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How To Open: Business

Your business is unique, tailored to meet the needs of your customers; your business accounts should be tailored to your needs, too. Whether you are looking to open a checking account, savings account, or certificate of deposit for your business, Gate City Bank is the better way to do your business banking!

To assist in opening your new account, we may request the following:


  • Partnership agreement
  • Partnership registration
  • Government-issued license
  • Fictitious name certificate


  • Articles of incorporation
  • Corporate bylaws
  • Meeting minutes

Organization or Association

  • Meeting minutes
  • Trade name certificate
  • Organization or association articles or bylaws

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Articles of organization
  • Operating agreement
  • Meeting minutes
  • IRA EIN letter (only if single-member)

Sole Proprietor

  • IRS EIN letter (if applicable)
  • Trade name certificate
  • Government-issued license

If you do not have the items listed above, please visit with a Gate City Bank team member, who would be happy to assist you with your documentation for opening your business checking account, savings account, or certificate of deposit.

If you are making the switch to Gate City Bank from another financial institution, you can relax, we’ll do the moving! We will help you with everything needed to make your transition quick and easy. Together, we can walk you through the process and get you started on the path to financial success.

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