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Decorah Bank Expands Bank Team

Decorah Bank & Trust Company recently welcomed Josh Giddings to help with the growing needs of the company. “Josh Giddings adds expertise to an already outstanding and professional group of bankers that demonstrate the bank’s ongoing commitment to provide assistance to area businesses and farming operations in the area,” said Ben Grimstad, president and CEO […]

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Largest Rooftop Solar Installation

Powered By The Sun Decorah Bank & Trust Company recently went live with the largest rooftop solar installation to date in Decorah. The 22 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic solar array sits on the bank roof fixed and should produce enough energy to power the equivalent of three average-sized homes. Dennis Pottratz of Go Solar in Decorah […]

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A Brand New Look… Handcrafted Just for You!

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! We’ve undergone an extensive web makeover and are MORE than excited to launch our brand new look. With easy navigation and access to all of the information that you want and need, we hope you’ll explore some of our new tools and find some of the old […]

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Children Win in ‘Race to Save’

Children Win in 'Race to Save'

Research shows that children who save money are more likely to go to college. “It may sound extreme, but there seems to be a correlation between being fiscally responsible that builds confidence in other areas of a young persons’ life,” according to Decorah Bank & Trust’s financial education director, Johanna Kittelson.

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How to Buy Your First Home in 2012

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If you are thinking about purchasing your first home – you might be interested to learn about a grant totaling $15,000 that was recently awarded to Decorah Bank & Trust Company by Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines. The grant, which is effective March 15, 2012, is part of FHLB Des Moines Rural Homeownership Fund (RHF) that supports homeownership opportunities for families and individuals in rural communities.

Posted by Decorah Bank in Community News, Financial Education.

Avatars and High-Definition Video Prepare Students for Real World Financial Experiences

Avatars and High-Definition Video Prepare Students for Real World Financial Experiences

Students at five area high schools are taking part in a new financial literacy education program with support from a web-based, e-learning platform. The platform, powered by EverFi, Inc., employs the latest in new media technologies – adaptive-pathing, 3D gaming, social networking, online animations, video and messaging tools – to bring complex financial concepts to life. Through the EverFi platform, students can increase their financial acumen and earn certification in more than 600 finance-related topics.

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Committed to Environment

Decorah Bank & Trust Co.

Decorah Bank President, Joe Grimstad, discusses how we have come a long way in environmental sustainability efforts. Find out what Decorah Bank operations and customers are doing to make a difference.

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Water Street Park Project Advances with Environmentally Friendly Feature

Water Street Park Project

Decorah Bank & Trust’s $10,000 donation will pay for permeable pavers that will enhance design and use of the new Water Street Park. Permeable pavers are an alternative to traditional outdoor pavers where water can filter through the surface to the underlying soil and drainage system. Rain water would otherwise puddle on the surface and run down the parking lot collecting pollutants, essentially destroying the quality of water runoff.

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