Bank notes anniversary with weekly $100 drawing

Pine Country Bank of Little Falls, Minn., is celebrating its 90-year anniversary by giving $100 to a lucky customer every week until the end of the year. Formerly known as Royalton State Bank, it has been a locally owned and operated financial institution since 1927. Every year through its Hometown Pledge program, Pine Country Bank gives 5 percent of profits back to community organizations, and employees are allowed to volunteer during work hours to local nonprofits. [Continue]

Hockey facility to carry local bank’s name

The Chicago Blackhawks announced the team’s new, privately funded, $65 million facility will be known as the MB Ice Arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink, reflecting sponsorship by MB Financial Bank. In addition to serving as the practice home for the Blackhawks and visiting National Hockey League teams, approximately 94 percent of the 125,000-square-foot facility’s use will be for the community, youth and adult hockey leagues. [Continue]