It's Time to Celebrate!
Broadway Bank is celebrating 75 years of good as a strong stable bank—looking back at how it all began in 1941 and looking forward to the innovation that has fueled their longevity. Col. Charles E. Cheever Sr. and his wife, Betty Cheever, opened Broadway Bank February 15, 1941, at 5044 Broadway Street in Alamo Heights with five employees, $60,000 and a dream. Today, 75 years later, Broadway Bank is still family-owned and locally operated with 39 Financial Centers throughout San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding communities. Now, with more than 630 employees, the bank has $3.2 billion in assets, with a mission to deliver the best banking experience—resulting in lasting relationships.
These are exciting times for our bank, especially when you look back at how it all began in 1941. We really reflect on and give thanks for the vision of Col. Cheever and Betty, who kept the dream alive when the colonel was away at war,” said Jim Goudge, who has been chairman and CEO of Broadway Bank for 15 years.
Goudge, his wife, Suzanne Cheever Goudge and various third and fourth generation family members remain involved in the operating of Broadway Bank today. Suzanne Cheever Goudge and her sister, Jean Cheever, both serve on the Broadway Bank board of directors. Chris Cheever, their brother, works in the bank’s Private Banking Division. Sara Goudge Brouillard represents the fourth generation of Cheever family members working at the bank. She runs the bank’s Family Business Resource Center. Her sister, Carrie Goudge Dyer, serves on the Broadway Bank Austin advisory board. Additionally, Charles Cheever Jr., who began his career in the bank in 1957, presently serves as chairman emeritus.
With celebrations for customers, employees and the community, Broadway Bank leaders are putting the focus on the people that have made all the difference in keeping the bank strong and stable for 75 years. Col. Cheever once said, “
If we take good care of our customers, the numbers will take care of themselves.”
Thank you for your loyalty
to Broadway Bank.