lovers throughout Texas and its eight-state footprint. In 1999, two college sophomores at the University of Texas at Austin, Leon Chen and Tiffany Taylor Chen, unexpectedly became entrepreneurs leading a delivery revolution that was years ahead of its time.

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  • Dallas Skyline at night

    The 20

    The 20: Acquisition Growth Strategy Helps Texas Entrepreneur Build Legacy

    Tim Conkle, an Army veteran and entrepreneur, believes in more than personal success; he's committed to uplifting others along the way. A fervent advocate for the Managed Service Provider (MSP) industry, Tim founded The 20 MSP, a leading player in managed IT services, and The 20 MSP Group. The 20 MSP Group offers member MSPs access to comprehensive solutions for their customers, including a 24/7 IT help desk, state-of-the-art cybersecurity and technology consulting, all under one service delivery model. Collectively the organizations are known as The 20.

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  • Soraya Smith of American Outdoor Products

    American Outdoor Products

    A Family Business with a Commitment to the Planet

    From its start as a backpacking food company, the company expanded to include the Backpacker’s Pantry, Astronaut Foods, Colorado Spice Blending Co. and Chef Soraya brands.

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  • Interload Forwarding Truck

    Interload Forwarding

    Experienced Shipping Leader Drives Business Forward

    The shipping industry has seen explosive growth in the last several years with the rise of e-commerce and supply chain outsourcing. Richard Ibarra, the founder of Interload Forwarding, has worked to capitalize on these industry changes, positioning his company to lead the pack.

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  • co-founders of ACME Iron and Metal

    ACME Iron and Metal

    Aggressive Vision Propels Scrap Metal Recycler

    Those who can combine the power of technology with the art of sorting iron and metals succeed. One such company is ACME Iron and Metal, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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    Chef Fernando Olea

    Award-Winning Chef’s Success Brings National Attention to his Community

    Chef Fernando Olea’s life has been built on love... a love for people, food and community. Chef Olea serves as the executive chef and co-owner of Sazón Restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • project rendering for Element 13 facades

    Element13 Facades

    People-First Vision Drives Construction Company’s Success

    Element13 Facades, located in the Denver Metro area, works each day to create an innovative and collaborative workplace where its people are empowered and trusted to dream, create, decide, and execute work in their own unique ways.

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