Monthly Archives: January 2018

Investing in our community: Learning About Diabetes, Inc.

If you or a loved one was suddenly diagnosed with diabetes, where would you turn for information?

Fortunately, Tucsonian Paul Tracey, along with famous illustrator and co-founder of Push Pin Studios Seymour Chwast, created Learning About Diabetes, a non-profit charity that provides easy-to-understand information about diabetes care, in English and Spanish.

Paul, a retired advertising agency president who has found his next calling in life, has cleverly integrated Seymour’s art into his instructional materials to more universally communicate crucial information. While diabetes can be very effectively managed, combining the right information with a strong sense of vigilance can literally save someone’s life.

The Learning About Diabetes website is divided into information for consumers and information for healthcare providers. Each section offers important resources, as well as “stressbuster cartoons,” where Paul has relied on the graphic talents of visual art student Steve Yurko to provide some diabetes-themed whimsy to an otherwise serious topic.

Consumers and providers can download a plethora of instructional and informative materials about many facets of diabetes care, including blood sugar, diet, exercise, finances and more. The site also includes informative videos and public service announcements.

Current estimates suggest one in three Americans will get diabetes, which translates to one American developing diabetes every 23 seconds. How long has it taken you to read this article? How many more people developed diabetes while you were reading?

For communities throughout the nation, including ours, diabetes is a public health crisis we can’t afford to ignore. We learned that all funding for Learning About Diabetes comes from donations. To help support Paul’s important work, our president, Mike Hannley, presented a $2,500 donation to the organization.


To learn more about how you can help, visit



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Corbin Dangerfield Joins Government Guaranteed Lending Department at Grandpoint Bank

corbinWe’re happy to announce that Corbin Dangerfield has joined Grandpoint Bank’s Government Guaranteed Lending Department as a business development officer. Corbin will be responsible for marketing and originating government guaranteed loan products for Grandpoint Bank.

Grandpoint offers a variety of government guaranteed loan products that provide alternatives if a traditional credit product is not well suited for a small or medium-sized business. These include loans through the SBA, USDA and Export-Import Bank of the U.S. These government-backed loans require less cash investment up front and offer longer loan terms than conventional loans.

“Government guaranteed loans can help bridge the gap for businesses that otherwise would not have access to capital,” said Leticia Scearce, Senior Vice President/Government Guaranteed Lending Manager. “Corbin has specific expertise in this type of lending, and we’re happy to have him join our team of professionals.”

Corbin served in the same capacity previously for Meadows Bank in Las Vegas. His experience also includes serving as a vice president and business development officer at Lehman Brothers and as a commercial real estate broker at NAI Commercial Real Estate.

“Many SBA loans are made in support of real estate investments,” said Corbin. “My experience as a real estate broker combined with my expertise in banking and finance is especially helpful to my clients, regardless of the type of government guaranteed loan that suits them best. In my new position, I’m excited to offer clients the full resources and capabilities of Grandpoint’s government guaranteed lending team.”

Another reason Corbin wanted to join Grandpoint’s SBA/Government Guaranteed Lending Department was to be part of a team that can fund qualifying loan applications at the pace business moves.

“I also appreciate that our team understands larger, more complex deals, and that we are able to offer the whole array of Government Guaranteed Lending programs, not just the 7a and 504 loans.”

When he’s not working, Corbin enjoys outdoor recreational activities, especially when it’s with his kids.

We’re glad to have him on board, and we hope Corbin may be of service to your business if you’re considering a government guaranteed loan.