Community Relations

Prevail Bank donates to Santa’s Elves Foundation

Marshfield, Wis.-based Prevail Bank donated $2,500 to Santa’s Elves Foundation to support the purchase of Christmas toys and clothing for local underserved children and a trailer to serve the foundation’s distribution center. The donation to the local nonprofit came through the $920 million bank’s Charitable Contribution program, which is available for local nonprofits that help … Read more

Bremer Bank opens Minot branch, hires two employees

St. Paul-based Bremer Bank recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a branch in Minot, N.D. The 7,500-square-foot branch, which opened earlier this year, combines the bank’s two existing Minot branches into one location. The bank’s other branch in Minot remains open to drive-thru or walk-up customers. The space includes workstations for … Read more

Sturgis Bank opens Battle Creek loan center

Southwest Michigan-based Sturgis Bank opened a loan center last week.  The loan center, in Battle Creek, Mich., is led by mortgage lenders Mike Mankerian and Michelle Kappen, both bankers with extensive local experience. Mankerian, a mortgage loan originator and vice president, joined the $782 million bank in August 2021. He has more than 25 years … Read more

Country Club Bank donates 2,300 books to children’s literacy nonprofit

Kansas City, Mo.-based Country Club Bank associates recently donated 2,307 books to the children’s literacy nonprofit Lead to Read KC. The donation increases the number and variety of books the nonprofit uses in its reading and mentoring program for students in first through third grades who attend high-need schools in the Kansas City region. The … Read more

Bremer Bank opens Minneapolis branch, donates $50K

St. Paul, Minn.-based Bremer Bank marked the opening of its new branch in the East Lake Street neighborhood of Minneapolis during an Oct. 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 3,000-square-foot branch employs six staff and includes an open floor plan with partner tables. The building also includes a community room.  According to the bank, the branch will … Read more

Dacotah Bank donates $4,000 to food bank

Dacotah Bank in Fargo, N.D., donated $4,000 last month to the local nonprofit Great Plains Food Bank. The donations, collected from Sept. 12-16 in the bank’s lobby, coincided with Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.  Dacotah Bank collected non-perishable items and monetary donations and donated an additional $2,500 itself. “Dacotah Bank is committed to supporting the … Read more

MidCountry Bank issues $125K grant to YMCA of the North

Minneapolis-based MidCountry Bank issued a $125,000 grant to the YMCA of the North for its Veteran and Active Military Families programs. The donation will fund the program’s core parts, including family camp getaways; kids to day camp; YMCA membership veteran discounts; “Family sports days” at the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota United; military deployment and redeployment … Read more

Centier Bank donates $1,000 to domestic violence shelter

Whiting, Ind.-based Centier Bank donated $1,000 to the domestic violence shelter Stepping Stone Shelter for Women to fund shelter services, provide meals, and keep the organization’s programs going. Centier Bank financial education Ambassador Mike Bober announced the donation to the shelter’s interim executive director, Deb Varnak, on Sept. 30 during his monthly radio broadcast. The … Read more

First Dakota National Bank commits $75K to FFA Foundation

Yankton, S.D.-based First Dakota National Bank recently committed $75,000 to the South Dakota FFA Foundation during a country music concert at the South Dakota State Fair.  The funds, committed during an Elle King/Josh Turner concert, will be provided over five years. The commitment came as part of First Dakota’s 150th anniversary.  “First Dakota National Bank … Read more

TS Bank once again leads school speaker series

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank is once again leading a motivational speaker series this month as part of its TS Promise program. This week, speaker and author Terrence Talley is speaking before nearly 4,300 students at 10 southwest Iowa schools through Sept. 29, including Atlantic, Riverside, Treynor, Tri-Center, Underwood, Griswold, East Mills, Abraham Lincoln, Lewis Central … Read more