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Johnson elected chair-elect of MN Bankers Association


Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

EDEN PRAIRIE, June 30, 2010 - The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently elected Charles M. Johnson, president of Root River State Bank (Chatfield) and The First State Bank of Fountain, as the 2010-11 MBA chair-elect.

Johnson is a member of the Chatfield Commercial Club, Chatfield Lions Club, Chosen Valley Community Foundation Treasurer, and a board member of the Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota. He has also served as treasurer of the Chatfield Rotary Club. His past MBA involvement includes Board Treasurer, Group Insurance Committee Chair, District 1 Board representative, ISI and EBT Board member, and chair of the Annual Meeting Planning/Bank Management Task Force.

Other MBA officers include: MBA Chair, Stephen Moore, senior vice president of U.S. Bank in St. Paul; MBA Vice Chair/Treasurer, Bryan Bruns, president of Annandale State Bank; Immediate Past Chair, Tom Welle, president/chairman of the board of First National Bank in Bemidji; and MBA President/CEO Joe Witt. Elected officers serve as members of the MBA board of directors, which is the policy-making and governing body for the MBA.

"We are extremely pleased to have chosen Chuck as our chair-elect for the coming year," said Joe Witt, President/CEO of the Minnesota Bankers Association. "We know he will do great work as a member of our board and look forward to his leadership in the future."

The Minnesota Bankers Association is the state's largest trade association devoted exclusively to the representation of commercial banks. The MBA was founded in 1889 and represents 95 percent of Minnesota's chartered banks. The MBA is proud to support our member banks as they work to ensure vital communities throughout the state. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.minnbankers.com.

AgStar Fund for Rural America Pledges $25,000 to Provide Disaster Relief to Farmers

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (June 25, 2010) - The AgStar Fund for Rural America, AgStar Financial Services' corporate giving program, has pledged $25,000 to the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) to provide immediate relief to farmers affected by the ..... 
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AgStar Financial Services Mobilizing to Aid Victims of June 17 Storms

Thu, Jun 24th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (June 24, 2010) - AgStar Financial Services has mobilized their team and pledged funding to help provide assistance to farmers and rural residents impacted by the severe weather of June 17th. In addition to sending nearly 100 employees ..... 
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Derek Mulhern serving as AgriGold Summer Intern

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

AgriGold has employed Derek Mulhern of Fountain, MN, as a Region 8 Sales Intern for the summer 2010 growing season. Mulhern will work with Corn Specialists Tim Hasler and Mike Paulson in Fillmore and the surrounding counties. A 2008 graduate of King ..... 
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A message from retiring bank president of First State Bank of Fountain

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

I grew up in Virginia, Minnesota and upon finishing high school I enlisted in the Marine Corps and served from 1960 to 1963. After my discharge I attended Mesabi Commuinty College and UMD majoring in Business Education. During that time period I met ..... 
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Wayman new Executive Director of Hearth Connection

Thu, Jun 17th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Richard Hooks Wayman, a nationally known homeless policy advocate, is the new Executive Director of Hearth Connection. Dedicated to ending homelessness statewide, Hearth Connection manages regional projects in the North, Metro, and Southeastern count ..... 
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TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC AWARDS $22,250 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS

Tue, Jun 15th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (3:30 p.m. June 15, 2010)- Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) recently awarded $22,250 in scholarship to 48 local high school students. Since 1991 the cooperative has given $172,437 to area high school graduates.

The money for ..... 
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2010 Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Nominations are now being accepted for Fillmore County residents to identify senior citizens who provide outstanding volunteer service.

The Minnesota Board on Aging, along with the Minnesota State Fair Board and the Minnesota Federation of ..... 
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Marburger Insurance Services receives recognition from Grinnell Mutual

Tue, Jun 1st, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Marburger Insurance Services of Spring Valley recently received an Award of Excellence from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company of Grinnell, Iowa. This award recognizes five years of outstanding achievement in the insurance profession and superior pe ..... 
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