2015 Presidents’ Message
Greetings from your friends at Decorah Bank!
2015 marks our 80th year serving the Decorah area as a community bank. Our mission remains the same: helping people save and invest money, buy cars and homes, start and manage businesses, and operate farms. We are fortunate to operate a business in this great place!
Our company’s theme for 2015 is “The Game of Life”. We are focusing on how we can help people as they move through life. We can help newlyweds start a budget and buy a home. We can start that savings account for a newborn and help parents evaluate their life insurance and investing needs. We can help finance a new business or help the next generation buy into the family farm. We are here during the up and down cycles in business, farming, and everyday life.
Our Wealth Management team of Roger Huinker, Rich Reiser, Justin Gullekson and Tracy Dostal are helping our clients accumulate, preserve and transfer wealth. This includes setting up college savings accounts, planning for retirement and transferring of estates. We stand ready to help with every stage of life.
There will always be changes to technology. In 2014 we added mobile check deposit to our app and now have over a thousand customers taking advantage of its convenience.
We are updating our ATM machines and many of the new machines will be image capable to accept deposits as well as withdrawals. With the most comprehensive fleet of machines in the area, we hope to provide convenient access to funds when needed.
Commitment to the community continues to be an important part of our mission. We strive to provide leadership in area non-profit organizations. We track our volunteer hours and financial contributions to the community as this is important to us. We hope to contribute to the strength, culture, and vibrancy of this community for years to come.
We hope 2015 finds you happy, healthy, and optimistic about the future. Our capable staff is here to help you with your financial needs. We welcome you to share your situation or dreams so that we can get to know you and be a partner with you in your future. On behalf of the entire staff, we pledge our best to you this year!
Ben Grimstad & Joe Grimstad
Decorah Bank & Trust Co.