Congratulations to Kathy Wevley, our Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager in Elbow Lake, MN. Kathy will be retiring from the bank in June 2018! Click HERE for information on her retirement celebration in late May. Kathy has been with the bank for more than 35 years. Congrats on a wonderful career accomplishment, Kathy! We wish you a wonderful and fulfilling retirement!
Our Maple Lake office was named the Maple Lake Business of the Year 2017 by the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce! Congratulations to the whole team in Maple Lake for achieving this great honor.
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!
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? Our commercials are found here: https://vimeo.com/user57479234
Katie Incantalupo, a vice president at Star Bank, earned an advanced degree from the Graduate School of Banking (Boulder, CO.) in July 2017. Click HERE for a news release.
The Maple Lake newspaper featured an article about Star Bank in its early-April edition. Click HERE for a preview!
Update from President/CEO, Harry Wahlquist
Star Bank has a HUGE bank technology upgrade that is underway. We are modernizing our electronic services and our core processor to better serve our customers everywhere. Click HERE for a poster to learn more!
Clyde Fischer (pictured below, center), 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.
Three long-time Star Bank employee recently retired from the Bertha bank office. Pictured from right to left in the photo… Jeanette Coleman retired after 43 years of service. Jeanette’s career path included work as a Teller and Bookkeeper to Operations, Human Resources, Cashier, and Vice President. Carolyn Truax retired after 39 years of service in various capacities from Teller to bank Operations. Kris Judd retired after 14 years of service as a Teller. Carolyn and Jeanette have both been integral to Star Bank’s growth from one office in 1984 to ten offices at present. Kris looks forward to motorcycling and traveling with her spouse during her retirement. They will be visiting Alaska and Seattle this summer. Carolyn looks forward to spending time with her family and enjoying more social time with friends. Jeanette and her spouse have a Europe trip planned in a few weeks,and she is looking forward to spending more time at the local community center and visiting with friends. These ladies will be missed by the entire Star Bank staff.Congratulations and thank you to Jeanette, Carolyn, and Kris for a combined 96 years of service to Star Bank!
In the news....Annandale
Our Annandale team was featured in the May 18, 2016 issue of the Annandale Advocate newspaper. Way to go, team!
In the news....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.
In the news....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 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 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 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.
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