San Antonio is growing at an incredible rate. According to a recent United States Census report, San Antonio ranked third in the nation in population increase between 2010 and 2019, following only Houston and Phoenix. One of the reasons for the astonishing influx of new residents is the economic opportunity available in the city. The business-friendly environment, its collaboration with the U.S. military, and its growing automotive manufacturing sector combine to aid in San Antonio’s economic success.
With the economic development and population boom that the city is experiencing, businesses in San Antonio need a local banking partnership that can grow with them and continue to meet their increasing needs. That’s why The Bank of San Antonio, The Bank of Austin, and Texas Hill Country Bank have merged to create Texas Partners Bank. The merger allows the three banks to unify their strengths while maintaining their steadfast commitment to their respective communities.
Although the banks have merged, they will continue to operate under their previous names and maintain their local focuses. The merger gives The Bank of San Antonio increased capital, technology, and resources to allow it to keep pace with the changing landscape of San Antonio’s rapidly growing business community.
Brandi Vitier, market executive of The Bank of San Antonio, believes that the merger allows the banks to bolster their own strengths through their recently enlarged networks.
“It helps play on what we do very well, which is being the ‘master of introductions,’” Vitier said. “We’re able to say to a concrete provider, ‘Do you know so-and-so in this market? Let me connect you.’”
Making introductions is one way The Bank of San Antonio helps promote business growth. “As we fill in that central Texas landscape, where we see so much business opportunity, our purpose is to help impact the growth of business in Texas,” Vitier said.
Vitier has been in banking for 23 years, and 13 of those years have been with The Bank of San Antonio. What excites her about banking is the element of service that is inherent in the way The Bank of San Antonio operates. “Banking gives me the opportunity to live as a servant leader every day. I get to serve my customers and get to serve our community,” Vitier said.
With her commitment to service, Vitier envisions the role of The Bank of San Antonio and Texas Partners Bank as a powerful ally for business in San Antonio and across Central Texas as the economy continues to flourish. “Being local and making local decisions parallels our customers’ entrepreneurial spirit. I’m excited to continue building partnerships,” she said.
The entrepreneurial spirit of The Bank of San Antonio and Texas Partners Bank has helped grow their client base because they intimately understand how their customers operate. “If you look at the clients that we’ve partnered with in the last 13 years, we are direct parallels. We’re entrepreneurial bankers. We work a lot of hours, but we have a lot of fun growing the business community,” said Vitier. The Bank of San Antonio was founded by local business leaders who built the bank on the same entrepreneurial principles that led to their business’ successes.
What Vitier hopes to accomplish most in the wake of the recent merger is continued growth, both for her bank and the business communities of San Antonio and Central Texas. The Bank of San Antonio has grown, but its mission remains the same: power local businesses through strong relationships, concierge-quality service, knowledgeable strategies, and world-class resources.