Bank Receives Extraordinary Banking Award Decorah Bank leaders Joe and Ben Grimstad pictured with Cresco Bank president, Donna Thomas. September 22, 2017 – Decorah & Cresco – Family and employee-owned Decorah Bank & Trust Company is named among the top one-percent most extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™. Decorah Bank & Trust and its affiliate, Cresco Bank & Trust Co., was recognized with the Institute’s Banky™ Award for its commitment to excellence in banking and its community. Decorah Bank’s CEO Ben Grimstad says, “The award recognizes strong performance in community banking. It considers employee culture, customer service, community involvement, and thought leadership initiatives which are important to us.” The Extraordinary Banking™ Awards exist to highlight the vital, yet often overlooked role community banks play in the economy. Consumers use the Grammys to guide their music purchases, the Emmys to watch the best of television, and the Tonys to enjoy the most outstanding theater. [Video: 1:39] Click below to view Ben Grimstad thanking customers and the community for the Bank being named as Extraordinary in Banking.