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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:

Sole Proprietor/DBA

  • Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number of Owner

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Employer Identification Number of LLC
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement
  • Government Issued License


  • Employer Identification Number of Partnership
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Certificate of Partnership
  • Government Issued License

Not-For-Profit Organization

  • Employer Identification Number of Organization
  • If incorporated, follow corporation guidelines
  • If tax-exempt, IRS documentation or tax return
  • If not tax-exempt, authorization letter


  • Employer Identification Number of Corporation
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • 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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