At Minnesota National Bank, nothing is more important to us than giving back to the community. That’s why this month we are going to be giving away $100 dollars to one lucky charity. But we need your help! Each week in November we have been posting a photo of six Minnesota National Bank’s employees’ mustaches. Each week you can vote for your favorite mustache by commenting on that post. Whoever gets the most votes at the end of November will win and their selected charity will receive $100 from Minnesota National Bank!
Here is the list of charities:
Mike = St. Paul Church, Sauk Centre Elevator Fund
Allan= Prostate Cancer Foundation
Rick= Camphill Village of Minnesota
Ryan= Wounded Warrior Project
Eric= Pelican Rapids Food Shelf
Donald= Holy Family School Sauk Centre
So what are you waiting for? Vote for your favorite charity/mustache here.
Business banking is very important and something we focus on at Minnesota National Bank. We think it is extremely important to support startup businesses because we have been there! We specifically enjoy working with small, local businesses in our communities. It strengthens our economy and creates healthy, long lasting relationships amongst businesses.
Working with small businesses we have been able to learn what works and what doesn’t. Here are our top tips for small business banking:
- Focus on the “5 Cs” of credit- character, cash flow, capital, conditions, and collateral.
- Know that relationships are very important, no matter what aspect, but especially with your bank
- Open a separate banking account for your business
- Reinvest in your business as you gain profits
We are here to help whether it’s a new business venture or a well-established business! We will utilize our expertise to give you the best results and service possible. We have years of experience working with different businesses and all of that experience adds up!
We have three major business banking options-
- Business checking- high volume business, business interest reward, business relationship, small business interest, and free small business checking accounts are available.
- Agricultural lending- agriculture and farm real estate, farm lines of credit, Ag term/equipment loans, and agriculture and farm construction financing.
- Business lending- commercial real estate, business lines of credit, business term loans, and commercial construction financing.
To thank our customers, we are giving away two Vikings tickets to the final home game of the regular season! Not only is this game the final home game of the season, it is also the final game EVER at the Metrodome!
How To Enter:
To receive entries you must give us your pigskin prediction by commenting (on Facebook) with the winning team and their exact score. For the next 8 Vikings games you will have additional chances to “comment us” your prediction! This week’s game is the Vikings vs. Steelers! All pigskin predictions must be in before kickoff!
Again, we would like to thank our customers for all of their continued support and we are happy to help our customers with all of their banking needs!
Enter our contest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalBank
It’s time for another school year. The staff at Minnesota National Bank wants to commend you on all of your hard work and wish you luck in the coming school year!
There are lots of things to do in preparation for life after high school, especially when it comes to your finances. Building a trustworthy relationship with your bank will benefit you now and in the years to come. Even if you’re planning on moving away, banking with people you know and can count on will definitely make your life easier.
This is going on now through August 31, 2013.
Here’s how it works:
- Please bring this letter with you when you open your account.
- If you open a checking account, apply for a debit card and sign up for e-statements, we will…
Deposit $5.00 a month into your account
EVERY MONTH until the end of 2013.
(Provided the account is open and in good standing).
Benefits of our Totally Free Checking Account include:
- No minimum balance requirements (Upon opening the account a $25 minimum is required)
- No service charges
- FREE ATM transactions at participating In-Balance ATMs and Money Pass ATMs (Access to thousands of surcharge free ATMs and a smartphone locator app for your convenience!)
- FREE first order of checks
- FREE Internet Banking
We are ready to help you start your financial future. Don’t miss out! This offer will expire August 31, 2013. Open your account today! ***See Us for Complete Details***
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Minnesota National Bank Personal Bankers
Minnesota National Bank is a vibrant and growing community bank operating in the Sauk Centre, Long Prairie and Pelican Rapids markets. Like the fatherly advice you may have received once while sitting on the end of a dock, Minnesota National Bank prides itself in getting to know our customers and providing advice to help you make better financial decisions.
Here are our top reasons why we think working with a small bank is more beneficial.
1. Employees know you by name
When you come into Minnesota National Bank, you will know that we strive to be as involved and informed about our communities as possible. We don’t believe that a successful bank can make it without knowing the people they are serving. It’s extremely important to have a personal relationship. We want to be the bank that you invite to your neighborhood barbeque.
2. Small town banks give back to the local community
At Minnesota National Bank, giving back to our community is a major priority. We host a variety of community events, are involved in local community organizations, and support numerous community projects. The fortunes of local banks are intimately tied to the fortunes of their local communities. We encourage people to bank with us because their money is helping their local economy grow. Click here to see some pictures and more descriptions of our community involvement.
3. Small town banks are here to help you at every stage of your life
This relates to our first reason, since we know you every step of the way, we will know exactly what you need, depending on what type of person you are. We will grow with you in your endeavors and accomplishments. We will be professionals in whatever caters to your needs. We can help you from every aspect of your life, whether it is a beginning student with questions about finances or to retirement, and every step in between!
One bank. Three towns. Minnesota National Bank knows how to do community.
Summer is the ultimate season for outdoor activities and events. There is so much to do and people should be taking full advantage of the beautiful weather and community events.
All three towns, Sauk Centre, Pelican Rapids, and Long Prairie host citywide festivals/fairs at some point in the summer!
Sauk Centre hosts its 43rd Annual Sinclair Lewis Days on July 14-21 this summer. Each day of the fair has something special planned. Some examples of what you’d find include music, fireworks, parades, ice cream socials, craft fairs, street dances, car shows, and a River Bats water ski show! This isn’t even half. There are tons of activities for all ages.
Pelican Rapids hosts its Pelican Fest for two days this summer, July 12th and 13th. It has formerly been called “Turkey Days”. This event is also great for all ages, with activities such as a parade, turkey BBQ, beer garden, helicopter ride, ice cream social, and of course, a turkey race.
Last but not least, Long Prairie will host the Todd City Fair on August 14th-18th. Join in the fun! There will be food stands, carnival rides, animals, bike shows, games, music, and more.
All three fairs are more than one day long, so there is no excuse to miss, you can bet our staff will be in attendance!
Family vacations, summer camps, higher food bills, updating wardrobes and high electric bills can do some damage on your account but it doesn’t have to!
The beautiful weather puts all of us Minnesotans in a great mood and it’s when we want all of those fun outdoor toys. We wanted to create a blog post dedicated to suggesting money saving tips for the summer season. Because we are community focused business, and we want the best for everyone that banks with us and to be able to keep more but still get just as much. It’s hard for families to keep everyone happy but still stay within budget.
- Cook outside. Using the stove or baking in the oven can create a lot of excess heat that has nowhere to go except in your house.
- Dry your laundry outside if able.
- Replace air conditioner filters or better yet, turn it off, especially if you aren’t home.
- Avoid using your car when possible, you’ll save gas and burn some calories in the process.
- Take the kids out to a national park and enjoy the nature with a picnic, way cheaper than seeing a movie!
- If on vacation, always check if kids eat and stay for free, as many brand name hotels are in on the great deal.
- Check out what’s going on for free in your city, there is sure to be free concerts, parades or festivals.
- If visiting theme parks is on your horizon, search the Internet for online coupons or deals before committing, there is bound to be promotions online. Also, look for bundle packages if available!
Something that is really important is to plan your spending ahead of time! Decide what is a priority as far as what you and your family wants to do in the summer. Feel free to contact us if you need some help budgeting.
How we are an active part of our communities: http://www.mn-bank.com/community
Come one, come all!
At MN National Bank, customer service is huge. We like to show our customers we care which is why we are having a “Customer Appreciation Open House” at all three locations! It’s a great opportunity to meet our staff and hang out with others in your community. The events are also in support of our farmers and businesses! All of the events will have a secure document shredding company coming. It’s a way to show how much we appreciate all of our customers and make sure that their identities are safe too!
The following events include:
- Sauk Centre Open House- Friday June 14, 11 am-2 pm, with turkey/pork sandwiches, ice cream and all you can drink milk
- Long Prairie Open House- Friday June 21, 11 am- 2pm, with turkey/pork sandwiches, ice cream and all you can drink milk
- Pelican Rapids- Friday June 21, 11 am- 2pm, with ice cream shakes
It’s the least we can do for our customers and we are excited to host an event in which customers are the main focus. We strive to have a friendly atmosphere at our businesses and also have a goal to make sure we have a positive relationship with our community.
Graduation season is here and so is the opportunity to open student checking accounts. While it may be the last thing on new graduates’ minds, it is still a crucial step after high school. Handling finances may seem stressful, and even intimidating. At MN National Bank we strive to make it a positive experience for everyone involved. It’s important to build a durable and trustful relationship with the bank you do business with.
Creating a student checking account will be beneficial short term and long term. We understand that dealing with finances can be confusing. Even if you’re planning on moving away, banking with people you know and can count on will definitely make your life easier.
Until August 31, 2013 when you open a student checking account, we will deposit $5.00 into your account every month until the end of 2013. The only requirement is you have to apply for a debit card, sign up for e-statements and keep the account in good standing. With our debit cards you can access In-Balance ATMS and Money Pass ATMS surcharge free. We will also give you free checks on your first order!
At MN National Bank, we focus on the quality of service we provide and making the world of banking much less of headache for you. Stop in to Minnesota National Bank today.
We all know how unpredictable Minnesota weather is, we think it’s safe to say that spring is finally here! For most people, this marks that it is time for that daunting but much needed task: spring cleaning. Though it can be very tiresome, spring cleaning gives you an opportunity to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, and make your home clean, happy and spacious inside and out again. What most people don’t realize, though, is that spring can also be a great time to tidy up your finances. Spring cleaning your finances is a bit like going to the dentist – we don’t particularly like to do it and should probably do it more often. However, the more regularly you do it, the less chance there is of a painful surprise.
One way to do this is to get rid of clutter. Just as you do around the house, spring is a good time to go through your finances and toss out things that no longer fit your life, such as a cable or magazine subscription. Another way to reduce the clutter is to sweep away those winter bills. If those holiday bills are still haunting you, this is a good time to get rid of them. Some great ways to make some extra money is to plan a garage sale, sell stuff online or even volunteer for overtime at work.
Another great way to spring clean those finances is to begin organizing for next year’s taxes. Create a folder, paper or on your computer, to hold all valuable information including all of the charitable deductions you make throughout the year. The same can be done with your spending. By keeping track of every penny, it will give you some perspective on how much money you can or can’t spend at any given time.
Spring time, especially in Minnesota, is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. It is a time to clear out the old and prepare for the year ahead. By spring cleaning your finances, you can weed out finances holding you down, organize your present situation and set yourself up for an easier, more relaxing future. Enjoy your spring everyone!