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Star Bank employees in the news!
Star Bank employee in the news!
Two Star Bank executives were featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal "People On the Move" section in May 2019:
Star Bank leaders attend the ICBA Capitol Summit
April 29th - Our very own Heidi Wurm and Harry Wahlquist (pictured above) attended the ICBA Capitol Summit in Washington DC. They represented Minnesota with class and perfect persuasion as they lobbied our lawmakers for regulatory relief, tax relief, and policies to support rural America (among other key issues).
Star Bank presented the Progress Minnesota Award on April 17!
Star Bank's supports continuing education!
Congratulations to Joni Ludwig, Star Bank's HR Specialist, for completing an intensive program at the Human Resource Management School at the Graduate School of Banking - Madison last week! The program covered all aspects of HR and tied together important issues in human resource management with a strategic understanding of the business of banking. Way to go Joni!
Star Bank in the news!
Star Bank in the news!
April is Community Bank Month!
Our President/CEO/Owner in the news!
Heidi Wurm wins Community Banking Advocacy trip with essay!
Congratulations to our dedicated and talented learning and development specialist, Heidi, on winning a contest with Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota for an essay she wrote about community banking. We’re so proud of you, Heidi!
Heidi won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington DC for a community banking advocacy event that is held each April.
Community Banking Adds Value to the People It Serves
Star Bank honored with 2019 Progress Minnesota Award!
Star Bank was recently named by Finance & Commerce magazine as a winner of the 2019 Progress Minnesota award. The Progress Minnesota program recognizes individuals and companies who are driving business, industrial growth and economic development in Minnesota in unique and innovative ways. Business growth is defined by Finance & Commerce as adding jobs, increasing manufacturing capacity, innovating product design, innovating business practices, and the creative reuse of existing infrastructure.
We are humbled to receive this great honor!!
Star Bank is 5-Star Superior Rated by Bauer Financial
It takes a team of dedicated and passionate employees to help an organization maintain the 5-Star Superior Rating we have. Thank you, Star Bank-ers!
We are honored to have received another 5-Star Superior Rating from Bauer Financial!
Maple Lake Employee in the news!
Bank Exec in the news!
The holidays are here!
Andy Wahlquist, our leader in Wright County, was in the local paper!
Congratulations Katie Incantalupo, Vice President at Star Bank, for winning a prestigious award!
Congratulations to Star Bank vice president, Katie Incantalupo, on receiving the 2018 Outstanding Women in Banking award by BankBeat (formerly known as NorthWestern Financial Review magazine). This award was given to five women leaders representing 14 states. Great to see Star Bank in the news! Click the below photo for more info or click here.
Congratulations to Kathy Wevley, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager, on her retirement!
Congratulations to Kathy Wevley, our Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager in Elbow Lake, MN. Kathy retired from the bank in June 2018! Click here for information on her retirement celebration in late May. Kathy had been with the bank for more than 35 years. Congrats on a wonderful career accomplishment, Kathy! We wish you a wonderful and fulfilling retirement!
Congrats to Star Bank Maple Lake! Our Maple Lake office was named the Business of the Year 2017 by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce! Congratulations to the whole team for achieving this great honor.
Kathy at her retirement party.
Ron Schara endorses Star Bank!
Ron Schara is the latest Star Bank 'celebrity endorser' and Ron gives his special testimonial about Star Bank during television commercials which air during his television shows "Backroads With Ron and Raven" and "Rooster Tails". Check your local listings to find these television shows. Thank you, Ron, for being a customer of Star Bank!
Star Bank is on TV!
Have you seen Star Bank on TV? Our television commercials air on the television shows "Minnesota Bound" and "Rooster Tails". Check your local listings and watch for us?
Katie Incantalupo, Vice President, graduates with an advanced degree!
Katie Incantalupo, a vice president at Star Bank, earned an advanced degree from the Graduate School of Banking (Boulder, CO.) in July 2017. Congratulations, Katie on your accomplishments!
Click here for a news release.
The Maple Lake newspaper, The Maple Lake Messenger, featured an article about Star Bank in its early-April edition.
Click HERE for a preview!
Update from President/CEO, Harry Wahlquist
Clyde Fischer, a member of Star Bank's Board of Directors, earns an award!
Clyde Fischer, a member of Star Bank's Board of Directors, received the "Legacy of Community Banking Award" from the Independent Community Bankers of MN for his 50-years of service in the banking industry in August. Congrats, Clyde! Thank you for all that you do.
Congratulations Jeanette Coleman, Carolyn Truax, and Kris Judd on your retirement!
In order, Jeanette, Carolyn, and Kris at their retirement celebration!
In the news from Annandale
Our Annandale team was featured in the May 18, 2016 issue of the Annandale Advocate newspaper. Way to go, team!
In the news from Elbow Lake
Ron Schara and his furry friend Raven attended Fun Fest & Family Expo in Elbow Lake, MN on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with the Star Bank team.
Ron signing autographs
In the news from Annandale
The Waterfront Grill just outside Annandale, MN was listed by Cities 97 radio as one of the best patios on April 16, 2016. Congratulations to the management of The Waterfront Restaurant. They are clients of Star Bank. Way to go!
Congratulations Cindy Goepferd on her retirement!
Congratulations to Cindy Goepferd on her retirement from Star Bank! Cindy retired after more than 51 years of service to the bank in Bertha, MN. A celebration in her honor took place on December 31, 2015. Congrats, Cindy! Your time, talent, and dedication will never be forgotten. Best of luck and happiness in your retirement years!
Cindy at her retirement celebration!
Cindy Goepferd and Ken Blaske win a prestigious award!
Cindy Goepferd (Bertha office) and Ken Blaske (Board member) were honored on August 8 with the “Legacy of Community Banking” Award for 50 years in the banking industry by the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) at its annual convention. Cindy and Ken have both worked on behalf of Star Bank for their entire banking careers and were celebrated by the state-wide recognition.
Congratulations to Cindy and Ken!
Star Bank is honored with a flag ceremony!
Star Bank was honored with a '110 years in banking' flag ceremony on October 15, 2014 in its Maple Lake branch. Independent Community Bankers of MN (ICBM) presented the flag to bank ownership, the bank's Board of Directors, and all branch managers. Click here for more information.