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Al Gathje joins Merchants Bank as a business banker

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Business Announcements

RUSHFORD, Minn. – Al Gathje has joined Merchants Bank in Rushford as a Business and Ag Banker. He will help people in the Rushford and Lanesboro area with business and agriculture loans.

“We are excited to have Al on our team at Merchants,” said Ken Graner, president of Merchants Bank in Rushford and Lanesboro. “He lives here, he works here, and he will be an exceptional fit serving the needs of the people in our area.”

Gathje, who lives just outside of Lanesboro, has been working in sales throughout the area for the past 17 years. He has an agriculture related degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. A Stewartville native, he started working on area farms when he was just 13 and has a deep interest in the ag industry.

“I am customer oriented and customer driven. I was attracted to Merchants because of its customer service reputation,” Gathje said. “I look forward to building long-term relationships where together we will be able to see real signs of success as our relationship grows.”

Merchants Bank has $1.4 billion in assets and 21 locations, including Minnesota locations in Winona, Rushford, Lanesboro, St. Charles, Goodview, Rochester, Caledonia, La Crescent, Spring Grove, Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Hampton, and the southern Twin Cities metropolitan suburbs of Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Lakeville and Rosemount. Merchants has Wisconsin locations in Eau Claire and Onalaska. Merchants Bank was founded in 1875. Merchants Capital, the company’s leasing arm, is based in the Twin Cities. Merchants Bank is a member FDIC and equal housing lender.

All loans are subject to credit approval.

Ribbon Cutting for Burdey’s Cafe

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Business Announcements

On Monday, April 29th a welcome and Ribbon Cutting was conducted by the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce for Burdey’s Cafe in Peterson, MN. Pictured are top row, left to right: Jennifer Wood, Peterson City Mayor; Dick Lee, Peterson City council me ..... 
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