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Steinwand adds leadership, experience to Business team

Steinwand adds leadership, experience to Business team

We are proud to announce the hiring of Dean Steinwand, a long-time banking professional from North Dakota. Mr. Steinwand joins our team as a Business Relationship Manager.  Local businesses and Heritage Bank will benefit by this new addition to our already strong commercial banking team.

Steinwand will focus on building relationships with businesses in central Minnesota. “Dean has more than two decades of financial experience,” Minnesota Market President Ross Magnuson said. “His broad knowledge base and leadership skills make him a valuable resource for the bank as …

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Did you know the U.S. has over 2 million farms?

Did you know the U.S. has over 2 million farms?

CELEBRATING NATIONAL AG WEEK

“National Ag Week” is being celebrated March 13-19, 2016, all across the United States, as well as in Minnesota, with Tuesday, March 15, being designated as “National Ag Day”. As we celebrate “National Ag Week”, it is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. and Minnesota agriculture industry truly remarkable.

Following are some interesting statistics about today’s agriculture industry:

The 2012 Census of Agriculture listed a total of 2.1 million farms in the U.S. Overall, U.S. …

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I CAN master the 16th hole

We celebrate March as Food Shelf month at Heritage Bank and this year, the Willmar Area Foodshelf created the I CAN Challenge as a way to challenge friends and colleagues to post videos and make donations to the food shelf.

Representing Heritage Bank in the I CAN Challenge is Ross Magnuson, Bob Mathiasen, Dan Anderson and Dean Steinwand.

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Declare War on Credit Card Debt

Declare War on Credit Card Debt

Accumulating credit card debt is a serious problem that we need to tackle! For the convenience and points we can earn, sure, credit cards are a great way to pay, as long as we pay the full balance every month!

The challenge is that it can be all too easy to overspend!

For many of us, we deposit our paychecks, pay our bills, run out of cash and then charge the next tank of gas on a credit card. Unless we pay that credit card balance …

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Cheers to the future of agriculture!

February 20-27, 2016 is National FFA Week.

Heritage Bank is a proud supporter of ag education, the future farmers and the advisers who give of their time to guide and teach!

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Our Home Team answers your questions about home loans

Our Home Team answers your questions about home loans

The employee-owners at Heritage Bank are just as invested in your community as you are! We take pride in being the bank of choice in the communities we serve.  Whether you are looking to buy a new home, or you want to refinance your existing mortgage for equity or rate reasons, let the professionals at Heritage Bank handle your home loan needs!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Home Team at Heritage Bank has offered some basic answers to your questions about the mortgage process.  To get a home loan started …

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North Dakota blogger finds common ground with corn & soybean growers

North Dakota blogger finds common ground with corn & soybean growers

Katie Pinke is a fifth generation North Dakotan and her passion has the same foundation as those who attended the annual Kandiyohi Corn & Soybean Growers Association meeting on Monday, Jan. 11.  Heritage Bank and Pioneer Heritage Insurance teamed up with the association and welcomed Katie Pinke as the keynote speaker.  Katie’s blog site, http://thepinkepost.com, is a compilation and reflection on her life on the prairie as a mom, wife and advocate for family, food and farming.

Nearly 175 corn and soybean growers from Kandiyohi County …

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Angels in Iowa

Angels in Iowa

For many years, our Heritage Bank locations in Iowa have hosted Angel Trees.  These trees are set up in the bank lobbies in early December decorated by tags listing gifts or household items requested by area families and charitable organizations.

By Christmas, each lobby is overflowing with generosity from of our community members and Heritage employee owners who have dropped off gifts for various charitable organization to distribute this Christmas season.

We want to say Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who contributed!  Please enjoy a …

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Enhanced debit card control

Enhanced debit card control

You now can have more control over the security of your debit card!

Upgrades to free mobile app enhance user controls to help prevent fraud and track spending

As data breaches become more commonplace, debit card users need to take better control of the security of when, where and how their debit card is used.  There is not much a consumer can do to prevent cards from being compromised, but tools are available to help mitigate potential fraud.

Heritage Bank is partnered with CardValetTM, a debit card management …

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Caution advised on high land rental rates

Caution advised on high land rental rates

Many crop producers in the Upper Midwest are coming off one of their best years ever in 2015, as far as corn and soybean yields are concerned. In addition, many farm operators in the same region that are enrolled in the new Ag Risk Coverage (ARC-CO) farm program option recently received a significant ARC-CO payment on their 2014 corn crop, and some producers also received an ARC-CO payment on their 2014 soybean crop. These two factors are leading some farm operators to be overly optimistic …

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