Community Involvement

Star Bank believes in giving back!

 We are proud to be a part of 10 great communities in Minnesota!

One of Star Bank's Core Values is Community Commitment and we try to live this value every day.

We take great pride in building life-long relationships within the communities we serve. Our employees are active in many different organizations that enhance the quality of life for individuals in the community. We believe that reinvesting in the community will bring long-term social and economic gains which are critical to the success of independent community banks!
Our bank and our employees demonstrate this commitment throughout the year as we donate our time, talent, and treasure to many worthy causes that benefit our communities. The bank encourages staff to 'give back' and serve others whenever possible. Over the years, our employees have volunteered countless hours of their time and talent serving local charities, schools, churches, sports teams, non-profits, and more. The summer months are a particularly busy time for us as we participate in town festivals, parades, and so much more.

Star Bank employees giving back in 2019

April -  Star Bank employee (and Tree Trust board member), Kurts Strelnieks celebrated Arbor Day at a Minneapolis tree planting event with Tree Trust Executive Director, Jared Smith. Tree Trust's mission is to improve the community environment by investing in people. Their programs teach practical job skills to young people, connect volunteers to their community, and create opportunities to green our local community!

March 26 - Kristie from our Verndale office celebrates her one-year anniversary with the local fire department. She also volunteers as a First Responder and plans on taking EMT classes as well! Thanks for all you do Kristie and congratulations on your anniversary!

March 20 - Taylor from our Eagle Bend office volunteering at the Faith Lutheran Church - American Red Cross blood drive! Community commitment is one of our core values. Full-time Star Bank employees have the opportunity to get paid for volunteering in the local community one day each year! 
Taylor from our Eagle Bend location on her paid volunteer day!

March 18 - Virginia and Fay from our Eagle Bend office along with other ladies from their church are on a mission to serve 5,000 people soup and sandwich meals! Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, the ladies donate their favorite soup and serve others for three hours! The program has been running since November 2013 and the count is now 2,900 meals! 

March 16 - Irish eyes were smiling upon Maple Lake as they celebrated the 42nd annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. Thousands gather from the surrounding communities to partake in the day's festivities. Nearly 100 units representing local businesses, organizations, and clubs marched in this year's parade! Thanks to all who helped bring the St. Patrick's Day Festival to life--it brings so much good to our community each year! A special shout-out to our fantastic Star Bank team who were all smiles as they helped control the parade traffic in their stylish vests!
Members from the Annandale and Maple Lake team volunteer at the Maple Lake St. Patrick's Day Celebration.

March 8 - Members of our Annandale and Maple Lake team spent an evening being trained in AED and CPR.

A special shout out to  Kirk from the Maple Lake Fire Department and Ruth the EMP and certified CPR trainer-- you did a great job!

Maple Lake and Annandale Team at CPR training

March 7 - Star Bank was happy to welcome members of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce for a legislative meeting in our Community Room which is dedicated to local non-profits.

Thank you, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce for all that you do! We are happy to call EP home!
Anje, welcoming the Eden Prairie Chamber of CommerceOur fabulous business development specialist, Anje.

February 23rd - Star Bank employees participated in the Annandale Youth First fundraiser at Tom & Gary's Bowling Alley! Annandale Youth First is a nonprofit which hosts a variety of different events to keep the youngest members of our community active, healthy, and engaged.
Maple Lake team bowling event for Youth First Annandale Team bowling for Youth First

February 19th - Members of our Eden Prairie team volunteered at the PROP - People Reaching Out to People annual Empty Bowls event. PROP is a local non-profit that supports the community by supplying food and other household goods to those in need. 
Alissa and Anje volunteering at PROP's Empty Bowls fundraiser